Category Archives: bavacade

Helping to Save a Donkey Kong Junior

I’m on a bit of a bavacade blog roll to document some of the work done on a few cabinets, namely Condor, Bagman, and finally—for now—Donkey Kong Junior. Funny enough I thought Donkey Kong Junior was the least beat up … Continue reading

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Bagging the Bagman

Moving on from “Saving the Condor,” the next restoration project was for the 1982 arcade cabinet Bagman. This golden-age game was created by the French arcade company Valadon Automation, and licensed to Stern in the US and Taito in Japan. … Continue reading

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Save the Condor

Sometimes the blog post titles just write themselves…but on with the show. Over the past month or so I’ve been fixing up several cabinets in the bavacade that have cosmetic issues. I’ve been pushing hard on this because I want … Continue reading

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An Explorer in “The Bishop of Battle”

I recently welcomed a new game into bavacade, namely Pleiades. The acquisition of which reminded me of a scene from a childhood favorite b-movie horror omnibus called Nightmares (1983). I just posted about this film and its relationship—at least in my … Continue reading

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Gyruss Multigame Mod-Kit with Time Pilot and Pooyan

Trying to play a bit of catch-up on my bavacade given I have made some significant strides towards getting fully operational. One of the recent highlights was finally getting the Gyruss multigame mod-kit installed so that it can also allow … Continue reading

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LED Marquee Lights in Condor and Robotron

Below is a quick video showing off the LED strip setup for lighting my Condor marquee. Most of the tube marquees I have work, but for those that do not I am installing a simple LED solution because it will … Continue reading

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Pleiades or Pleiads?

This week (Wednesday) I went to pick up a mint Pleiades stand-up cabinet for the bavacade. Seeing it next to its older cousin Phoenix is really something special: It’s something to see these two side-by-side in the bavacade pic.twitter.com/b8RtqZrlgg — … Continue reading

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Asterock and Explorer Back in bavacade Action

I’ve been struggling a bit on the arcade repair front for a while now. The Sidam Explorer  (Italian Scramble bootleg) pictured above has not worked right since I got it over the Summer, and the Asterock (Italian Asteroids bootleg) went … Continue reading

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Exidy 440 Dev Kit on Cheyenne

On Saturday I spent much of the afternoon installing the Exidy 440 Dev Kit that adds another 9 games to an existing game board, so basically all the Exidy shooting gallery games can be played on my Cheyenne cabinet, such … Continue reading

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Multipede: 4-in-1 Cabinet fun!

A “cosa speciale” arrived today for the bavacade pic.twitter.com/zbGCdG0BPG — Jim Groom (@jimgroom) October 15, 2021 I’m not sure I wrote about it here yet, but back in October I picked up another arcade cabinet here in Italy, namely Millipede … Continue reading

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