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General Chat => Arcade Lifestyle => Topic started by: Belike on October 11, 2011, 07:57:47 PM



Title: I was beaten by my curiosity again!
Post by: Belike on October 11, 2011, 07:57:47 PM
After a lot of hesitation and sleepless nights, I finally decided to take a look at this (http://www.dragonslairfans.com/smfor/index.php?topic=2977.0) machine. :D
Unfortunately I had to rush for it from work by stealth and couldn't make pics, but it was just a 100 km long roadtrip in an empty motorway, so you didn't miss too much.
Some pics at arrival:
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-DEfLjwKgcJs/TpNHXyvx1TI/AAAAAAAAEvg/nCYNd8GyYGo/s800/Donkey%252520Kong%25252C%252520Salamander%252520001.jpg)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-FrOWzzIJf_M/TpNHXZk0j6I/AAAAAAAAEvc/-aIJXzDu7T4/s800/Donkey%252520Kong%25252C%252520Salamander%252520003.jpg)

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-PJFiWB-jj24/TpNHZYor9RI/AAAAAAAAEvo/0CJKNccdrJI/s640/Donkey%252520Kong%25252C%252520Salamander%252520005.jpg)



Title: Re: I was beaten by my curiosity again!
Post by: Superully on October 11, 2011, 08:09:21 PM
uh, that looks rough at the bottom. at least there's a monitor to be salvaged? what about the pcb?

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-FrOWzzIJf_M/TpNHXZk0j6I/AAAAAAAAEvc/-aIJXzDu7T4/s800/Donkey%252520Kong%25252C%252520Salamander%252520003.jpg)

what is that inside in the lower right corner? a ball? :o


Title: Re: I was beaten by my curiosity again!
Post by: Belike on October 11, 2011, 08:09:48 PM
I asked the usual question from myself if I want it or need it or if I have the space to store it, but after 3 big NO, it is here. ;D
Let's investigate what is inside:
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-vOVf1d_5vi8/TpNHdgS-LwI/AAAAAAAAEwM/-qaaXaEXQ4M/s800/Donkey%252520Kong%25252C%252520Salamander%252520015.jpg)
The usual jamma+gambling machine setup, a Hantarex mtc 900 and some toys. ;D
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-3NQHAytngKA/TpNHeM9TtEI/AAAAAAAAEwI/bByzyiL3TEY/s800/Donkey%252520Kong%25252C%252520Salamander%252520018.jpg)
The gambling game pcb used to work 20 years ago
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-V-ipa88qxKs/TpNHiFYpz0I/AAAAAAAAEwk/0q2nX8j_9H8/s800/Donkey%252520Kong%25252C%252520Salamander%252520027.jpg)
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-o3HDdwAZsDk/TpNHi2gmIJI/AAAAAAAAEwo/ozZWu1Joocw/s800/Donkey%252520Kong%25252C%252520Salamander%252520028.jpg)


Title: Re: I was beaten by my curiosity again!
Post by: Belike on October 11, 2011, 08:17:20 PM
I was hoping to find some original arts under those terrible stickers, but I was out of my luck this time. :-\
It has 2 plexi bezels, I guess one of them was the original, I found a minor sign of the yellow painting on it.
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-JLrnLSRL8oU/TpNHbYzXaCI/AAAAAAAAEv4/OO_RMY363jY/s800/Donkey%252520Kong%25252C%252520Salamander%252520009.jpg)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-6QoFwJoQ5kQ/TpNHbWpVZLI/AAAAAAAAEv8/zTyiAD-ivp8/s800/Donkey%252520Kong%25252C%252520Salamander%252520010.jpg)
There was also nothing under the sideart decals, but the shape of the remaining glue could be seen from the original stickers.
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-RiB4Gx64O14/TpNHh6Xi_YI/AAAAAAAAEwc/iicE1SS_cko/s640/Donkey%252520Kong%25252C%252520Salamander%252520020.jpg)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-t6tS662d1Bc/TpNHfyETnjI/AAAAAAAAEwQ/V1Kelj_9EOU/s800/Donkey%252520Kong%25252C%252520Salamander%252520019.jpg)


Title: Re: I was beaten by my curiosity again!
Post by: Belike on October 11, 2011, 08:21:37 PM
Monitor area
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-puBwoEcMdgU/TpNHZge_CuI/AAAAAAAAEvs/WBFdLpJ7Sec/s800/Donkey%252520Kong%25252C%252520Salamander%252520007.jpg)
Backdoor and the missing plug
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-NmBrH7bV07g/TpNHeGg2gTI/AAAAAAAAEwE/gyXqNijRdJM/s640/Donkey%252520Kong%25252C%252520Salamander%252520012.jpg)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-QGuajLI6EXI/TpNHbwSit2I/AAAAAAAAEwA/sfmO-GP3uAU/s800/Donkey%252520Kong%25252C%252520Salamander%252520011.jpg)
Let's supply a plug and start the engines ;D

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(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-vImadY_Y3bc/TpNHjPxHnJI/AAAAAAAAEws/O7H50DDd8Z8/s800/Donkey%252520Kong%25252C%252520Salamander%252520029.jpg)


Title: Re: I was beaten by my curiosity again!
Post by: Superully on October 11, 2011, 08:22:12 PM
;D love those toys!!!

well, at least there's a switcher, a monitor and some other parts there worth salvaging, the cabinet itself i'd take to the dumpster!

