'Trance of the 80's arcade' - courtesy Empire of the Claw

 

This page is dedicated to the 1980's arcade scene. If you weren't part of the arcade scene you weren't jack. That was where it was happening and where our youth was spent. I don't think any of us really realized at the time that these really were the best of times.

Now were older, have house payments, car payments, responsibilities, some with wives, some with kids and bills bills bills. One scam after another. Too many crooks to count. Everyone getting in your wallet saying that your money isn't really yours it's actually theirs and that somehow you owe them nearly all of it. They always have a knack for knowing when you have a little extra coming because then is when the crisis occurs. Companies asking your dedication, loyalty and devotion yet are unwilling to return the same. Does this all sound familiar?

A quest in the memory of a simpler time, days gone by and sorely missed. The last waning days of innocence.

Current Projects : 70

Below are the current projects in various stages of development.   As you can see there's quite a number of them. This documentary helps keep it clear for me where I left off and hopefully can help you with your projects. You can click on the cabinet below to take you to that project. For a link to the shop, click here.

In Arcade
Atari 1982
In Arcade
Bally/Midway 1982
In Arcade
Monitor recap
Atari 1986
In Arcade
Atari 1979

In Arcade
Cinematronics 1983
In Arcade
Bookkpg Btn
Stern 1980
In Arcade
Needs CPO/Coin Lamps unlit
Taito 1982
In Arcade
Bezel
Konami 1986
In Arcade
Atari 1983

In Arcade

 

Rowe 1980
In Arcade
Williams 1980
In Arcade
Atari 1980
In Arcade
Midway 1980
In Arcade
Midway 1983
In Arcade
Williams 1981
In Arcade
Scratchbuild
Atari 1979

In Arcade
Sega/Gremlin 1982
In Arcade
Needs CPO
Atari 1980
In Arcade
Cinematronics 1980
In Arcade
Atari 1980
In Arcade
Midway 1978
In Arcade
Needs Repainting
Konami 1985
In Arcade
New Cab
Gottlieb 1982
In Arcade
Centuri 1982
In Arcade
Williams/Irem 1982
In Arcade
CPO Application
Stencil/repaint
Williams 1982
In Arcade
Bally/Midway 1987
In Arcade
Sega/Gremlin 1982
In Arcade
HS Check
Atari 1980
In Arcade
Atari 1986
In Arcade
Atari 1987
In Arcade
Buttons
Install CPO
Cabinet painting
Nintendo 1981
In Arcade
Needs CPO
Nintendo 1983
In Arcade
Side Panel work
Sega/Gremlin 1981
In Arcade
Taito 1987
In Arcade
Midway 1980
In Arcade
Atari 1982
In Arcade
Atari 1987
In Arcade
Centuri 1981
In Arcade
Down
Bally 1982
In Arcade
Cinematronics 1980
In Arcade
Centuri 1983
In Arcade
Sega 1985
In Shop
Scratchbuild
Sega 1981
In Shop
Scratchbuild
Atari 1980
In Arcade
Repaint/Sideart
Bally/Midway 1981
Atari 1980
In Shop
Open face kit install
Atari 1980
In Arcade
King/Hunt Rom fix
Paint/Stencil
Taito 1982
In Arcade
Cinematronics 1980
In Arcade
Coin Door work
Midway 1981
In Arcade
Low Audio/Snd cuts out
Taito 1987
In Shop
Cabinet Replace
Exidy 1976
OFF SITE
Cabinet Replace
Exidy 1980
In Arcade
Williams 1982
In Arcade
Atari 1987
In Arcade
Bally Midway 1984
In Arcade
Bally Midway 1982
In Arcade
Nintendo 1982
In Arcade
Namco 1983
In Arcade
Atari 1982
In Arcade
Bally/Midway 1985
In Arcade
Vectorbeam 1979
In Arcade
Needs Bkdr
Midway 1975
In Arcade
Sun Electronics/Atari 1982
In Shop
Scratchbuild
Midway 1981
In Shop
ScratchBuild
Taito 1983
In Shop
Scratchbuild
Namco 1981
 
       
In Shop
Taito 1981
In Shop
Taito 1980
       

Finished Projects: Are any of them ever finished?

WANTED: DEAD OR ALIVE

These are my holy grails. Projects that top my list of must haves.

Discs of Tron

Regular upright acceptable until Environmental locked on

Bally/Midway 1983
Gottlieb 1982
Timber
Bally Midway 1984
Ms Pacman
Midway 1981

       

Updated on 20 Feb 2016