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Category Archives: bavacade
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
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
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
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
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
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
The Phoenix High Score Save Kit Versus the NEC 8085 Chip
“Sometime you eat the b’ar, and wal (well), sometimes he eats you.” –The Stranger in The Big Lebowski It was that kind of weekend. I was finally decompressing from travel and birthdays and trying to get back into a rhythm. … Continue reading
Phoenix Bug or Easter Egg?
Last night I had a moment, and it was awesome! 227,455 – turns out the Phoenix Easter egg wherein you shoot four or five ascending birds to get 200k points + a free guy is true! #yeah! pic.twitter.com/IKwOSrqcTH — Jim … Continue reading
A Couple of High Scores for Gyruss and Phoenix
I’ve been trying to deal with ongoing separation anxiety from the magic that is Reclaim Arcade by building a mini-replica here in my basement in Trento. I currently have 10 machines, and hopefully by late Fall it will be twice … Continue reading
Building bavacade: Double Digits!
I ‘m going to have to do a series of posts to try and wrap-up July because somehow the entire month got away from me in terms of blogging. I had the best intentions early on, but between a steady … Continue reading