Dodonpachi DAI-OU-JOU is the fourth title in CAVE’s Donpachi series. Released in Japan on 4/5/2002. The Black Label version was released on 10/25/2002. The kit consists of the following:
- PCB (blue case)
- Instruction strip
- A4 Flyer
- A4 promo flyer (optional)
- Poster (optional)
- Box (Cave / AMI style)
Salamander 2 is the sequel to Salamander and a spinoff of the long-running Gradius series. It’s the first game in the Gradius series to incorporate 3D graphic elements into its base of 2D graphics. It runs on Konami GX hardware.
Magical Tetris Challenge (or Magical Tetris Challenge featuring Mickey in Japan) is Tetris like puzzle game featuring different Disney characters. It was released for the arcade on Seta Aleck64 hardware.
Review and game play
Wyvern Wings is a fast paced vertical shooter by South Korean developer Semicom. It’s a mixture of influences from Seibu Kaihatsu’s Raiden and Psikyo’s Strikers 1945.
North American flyer
(by Martinoz O)
I managed to win a Pac Man / Ms. Pac Man game board for less than $40 including shipping over at eBay a week or so back. Looked legit and in good shape. So the question is: was it a bargain or have I ended up with a pile of trash?
Since I was passing Chicago earlier this week I had the board together with some other games delivered there for saving on the shipping. So on Wednesday I finally got the chance to examine my possible bargain and except for the desperate need of cleaning and perhaps a cap change it looks fine. It’s missing the cable for connecting the Ms. Pac Man daughter board but that one’s quite easy to find so I’m optimistic. But I won’t know for sure until I get back home again in a couple of weeks. Oh, and I’ll need a JAMMA adapter too since the board comes with the old Midway interface.
The other two packages waiting for me was Gundam DX vs. Zeon GD-ROM for the Naomi and Soul Calibur II Ver. A and D for System 246.
Piling game boards wrapped in bubble plastic is not such a good idea so I had to come up with some solution to the storing problem now that the collection contains more than two boards. Not to mention the visual rape. Even though a bit of chaos feeds the creativity I prefer my bookshelves and cabinets tidy. So, off to Office Depot for hunting card board boxes and foam. Not finding exactly what I was looking for I settled for approx. 32x27x6 cm (13×10½x2½ inches) boxes. Large enough to hold most boards. In retrospect I should have gotten a one or two 1½ inch deep boxes as well. After some glue exercises (the boxes weren’t self locking) I had two nice looking boxes for storing game boards. Add anti-static Zip-Lock bags and labels and the boards are safe and looking good on the shelf.
Lastly, labels for giving the boxes a little more pro look (hand writing on the boxes is a no-no!). Internet and your favorite image editing program to the rescue.