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Arcade Virtual Boy Project

Post by Tighe » Fri Jun 10, 2011 1:58 pm

Hi Everyone,

It has been a while since I posted here, but I would like to share this project of mine with you. I converted a Virtual Boy into an arcade cabinet inspired after Atari's Battlezone. You might remember the NESp I build back in 2001. Since then I have moved more toward arcade collecting and restoration, but this project really is somewhere in-between.

Blog Post:
http://www.tighelory.com/2011/06/arcade ... l-boy.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Youtube:
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KLOV forums thread about me building it (this has the most information)
http://forums.arcade-museum.com/showthread.php?t=180916" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Post by bassmasta » Sat Jun 11, 2011 1:07 am

Beautiful. A work of art!
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Post by Tighe » Sat Jun 11, 2011 6:03 am

bassmasta wrote:Beautiful. A work of art!
Thanks!

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Post by Metallica Man X » Sat Jun 11, 2011 9:45 am

It's beautiful! That is museum quality right there!

...and it looks like you have a museum going already lol.
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Post by Tighe » Sun Jun 12, 2011 5:26 pm

Thanks guys! I really appreciate all the positive feedback!

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Post by lovablechevy » Mon Jun 13, 2011 11:06 am

wow. that is so very beautiful... i think i'm in love.

very very professional quality! congrats!
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Post by Tibia » Mon Jun 13, 2011 11:42 am

Gorgeous work! It looks so professional! I especially love the attention to the tiniest details, like the dedication plaque and the serial number tag. The cabinet is just plain gorgeous!
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Re: Arcade Virtual Boy Project

Post by Narik » Thu Jun 16, 2011 9:05 pm

Absolutely Amazing work! I can only imagine what it's like playing Galactic Pinball on that. Never forget how addicted I was to that game.
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Post by Tighe » Thu Jun 16, 2011 10:50 pm

Narik wrote:Absolutely Amazing work! I can only imagine what it's like playing Galactic Pinball on that. Never forget how addicted I was to that game.
Galatic Pinball is AWESOME on it!

Here is my impressions of what I have played:

Galactic pinball
Perfect with the side buttons! Launching with "a" is eazy and so is slamming. The shooting bonus in the cosmic table works great with the joy.

Vertical force:
Using the topfire is awesome. This game is great on the cabinet.

Red alarm:
Another game that works really well, the dual sticks are great,it just takes a minute to adjust to press the a an b buttons.

Wario
Works great the joy gives it more of an arcade feel.

Mario clash
Same as wario.

3d tetris
Also just better overall

Panic bomber
Now o don't know which system I like. Tp play this on more,the vb or nep geo.

Golf
Not much to say, it's golf. Good game not much benefit for the cabinet.

Same for baseball.

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Re: Arcade Virtual Boy Project

Post by Tighe » Thu Jul 07, 2011 8:47 pm

Jeff Williams wrote:So beautiful ! and so cool !

It looks professional, I really love it :D

congratulate!
Thanks man! I really appreciate it! Now I am on to my new project, restoring a Donkey Kong Cabaret cabinet.

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Post by Haunted360 » Thu Jul 07, 2011 10:53 pm

Tis' true. @Museum quality right there 8)

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Re: Arcade Virtual Boy Project

Post by Tighe » Fri Jul 08, 2011 5:57 am

Haunted360 wrote:Tis' true. @Museum quality right there 8)
Thanks!

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