Setting Up & Playing Classic Arcade Game PCBs -

Setting Up & Playing Classic Arcade Game PCBs

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Having an arcade game collection is the dream of many, but the full-sized machines take up tons of room. Why not play the original PCBs instead! Info on choosing a JAMMA SuperGun, RGB video transcoders, input options, interface adapters, ROM swaps and more.

● LGR links:

● Video chapters:
00:00 Introduction
01:02 Overview of Components
01:18 Arcade PCB Considerations
03:13 JAMMA
03:57 Overview of Superguns
05:07 Choosing a Supergun
05:48 Power Supplies
06:48 The Parsec Supergun
07:45 Kick Harnesses
08:36 Cartridge Arcade Systems
09:43 Arcade Joysticks
10:35 ROM Swaps
11:17 Displays & CRTs
12:36 Video Converters
13:30 LCD Monitors
14:14 Storage Options
15:05 Summary

● List of parts shown: (not sponsored, no revenue sharing, these are just items I’ve bought)
Home Arcade System HAS Supergun

Retroelectronik Essential Basic Supergun

Retroelectronik Pro Gamer Supergun

Parsec Supergun

8-pin Mini DIN to RGB SCART Cable

Cable Matters HDMI to VGA Adapter

Micomsoft XRGB-Mini Framemeister (out of production)

OSSC Open Source Scan Converter

Retrotink RGB2COMP SCART to Component Transcoder

Andoer GBS-8200 Video Converter Board

Irken Labs Retro Scale A1 VGA Line Doubler for 15kHz to 31kHz

Namco PlayStation Arcade Joystick NPC-102 (out of production)

PlayStation to 15-pin Neo Geo Adapter v3

JNX Rage Primal Rage Adapter

Pre-made Kick Harness Wiring

Capcom and other JAMMA adapters

Two Player Conversion Upgrade Kit ROMs

Rotating LCD Monitor Stand

500W EVGA ATX PC Power Supply

110W Suzo Happ Arcade Power Supply

Lions3 MV1FZ Top & Bottom Acrylic Case

Kraft Tab Locking Literature Mailers

Anti-Static Convoluted Foam

● Music courtesy of Epidemic Sound:

#Lgr #Arcade #Supergun


  1. FYI it's called a supergun because one of the earliest devices was called that as a brand name and it became a generic term for such devices.

  2. I was waiting to watch this video. I just got a 573. While I refurb my cabinet, I cannot wait to test my boards to regular tv!

  3. It's really cool to have the original arcade cards to play at home. However, there is a big problem with this: if you have, for example, 50 games, you will obviously have 50 arcade boards in your bedroom closet!

  4. Clint, you're the boss. It is so obvious how much respect you have for all this gear and your whole hobby (which probably doubles as your job now?), which makes you even so more respectable person.

  5. So if there are four characters to choose and the super gun is only 2 players how do u select player 3 or four on the game

  6. All I saw was the sheer amount of ICs on the PCB and immediately got flashbacked to the class I almost failed during my electronics engineering course. I still don't understand how they work…I mean I do, but I gotta do a quick refresher before playing with an IC 😂

  7. That looks like a nightmare to set up. I am just sticking to emulation.

  8. I have years watching your videos, your'e like a nice old friend. YOur voice and reviews are peace to me. keep the good work, from venezuela.

  9. I have never seen component video on a consumer crt tv in the uk. The last crt tv I had had 3 scart sockets on the back, with the first 2 being rgb, and the 2nd and 3rd being s-video (2nd port supported both rgb and s-video). I believe it was a 32inch Sony Trinitron from 2001.

  10. I'll admit dealing with retro video game video output can be a chore. The OSSC has it mostly solved but it can get temperamental if the game decides to switch up resolutions. The OSSC generic mode is good about dealing with that but you don't get the crispy fine-tuning that comes with using OSSC profiles.

    If I didn't get an OSSC I'd probably think about getting a GBS-C AIO instead. That seems easier to work with.

  11. I'm from THAT time … Saw all of this in Original and dropped quite some coins on this things 😉
    Great to see. BTW: Why are this games still so good compared to lots of the multimillion AAA-Titles today?

  12. Does a super gun works on any pcb? I have some tecmo pcb and a hyper athlete pcb and it doesnt work with a cga to vga converter pcb

  13. This is some hardcore tech you've got going on

  14. This was how people had to do fighting games in the early 00's tournies. CPS boards man. Batteries would die and bork the copy protection. I love arcade stuff but this video reads almost like a Kafkaesque joke. Things keep getting more complicated and more nested with ifs ands. Great stuff.

