While I’ve been enjoying my Pole Position restoration, I have been getting the urge to construct a new machine again. I recently acquired a few different PCB’s that would go great in a new cab. I posted about the Mortal Kombat 1 set a few weeks back, but I’ve put that on hold for the moment as I’m undecided on what sort of machine it will go into (a replica upright, or a custom themed lowboy). Meanwhile, another PCB was screaming out to me to go into a machine – Arkanoid.
While I don’t find Arkanoid to be overly exciting as a game, the fact it uses a spinner makes it different to other cabs I’ve build, and some of the original Taito cabs are pleasing to look at.
It’s an original Taito Arkanoid board, with harness and I also scored an original spinner with it.
I plan to rebuild the harness to tidy it up and make it more presentable. I also took a 5V harness from a dead PC to use with the spinner.
G – 22 Pin edge connector.
|Component side||Solder Side|
|SPEAKER +||5||E||SPEAKER –|
|P1 START||12||N||P2 START|
|P1 RIGHT||15||S||P2 RIGHT|
|P1 LEFT||16||T||P2 LEFT|
|P1 FIRE||21||Y||P2 FIRE|
Dipswitch settings. Settings marked with * indicate the default dipswitch setting. I havne’t been able to find clear documentation on switches 8 and 9.
|4||EXTRA LIFE||20K, 60K, 60K*||20K|
|6||COIN/PLAY||1 COIN / 1 CREDIT*||1 COIN / 2 CREDIT|