Thursday, December 12, 2019

Marvel Super Heroes Arcade Cabinet

Bought another Arcade1up arcade cabinet: Marvel Super Heroes.
The cabinet came packed very well in a Iron Man themed box.
Three games are on the cabinet:
Marvel Super Heroes
X-Men: Children of the atom
The Punisher

Overall I am very happy with the cabinet.

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Star Wars Arcade Cabinet

So, I bought a Star Wars Arcade cabinet. I am very impressed with the quality of the cabinet. It looks and plays great. Great job Arcade1up!

Monday, June 24, 2019

Taito Vewlix Diamond Black

So after taking some time away from Arcade collecting, I decided the time was right to get back into it. Many new arcade games and cabinets have been released. Since I started collecting cabinets, there have been 2 that I have always been on the lookout for: The New Delta 32 and the Taito Vewlix.

The reason I wanted a New Delta 32 is due to its amazing rotate option. For a person like me who enjoys arcade shooters and fighting games, this cabinet made it easy to play either game type.

Take a look: 

The problem with the New Delta 32 is its availability. River Service does not produce the
cabinet any more and I have not seen one go up for sale from a private sale.

The Taito Vewlix was the other cabinet I have been on the lookout for. The reason I have always wanted a Vewlix was because of the overall build quality. There are different versions of the Vewlix, but most of the cabinets came with a high monitor, tate option and were pre-wired for JVS. 

After years of waiting and searching, I was able to buy a Taito Vewlix Diamond Black.
Here is a great image that details the specs of the different Vewlix modals made by ArcadeSTG

Vewlix Diamond Black with a Sega RingEdge 2:

Vewlix Diamond Black with a Type X2:

More to come..

Saturday, June 22, 2019

Sega RingEdge 2

The Sega RingEdge is a arcade system that was released to arcades in 2009. Several games were released for the system but most of the games that were released for the RingEdge never left Japan. The most common game to make to the USA that uses RingEdge hardware is Let's Go Island. Also note some sites online list VF5: Final Showdown as a RingEdge game but that is false information. Final Showdown only released on the Sega Lindbergh. The system spec's for the RingEdge at the time of release were pretty good for arcade hardware.

RingEdge Specs:
  • CPU: Intel Pentium Dual-Core E2160 (1.8 GHz)
  • RAM: 1 GB DDR2 SDRAM (PC-6400)
  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce 8800GS with 384 MB GDDR3 SDRAM (Shader Model 4.0)
  • Output: 2 DVI ports
  • Storage: 32GB Solid State Drive (SSD)
  • Networking: Gigabit Ethernet (1000BASE-T)
  • Operating System: Microsoft Windows Embedded Standard 2009
  • Other: 3 USB ports, 5.1 channel HD Audio

In September 2012 Sega released the RingEdge 2.

RingEdge 2 Specs:

CPU: Intel i3 540 @ 3.0 GHz
GPU: Nvidia Geforce GT545
Storage: 32Gbytes TDK GBDISK RS3 SSD
Sound: Nvidia HiDef Onboard
Motherboard: Intel Q57 Express
Interface: eAutomation CAN Port, DB9

RingEdge Games:
 Air Burst : Border Break
Border Break
Initial D Arcade Stage 6 AA
Lets Go Island 3D
Project Diva Arcade
Shining Force Cross
Shining Force Cross Raid
Star Boat
Star Boat Progress
Star Horse 3 Season I : A New Legend Begins
Star Horse 3 Season II: Blaze Of Glory
Star Horse 3 Season III: Chase The Wind
Virtua Tennis 4

RingEdge 2 Games:
Blade Arcus
Caladrius AC
Code of Joker
Dead Or Alive 5 Ultimate: Arcade
Dengeki Fighting Climax
Game Center Love With Pengo!
Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN-
Guilty Gear XX Accent Core Plus R
Initial D Arcade Stage 7 AA
Maimai GreeN
Phantom Breaker: Another Code
Storm Racer G
Transformers: Human Alliance
Under Defeat HD+
*Under Night In-Birth
*Chaos Code - Ring Wide Game