  15. this video makes me happy because the first time I watched it we were on our way home from the black hills in South Dakota after a week-long trip.

  16. I'm very new to the hobby of collecting arcade PCBs, but if you're good at soldering or wiring, it's a great way to play arcade games without a hulky 200lb+ beast, provided you have the right tools. I started with a complex beast known as Sega Model 3 (Step 2) and hacked up a little Dreamcast racing wheel to play some its great driving games, which I own 2 of. Spent hundreds of dollars piecing it together as I purchased multiple boards and all had issues from the CPU Board! Maintaining these games is largely inevitable — you WILL 80-95% have issues if you don't buy from someone reputable, even if they are "Tested and Working". I've been fucked over before with DOA spare boards from people who didn't pack them right.
    As of right now, I can only play Harley-Davidson and LA Riders (my 2nd fav arcade game of all time), because my other game, Daytona 2 Battle on the Edge, boots with a RAM error. Fortunately there is a guy who repairs Sega boards for a quite flat fee, and if you got bubble wrap & peanuts, plus a generously sized box, probably best to send it over to irepairsega.

  17. Klax is fun af. Might get into this hobby just to play it at home lol.

  18. I like your storage solutions using boxes with artwork of the game. Recently I have been chewing on a few original ideas. I am convinced that Jamma is a thriving hobby in some parts of the world. I smell inventions and money.

  19. What can I use to play a Namco System 12 on a CRT TV?

  20. It's not easy. It's a giant money pit. I have so many regrets about getting into collecting arcade games, it's not even funny. And things will break down and have to be cleaned out. Pins will break. batteries will suicide and caps will go bad. If that's not enough the super guns alone can be finicky and expensive. You're better off sticking with emulation and saving the money to be honest.

  21. Why not just use an AES for neo geo games i g

  22. This is officially the best tech channel… Thanks LGR!

  23. Can you possibly give me some advice? I have an original Vs. Super Mario Bros board and an adapter to allow it to hook to JAMMA, and have it in my home made cabinet but have been unable to get the video to convert properly to my VGA LCD monitor. Do you know what I can use to get this board to run properly on this monitor?

  24. Regarding video converters, have you considered trying the RetroTink 5X-Pro? You can go up to 1440p and it gives you a lot of possibilities regarding video configuration.

  25. hello if i have Supergun will I need it jamma adapter? I would like to play on a regular lcd monitor. i dont have cabinet.

  26. Hey Clint check out my steel Mortal Kombst PCB cases i just released. Im making one for Raiden II, TMNT, NBA Jam etc etc

  27. I triple dog dare you to buy a DoDonPachi (1997) PCB.

  28. 13:30 >Fair enough and each to theirs but with all those nice CRTs you have I'd find it impossible to be satisfied and enjoy playing on LCD, trying to go back to the terrible lag and motion blur even the top end LCDs have just sucks hardcore, not to mention the picture IQ and blacks on LCD being abysmal compared to a good CRT. If I didn't have access to a CRT (or at least a good plasma like an 8/9th gen Pioneer Kuro, those have fantastic motion clarity plus all the rest like IQ/blacks/response/etc), I just wouldn't bother playing a game, or maybe I'd just use a handheld instead or watch a movie.

  29. Great video. I'm just getting into arcade games and a 1980 star castle arcade. Don't know if it works but now I know how to try! Thanks!

  30. This is awesome I got a original Neo Geo Cab but it's missing a crt

  31. Well, shit, now I have to buy 6 things. 😂

  32. Could you build a jamma to run a arcade pcb through a 1 up style cabinet?

  33. Whats the best supergun instock right now? I wanna get some some arcade pcbs

  34. Fun fact: Comparing arcade games to console games is similar to comparing a vinyl record to a cassette.

  35. "Its relatively easy and straightforward " he said. Thats thousands of dollars worth of tech, clint. This is the complete opposite

  36. @1:32 what the heck is that floating off to the left? Did he capture a ghost?

  37. But I would want to know is what we need to be set up so you can turn on the PCB without it being exposed like if you wanted to build is set up into an actual cabinets so they can be authentic as possible how would you wire to press the start button and controller to custom button pad

  38. Even though I would rather just buy a single board computer with a emulator, this is pretty cool

  39. What a comprehensive awesome video. Awesome just awesome. Thank you.

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