The Tiger Road board came in today. Thing was fucking huge. It's two layers of board stacked on top of each other. It was crazy firing up the cabinet for the first time since getting it. The Jamma thing was a piece of cake, you literally just plug and play. After I gave it a quick test I mounted the board to the wood piece that came with the cab. It was the first time I really looked at the wood and you can tell so many games have been screwed into this thing in the past. Kinda cool.
I'll admit that at first I was horrified with the monitor. I guess since it's been a while the upper left corner was washed out in purple and the bottom right was washed out in yellow. I thought there was no way I could have missed that when he showed me the cab. But after it set for a bit it went right back to normal and looked great. You can't see any of the burn in or scratches on the screen. It looks pretty fucking awesome.
There was a hiss with the audio, which I'm wondering if it's the game itself or the speakers. I think I'm going to email the dude and ask if it hissed for him. I won't care if it's just this game, but I'll be slightly annoyed if it hisses once I get the Xbox hooked up.
This is the first time I've ever played Tiger Road too. I never even heard of it until I looked into buying it. It's actually pretty sweet. It's your typical cheap death side scroller from the 80s, but it also has that certain charm from games in those days too. I felt reminded of Ghosts and Goblins a lot actually. I'm positive team members from GnG had to have worked on this. It took me a bunch of quarters, but I made it through.
I set up my Shamoozal mug to catch the quarters. I could have lifted the control panel and just buzzed in a bunch of lives for myself, but I liked the mad scramble to the quarters to get my lives back. I tried out a 100 Yen piece and it didn't work. I kinda want it to accept Yen. I wonder if that's something I can look into. I kinda forgot that this thing was a gutted US version of Sega Bass Fishing, so I really did expect the Yen to work.
Also, those Sanwa buttons are sooooo good. It was great finally being able to play this thing. Once I get the Xbox hooked up to this it's gonna be awesome.