EDIT: salamander, not bad at all!!! :spaceace: and the monitor is working as well


Title: Re: I was beaten by my curiosity again!
Post by: Belike on October 11, 2011, 08:33:12 PM
I guess it is a bootleg pcb, but seems like it is fully working and after some adjustments the Hanty mtc 900 has a very nice bright screen.
Now let's start to investigate the weird parts of this cab, I hope Ully can help us to check some details at the Storage. ;D
First of all:the coin door.
It looks like not original, but there is an untouched original Nintendo sticker inside with serial number.
There was a similar Donkey Kong (http://www.ebay.de/itm/170700925165?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649) on ebay a few weeks ago, we can compare it.
Mine:
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-2vzEgo-34gc/TpNHgwoV9hI/AAAAAAAAEwU/huO2d99fyGY/s800/Donkey%252520Kong%25252C%252520Salamander%252520023.jpg)
Ebay:
(http://i.ebayimg.com/00/$(KGrHqUOKoYE5koSPpBFBOedelee0Q~~_12.JPG)
As you can see my serial is much lower, maybe it was the early version of the licensed DK?


Title: Re: I was beaten by my curiosity again!
Post by: Belike on October 11, 2011, 08:44:42 PM
Ok, let's take a look at this pic again.
The marquee has the Nintendo sign on it, I'm pretty sure it was not replaced by the previous owners, it has not too much sense.
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-PJFiWB-jj24/TpNHZYor9RI/AAAAAAAAEvo/0CJKNccdrJI/s640/Donkey%252520Kong%25252C%252520Salamander%252520005.jpg)
Ebay machine without Nintendo sign:
(http://i.ebayimg.com/00/$(KGrHqIOKnEE4-2Gw0QLBOeddpf)Bg~~_12.JPG)

And the cp, I guess it is the original one (Ully can you confirm?), but the button hole setup doesn't match also.(I mean the original 3 on the top)
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-HUo1K4WPROE/TpNHapQTv1I/AAAAAAAAEv0/qEnDDUTSUA0/s800/Donkey%252520Kong%25252C%252520Salamander%252520008.jpg)
The original setup
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2445/3936750692_6f518f4da7_o.jpg)


Title: Re: I was beaten by my curiosity again!
Post by: Belike on October 11, 2011, 08:52:44 PM
So, that's it.
I think Ully is right, this cab is extremly beaten and it does not worth a restoration, I'm afraid it will end up in the dumpster. :-\
Anyway, let's see the bright side as always, I bought a nice workig Hantarex mtc 900, a Salamnder pcb, an original Donkey Kong marquee, switcher, joysticks, etc. for altogether 25 eur, we can say it was a good deal. ;D


Title: Re: I was beaten by my curiosity again!
Post by: Superully on October 11, 2011, 08:56:03 PM
I bought a nice workig Hantarex mtc 900, a Salamnder pcb, an original Donkey Kong marquee, switcher, joysticks, etc. for altogether 25 eur, we can say it was a good deal. ;D

agreed!!!


Title: Re: I was beaten by my curiosity again!
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on October 11, 2011, 09:30:47 PM
That Hanty is alone more worth than 25  ;)

Well done !

here is the licence sticker of my DK table (that now is property of Erik/CKong by the way)

It looks like the same sticker

(http://www.opdenkelder.com/pics/dktable/37.jpg)


Title: Re: I was beaten by my curiosity again!
Post by: oldcomputerfan on October 11, 2011, 11:15:47 PM
I would say: DO NOT THROW AWAY THE CAB. This is a very rare Donkey Kong.


Title: Re: I was beaten by my curiosity again!
Post by: Robinholland on October 11, 2011, 11:29:35 PM
Burn the cab  :D


Title: Re: I was beaten by my curiosity again!
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on October 11, 2011, 11:41:52 PM
I would say: DO NOT THROW AWAY THE CAB. This is a very rare Donkey Kong.

Burn the cab  :D

LOL !   :D


Title: Re: I was beaten by my curiosity again!
Post by: Belike on October 12, 2011, 10:04:40 AM
I would say: DO NOT THROW AWAY THE CAB. This is a very rare Donkey Kong.
Ok, just send me your adress, it will be on the way to your place next week. ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: I was beaten by my curiosity again!
Post by: Vnera on October 12, 2011, 11:45:37 AM
salamander is AWSOME! really cool game to have.


Title: Re: I was beaten by my curiosity again!
Post by: Belike on October 12, 2011, 03:49:02 PM
salamander is AWSOME! really cool game to have.
Yeah, it is the same "brainkiller" horizontal shooter as R-Type. :D


Title: Re: I was beaten by my curiosity again!
Post by: Belike on November 03, 2011, 09:14:13 PM
R.I.P.
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-Sy-K30lAaDg/TpsZRWmqs6I/AAAAAAAAE4s/GUkfTnVUtNE/s800/20111015364.jpg)


Title: Re: I was beaten by my curiosity again!
Post by: Level42 on November 03, 2011, 11:20:03 PM
It's not burning !  ;D