I updated the GameSX Sega arcade pinouts page, adding the 3-pin coin input connector on Naomi and Net City cabs.
I bought a New Astro City cabinet that needed a lot of work on the control panel. I stripped it down, got the rust off, primed and painted it, then added a custom dark overlay and installed Seimitsu’s KEIKOU (fluorescent) buttons and Bulett knobs. It’s hard to photograph but it looks gorgeous in person.
I recently picked up a 3D printer, after borrowing one for a few days and having a great time with with it. My second project is a pair of coin input mechanisms for SNK and Sega arcade cabinets.
I’ve been getting back into my arcade bullshit lately, and I’ve started putting together a little repository of information about control panels, joysticks and adaptors for them. There’s a page on the GameSX.com wiki which will lead you to all the details.
Taito’s Egret Mini II Console has an optional joystick, and it’s a modern wonder. New and excellent mechanism, and solid construction.
I’ve been tinkering a bit more under the hood of my Sega Naomi cabinet. Honestly, and I’m not proud of this, I spend way more time fucking with the wiring than I do playing games.
The sound on my R-Type LEO arcade board went a little funny, and this is the tale of how I fixed it.
I recently picked up an arcade cabinet and so I was pulling all my arcade games out of storage. I was somewhat surprised to find that some of them didn’t work right anymore, including my Neo Geo MV-1F board.
A look back at the entirety of shooter history, from Space Invaders to the future!
Back in 1996, the Japanese arcade magazine Gamest did a ten year retrospective, and I’ve listed their favourite games here. The transition from shooters to fighting games is very interesting to see.