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Andreas_AUT
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« on: March 02, 2017, 05:50:32 PM »


Hi guys,

first of all, like I mentioned in the other thread, sadly I deleted my pictures which I made with my smartphone Cry I try to recover them on the weekend at work.

The story:
In an local online market place, some guy posted a few parts from games. I contacted him and told him if he has cabs and games, im interested to show up.
He phoned me, told me he has a few things and I should come over and visit him ( --> look here: http://www.dragonslairfans.com/smfor/index.php?topic=7171.0 )

And today, I rented a transport vehicle and started my journey, which took me 1 hour each way ( like its in the neighbourhood when I compare that roadtrip to nunos roadtrips  Grin ).

As you already know, he has insane prices on some parts/things. He also had pcbs over and over ( most of them are bootlegs ). And then there was 1 cabinet which took my interest. And yes, I didnt had much hope when he told me his price wishes for the other cabs, but he asked me what I would pay for it. I said some numbers, today he raised it a bit but it was still ok for me. And here it is:



It was locked and no keys there. I asked if we can open it and he tried to open it with a screwdriver but in gangsta style mode ( trying to wiggle the lock door out ). I told him to stop, its ok, just dont damage it. So it was a bit of gambling for me, I didnt know what was inside. We knew, it wasnt working.
At home I drilled the locks, but sadly, only the board, manuals and austrian Schilling coins where in, but no game modules ( and in my fantasy, I thought which game would be in )



110,- ATS = about 8,-



But look, that game cab was really popular!



So, I also purchased most original game pcbs, a lot of them from Konami ( since he was the main importeur in austria for Konami ), the games are in unknown condition.



He also put that 2 famicom boards on top of it, like 5 bundles of wire and that asteroids marquee, which I found under plenty of cash gambler marquees. Ah and that PCB holder plus that SNK 1 cartridge board with viewpoint ( which is a great game ).


So, downpoint of this trip is off course no games at my mega tech, but on the other side, I have a mega tech now ( which is also in the states something rare if im correct ).

Next step:

- testing board
- put them into my inventory list
- fix mega tech ( or buy games )
- play

Andreas

Sidenote: all my games are from europe  Grin
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« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2017, 06:10:27 PM »

Awesome!
What are the pcb:s??  Shocked

MegaTech is a wierd game, dont really know if I like it or not, I purchased one last year, they are not common, atleast not here in Sweden.
Through the years I have seen mine and one other (gutted) cabinet for sale here in Sweden.

The only thing I have done with mine is buying more cartridges for it (I have 24 at the moment).
If you need any pictures of anything let me know, so far mine is still working!

May I ask how much you paid for the MegaTech? If they are worth a hefty amount of money I would consider to trade my game away  Grin
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« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2017, 06:20:08 PM »

Well, I have to test the pcbs and maybe identify them with help of my eprom burner.

I played the mega tech 2x now at an event and its nothing else than normal games. The only benefit is you can swap the games easily like SNK games. Much easier than Nintendo playchoice ( in my opinion ).

Thx for your offer, I have to buy a new CPO since mine is damaged.

And Ill PM you the price. I have seen prices from 2000 - 2500 for a working cab ( including games ).

Let me have a look:
Ok, here a bit over a year ago:
https://www.gumtree.com/p/other-video-games/sega-mega-tech-ultimate-retro-games-conversion-the-arcade-machine-you-need-/1153472901

TNT amusement:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IPvLtGiVz20

price discussion:
http://forums.sega.com/showthread.php?506964-I-have-a-Sega-Mega-Tech-System

http://www.jammaplus.co.uk/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=59200&title=sega-mega-system

Anyway, I didnt buy it to resell it, its the conterpart of Nintendos playchoice ( which im interested too ) and im happy to call it my own now  Grin
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« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2017, 06:22:05 PM »

Great catch, I'm also curious about those old pcbs. Cheesy
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« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2017, 01:17:03 PM »

Well, most of the pcbs are "newer" one, here is the list:

50   Crazy Kong   Falcon   original
51   Lethal Enforcers   Konami   original
52   Multisync ADSP II   Atari   original
53   Block Block   Capcom   original
54   Track and Field   Konami   original
55   Frogger   Sega Gremlin   original
56   World Rally 2   Gaelco   original
57   Block Block   Capcom   original
58   Buster Bros ( Pang )   Capcom   original
59   Scramble   Konami   bootleg
60   Cue Brick   Konami   original
61   Mystic Warrior   Konami   original
62   US AAF Mustang   Taito   original
63   Golden Axe 2   Sega   original
64   Open Golf Championship   Konami   original
65   Xexex   Konami   original
66   1942   Capcom   original
67   Xexex   Konami   original
68   Nemesis   Konami   original
69   Crazy Kong part 2   Falcon   original
70   Tank 2   Atari   original
71   Huh? 800-0032   Sega Gremling   original

Well, over all, the purchase was ok. But I would not say it was cheap or a great deal.
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« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2017, 06:12:26 PM »

Sorry guys, I didnt update my purchase after that bulk buy. Here we go:

72   Moon Cresta   original
73   Free Kick   
74   Galaga   bootleg
75   Nibbler   bootleg
76   Hellfire   Taito   original
77   Ghost n Goblins   bootleg Italia
78   Scramble   Karateko   bootleg french
79   Destroyer from Jail   Philko   original
80   Panic Road   Seibu   original
81   Twin Hawk   ?
82   The cliffhanger Edward Randy   Data East   original
83   Mayday   Falcon   original
84   Amidar   bootleg
85   Moon Cresta   bootleg

