Vas the Man’s Arcade

I’m a bit of an arcade nut. It’s amusing that when I was studying at university, the year when I got the best academic performance was the year when I spent the least time studying, and the most time playing arcade games. Why didn’t I just keep doing it that way?

Anyway, this is a repositiory of miscellaneous information that may or may not be available in other places. No representations are made about the accuracy of any information presented here, and no responsibility will be accepted by any loss, damage or injury caused by any (mis)information presented, or the (ab)use thereof.

Service Mode

Are you confused by the service or test mode on an arcade machine? If it’s listed here, I might have some insight that could help you.

Capcom (カプコン)

Capcom World Service Mode
English translation and explanation of service mode in Capcom’s Capcom World quiz game.
Jangokushi Service Mode
English translation and explanation of service mode in Capcom’s Jangokushi: Haoh no Saihai (カプコンの「雀國志覇王の采牌」), running on Capcom Play System II hardware.

Mitchell (ミッチェル)

Choko Service Mode
English translation and explanation of service mode in Mitchell’s Choko Mahjong Tile Puzzle (ミッチェルの「雀牌パズル長江」), running on Capcom Play System II hardware.

Psikyo (彩京)

Taisen Hot Gimmick Service Mode
English translation and explanation of service mode in Psikyo’s Taisen Hot Gimmick (彩京の「対戦ホットギミック」), running on Psikyo 4 hardware.
Taisen Hot Gimmick Kairakuten Service Mode
English translation and explanation of service mode in Psikyo’s Taisen Hot Gimmick Kairakuten (彩京の「対戦ホットギミック快楽天」), running on Psikyo 4 hardware.
Taisen Hot Gimmick 3 Service Mode
English translation and explanation of service mode in Psikyo’s Taisen Hot Gimmick 3 Digital Surfing (彩京の「対戦ホットギミック3デジタルサーフィ ン」), running on Psikyo 4 hardware.

Visco (ビスコ)

JangJang Shimasho Service Mode
English translation and explanation of service mode in Visco’s Lovely Pop Mahjong JangJang Shimasho (ビスコの「ラブリーポップ麻雀雀々しましょ」), running on SSV hardware.
JangJang Shimasho 2 Service Mode
English translation and explanation of service mode in Visco’s Lovely Pop Mahjong JangJang Shimasho 2 (ビスコの「ラブリーポップ麻雀 雀々しましょ2」), running on SSV hardware.
Keith & Lucy Service Mode
English translation and explanation of service mode in Visco’s Dramatic Adventure Quiz Keith & Lucy (ビスコの 「ドラマティック・アドベンチャー・クイズ キース & ルーシィ」), running on SSV hardware.
Ryohrioh cooKing Service Mode
English translation and explanation of service mode in Visco’s Gourmet Battle Quiz Ryohrioh cooKing (ビスコの「グルメバトルクイズ 料理王cooKing」) running on SSV hardware.

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EoceneMiacid’s Game Logos

I’ve accumulated data on arcade components, and some of it is available here.

EoceneMiacid has painstakingly extracted the logos for thousand of games and very generously made them available to the public.

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Data

I’ve accumulated data on arcade components, and some of it is available here.

Yamaha YMZ770C AMMS-A
English translation of selected text from the Japanese data sheet. Diagrams aren’t included, so keep the Japanese data sheet handy. Also, most of the electrical/timing parameters and physical package specifications are omitted. The translation doesn’t read very naturally (I went for literal translations a lot of the time – “audio output” would work better than “playback” in many cases). It’s XHTML strict, and for some reason it only seems to render correctly in FireFox.

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