It’s been about 2 weeks since my last post, and I’ve been busy getting more games. Not sure where I’m going to put them.
I picked up a dead Space Invaders this past Friday for $100 that I spotted on Craigslist.
That seems to be the best source of games so far for me. I noticed that the plywood was delaminating towards the bottom of the cabinet in the photo I saw before I picked it up. I figured I could just glue it back together. I was a little too excited about this one and didn’t check it out well enough after the 2.5hr drive. When I got it home and opened it up, I noticed an invasion of a different kind was going on here. Mold. Lots and lots of mold. It smells funny, and doesn’t taste to good either (j/k ). I plugged it in and the monitor had neck glow, and some raster showed on the screen so I think it may just be a board or wiring problem. I’m not messing with this one until I can get a warm day to take it out side and clean it out. I found a site that has what look to be great repro parts for Space Invaders: http://www.thisoldgame.com/thisoldgame/new_page_2.htm
As soon as I can save up some cash I’ll order some parts from him.
I love the shape of the cabinet and the artwork. Very cool.