Cabs: I got a nice Outrun cabinet us upright, which needs work ( off course ). 4 new cabs next week !!
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« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2017, 11:30:54 PM »

Cabs: I got a nice Outrun cabinet us upright, which needs work ( off course ). 4 new cabs next week !!

you seem to be unstoppable. have you already "revealed" where all those cabs are going to be displayed? i'm always curious to learn about other people's plans ...
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« Reply #7 on: April 02, 2017, 07:08:07 PM »

Well, space and money stop me now  Grin

I have a normal sized house and next big step is to rebuild the attic. Means ill raise the walls a bit. Its planned to transfer it into my gameroom, which is ( - wc, bar, chimney ) about 70-75 qm2 of space  Grin
I already made some plans how I should place the cabs to get the most amount up there. Actually, im still scratching my head HOW I get them up there alone. I thought about an electric dolly or that "outdoor elevator" like roof tiler use them ( but price is from 2000,- up to 5000,- = too much for me ). So my mainplan is to do it like the dutch.
I hope everything is done at the end of this year!
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« Reply #8 on: April 02, 2017, 07:37:18 PM »

sounds fantastic! 70 - 75 sqm is amazing - the only downside is bringing all those games upstairs. been there, done that, never wanna do it again. do you have any pics of the current attic situation?
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« Reply #9 on: April 13, 2017, 09:53:14 PM »

Ok, roadtrip to that seller continued.

This time, he cleaned up his storage. Last information was that he has about 60 bootlegs and 10 original pcbs. I grabbed my purse, rent a big car to fill it up with monitors - well that was the plan.

When I arrived, he had over 100 bootlegs and 30 original games. Off course I didnt have enough money for all.
So I picked up the original games and he gave me a few of them for free and a hantarex too.

He has a lot of spare parts, just look at that gallery:
https://flic.kr/s/aHskW7G49g

By the way, he sold that puckman for 1000,-  shock. He still has that Nurburgring and there was another racing game. But well, I didnt put some attention doing a good picture, so its half cut. Its some old game without a monitor, the objects will be shown through a mirror or so. To be honest, I didnt care really much about it, cause its nothing of interest for me  oppps.
CRT, he had about 4 or 6 13" Hantarex in the original box ( NOS ) and some new tubes too ( 19" ). A lot of high voltage transformer and some parts.
I saw a control panel for, im not sure, lethal enforcer? The 2 revolver are scratched, but complete and what i have seen, nothings broken.

Minutes before we left the storage, I saw an Universal cab. If I remember correct, it had blue sideart, the name of it were 2 words ( 2nd was race or something like that ) and you could move the joystick only left and right. And there were 1 or 2 buttons. Stupid me, I didnt do pictures since it was not a game of that seller.

Ok, only a few boards are left at my garage, the list so far:

65   Hyper Olympic / Track and Field   Konami   original
70   Crazy Kong   Falcon   original
86   Seibu Soccer   Seibu   original   
87   Mr. Do Castle   Universal   original   
88   Asuka & Asuka   Taito   original   
89   Palamedes   Taito   original   
90   Punk Shot   Konami   original   
91   Shanghai 2   Sunsoft   original   
92   Palamedes   Taito   original   
93   Block Block   Capcom   original   
94   Flicky   Sega   original   
95   Flicky   Sega   original   
96   Caveman Ninja   DataEast   original   
97   OutRun   Sega   original   
98   Block Block   Capcom   original   
99   Gryzor / Contra   Konami   original   
100   checkered flag   Konami   original   
101   Raiders 5   UPL Universal   original   
102   Dynamite Dux   Sega   bootleg   
103   Space Invaders   Taito   original   mit Kfig
104   Flying shark   bootleg   
105   Bloxeed   Sega   bootleg   
106   Flying shark   Taito   bootleg   
107   Hammerin Harry   Irem   bootleg   
108   R-Type Irem   bootleg   
109   Caveman Ninja   Data East   original   
110   Block Hole   Konami   original   
111   Jail Break   Konami   original   
112   Bonze Adventure   Taito   original   
113   Elevator Action   Taito   original   
114   Cisco Heat   Jaleco   original   
115   KonamiGT   Konami   original   GX400 board wie Gradius
116   Hard Drivin   Atari   original
117   Cisco Heat   Jaleco   original   Originalbox
118   Magical Twinbee   Konami   original   Originalbox
119   Magical Twinbee   Konami   original   Originalbox
120   Cisco Heat   Jaleco   original   Originalbox
121   Cisco Heat   Jaleco   original   Originalbox




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« Reply #10 on: April 13, 2017, 10:19:07 PM »

.. Does the Flicky boards work?
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« Reply #11 on: April 14, 2017, 08:32:45 AM »

I dont know, had no time testing them.
But im sure I will sell the double/triple titles from my list and some other stuff like ataris hard drivin (2x )...

I will test it, maybe today, and keep you updated!
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« Reply #12 on: April 14, 2017, 01:56:21 PM »

cool, andreas, seems like you found a really nice stash of stuff there!
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« Reply #13 on: April 14, 2017, 02:17:12 PM »

Great story Smiley
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« Reply #14 on: April 14, 2017, 03:25:04 PM »

Thx guys, list updated.

Well on the other side, it was NOT cheap to be honest. And its like gambling, I mean you have a fix price for each pcb and then there is the possibility to get games like Palamedes, Shangai2 and so on...  Grin
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