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Arcade Boards

Here's a list of all the boards I currently own, this section also contains information about board settings for setting up stereo outputs and some 600dpi scans of the Operator Manuals, I hope to translate all the manuals at some point in the future.

Konami - コナミ

All extras are originals unless stated, photo's will be added at a later date.

Gradius (GX400 Bubble System + PSU)
グラディウス

  • PCB
  • Copied Operator's Manual
  • Bubble System Manual
  • Single Instruction Card
  • Copied Pair Instruction Cards

 

Nemesis (UK Version) (No sound output)
ネメシス

  • PCB
  • Copied Operator's Manual

 

Nemesis (UK Version) (Doesn't boot)
ネメシス

  • PCB

 

Salamander
沙羅曼蛇

  • PCB
  • Operator's Manual
  • Pair Instruction Cards

 

Salamander (UK Version) (No sound output) (沙羅曼蛇)

  • PCB
  • UK Operators Manual

 

Salamander 2
沙羅曼蛇 2

  • PCB
  • Operator's Manual
  • Banner Stickers x3
  • Instructions x2
  • Large Top Marquee x2

 

Parodius da! -Shinwa kara o-warai e-
パロディウスだ! ー神話からお笑いへー

  • PCB
  • Operator's Manual
  • Sticker
  • Instructions

 

Gokujou Parodius! -Kako no Eikou o Motomete
極上パロディウス! ー過去の栄光を求めてー

  • PCB
  • Operator's Manual
  • Instruction x2
  • Banner Sticker is a poor colour copy

 

Gokujou Parodius! -Kako no Eikou o Motomete
極上パロディウス! ー過去の栄光を求めてー

  • PCB
  • Operator's Manual
  • Instruction x2
  • Banner Sticker
  • Top Springy Thing

 

Sexy Parodius
セクシーパロディウス

  • PCB
  • Operator's Manual
  • Instruction x2
  • Pair Banner Stickers
  • Large Top Marquee x2
  • Joystick Sticker

 

Gradius II GOFER no Yabou
グラディウスII ~GOFERの野望~

  • PCB
  • Operator's Manual
  • Pair Instruction Cards
  • Pair Weapon Stickers
  • Three Joystick Stickers
  • Two Joystick Stickers (Vulcan Venture)
  • Flyer

 

Gradius III ~Densetsu kara Shinwa~
グラディウスIII~伝説から神話へ~

  • PCB
  • Operator's Manual
  • Pair Instruction Cards
  • Weapon Sticker
  • Joystick Layout Sheet
  • Joystick Sticker

 

Gradius IV ~Fukkatsu~ (GX837-JAC)
グラディウスIV~復活~

  • PCB
  • Copied Operator's Manual
  • Weapon Sticker
  • Vic Viper Top Marquee
  • Marquee

 

TwinBee
ツインビー

  • Joystick Sticker x2
  • Pair Instruction Cards

 

Detana!! TwinBee
出たな!!ツインビー

  • PCB
  • Operator's Manual
  • Pair Instructions Cards
  • Banner Sticker
  • Pair Jopystick Stickers

Detana!! TwinBee (出たな!!ツインビー)

Detana!! TwinBee
出たな!!ツインビー

  • PCB
  • Operator's Manual
  • Instructions x2

 

Detana!! TwinBee
出たな!!ツインビー

  • PCB
  • Operator's Manual
  • Instructions x2

 

TwinBee Yahho-! ~Fushigi no Kuni de Ooabare!!~
ツインビーヤッホー! ~ふしぎの国で大あばれ!!~

  • PCB
  • Operator's Manual
  • Pair Instruction Cards x2
  • Banner Sticker
  • Joystick Stickers
  • Top Springy Thing
  • 10 Years Top Thing

 

Parodius da! EX Pachiko
パロディウスだ EX

  • PCB (screen guts only)
  • Two Instruction Cards
  • Plastic Bag

 

Thunder Cross - 1988
サンダークロス

  • PCB
  • Operator's Manual
  • Pair Instruction Cards
  • Joystick Layout Sheet
  • Joystick Stickers x2

XEXEX (ゼクセクス)

Thunder Cross II - 1991
サンダークロスII

  • PCB
  • Operator's Manual
  • Pair Instruction Cards
  • Banner Sticker

XEXEX (ゼクセクス)

