'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 : 63

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 Shop
Monior Down
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
Rowe 1980
In Arcade
Williams 1980
In Arcade
Atari 1980
In Arcade
Need bezel/Marquee
Midway 1980
In Shop
Nintendo 1982
In Shop
Midway 1983
In Arcade
Williams 1981

In Shop
Harness
Atari 1979
In Arcade
Sideart Application
Sega/Gremlin 1982
In Arcade
Needs CPO
Atari 1980
Backdoor
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
Atari 1980
In Arcade
Atari 1986
In Arcade
Atari 1987
In Arcade
Buttons
Install CPO
Cabinet painting
Nintendo 1981
In Arcade
Nintendo 1983
In Arcade
Side Panel work
Sega/Gremlin 1981
In Arcade
Taito 1987
In Arcade
Coin Mechs
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
Sega 1981
In Shop
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
Inst. Decal
Taito 1982
In Shop
Cabinet replace/restore
Monitor Repair
Cinematronics 1980
In Arcade
Coin Door work
Midway 1981
In Shop
Sound/Main Bd Recap
Taito 1987
In Shop
Cabinet Replace
Exidy 1976
In Shop
Cabinet Replace
Exidy 1980
In Arcade
Possible Ram issue
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 Shop
PCB Pickup
Atari 1982
In Arcade
Bally/Midway 1985

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
Reactor
Gottlieb 1982
 

Searching for:

Projects I’d like to do given the parts, leads, time, money and space.

   
Timber
Bally Midway 1984
Space War
Vectorbeam 1979
Galaga
Namco 1981
Elevator Action
Taito 1983
       
Bosconian
Midway 1981
       

Updated on 10 Nov 2014