Outerworld Arcade exists to provide unique information about classic arcade games from the 70s and early 80s. These pages provide detailed information about a select group of games- all of which I happen to own. Most of my games were bought non-working and this site documents their repair and ongoing maintenance. These pages are a work in progress and many areas have yet to be developed. Stop by often, I'm updating the site regularly and have quite a bit more information, scans, pictures and videos to put up.
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Star Castle Free Play Now Available! September 1, 2016 Star Castle Free Play is now available for both the older easy version and the newer hard version of the game. It features a free play mode that can be toggled on or off via the test pattern dipswitch and replaces on-screen credits with FREE PLAY text.
Click here for more information on features and to purchase new eproms with the modified game code. The video below shows the free play attract mode cycling a few times before a game is started:
Testing Reproduction Vectorbeam Warrior Sound PCB August 31, 2016 Below are two videos showing testing of a reproduction Vectorbeam Warrior Sound PCB.
The first is testing the board using a breadboarded Cinematronics sound PCB tester.
The second is the board being driven by the Cinematronics CPU running the Warrior code (installed in a Armor Attack cabinet). I was using the Armor Attack control panel, which made control difficult, but was able to generate all the sounds the PCB can produce.
I am in the process of building a few of these boards and hope to have some available for sale soon.
Vectorbeam Warrior Program Code Notes May 19, 2015 I've added a page summarizing my thoughts about Vectorbeam Warrior's code after spending some time documenting it. You can find it here.
Cinematronics Test Rom Preview on Youtube March 31, 2015 I've posted a short video showing a Solar Quest sound board being tested in my Armor Attack cabinet using the Cinematronics Test Rom.
See it in action below:
Vectorbeam Warrior Four Joystick Mod Released August 29, 2014 While a cool looking game, Warrior's two joystick game play was known to be lacking. From reading the entry on Vectorbeam Warrior on Wikipedia, I was aware that Tim Skelly originally intended the game to have four joysticks. I thought that modifying it to work as the programmer originally intended and making it more fun might be an interesting project.