Thursday, 16 June 2011

New High Score

Just had a great game on WCS almost beating my Grand Champion score....3.5 Billion in the end. I beat Germany 5:4 in the world cup final with a goal as the air horn went off and then beat them again through multiball.

Tuesday, 14 June 2011

World Cup Soccer at night

Thought I'd post a few pics of the WCS pin when it's illuminated:

I'll put up a short video of the whole Kitchen Arcade soon and then I've got loads of pics from when I took the machine to bits for cleaning and fixing so I'll start posting those along with some info on what I did. I'll also get round to updating the World Cup Soccer High Score table tomorrow :-)

Monday, 13 June 2011

The New and Improved Kitchen Arcade

A new addition to the Kitchen Arcade means I've got both video games and pinball covered

It's a World Cup Soccer 94 pinball machine made by Bally Williams to celebrate the World Cup that was held in the USA that year....won by Brazil I think. It's in good condition for a 17 year old machine and has only really needed cleaning and a few minor fixes since I bought it. I'll go into more detail on how I took it to pieces, cleaned and fixed it in future posts as well as give some more info on the rules of the game and how I'm getting on with it. For now here's a few more pictures:

Sunday, 12 June 2011

A new addition

It's been a while since I've posted anything but I'm pleased to say that the Kitchen Arcade has expanded recently with the addition of a World Cup Soccer 94 pinball machine. Pictures and info will follow shortly as well as a minor update the to layout of the blog.

Sunday, 20 February 2011

Some HyperSpin Themes

I've been spending a lot of time learning how to use Photoshop recently so I could create my own themes for HyperSpin. The themes are what you see when you navigate to a particular game or system within HyperSpin and are the key thing in customising the look of the Kitchen Arcade. Below are some photo's of what I've come up with so far:

Great 100 Mile Rally

Battle Garegga

I've also started playing a quite a bit of Gyruss and I'll post my first go at a review soon...when I stop messing about in Photoshop :-)

Tuesday, 8 February 2011

Pictures of the Kitchen Arcade

Dreamcast Update: I've managed to get nullDC working and successfully booting games so Jet Grind Radio is now playable on the Kitchen Arcade.

Monday, 7 February 2011

Whats running on the Kitchen Arcade?

The whole point of replacing the PC in the Kitchen Arcade was so it could run the HyperSpin front end and a number of different emulators. Installing HyperSpin was really simple and there's full instructions on their website (link shown in My Favourite Gaming Sites at the bottom). The site also includes help on getting some of the more popular emulators running as well.

The current list of emulators running on the Kitchen Arcade is:

  • MAME - Arcade games
  • ZSNES - Super Nintendo
  • Nestopia - Nintendo Entertainment System
  • Project 64 - Nintendo 64
  • Virtual Boy Advance - Gameboy Advance
  • Stella - Atari 2600
  • Kega Fusion - Sega Megadrive/Genesis
I've also got some jukebox software installed so I can listen to music when cooking and washing the pots :-) I'm in the process of trying to get the Sega Dreamcast emulator nullDC working as well but it's not quite there yet. It keeps crashing when I try and boot a game but I think I've had a bit of a breakthrough this evening so hopefully it won't be long before I'll be playing Jet Grind Radio!

I'll put some more pics of the cab up next time.....