My Gameroom is finally back to being mostly-functional again, which is sort of a zen moment for me since I've had glass off of pins and games pulled out in the middle of the room under various repairs for the last couple of months.
Not that it is completely done, I don't think anything in this hobby is ever actually completely done, right? Plenty of little tweaks remain on various games but at least, for the moment being (knock, wood) everything is in its place and working. :)
Main Arcade Row
To the left of the room sit the main arcade games, from left to right:
- Arcadeshop.com reproduction, original boards & DK Remix / Deranged Chipset
- Arcadeshop.com reproduction, Mylstar PCB
A Hyperspin Multicade with NES, SNES, Sega Genesis
- The cabinet is an unknown (maybe Mario?) nintendo cab was dumpster bound, came to me without any internals.
Mario Kart Arcade GP Cabs (linked)
- Currently running Mario Kart Arcade GP 2 Triforce CPUs
Star Wars Area
Towards the back of the room is the Star Wars Zone. Currently I have Star Wars Trilogy Stand up and a HUO Data East Star Wars pinball table w/ Pinsound and ColorDMD LED.
I originally build the dome to emulate the Star Wars Battle Pod -type game play with eyes set on Star Wars Battlefront (the soon-to-be, old version). Much to my disappointment after spending the summer on that project, when the game was released - the vehicle flight modes were mostly-land based and locked into online multiplayer playlists. When Death Star was finally released, it also was online only. Plans somewhat dashed, the dome is still a great cabinet for Playstation VR shenanigans (Star Wars Battlefront X-Wing VR Mission WIN) and racing titles. Lately, we've been alternating between Hydro thunder on the X-Box 360 and WipeOut! on the PS4.
In the middle of the room, hulking ominously over the couch sits Mortal Kombat. Currently running MK4, I'm looking forward to getting MK1, 2, 3 & 4 installed on a switcher finally this summer, with any luck.
The Minecraft & More Area
Last year, I thinned out the Pinball addiction a bit to create a space for the kids (me too) to chill & play console games. I don't "get" Minecraft, personally but I'm known to play other console titles. It didn't seem right to have a family gameroom and not have the console-gaming bases covered.
Recently, with the addition of another pin, Revenge from Mars & the Cocktail table Multicade started to encroach upon this zone again, it is a little tight but I think it seems to be working for all involved, so far.
The Pinball Row
The Pinball row grew back with a +1 this year of Tales of the Arabian Nights.
In the distance, is Revenge from Mars - still I think one of the best values in pinball. Killer fun title!
Next is Ghostbusters Premium, I added the leg light ups from MustangPaul on Pinside, powder coated the rails, lockdown and legs to Metallic purple, installed a playfield protector and did some other playfield mods. It pisses people off that play it but I love it.
Star Trek Premium: Mine has mirror blades, interactive under cab lights, acryllic plastic protectors and the green laser mod.
Tales of the Arabian Nights - Purchased from a stand up GAPAS member who was really very easy to deal with and fair. It appears to be a re-import (three coin-door), has gold plated rails, legs and lockdown bar and ColorDMD - thanks to a SFGE show sponsor from the folks at ColorDMD.
Finally, in the line up is my Williams Indy. It has ColorDMD, Pinsound - and custom powder coating (Golden Vein) from Chris Royalty @ Hot Rod Arcade. Check them out at www.pinballplating.com.