1972 TONY coin-op Mahjong bartop

I was browsing Yahoo auctions recently looking for Mahjong control panels and an IMAX MJ adapter loom, when I came across an unusual little bartop machine, the “TONY”.  The description stated that they’d plugged it in and

TourVision – display board add-ons finally discovered

I’ve had the good fortune to locate some of the add-on score display panels which were previously only seen in a flyer image, and testing them has helped me learn more about just what the “score” is. 

TourVision HuCard adapters & BIOS 6.x

Well here it is, I’d been planning to make some of these for a long time and finally found the time and energy to do so.  TourVision carts are getting expensive.  I think part of this may

Tourvision BIOS tool & updates

I’ve updated the Tourvision BIOS post, there’s a new version of the BIOS decoder tool that offers different output formats including one that tells you what all the bytes actually do, it now supports multiple BIOS versions

Irem capacitor update & Artemio video

Artemio (@artemio) has made a video discussing the issues with leaking capacitors on Irem and Konami boards (the infamous sound custom).  I’ve updated the Irem games and leaking capacitors article here with the cap list for M99

SNES 4 slot arcade switcher

I recently obtained this from another member of The Dumping Union group, if you’ve seen my Tourvision posts then you’ll understand how eager I was to obtain a similar unit for a different system.  So without further

Cassette collecting – the mould problem

Living as I do in the UK and being the age I am, I grew up with home computers being my primary gaming experience with arcades being a rare treat if we visited the coast.  In the

New arrivals 29/07/2018

Another set of games which I’ve had arrive over the past few months – I’ve simply got most of the things I want to own now which aren’t so rare they can’t be obtained.  That said, this

LED Storm prototype!

If you head over to my article on LED Storm, I’ve updated it with more photos and information, and a video comparison of the now three discovered versions.  What a troubled history this one had! LED Storm

Nichibutsu Next Generation DVD system footage (NSFW)

Another newly recorded piece of hardware (I also have X-Rate and CATS but both are faulty atm), I believe this was the final DVD based system from Nichibutsu and unfortunately the only working title I have for