A couple of months ago I picked up a Dragon's Lair cabinet that had been converted into a Cobra Command. Unfortunately, it was the JAMMA version, not the Laser Disc
one I was hoping for. Worse yet, was the fact that they tweaked the orientation of the monitor. At any rate, I have started collecting parts for converting it back.
The only parts that I need to complete the cabinet hardware are the monitor plexiglass, the monitor bezel, and the marquee rails. As for electronics, I currently only have the scoreboard and the monitor. My goal is to get the cabinet back into shape and then start hunting down the rest of the electronics.
I can't wait to play Dragon's Lair again on a real cabinet. I will never forget the first time I saw it. It was during a vacation with my family in Hawaii when I was 10 years old. All the sun, beaches, etc. took a far second to attempting to guide Dirk to the Dragon's Lair.
I will be creating a gallery shortly to record the progress of the restoration. This is a quest I can't wait to start...
(June 04, 2004 11:21 PM PDT)
This weekend our local retrocade Ground Kontrol
will be hosting a portion of the interstate high-score championship titled the Classic Video Game Championships Across America. Competitors are going to try for record-breaking scores and win listings in Twin Galaxies'
forthcoming Official Video Game & Pinball Book of World Records.
I for one, will definitely be attending this weekend. In addition to checking out the competition, it will give me a chance to satisfy the vector urge I have been having lately. Ground Kontrol has a ton of vector games: Star Wars, StarCastle, Asteroids, Tempest, etc. I will take some pictures and post them in a new gallery soon.
Some of the games that people will be competing for titles on include Asteroids, Galaga, Missile Command, Space Invaders and 720.
(June 02, 2004 09:19 PM PDT)