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Author Topic: Coleco - Galaga Micro Mame Arcade  (Read 2774 times)

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Coleco - Galaga Micro Mame Arcade
« on: January 12, 2013, 06:00:59 pm »
I've always wanted to turn one of those Coleco mini arcades into a mame machine.  The other week I got sent a Coleco Pacman mini arcade which was missing most of its stickers, decided to open it up and proceeded to break the PCB :realmad:

Making best of a bad situation I thought Id give maming this thing out a go.  My design concept was basically , if Coleco had made a Galaga Mini Arcade, what would it look like. I ended up spending a few days image editing some Galaga artwork for it , then printing it off my self.   The internals are an iCade Jr I got from Thinkgeek for $15.  I modded the iCade JR board heavily to wire in some real buttons and to marry an original Coleco Mini arcade joystick to it. I also, married the original Coleco /mini arcade battery pack into it.

It works via bluetooth connection to your iphone or ipod touch and will run :
 
*  Most Emulators including imame4all
*  All IOS games that support the iCade (like Temple Run(which it's awesome for)  etc, there are a lot now)
*  All IOS Games generally that can be mapped via Blutrol (As Blutrol supports the iCade)


Here are some random build photo's:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/60707580@N04/sets/72157632493731706/


Here is a demo of the Coleco Galaga Mini Cab I built:





Also, here are some old 80's TV ads for the Coleco Mini Arcades:

]Coleco Mr. Arcade 1982








I couldn't help it, so I also made my own spoof ad for the Coleco Galaga I built. Prepare for some bad acting and remember , what is seen cannot be unseen. You can see it here:

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Re: Coleco - Galaga Micro Mame Arcade
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2013, 06:53:42 pm »
Needs more special effects!

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Re: Coleco - Galaga Micro Mame Arcade
« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2013, 04:21:03 am »
I couldn't help it, so I also made my own spoof ad for the Coleco Galaga I built. Prepare for some bad acting and remember , what is seen cannot be unseen. You can see it here:



What about the rebate?

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Re: Coleco - Galaga Micro Mame Arcade
« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2013, 10:33:31 am »
Really nice merging of 1980's tech with 2010's tech.  :applaud:

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Re: Coleco - Galaga Micro Mame Arcade
« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2013, 01:10:50 pm »
Great little cab.  :applaud:

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Coleco - Galaga Micro Mame Arcade
« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2013, 11:24:39 am »
These minis are great! Love the look of the pinball machine