Nintendo cabs... restore or convert?

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Nintendo cabs... restore or convert?

Postby Sparky » Wed Jan 03, 2018 9:03 pm

Hey guys,

I was curious as to what may be prople's opinions on this. I have the following cabs:

1- Nintendo dual-monitor Playchoice 10. Fair condition, but empty. No control panel or monitors. I have the cab and the glass.

2- Nintendo single-monitor Playchoice 10. Decent condition, converted to jamma. Complete but needs new art, and a board.

3- Nintendo redtent. Empty but good condition.

I wanted to know what you would do with them. My obvious one is to mame-out the redtent. It is perfect for that, with the capacity to play 4-players comfortably. All I need to do is install 2 LCD monitors, wire it, and slap in a computer. All parts I already have.

The Playchoice 10 single monitor... I could restore it. But... PC10 boards are pricey. So... put in an NES? Mame it too with just Nintendo games? Convert it? This is the one I am stuck on...

The Playchoice 10 dual-monitor is empty, so to restore it would be completely insane. But... mame it? One crazy-ass idea I have is to slap in a 37" LCD vertically and create a virtual pin with it. Kinda perfect for it in a sense.

Opinions?
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Re: Nintendo cabs... restore or convert?

Postby WARLOCK » Wed Jan 03, 2018 9:07 pm

Put LCD's and games in them. Mame them all.
I am not big on the vertical virtual pin though.

You know I have the Scorpion cab. you sold me for that still.
It is at Bluffs (as you know) and waiting for that when we are ready.

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Re: Nintendo cabs... restore or convert?

Postby Sparky » Wed Jan 03, 2018 9:16 pm

WARLOCK wrote:Put LCD's and games in them. Mame them all.
I am not big on the vertical virtual pin though.

You know I have the Scorpion cab. you sold me for that still.
It is at Bluffs (as you know) and waiting for that when we are ready.


Why have 1 mame when you can have 3... LOL I like your style.

Oh, I did forget to mention that the dual-monitor still has the marquee on it.

A Buddy wants the single-monitor and wants me to convert it to a Nokitomi game... LOL
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Re: Nintendo cabs... restore or convert?

Postby Chris Silver » Thu Jan 04, 2018 9:14 am

If it can be restored to original and has a market then go for it. If not, do what works for you or what would be sold and enjoyed by someone else for a realistic price.
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Re: Nintendo cabs... restore or convert?

Postby Sparky » Thu Jan 04, 2018 9:22 am

Chris Silver wrote:If it can be restored to original and has a market then go for it. If not, do what works for you or what would be sold and enjoyed by someone else for a realistic price.


Not really. Although PC10's are cool, they don't go for much more than 6-700$ restored. It would cost me more just to get 2 nice monitors. I have an idea what to do...
Now playing in Sparky's Power Station: Jungle Lord, Sorcerer, Flash, Grand Lizard, Time Fantasy, Freefall, Big Game, BSD, Genesis, Totem, Bumper, Marathon, Queen of Hearts, Lady Luck (Recel), Slapshot retheme pin, Zombie Walk retheme pin, Wizard of Wor, Sprint 2, Major Havok mame, Mametendo redtent, Pintendo virtual pinball, and lots of others in restoration.

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Re: Nintendo cabs... restore or convert?

Postby Chris Silver » Thu Jan 04, 2018 11:05 am

Sparky wrote:
Chris Silver wrote:If it can be restored to original and has a market then go for it. If not, do what works for you or what would be sold and enjoyed by someone else for a realistic price.


Not really. Although PC10's are cool, they don't go for much more than 6-700$ restored. It would cost me more just to get 2 nice monitors. I have an idea what to do...


Build what makes you happy or sell at a proper price to someone committed to restoring it to its former glory.
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Re: Nintendo cabs... restore or convert?

Postby Mrhide » Thu Jan 04, 2018 11:18 am

si yé jamma, sell it as is !
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Re: Nintendo cabs... restore or convert?

Postby Coitusmysterioso » Thu Jan 04, 2018 11:36 am

In Toronto all 3 of those are in high demand and usually bring good money when complete. I'm sure a collector would be looking for them.

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Re: Nintendo cabs... restore or convert?

Postby b1buwg97 » Thu Jan 04, 2018 11:42 am

Sparky wrote:Hey guys,

I was curious as to what may be prople's opinions on this. I have the following cabs:

1- Nintendo dual-monitor Playchoice 10. Fair condition, but empty. No control panel or monitors. I have the cab and the glass.

2- Nintendo single-monitor Playchoice 10. Decent condition, converted to jamma. Complete but needs new art, and a board.

3- Nintendo redtent. Empty but good condition.

I wanted to know what you would do with them. My obvious one is to mame-out the redtent. It is perfect for that, with the capacity to play 4-players comfortably. All I need to do is install 2 LCD monitors, wire it, and slap in a computer. All parts I already have.

The Playchoice 10 single monitor... I could restore it. But... PC10 boards are pricey. So... put in an NES? Mame it too with just Nintendo games? Convert it? This is the one I am stuck on...

The Playchoice 10 dual-monitor is empty, so to restore it would be completely insane. But... mame it? One crazy-ass idea I have is to slap in a 37" LCD vertically and create a virtual pin with it. Kinda perfect for it in a sense.

Opinions?


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Re: Nintendo cabs... restore or convert?

Postby shovelhed » Thu Jan 04, 2018 3:28 pm

I'd love a red tent. Monitors are tough to get for them, though. I'd trade you a working Ms Pac cocktail restored and beautiful and working with a 60 in 1 for it. Think of the work you'll save :)

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Re: Nintendo cabs... restore or convert?

Postby Sparky » Thu Jan 04, 2018 3:42 pm

None are for sale (other than the single-monitor promised to someone), and under NO circumstances are any getting junked. Never.
Now playing in Sparky's Power Station: Jungle Lord, Sorcerer, Flash, Grand Lizard, Time Fantasy, Freefall, Big Game, BSD, Genesis, Totem, Bumper, Marathon, Queen of Hearts, Lady Luck (Recel), Slapshot retheme pin, Zombie Walk retheme pin, Wizard of Wor, Sprint 2, Major Havok mame, Mametendo redtent, Pintendo virtual pinball, and lots of others in restoration.

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Re: Nintendo cabs... restore or convert?

Postby Sparky » Thu Jan 04, 2018 3:44 pm

shovelhed wrote:I'd love a red tent. Monitors are tough to get for them, though. I'd trade you a working Ms Pac cocktail restored and beautiful and working with a 60 in 1 for it.


No thanks. Not really interested in a Namco cocktail. I have 2 kits I have had for 5 years that have yet to be assembled.
Now playing in Sparky's Power Station: Jungle Lord, Sorcerer, Flash, Grand Lizard, Time Fantasy, Freefall, Big Game, BSD, Genesis, Totem, Bumper, Marathon, Queen of Hearts, Lady Luck (Recel), Slapshot retheme pin, Zombie Walk retheme pin, Wizard of Wor, Sprint 2, Major Havok mame, Mametendo redtent, Pintendo virtual pinball, and lots of others in restoration.

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Re: Nintendo cabs... restore or convert?

Postby shovelhed » Thu Jan 04, 2018 3:48 pm

Sparky wrote:
shovelhed wrote:I'd love a red tent. Monitors are tough to get for them, though. I'd trade you a working Ms Pac cocktail restored and beautiful and working with a 60 in 1 for it.


No thanks. Not really interested in a Namco cocktail. I have 2 kits I have had for 5 years that have yet to be assembled.

Worth a shot! :)



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