New arrivals 28/11/2016

Picked up some more PCBs over the past month, a couple of interesting ones in this batch.   WWF Wrestlefest – from back when Hogan was the main event and before WWF changed their name rather than

Nichibutsu and LCD Mahjong – House Mannequin

It’s interesting perhaps, that while the majority of arcade Mahjong games are 2p VS types, most are in reality single player games.  Of course there’s a simple explanation for this, the game relies on the players not

Teenage Mutant Ninja/Hero Turtles RAM fault

This one is a simple fix but I thought I’d use it to demonstrate a technique for making minor track repairs.  I received a TMHT PCB today which on testing showed this mess: While the screen is

TourVision picture problems

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New arrivals 04/10/2016

Bits & bobs with one epic resurrection.   Puzzle Yatnori – I’ve had this one in the broken pile for over a year, only just thought to dump it a few days ago and we found it’s

MAAAAHJONG STOOOOOORM!!!!! (New arrivals 23/09/2016)

This is all the fault of Macaw and Icarus.  Don’t even ask, no I can’t defend these purchases, and actually two of the ones I want the most, I still can’t find.  Some of these are complete

New arrivals 17/09/2016

A couple of things I’d been looking for turned up, one has been high on the hit list for a very long time.  I’ve been a little lazy about posting them as these arrived a while ago,

Fuck Pitney Bowes (and fuck the ebay Global Shipping Program)

Today I received another item from the states, which has come via the ebay Global Shipping Program.  Before we get on to that, let’s explain exactly what this means. Sellers enrolled in this (which is most of

Mahjong Joshi Pro-wres -Give up 5 byou mae-

Mahjong games in MAME aren’t very popular with a lot of people, but recently some of those I hang around with on Twitch have started getting into them – myself included.  Of course being the idiot collector

New arrivals 06/06/2016

Wow, June already.  Couple of long standing wants fulfilled here!   Zero Team – another one, same noisy audio as the last one.  Common fault or design error?  I have a Legionnaire with an odd capacitor hack