Are multi-game Jamma boards okay?
April 13, 2012 11:35 AM Subscribe
Arcade cabinet owners; do you have any experience with multi-game boards?
Do they work well? Feel authentic enough while playing?
posted by Monster_Zero to Technology (6 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
As a most excellent wedding gift, my friends restored an old coin-op arcade game and set it up in my house. The game they found (X-Men: Children of the Atom) is fun but I'd like to diversify a little and since the cabinet has Jamma support I'm told this is easy.
I'm not a "serious" collector so the prospect of something like a 60-in-1 board like the one linked above is very tempting. I want it for Juno First, my brother would love to come over and get his 1943 on again, and we can do that all for far less than actually trying to get the original boards (or, for that matter, converting to a MAME cabinet).
Minor differences in play from the original boards are fine; I've actually never played Juno First in the wild. But my brother was a 1943 fanatic in his teens, so will he notice anything 'off'? Will the board itself work okay?