Saturday, January 27, 2018

x2 Basic Fun mini arcade manuals

Hi folks!

Since i have a week-end all to myself (after a few months), i finally scanned many documents which are for one of my other blogs (LOVE M.E.S.S.) and i have x2 manuals i have scanned for this blog:

Basic Fun Centipede Mini Arcade (the color LCD one...NOT the TFT mind you) and also the Basic Fun Pac-Man mini Arcade (also color LCD, not the boring greenish/greyish LCD type).

You can read or download them from the web site by simply going here:

And if you're new to this blog, then you may find other things quite interesting to read and/or to download.


Saturday, January 6, 2018

Late Merry Xmas & Happy New Year!

Hi folks!

Last year wasn't my best year as many personal things happened but now it's a new year which just started and hopefully it will be (way) better than last year.

The last post (regardless my father who passed away), i was announcing the M.A.M.E. version 0.182 (almost a year ago minus 20 days) but now the last version is 0.193, so here's the list of all the electronic handhelds emulated between version 0.183 to 0.193:

MAME 0.193:

* Apollo 13 (Tiger handheld) [hap, Sean Riddle]                               LCD 
* Batman Forever - Double Dose of Doom (Tiger handheld) [hap, Sean Riddle]    LCD 
* Battletoads (Tiger handheld) [hap, Sean Riddle]                             LCD 
* Fonas 3 in 1: Football, Basketball, Soccer [hap, Sean Riddle]               LED
* Gakken Invader 2000 [hap, Sean Riddle]                                      VFD 
* Karnov (Tiger handheld) [hap, Sean Riddle]                                  LCD 
* MC Hammer: U Can't Touch This (Tiger handheld) [hap, Sean Riddle]           LCD 
* Mortal Kombat (Tiger handheld) [hap, Sean Riddle]                           LCD 
* Nightmare Before Christmas (Tiger handheld) [hap, Sean Riddle]              LCD 
* Robocop 2 (Tiger handheld) [hap, Sean Riddle]                                  LCD
* Space Harrier II (Tiger handheld) [hap, Sean Riddle]                          LCD 
* Street Fighter II (Tiger handheld) [hap, Sean Riddle]                          LCD 
* The Shadow (Tiger handheld) [hap, Sean Riddle]                                LCD 
* Vulcan XL 25 [hap, Sean Riddle]                                                         LED

New working clones:
* Coleco Head to Head Hockey (COP420L version) [hap]        LED 
* Coleco Head to Head Soccer (COP420L version) [hap]         LED 
* Robin Hood (Tiger handheld) [hap, Sean Riddle]                   LCD

New machines marked as NOT_WORKING:
* Ninja Gaiden (Tiger handheld) [hap, Sean Riddle]                 LCD

MAME 0.192:
* Nothing!!

MAME 0.191:

* Batman (Tiger handheld) [hap, Sean Riddle]                                  LCD 
* Judge Dredd (Tiger handheld) [hap, Sean Riddle]                          LCD 
* Swamp Thing (Tiger handheld) [hap, Sean Riddle]                        LCD

MAME 0.190:

* Altered Beast (Tiger handheld) [hap, Sean Riddle]                        LCD 
* R-Zone: Batman Forever [hap, Sean Riddle]                                 LCD 
* R-Zone: Indy 500 [hap, Sean Riddle]                                             LCD

MAME 0.189:

* Double Dribble (Konami handheld) [hap, Sean Riddle]                                LCD  
* Garfield (Konami handheld) [hap, Sean Riddle]                                           LCD  
* NFL Football (Konami handheld) [hap, Sean Riddle]                                   LCD  
* The Adventures of Bayou Billy (Konami handheld) [hap, Sean Riddle]       LCD

MAME 0.188:

* A-One Arrange Ball/Tandy Zingo/LJN Computer Impulse [hap, Sean Riddle]   LED   
* Blades of Steel (Konami handheld) [hap, Sean Riddle]                     LCD  
* Bucky O'Hare (Konami handheld) [hap, Sean Riddle]                        LCD  
* Double Dragon (Tiger handheld) [hap, Sean Riddle, Kaede]                 LCD  
* Gauntlet (Tiger handheld) [hap, Sean Riddle]                             LCD  
* Milton Bradley Arcade Mania [hap, Sean Riddle]                           BOARD  
* Sonic The Hedgehog (Tiger handheld) [hap, Sean Riddle]                   LCD  
* Space Jam (Tiger handheld) [hap, Sean Riddle]                            LCD

New working clones:
* Game & Watch: Egg [hap]                                                  LCD  
* Nu, pogodi! [hap, Igor]                                                       LCD

Machines promoted to working
* Game & Watch: Mickey Mouse [hap]                                         LCD

MAME 0.187:

