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Worst. Conversions. Ever!!

Published on 04/24/2016 by in Bens Retro Rambles

Picture this… You go on holiday and find yourself in an arcade.  You wander around and you find a game that looks interesting.  You play it, you love it, you have to be physically removed from the machine by your Dad (that last one was probably just me).  You go home and discover that the game

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Retro Rambles Returns

Published on 03/24/2016 by in Bens Retro Rambles, Blog

Yes, that’s right.  Next Wednesday (hopefully) will see the return of Bens Retro Rambles. I’ll be picking up where I left off by covering the genre defining Sim It’s been a funny few months with one thing or another.  It wasn’t my intention to take such a long break, or even a break.  Before Christmas I

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Zaccaria TRON Arcade Game Restoration And Repair – Part 3

Zaccaria TRON released in 1982 under license from Bally/Midway. Part 3 of unknown… Beginning to fix the PCB – well you can’t play the game without it. Subscribe to us on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/retrogamesparty Thumbnail and cover graphic by Shaun Holley Many thanks to Colin Davies, Martin White and Adrian Smethurst for assistance and input to

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Zaccaria TRON Arcade Game Restoration And Repair – Part 2

Zaccaria TRON released in 1982 under license from Bally/Midway. Part 2 of unknown…   Subscribe to us on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/retrogamesparty Thumbnail and cover graphic by Shaun Holley  

 
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Zaccaria TRON Arcade Game Restoration And Repair – Part 1

Zaccaria TRON released in 1982 under license from Bally/Midway. Part 1 of unknown…   Subscribe to us on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/retrogamesparty Thumbnail and cover graphic by Shaun Holley

 
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Arcade Club Launches In Haslingden

Published on 11/06/2014 by in Blog

Arcade Club finally touched down in Haslingden on Saturday 1st November 2014.  After its announcement at Play Blackpool back in May, its been a good few months of preparation and hard work to get not only the games into top shape but the venue to look right. “We have had a busy year with building New

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New Arrival – Namco Rally X (1980)

Published on 10/05/2014 by in Blog

Namco Rally-X (1980) Joins Our Collection In 1980, Namco released a four-way scrolling car chase maze-style game called Rally-X.  In the same style as Pac-Man, you run around collecting the flags, avoiding the bad guys and progressing through levels.   The screen is set into a maze and a radar and score – this is

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NERG 2014 (North East Retro Gaming Events)

Return to NERG This weekend, July 5/6 2014 saw us at Gateshead International Stadium once again for NERG! 100 arcade machines, 50 pinballs, tons of consoles and computers and traders galore. This year NERG was supporting the Bright Red charity fighting against blood cancer. Here’s our walkaround video of the event.   NERG Future NERG

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Space Invaders Part 2 – On the bench and ready to go

Published on 09/11/2013 by in Projects

Space Invaders is a true classic – every generation since 1970’s knows it.  It’s been re-marketed almost to its own annihilation, the invaders themselves are a part of pop culture having been parodied in many comedy shows and the game has turned up even on the more high-brow shows over the decades. The thump-thump-thump of

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Robotron 2084 Reliability: Fitting a JROK Multi Williams FPGA board [video]

Published on 09/08/2013 by in Projects

Robotron 2084 Headaches Robotron 2084 is an awesome game – fact!  Despite it’s unconventional gameplay style of two joysticks it’s immediately addictive and can be picked up in minutes and mastered in a lifetime. Sadly, the original Williams Electronics PCB’s that are supplied in the machine are based on their pinball machine control boards of

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