Game Room Acquisitions

I acquired a Nice Missile Command Upright and an Asteroids Deluxe for the game room.


I had a Centipede cocktail project lingering in the basement for years. Rick acquired a Dig Dug with a corroded board. He was planning to convert to a multi-game. The cabinet was in solid shape and most of the art is good. I talked him into a trade to preserve this classic.

Cleaning Zone

Battlezone 3097 got a much needed cleaning. We opened it up and cleaned all the plastic parts. The black light was weak so we replaced it. Now the back art is bright.

We did a good job on aligning the video. Three of the four radar points are one the scope. looks pretty sharp with the newly capped monitor.

We have some control panel issue to iron out then this unit will be ready for sale.

Missile Command

Replaced the power switch on Missile Command tonight. Also placed a shield between the AR board and the Leg screws. Then it was on to minor restoration points.

The lock was changed out for something that fit the cabinet better and held the door closed. Several kludged screws were removed and proper threaded bolt replaced their function.

Took the time to restore the wood panel around the start buttons. Something smashed it hard and split the plywood open. Fortunately the laminate was still in tact and we could smooth it back together with some glue to restore the original form.

Fully Operational Battlezone

The board came back and we tested it. Working great. still more to do on this project but great to see and hear it living again.

Missile Command Again

Missile Command gave us trouble. It killed two boards. We tore it apart and tested all the power pathways. The AR-II was pumping -25V into the -5V line. Could be a problem? It seems fine now with a known-working, loaner AR-II.

This project is far from over, but a few games of Missile Command put some juice back in the process.

Log: MC1980