Please note that I no longer own any of the machines or boards shown on this page.
Most of the photo's in this section were taken on an old 35mm film camera, they were taken quite a few years ago and then scanned on my flatbed scanner.
Dragon's Lair - Atari/Cinematronics - 1983
Cabinet arcade machine
LD Player Ser No UR0132081
Philips AH00347 101670
Model EDL Ser No 132469
LD Player broken (The disk spins up but doesn't read)
As the Laser Disc is encoded in CAV, you get perfect stiff pause so images are easy to capture, these where captured from the Original Laser Disc using a Commodore Amiga A1200 computer with Prograb.
166 images archive - 12MB RAR
Here's the machine, note the Powarcade and all the cardboard boxes with board in the first image (Photos taken in 1992).
The machine was playable when we first got it back.
Rear View Shots
PCB and Laser Disc Player
- The machine was restored apart from the Laser Disc player still didn't work, so the game could not be played.
- The rear panel was painted with black board paint as the panel was not the original back and just plan plywood.
- Coin mechs were repaired and bulbs replaces, both doors and frame were shot blasted and spray painted with Hammerite smooth, also new locks were fitted.
- The top marquee light was replaced as the original did not light up, the original was 110v and a replacement was not easy to get, so a 240v version was rewired in.
- The two metal lips holding the marquee in place were also shot blasted and respray.
Lunar Rescue - © Taito Corp 1979 (Japanese version)
Table Top arcade machine
Serial No GPV 17603
This machine was sold in full working gaming condition, with a full set of keys (two for the lid lock latches and one for the coin box) The coin box has been shock blasted and respray.
I bought this back in 1995 at a car boot sale in Thamesmead for just £30 the game worked apart from the 1 player button, it had the original top glass and when I cut the tang on the lock holding the coin box in place it had over £3 in old large 10p coins in the coin box.
It was later sold in 2001 on eBay to an arcade game collector for £330, not a bad return.
Trivia:- I still own the SIDI motorcycle boots in the third image, also the blue tool box is one I made in the first year of my apprenticeship back in 1990.
- The bottom panel was respray, the original paint just fell off.
- The one player shoot button was not working, it was just dirty contacts.
- Coin box shot blasted to remove the old paint and rust and respray with Hammerite smooth.
- One of the lid locking catches was missing so Mred helped me fabricate a new one by mirroring the one that was there.
- Both lid keys were replaced thank to some guy n the internet who had a full set of Taito keys, I gave him the serial number and he sent me a set for free,
- I remade the coin box locking tang and stripped the lock down, bought some blanks keys from a locksmith and filed the blanks to suit the internal locking pins.
More images, sorry these are the only images I have as I didn't own a digital camera back in 1998.
This is an Official home JAMMA arcade machine made by Silverline, me and my brother bought it back in 1992 for £310 from a shop in Bexleyheath called Arcade Gamer, this was a small shop inside a large shop called Trading World, it closed down long ago.
It comes with all the looms and a SCART socket for plugging into a television set, we used the excellent Phillips CM 8833 MkII 14" Monitor because TV's do not not have picture geometry controls and a monitor has a better image anyway.
Here are the few images I have, notice all the PCB's piled onto top of the machines, not the best board storage I've seen.
In 2001 I decided to convert the Powarcade into a PC based machine using a PS2 keyboard converted to Joystick and Button inputs, this worked quite well.
The original control panel was thrown away and totally remade, the original JAMMA loom and PSU was later sold with a Super Famicom and Mega Drive convertors..
Notice the neat loom, how many times do you see that these days?
I then sold the machine on eBay, I wish I never converted or sold it as it was a great size machine for the home.
Trivia:- One of the joysticks went with the machine, the other is in the Metal GSRcade joystick.
I love Shoot-Em-Ups and Platform games and this is a list of the arcade boards I used to own.
(J=Japanese Original Version)
Due to the nature of arcade PCB's there are damage to some boards.
|Game Name||Japanese Name||Company Name||Year||Other Information|
Doesn't boot (lose wire I think)
Senjou no Ookami
Wolf of the Battlefield
|Capcom Co, Ltd||1985||Loom|
|Legendary Warrior Rygar||アルゴスの戦士 Argus no Senshi||Tecmo Ltd||1986||Loom
Graphics flicker sometimes
|Side Arms Hyper Dyne||サイドアーム
|Capcom Co, Ltd||1986||JAMMA
Bootleg, score displayed off screen.
|Ghost 'n' Goblins||魔界村
Demon World Village
|Capcom Co, Ltd||1986||Loom|
|Double Dragon||ダブルドラゴン||Technos Japan Corp
(Licensed to Taito Corp)
|Konami||1987||JAMMA+ (Stereo) vertical|
|Psycho Soldier (J)||サイコソルジャー
|SNK Electronics Corp||1987||JAMMA
Bootleg mixed Japanese and US version
|Psychic 5 (J)||サイキック５||Jaleco||1987||JAMMA vertical|
|Taito Corporation Japan||1987||JAMMA
Bootleg, doesn't always boot
|Wonder Boy Monsterland (J)||ワンダーボーイ モンスターランド||Sega/Westone||1987||Loom
Rom error, doesn't boot
(Chris Hardy still has my board!!!)
Beast King's Chronicle
|Wonder Boy III Monster Lair||ワンダーボーイⅢモンスター・レアー||Sega/Westone||1988||Loom|
|Thunder Cross (J)||サンダークロス||Konami||1988||JAMMA|
|Vulcan Venture||グラディウスＩＩ ～ＧＯＦＥＲの野望～
Gradius II ~The Ambitions of GOFER~
(Licensed to Taito Corp)
|Legend of Hero Tonma||レジェンド・オブ・ヒーロー・トンマ||Irem Corp||1989||JAMMA
Bootleg, sound crackles
|Street Fighter II
The World Warrior
|ストリートファイターⅡ||Capcom Co, Ltd||1992||JAMMA+ (Kick buttons)|
The games that require looms (to work like JAMMA) need attention (Loose connections, bad soldering etc...)
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