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Poll: Do you own an arcade machine? (346 member(s) have cast votes)

Do you own an arcade machine?

  1. Yes. The Genuine Article. (167 votes [48.27%])

    Percentage of vote: 48.27%

  2. Yes. One of those "reproduction-type" things. (14 votes [4.05%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.05%

  3. No. But I've always wanted one. (137 votes [39.60%])

    Percentage of vote: 39.60%

  4. No. But I used to. (13 votes [3.76%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.76%

  5. No. I'm not interested. (15 votes [4.34%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.34%

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#151 AAirhart OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Feb 22, 2014 8:29 PM

MK, MK2, MK4, Tekken 4, Capcom bowling, TMNT, Galaga 88, Pacmania, Millipede, Super Pacman, Pacman, Baby Pacman, Revolution X, Burgertime, Afterburner, Daytona USA 2, Afterburner Deluxe, Space Invaders Deluxe, Lock N Chase, VS Super Mario, VS Duckhunt, Street Fighter 2 CE, Bally Big Show

#152 Rex Dart ONLINE  

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Posted Sat Feb 22, 2014 11:45 PM

I have a cocktail cab of Nintendo's space invaders ripoff, Space Fever. Color version.

#153 slx OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Feb 23, 2014 3:23 AM

Would love a Lunar Lander (oh that thrust lever....) or Asteroids but both are as rare as space in our apartment over here ;-(

#154 jmetal88 OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Feb 23, 2014 8:48 PM

I don't own an arcade machine, but I have an empty arcade cabinet that's partially finished that I built out of plywood from my own design.  Pretty much the most complicated thing I've ever built out of wood.  It's not great-looking, but for me it's pretty good.  Just wish I could build up the enthusiasm to finish the thing, though.



#155 Tarzilla OFFLINE  

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    Space Invader

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Posted Sun Feb 23, 2014 9:22 PM

I have an original Frenzy stand up by Stern, and a cocktail of indeterminate origin with a 60-in-1 board in it with a monitor that was hooked to an Alpine Ski board in its past life. In the past I have owned Mr Do, Satan's Hollow, and a Gorf that I still kick myself for selling.

I technically owned a Rampage and a Disks of Tron Environmental for 25 minutes (in the days before ebay drove the local arcade providers to double their prices) but measuring them resulted in me having to give them up as they wouldn't fit thru the doors of my house...

#156 RJ ONLINE  

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Posted Mon Feb 24, 2014 6:50 PM

I'm allowed to have one when we have a house


My wife says once we get a BIGGER house I'm allowed to have a room for arcade games. I'm holding out because my sons & I like our current house, our neighbors, neighborhood, & walking distance to parks & their school- there's really no reason to move.

While most enthusiasts would welcome such an offer, I dont see myself filling a room with arcade games. I like,playing them, but likely wouldnt enjoy maintaining them.

#157 TPA5 OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Feb 25, 2014 4:53 PM

Technically yes, I have an original generic arcade cabinet that had a one-off shooter inside it. I'm in the process of MAME'ing it. 



#158 Nebulon OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Feb 25, 2014 7:00 PM

TRON full-size 1982 coin-op.

 

It's my pet.



#159 atarian63 OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Feb 28, 2014 8:44 PM

up to 36 machines now.. stop me please!   :-D



#160 Rex Dart ONLINE  

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Posted Sat Mar 1, 2014 11:20 AM

Pics of my Space Fever machine.

Game Mode B is great!  Too bad the button for selecting it is so badly worn.  I guess I have the revision where they appear as a row, rather than a column, in mode B.

The Star Wars ripoff-jingle it plays when starting a new game is pretty unique. 

 

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Edited by Rex Dart, Sat Mar 1, 2014 11:22 AM.


#161 schuwalker OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Mar 1, 2014 7:35 PM

You guys have great machines in your collections!

I have been collecting since '89. One of my friends owned a route which some of my machines came from.

Here's a list of the top of my head:

Atari Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (my first machine and unofficial world record holder)
Atari 720
Atari Star Wars w/ Amp monitor
Cinematronics Star Castle
Bally Sente cabs X2
Namco Pac-Land
GDI Slither
Nintendo Super Punch Out
Atari APB w/ seat

That's the oddball companies I can think off the top off my head...

Now, Taito (my favorite manufacturer!)
Front Line
Tin Star
Alpine Ski
Crazy Climber
Jungle Hunts x2
Space Dungeon (project)
The Electric Yo Yo (need marquee)

Taito boardsets
all of the above (spares)
Wild Western
Sea Fighter Poseidon
Elevator Action
Multiple Qix boardsets

I have probably around 100 various boardsets from different companies.

Arcade vids that I want:
EDOT (have a line on one)
Crossbow
Taito Kram
Taito Wild Western
Williams' Star Rider (sitdown)

I've been more into pins as of late so here's the ones I own:
I should preface this by saying Gottlieb is my favorite pin company.

Data East Batman
Data East Phantom of the Opera
Bally Spectrum
Bally Elektra
Gottlieb TX-Sector
Gottlieb Genesis
Gottlieb Spirit (my baby)
Stern Indiana Jones
Gottlieb Buck Rogers
Stern Split Second
Gottlieb Bounty Hunter
Gottlieb El Dorado and the City of Gold
Atari Atarians x2
Atari Time 2000
Williams Comet

I *think * there is a couple more floating around there...

And yes I have a sickness!

#162 Wyluli Wolf OFFLINE  

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    Star Raider

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Posted Tue Mar 11, 2014 3:48 PM

I did but sold them off :(  Got tired of moving them every time we moved!  

I had a MAME machine made out of a street fighter II world edition (or some oddball edition) cab.

I also had an original Double Dragon cabinet.  It was sweet!  

 

Now it's down to a retro gaming room with a bunch of consoles in it.

 

I always wanted a Demolition Derby cab!  Love that game!


Edited by Wyluli Wolf, Tue Mar 11, 2014 3:48 PM.


#163 ArcadeJunkie OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Mar 23, 2014 6:56 PM

If you take an official Nintendo cabinet and use it to make a custom Nintendo mame (with a top loader system and a pair of modified advantages) does that count as both?

#164 rsa2000 OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Mar 29, 2014 8:41 PM

2 currently. Neo geo 2 slot, and an empty rampage world tour destined for mame.. 80% complete. Sold contra and karate champ years ago... was young and moved alot.

#165 AtariBuff OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Mar 31, 2014 6:53 AM

4 currently. Three dedicated Atari cabs: Asteroids, Lunar Lander and Tempest and a dedicated Quasar cab by italian company Zaccaria  :)



#166 tremoloman2006 OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Apr 2, 2014 9:02 AM

I own just one thus far... Kickman stand-up in great shape.

 

Looking to trade/sell it soon for either a Millipede, Gorf, or Spy Hunter stand-up.






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