Thursday, April 28, 2011

Update: Pac-Man Upright Cabinet

A few months ago, I posted that I was attempting to fix up my worn Pac-Man Upright Cabinet.  Well, here's an update to what I've done since:

After I fixed the short in the power cord on the Pac-Man Upright Cabinet, I went to work on the control panel.  It was in bad shape. The first player button was broken to where it couldn't hold a switch, but the second player button worked well enough so I replaced it with the first player button.  Every direction worked on the joystick except for up.  The switch for the up direction was broken beyond repair.  I ended up replacing that switch with the good one from the player select buttons.  I purchased a soldering iron and removed the wiring from the joystick switches.  The joystick wiggled a bit, so I added some washers to fill the gap between the joystick mount and the control panel.  I then proceeded to solder the wires back onto the switches and attach the control panel back onto the cabinet.  Finally, I ordered new player select buttons to replace the old ones.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

SNES: Star Fox

My first experience with the Star Fox series was on the N64 with Star Fox 64.  After completely annihilating the game and beating it completely, I decided to visit Star Fox on the SNES.  And as of today, I still have not completed the game.  I'm under the impression that the older the game, the harder it is to beat.  Or maybe I just have less patience for older games.  Anyways, below is the SNES Star Fox ending video that I've never personally experienced.  Enjoy!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

SNES: Super Mario RPG

Super Mario RPG was one of my favorite games as a kid.  I love role-playing games and I've always enjoyed playing Mario games, so Super Mario RPG was the bee's knees for me.  I always found the game challenging (such as timing with Bowser to break down a door and doing puzzles in the right order) and the storyline was enjoyable.  I want to revisit this game due to the  impossible Final Fantasy-style boss fight with Culex.  I was never able to beat him and that fact haunts me to today.  Growing up, I always attempted the fight but ended up skipping it due to frustration. 

Friday, April 15, 2011

Something different...

So I've been thinking about changing the direction of this blog.  I have not decided on a specific theme or subject yet, but the change should occur soon.  But in the meantime, enjoy Hitler's end in Wolfenstein 3D, one of my favorite computer games as a kid (and my brother's all-time favorite classic game).  I hope this brings back tons of awesome memories.