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GSRcade

Joystick Prototypes

Powarcade
Silverline
Powarcade

Jefcade
Jefcade
Supergun

Metal GSRcade
Metal
GSrcade

Wooden GSRcade
Wooden
GSrcade

Hori GSRcade
Hori
GSrcade

Hori GSRcade
Hori
VFIV

Windy GSRcade
Windy
GSrcade

Silverline Powarcade

This is an Official home JAMMA arcade machine made by Silverline, me and my brother bought it back in 1992 for £310 from a shop in Bexleyheath called Arcade Gamer, this was a small shop inside a large shop called Trading World, it closed down long ago.

It comes with all the looms and a SCART plug for plugging into a standard television set, we used the excellent Phillips CM 8833 MkII 14" Monitor because TV's do not not have picture geometry controls and a monitor has a better image anyway.

Here are the few images I have, notice all the PCB's piled onto top of the machines, not the best board storage I've seen, in fact they just the boxes we bought them in..

Powarcade Powarcade Next to Dragon's Lair

Powarcade 01 Powarcade 02

Powarcade Flyer

PC Conversion

In 2001 I stupidly decided to convert the Powarcade into a PC based machine using a PS2 keyboard converted to Joystick and Button inputs, this worked quite well but totallty destroyed something unique.

Powarcade

Powarcade

The original control panel was thrown away and totally remade, the original JAMMA loom and PSU was later sold with the Super Famicom and Mega Drive convertors my brother made.

Notice the neat loom, how many times do you see that these days?

I then sold the machine on eBay, I wish I never converted or sold it as it was a great size machine for the home.

Trivia:- One of the joysticks went with the machine, the other is in the Metal GSRcade joystick.

Powarcade PC Conversion 01 Powarcade PC Conversion 02 Powarcade PC Conversion 03 Powarcade PC Conversion 04

 

 

Wiring it up was not fun.

 

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