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Retro Games Party 5.5 – August 2013 Official Party Review and Video

Published on 09/04/2013 by in News

  Retro Games Party 5.5 They came, they saw, they played! From all over the UK, 86 people descended upon Retro Games Party 5.5 on 31st August in Blackburn to play in total 48 video games, 4 pinballs, 1 Electro Mechanical gun game and relive an arcade experience never covered in the press any more.

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DECO Cassette System Conversion to Mr Do! – Part 3

Published on 04/10/2013 by in Projects

Mr Do conversion takes a leap forward – out with the old, in with the new In this instalment of our Mr Do dedicated conversion project, we rip out the old wiring on the cabinet, make some interesting discoveries inside, try to figure out what the original constructors were thinking and of course – have some fun

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Coral Island Blackpool Review – revisiting a once great retro arcade

Published on 04/01/2013 by in Arcade Tours

Coral Island Blackpool – one of the North West’s seaside resort’s most iconic amusement arcades, it’s been there certainly as long as I can remember.  I have very fond memories of spending a big chunk of my pocket money in there during the 1980’s when it was a video arcade game fans paradise. November 2011

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Mailbag #1 – Thanks to Beaps & Vic

Mailbag 1 – 30/03/2013 A quick video of some packages that arrived in the mailbag this week, their contents and what’s happening with them.  Many thanks to Brian (beaps) and Vic (VirtVic) for supplying these to me. Direct link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wip-WJkc6n4 In this video I receive a CPS2 kick harness adaptor and a breadbin style Commodore 64

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RGP Arcade Access All Areas Tour – March 2013

An access all areas tour of the Retro Games Party arcade in Blackburn, Lancashire filmed in March 2013. Showing over 30 arcade machines. We’ve hosted a number of successful parties with 50+ arcade enthusiast guests visiting from all over the UK. Come and play at one of our next events!

 
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Neo Geo Cabinet Power Supply Overhaul

Published on 01/14/2012 by in Neo Geo

We’ve moved on a little bit now on the Neo Geo cabinet project, the first step to take was to sort out the power supply module. Electrocoin Golaith’s have a power chassis comprising an isolation transformer, switch mode PSU, an isolation switch, mains AC filter and fuses.  The one that came in the cab had

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Building A Neo Geo Cabinet

Published on 01/02/2012 by in Neo Geo

After seeing some nifty videos on YouTube from johnsarcade.com with the games he had in his games room, I decided i’d quite like a Neo Geo system too.  The system is fairly straight forward, you get a motherboard – they come in 1, 2, 4 or 6 slot versions, they are JAMMA wired but use some

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Jamma+ 8th Birthday Party Video

On 1st October 2011, the Arcade Video Game Collectors forum, JAMMA+ (http://www.jammaplus.co.uk) celebrated their 8th birthday, thanks to the organisational skills of one member, bensonrad, a group of specially selected members congregated at the UK’s premier place for retro arcade gaming, Arcade Barn in Exeter. Some 30 members and 20 on the sunday, ate dots,

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Arcade Barn Video Imminent

Been franticly trying to edit together all the footage from the JAMMA+ 8th Birthday party at Arcade Barn on 1st/2nd October but been having some major headaches with Final Cut Pro 10 – it keeps crashing. You zoom in, cut a piece, zoom out, click something else and the program freezes about 1 in 4

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Hardcore Gamers Till The Power Switch Gets Thrown

The birthday bash was going well all day and we were strong in numbers but around 5pm many took to the dark side and were seduced by the pub. A select few remained true to the rebellion and returned to the barn for more night time gaming. The atmosphere changed, the lights came down, 80’s

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