The Golden Age of gaming 1980-2005

rkymtnman

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Thanks man. I loved Gorgar, they had one at a camp ground we used to go to when I was a kid so I spent much time on it. It was awesome. There are still some dragons layer games out there, just hard to find. Yes they were laser disk for video cut scenes. The pic of the stand up games I show has a home made game. It's between soul edge and Super Mario. It was a Die Hard arcade game but I cut out the control panel and replace it with a custom one I made. It lights up blue with vibration and sound. It has a track ball, spinner, side buttons for pinball and guns wired into it. It will play every arcade game, laser disk game, Nintendo, Super Nintendo, Saga Genesis and a ton of pinball games. I have it all programed with an interface. I like the Laser disk games. There was Dragons Lair, Dragons Lair 2, Space Ace, Astron Belt, Cobra Command, Road Blaster, Cliff Hanger, Thayer's Quest, Mad Dog McCree, Time Gal, Badlands, Super Don Quix-ote, M.A.C.H.3, Bega's Battle, Revenge of the Ninja, Cube Quest, Mad Dog 2, The Last Bounty Hunter and a pile of others. They were cutting edge back when they came out, lol.
same with me on Gorgar. it was at the local YMCA. loved that pin.
there is a place not too far from me called the manitou springs penny arcade. they have one buildiing with nothing but old pins. some are really old from early 60's.
how hard was refurbing that pin? i have a pretty strong electro/mech background. is the key to find a model that has parts available? or does that not matter?
 

Doug Dawson

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same with me on Gorgar. it was at the local YMCA. loved that pin.
there is a place not too far from me called the manitou springs penny arcade. they have one buildiing with nothing but old pins. some are really old from early 60's.
how hard was refurbing that pin? i have a pretty strong electro/mech background. is the key to find a model that has parts available? or does that not matter?
It is not difficult, most games you can still get parts for. The electro mechanical are not difficult, I found most of the word was sanding contacts that had just oxidized over time. There are some circuit boards in them that sometimes need some work but if you have ever done any board level repair it is not a big deal.

I think the coolest pinball I ever saw was the Wizard of Oz. That think is just amazing with the HD screen, holograms in the crystal ball etc. Check this out.

 

Doug Dawson

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same with me on Gorgar. it was at the local YMCA. loved that pin.
there is a place not too far from me called the manitou springs penny arcade. they have one buildiing with nothing but old pins. some are really old from early 60's.
how hard was refurbing that pin? i have a pretty strong electro/mech background. is the key to find a model that has parts available? or does that not matter?
You can also find rebuild kits for the rubber in them. The ones I worked on always got full new rubber all around. It's basically different size elastic bands on everything. Usually have a pile of light bulbs to replace as well, also not a big deal.
 

rkymtnman

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It is not difficult, most games you can still get parts for. The electro mechanical are not difficult, I found most of the word was sanding contacts that had just oxidized over time. There are some circuit boards in them that sometimes need some work but if you have ever done any board level repair it is not a big deal.

I think the coolest pinball I ever saw was the Wizard of Oz. That think is just amazing with the HD screen, holograms in the crystal ball etc. Check this out.

yes, i've played that one before. if i had that much cash, i loved the Iron Maiden pin. big Maiden fan helps!! i played that a bunch too. 5 to 8 grand for a pin is ridiculous though.
 

rkymtnman

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You can also find rebuild kits for the rubber in them. The ones I worked on always got full new rubber all around. It's basically different size elastic bands on everything. Usually have a pile of light bulbs to replace as well, also not a big deal.
sounds easy enough. i look thru craigslist every few weeks just to see what's available.
 
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