* Game & Watch: Donkey Kong Jr. (new wide screen) [hap, Sean Riddle, Roger Coltrane]      LCD 
* Game & Watch: Mario Bros. [hap, Sean Riddle, incog]                                     LCD

New working clones:
* Bambino Classic Football [hap]                                           VFD  

Machines promoted to working:
* Mattel Computer Gin [hap, Sean Riddle]                                   LCD

MAME 0.186:

* Game & Watch: Mario's Cement Factory [hap, Sean Riddle, JonasP]          LCD

Machines promoted to working:
* Contra (handheld) [hap, Sean Riddle]                                     LCD  
* Game & Watch: Boxing [hap, Sean Riddle]                                  LCD  
* Game & Watch: Donkey Kong II [hap, Sean Riddle, Reinier]                 LCD  
* Game & Watch: Mickey & Donald [hap, Sean Riddle, O. Galibert]            LCD 
* Gradius (handheld) [hap, Sean Riddle]                                    LCD  
* Lone Ranger (handheld) [hap, Sean Riddle]                                LCD  
* Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (handheld) [hap, Sean Riddle]               LCD  
* Top Gun (handheld) [hap, Sean Riddle]                                    LCD

MAME 0.185:
* Nothing!!

MAME 0.184:

* Coleco Quiz Wiz Challenger [hap, Sean Riddle, Rik]                       LED  
* Conic Electronic I.Q. [hap, Sean Riddle]                                 LED  
* USG/Tandy 2-Player Football [hap, Sean Riddle]                           LED  

New working clones:
* Milton Bradley Simon (Rev F) [Sean Riddle]                               LIGHT 

New machines marked as NOT_WORKING:
* Caprice Pro-Action Baseball [hap, Sean Riddle]                           LED  
* USG Programmable Baseball [hap, Sean Riddle]                             LED

MAME 0.183

* Atari Touch Me [hap, Sean Riddle]                                        LED  
* Fonas 2 Player Baseball [hap, Sean Riddle]                               LED  
* GAF Melody Madness [hap, Kevin Horton]                                   LED/Sounds 
* LJN I Took a Lickin' From a Chicken [hap, Sean Riddle]               LIGHT/Sounds 
* Lakeside Le Boom [hap, Kevin Horton]                                     LED  
* Tandy Electronic Basketball [hap, Sean Riddle]                           LED  
* Tiger Half Court Computer Basketball [hap, Sean Riddle]                  LED  
* Tiger/Tandy Rocket Pinball [hap, Sean Riddle]                            LED  
* Toytronic Football (2 versions) [hap, Sean Riddle]                       LED  

Machines promoted to working:
* Ideal Maniac [hap, Sean Riddle, Kevin Horton]                            LED  
* Milton Bradley Plus One [hap, Sean Riddle]                               Sounds

So that makes 67 new emulated electronic games and only 03 added but not working properly,
which make 70 in total. On this news, 2017 has been pretty good regarding emulating electronic
games. The only thing that i find sad is that only two VFD handhelds has been emulated and one of them is a clone game, let's see what 2018 will reserved! 

About the artwork i'm making (overlays, bezels, etc...) that will also resume during this year as some games truly needs the extra artwork to properly play them (and is much appealing too) so come visit this blog once a while.

Until next post!  =)

--- Sly DC ---

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Death in the family...

Last Sunday (September 17, 2017) my father passed away at the age of 75 of leukemia. He was
diagnosed with this cancer only in April and after 5 months, he his now in a better world.
As i would say, it's not a farewell but only a "next time" as we all must go one day.

So to my father, see you next time and until then, i'll miss you so much! :(

--- Sly "in mourning" DC ---

Thursday, January 26, 2017

M.A.M.E. 0.182 is out

The latest version of  M.A.M.E. (version 0.182) came out yesturday and have these following electronic handhelds simulted in this version:

New games:
* Conic Electronic Basketball/Cardinal Basketball (LED)
* Conic Multisport/Tandy Sports Arena (LED)
* Gakken Galaxy Invader 1000/Tandy Cosmic 1000 Fire Away (VFD)
* Mattel Dalla$ (J.R. handheld)  (Board Game)
* Mattel Horse Race Analyzer (LCD)
* Tiger 7 in 1 Sports Stadium/Sears 7-in-1 Sports (LED)

Other improvements:
* Entex Space Invader: proper internal artwork (LED)
* Milton Bradley Comp IV: important bugfixes (LED)
* (Board Games) Electronic Detective & Codename Sector: The latter 2 were never playable at all,
  now there are.

Have fun! =)

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Merry Christmas to all! =)

First, Merry Christmas to all and a Happy New Year! =)

Holy $%$?! It's been almost 3 months i haven't posted anything here ?! (AArrrgghh!) Time does fly!

