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Author Topic: Mini QBert and Centipede arcade from Basic Fun. Possible hidden game to unlock.  (Read 1536 times)

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I  bought both Centipede and Qbert mini cabs from Walmart. I looked inside each cab and discovered, both games use the same circuit board, with the only difference being, one small fuse or capacitor ( I don't have enough circuit board experience to know the difference). Anyway it looks like one could potentially unlock the hidden QBert game inside of the Centipede cab and vice versa, unlock the hidden Centipede game inside of the QBert cab by adding or removing J1 or R4 from the circuit board.

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The joystick on the centipede makes me want to cry.

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J1 has a number of 0
R4 has a number of 310
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The joystick on the centipede makes me want to cry.

Remember those tiny trackballs on the old blackberry phones?  Would it work?

https://www.amazon.com/Blackberry-Curve-Pearl-Replacement-Trackball/dp/B001ISH2DG
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If you added in a analog to digital converter like the old 2600 trackballs did it might.  The thing is those pcbs are pretty big and I doubt they would fit inside that little thing.

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Just bought the Q*Bert myself.  Really wish the joystick was on the right side ???

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Just bought the Q*Bert myself.  Really wish the joystick was on the right side ???
I dont know why they didnt just put it in the middle.

Can anyone confirm that the joystick is actually angled?

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Can anyone confirm that the joystick is actually angled?
It's 4-way, angled (with the pads at the diagonals), and pins on the bottom of the stick that let it rock only into the corners.
Centipede is the same stick (also 4 way only!), but straight.

Neither is terribly easy to play.

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I might pick some up for shelf candy at the very least.

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Anybody got a sku?  I can't find them on Walmart.com.  You guys have peaked my curiosity. 

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Anybody got a sku?  I can't find them on Walmart.com.  You guys have peaked my curiosity.
Q*bert is UPC 885561095432, Centipede is UPC 885561095418
The UPC is what shows on the receipt.

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You guys have peaked my curiosity.

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Where are these located in Walmart?  I've not been able to find them in the store or on the website.

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Where are these located in Walmart?  I've not been able to find them in the store or on the website.
Mine were in the toy department with the other electronic games, like the series' earlier Pacman and Space Invaders, which are listed on the website.

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Interesting looking but would definitely need some work to be useable.  :cheers:
Anybody got a sku?  I can't find them on Walmart.com.  You guys have peaked my curiosity. 
Brickseek lists them if you want to check if your local store has them :

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Centipede Mini Arcade Game
SKU 126129499
MSRP: N.A.
UPC 885561095418

and

Q*bert Mini Arcade Game
SKU 198523085
MSRP: N.A.
UPC 885561095432
« Last Edit: February 26, 2017, 01:16:17 pm by JDFan »

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Interesting looking but would definitely need some work to be useable.  :cheers:
Anybody got a sku?  I can't find them on Walmart.com.  You guys have peaked my curiosity. 
Brickseek lists them if you want to check if your local store has them :

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Centipede Mini Arcade Game
SKU 126129499
MSRP: N.A.
UPC 885561095418

and

Q*bert Mini Arcade Game
SKU 198523085
MSRP: N.A.
UPC 885561095432

 :cheers:

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Looks like all my local Walmarts have plenty.  Strange it isn't on the website. 

I saw some videos online and it looks like the screen is stretched to 4:3.  Anybody looked into fixing that?

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Since this is a NES in a Chip, I wonder how easily it would be to add a cartridge port... Looks like a mess of glob top there.

  
 

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