My Arcade Collection & Projects
Last updated: November 8, 2010 2:51 PM (CST)

My Arcade Collection.

Since I grew up in the late 1970s-1980s, I've long had a love of Coin Op Arcade games.
Mainly I've been into video games, but in the last 10 years or so I've also developed
a love of pinball as well. Now collecting arcade games is an expensive hobby, and
when you're on a budget sometimes you have to make due with what you can get your hands
on to.

In the last few years the field of Arcade Emulation has really exploded. With
some time and effort you can run real coin-op arcade games on your home PC, all without
inserting coins into the computer of course. ^_^

I'm interested in emulation and anything arcade specific you can put coins in.
Except for crane machines. I hate those dang things.

Below is a reasonably complete list of my current arcade collection and project games,
not including game PCBs.

Games Currently In The House...


Games Currently In The Garage...


Games Sold to make the house payment when unemployed...

My arcade currently contains...

Pics when I get around to it. :)

Games I'd like to own/own again if money was no object...

  • Tron, Midway (198X) - Sold/traded mine in decent shape for a non working motorcycle. Fixed up the bike but I've
    been regretting the sale of Tron ever since. Man sometimes I miss that game...DONE! Replaced 10/2010!

  • Tempest/Major Havoc, Atari (1980) - I'd like to get either a working or Not working cabinet and fix it up. DONE! Purchased 6/2010!

  • Donkey Kong/ DK Jr., Nintendo (198X) - I'd prefer an original DK upright or cabaret cabinet with the DK graphics.

  • Armor Attack, Cinematronics (1980) - Maybe I should just build the Multi-Vector MAME cabinet I've been thinking about.
    It would make the space requirement problem easier. :)

  • The Last Starfighter, Atari (1984-2005) - I WILL build this one myself when the software coding has been finished.
    Yes, I saw the film in the theatre, how many of you can say the same?

    And since you can never have too many projects...