Trigon
トライゴン

  • PCB
  • Operator's Manual
  • Pair Instruction Cards

Trigon (トライゴン)

XEXEX
ゼクセクス

  • PCB
  • Operator's Manual
  • Pair Instruction Cards x2
  • Joystick Stickers x2
  • Banner Sticker

XEXEX (ゼクセクス)

 

 

 

Other Boards

Sega/ESC - Wonder Boy - 1986 (Very Low Sound)
セガ/ESC - ワンダーボーイ
Wandaa Booi

  • PCB
  • High Quality JAMMA Loom

 

Taito Corporation - Wardner no Mori - 1987
株式会社タイトー - ワードナの森
Wardners Forest

  • PCB
  • Game Manual and Service Instruction
  • Copied Pair instruction card

 

Game Manual

600dpi scans by GameStone

Looks like instruction on how to play the game as well as the game story, strange as only the arcade operator would see this.

ワードナの森 Wardner no Mori - Game Manual 00 ワードナの森 Wardner no Mori - Game Manual 01ワードナの森 Wardner no Mori - Game Manual 02 ワードナの森 Wardner no Mori - Game Manual 03 ワードナの森 Wardner no Mori - Game Manual 04

Service Instruction

Just standard JAMMA pinouts for controls and DIP Switch settings.

ワードナの森 Wardner no Mori - Service Instruction 00 ワードナの森 Wardner no Mori - Service Instruction 01 ワードナの森 Wardner no Mori - Service Instruction 02

English translation by GameStone 23rd April 2012

ワードナの森 Wardner no Mori - Service Instruction 00 English translation by GameStone 23rd April 2012 ワードナの森 Wardner no Mori - Service Instruction 01 English translation by GameStone 23rd April 2012 ワードナの森 Wardner no Mori - Service Instruction 02 English translation by GameStone 23rd April 2012

SNK - Genshi-Tou 1930's - June 1989 (Memory Error)
SNK新日本企画 - 原始島 1930’s
Prehistoric Isle in 1930's

  • PCB
  • Copied DIP switch setting sheet
  • Copied Operator Manual

 

Capcom - Side Arms Hyper Dyne - December 1986
カプコン- サイドアーム

  • PCB
  • Pair Instruction Cards
  • Operator Manual

Side Arms Hyper Dyne

Other arcade related stuff

This is just stuff I've accumulated over the years while buying other games.

Ye Ar Kung Fu
イー・アル・カンフー

  • Operators Manual

 

Finalizer Super Transformation

  • Operators Manual
  • Joystick Sticker

 

Wonder Boy Monsterland
ワンダーボーイ モンスターランド

  • DIP switch setting sheet

 

Arcade Pin Outs

Classic Konami Pin Out for Gradius/Nemesis

Here's the Konami classic Pin Out for Gradius/Nemesis, this is also the same for other classic Konami games, this will be helpful for making JAMMA conversion looms.

CONNECTOR CONTACT PICH 5/32 INCH (3.57mm)

Component Side Pin Pin Solder Side
+12 V 01 A -5 V
SPEAKER OUT 02 B SPEAKER OUT
2P MISSILE 03 C 2P Special Power
2P RIGHT 04 D 2P LEFT
2P START 05 E 1P START
2P UP 06 F 1P MISSILE
SERVICE 07 H 1P SPECIAL POWER
1P LEFT 08 J 1P RIGHT
2P DOWN 09 K 1P UP
COIN 2 10 L COIN 1
COIN COUNTER 1 11 M 1P DOWN
COIN COUNTER 2 12 N 1P SHOOT
BLUE 13 P GREEN
SYNC 14 R RED
2P SHOOT 15 S -12 V
GND 16 T GND
GND 17 U GND
+5 V 18 V +5 V

