As the kids get older (and I, in a mid-life crisis, relive my childhood), the rec room in the basement has migrated from a playroom to a man cave true “recreation” room complete with foosball (table soccer), an air hockey table, and several arcade and pinball machines as seen in the articles below.
A MAME machine and Jukebox for the Rec Room, complete cabinet and hardware/software design.Read More
In the fall of 2014, I bought a non-working Stern Meteor game. The same vintage as Firepower (1979), this machine has a relatively nice playfield (no drywall screws in the playfield, this time) but needed a lot more "TLC".Read More
As a teen, I played a great deal of pinball at the local roller rink - my favourite machine at the time being "Flash", a Williams game circa 1979. This machine, Firepower, is just slightly newer, circa 1980, and was designed by the same guy who designed "Flash" (Steve Ritchie) - the two machines show a lot of similarities and it "just feels right" to play it!Read More