I'll try to post something new soon (hoping before 2017...heh!) but in the meantime, here's some new replies to posted comments in the last 3 months:

FrankEBailey posted this comment on December 9,2016:

Hi, sorry if this isn't the right place to ask, but Blogspot is a little unknown to me. Do you know if there's an overlay/underlay for Tomy Tennis that puts in the tennis court and net, and maybe an underlay that puts in the faint inactive LED elements? Thanks!

My reply:

No problem and yes, it is the right place to ask. I was working on an overlay for Tomy Tennis as well as other artwork for the MAME but was busy with jobs and kids so noting has been worked on more than 3 months now.

To for your information, Tomy Tennis is using a VFD display ant not a LED display (an easy error). And here's a screenshot of the Tomy Tennis artwork i was working on (the last time):

It's almost finished as i need to touch-up a bit the overlay in question. be sure i will upload it when it will be finished. Thanks! =)

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Ronald Purviance posted this comment on December 13,2016:

Wow, I had one of these things when I was a kid. I had forgotten how loud they were. Thanks for bringing back the memories!

I wonder if Chris is related to me?

My reply:

You're welcome! And reliving memories is "magical" in so many ways. Yes the Mego STPB are very loud so that's why i've modified mine (before selling to a great friend collector) with a volume knob.

Oh and i think you'l be happy to read that i'm working on a Mego STPB simulator (actually 15% done) so that anyone will enjoy reliving their memories or making new ones. It's not coding that's takes a lot of time, it's doing the artwork.

Hummm...good question,you should contact Chris to get your answer!

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So again to you all, have a Merry Xmas and a Happy New Year! =)

--- Sly DC ---

Wednesday, September 28, 2016


Neil, Jacquie and mostly Grace posted on September 25:

" would like to buy some when you figure out what you don't want. 33? Jeez, dude!"

My reply: "LOL! Think i have gone a little berzerk  for these coleco tabletops. Well i have finished checking what i want to depart with, so here's the list:

Tabletop working (but NO battery cover):
* x1 Zaxxon
* x1 Frogger (ON/OFF plastic stick broken but switch works)
* x2 Galaxian

Tabletop casing/shell ONLY (no battery cover, PCB or joysticks/buttons):
* x3 Donkey Kong
* x1 Frogger
* x1 Galaxian
 P.S. All these casing/shells comes with screws and the piezo plastic cover.

If you (or anyone) is (are) interested in one or more tabletops, please write to this address: ""

Thanks! =)

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"Steve" posted on September 25:

"I think Burger Time could have done well in this series. Pretty sure I recall a credit card sized LCD herein from Mattel"

My reply: " I totally agree with you Steve, Burger Time (the VFD version by Bandai) would have been a marvelous addition to the Coleco tabletop series as well as Tutankham (Bandai), Pengo (Bandai), Space Invaders (Entex) and a lot more.

Bandai also did made an LCD version (about the size of a credit card, good memory Steve!) and was distributed by Mattel, Tandy and Bazin (to my knowledge). Here's some pictures:"

Saturday, September 3, 2016

A few Coleco Tabletops...

As i am doing an inventory of my collection (video game consoles/systems and electronic games), i think i have have a few too many Coleco Tabletops:

If you want to count, no need as there is x33 tabletops, which are:

* x1 Zaxxon
* x3 Frogger
* x5 Galaxian
* x7 Donkey Kong
* x17 Pac-Man

And no Ms.Pac-Man in this lot but i have one Ms.Pac-Man in the spare box parts as this tabletop is the rarest of the series and Zaxxon following one step behind in rarety.

And these are only extras (no %?&%? joke!) as i have brought these in the last 2-3 years. So some of you are maybe asking "what the $%$?%$ he's going to do with all those tabletops" ? Well these were for some special projects and some Raspberry Pi/M.A..M.E. into a tabletop kind-of project.

These is two projects i would like to do and those are the Coleco tabletop Donkey Kong Junior (the unreleased VFD version) and the Coleco tabletop Berzerk (another unreleased). There is also the Coleco tabletop Omega Race but i don't like this game and i have others i would like to do but that's a secret for now (shh!). ;)

But even if i have some projects for these tabletops, i think that i have brought a few too many. So after i have finished my inventory and what projects i wanna make (in the future of course), i will surely sell a few that are extras but in the meantime, please don't send a message or comment to ask which/when/how much because i'm still not decided.

But i do have a question and i would be delighted to know your answers: Which arcade between 1978 and 1984 would you have love to see released by Coleco back then (not listing those that were released and unreleased of course) ?

As for me, i would have love to see my all-time favorite arcade game converted into a Coleco tabletop which is: Vanguard by SNK (Century in North America).

OK now i'm going back to unpack a &?&-load of boxes and making a new inventory....