Sega System 1 (Wonder Boy - 1986) Pin Outs

44 PIN P=3.96mm

Component Side Pin Pin Solder Side
GND 01 A GND
GND 02 B GND
+5 V 03 C +5 V
+5 V 04 D +5 V
COIN METER 1 05 E COIN METER 2
+12 V 06 F NOT USED
NOT USED 07 H NOT USED
1P JUMP 08 J 2P JUMP
1P ATTACK 09 K 2P ATTACK
NOT USED 10 L NOT USED
1P DOWN 11 M 2P DOWN
1P UP 12 N 2P UP
1P RIGHT 13 P 2P RIGHT
1P LEFT 14 R 2P LEFT
COIN SWITCH 1 15 S 1P START
COIN SWITCH 2 16 T 2P START
TEST SWITCH 17 U NOT USED
SERVICE SWITCH 18 V NOT USED
SPEAKER (+) 19 W SPEAKER (-)
RED 20 X GREEN
BLUE 21 Y SYNC
GND 22 Z GND

Stereo output from Konami games

Most of the Konami game boards support stereo sound output but as JAMMA was designed for mono only, the sound output comes out of a different connector on the board, luckily Konami uses the same connector all the boards I own and probably many others.

Stereo 01 Stereo 02 Stereo 03

The connector used is a 4 way JST connector, an idiot proof connector that can only be connected one way.

Sorry my mistake, the above code number which is shown on the arcade boards is for the socket, what you need is the plug listed below.

I've found that RS Japan sell the items for 14円 each (minimum order of ten) (£0.11 pence each).

You also need the crimp connector that goes into the housing, 350円 (£2.75) for a bag of 50 (enough to do 12.5 - 4way connectors).

 

I need 20 connectors (to cover all future boards).

I've found a place in the UK selling these connector's, it's a Sega specialist but that doesn't matter.

http://www.giz10p.co.uk/index.php?_a=viewProd&productId=241 - £0.55p each, not too bad, don't forget the crimp connectors as they are ordered separately.

 

H4P-SHF-AABHF-001T-0.8BS

Connector, Nylon, for wires, contacts, BHF-001T-0.8BS, Plug housing (for socket contact)

Stereo Boards

Jumper Block to switch between Mono and Stereo

Some of the games require a jumper block to be moved between MONO and STEREO, then sound comes out of an extra connector.

Note: Do not connect the jumper block output directly to speakers or plug both MONO and STEREO in at once (if you had a second jumper block) as this would be bad, these connector are only for selecting the two types of audio, not the audio output itself, think of it like a switch to switch between the two different outputs.

Konami used the same connector for all three connectors, so be careful.

Stereo Jumper Block Stereo Volume Pots Board shown - Gradius II GOFER no Yabou

Here's an example scanned from the original UK Operator's Manual for Salamander.

Salamander Manual ScanSalamander Manual Scan

DIP SW setting between Mono and Stereo

Konami later changed to use DIP Switch settings to change between MONO and STEREO instead of jumper blocks, here's an excerpt out of the Operators Manual of TwinBee Yahho-! ~Fushigi no Kuni de Ooabare!!~

Note: All the GX Board's listed have the same DIP SW setting for switching between Mono and Stereo, nice and straight forward.

DIP SW 内容
Contents
ON OFF
SW 1 スピーカー出カモードの切り替え
Speaker output switching command
モノラル
Monaural
ステレオ
Stereo
SW 2 モニター表示の正逆転
Reversing the display monitor
逆転
Reverse
正転
Normal Rotation
SW 3 未使用
Unused
* *
SW 4 未使用
Unused
* *

No extra settings required

As this was a dedicated machine only, it is a JAMMA board but I it doesn't output audio at all from the JAMMA connector, sound must come from somewhere else on the board.

Unknown at this time

I'm in the process of translating the Japanese Operator's Manual for Gradius IV ~Fukkatsu~ to see if they mention the sound output options.

I only have a partial Operator's Manual for Detana!! TwinBee and the pages I have make no mention about the Stereo option, UPDATE, I now have the original Operators Manual and will check the settings.

What no stereo!!!

The biggest surprise for me is Gradius III ~Densetsu kara Shinwa~ has no option for stereo at all, this game has some wonderful tunes, even though games that came out before and after it do include stereo.

Konami games missing from my collection

Gradius (Standard ROM)
グラディウス

Life Force (Japan)
ライフフォース

Life Force (US Version)

TwinBee (Bubble Memory)
ツインビー

TwinBee (Standard ROM)
ツインビー

Solar Assault Gradius
ソーラーアサルトグラディウス

Solar Assault Revised
ソーラーアサルトリバイスド

Otomedius
オトメディウス

 

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