Updating my Atari Missile Command Arcade Machine!

31 sty 2020
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We've got some restoration work to do on this retro arcade game! Adding high score saving, improving and customizing the coin door, upgrading the coin mechs, making a new operation sheet, applying new stickers, and even trying out Super Missile Attack.
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  • Someone's already gotten in touch offering to help make some professional-looking "1 coin = 1 play" stickers! Along with many other helpful tidbits and offers, so thank you. Y'all are awesome :D

    LGRLGR8 miesięcy temu
    • I would suggest hitting the front of the coin buttons with some plastic polish

      Valour's BlastersValour's Blasters4 miesięcy temu
    • Check out mymechanics on yt ... collab?

      A LA L5 miesięcy temu
    • For the custom tokens you could use a 3D printer but you won’t get that nice sound when you insert them buuuut you could get some blanks and have them CNC’d to your logo I’m sure.

      Gentle GiantGentle Giant5 miesięcy temu
    • I hope this doesn't get lost in all the comments, but to fix the rubber I suggest using silicone spray. Personally, I've found that trident spray works best.

      CheekiBreekiCheekiBreeki5 miesięcy temu
    • Hey better save up that coindoor label tho, its pretty unique and uses the atari font. If im not mistaken

      Emppu T.Emppu T.7 miesięcy temu
  • This is a very interesting idea to use as a type of piggy bank! you want to save your coins for later, you can, and you get to play a quick game for it!

    JaredJared9 dni temu
  • next project - custom arcade machine with emulation :)

    bobo turbotobobo turboto26 dni temu
  • Sinister cause presents the force awakens on PLworld

    Stazia KiberaStazia KiberaMiesiąc temu
  • Putting in 800 coins just to get the right sound of the coin tray? You're such a lovable dork Clint, don't change :)

    Henry HunterHenry HunterMiesiąc temu
    • On the contrary, I've got plenty of change ;)

      LGRLGRMiesiąc temu
  • Fun Fact: General Computer Corporation(GENCOMP) is the same company who made the original version of Ms. Pac-Man, called "Crazy Otto". Namco's distributor at the time, Midway, were growing impatient with Namco to make a sequel to Pac-Man to keep interest alive(this was before the Video Game Crash of '83). Gencomp showed off Crazy Otto to Midway, who were so impressed that they bought the project from Gencomp and further modified it into what we now know as Ms. Pac-Man.

    SRGI ProductionsSRGI ProductionsMiesiąc temu
  • Funny thing, the version that introduced me to this game was the PS! remake from 1999-2000. I came back to the original through MAME, and I had a blast.

    SRGI ProductionsSRGI ProductionsMiesiąc temu
  • Now I know why there is a national coin shortage, they are all in LGR's arcade machine.

    Harold MillerHarold Miller2 miesięcy temu
  • Very nice little original details there. Love the idea of putting a ton of coins in the coin tray for the "correct" money drop sound! A lot of work obviously went into this. Glad it payed off!

    Arcade SundayArcade Sunday3 miesięcy temu
  • Your voice is so relaxing plus the music

    DylanDylan3 miesięcy temu
  • They may be small upgrades, but boy are they satisfying to watch. As soon as you mentioned replacing the coin return labels, I knew the LGR logo was coming in! I love that reference/test chart on the back panel. Seeing it lined up perfectly through the electronics when you reinstalled it was my favorite part. I also gained some insight on how to play Missile Command. I had it on my 2600 but I had no idea how to play it as a kid and haven’t thought about it since. Now I wanna give it another shot!

    DecafToasterDecafToaster3 miesięcy temu
  • Some car polish will take the worst of the scratches out of the coin reject buttons.

    paspaxpaspax3 miesięcy temu
  • “Bottom left” *proceeds to continuously show bottom right for the next 54 seconds 2:45 -3:39

    Hunter ForsbergHunter Forsberg3 miesięcy temu
  • Do you have a Switch? I just downloaded a modern take on the game... it’s surprisingly good! Missile Command: Recharged

    turbo2600turbo26003 miesięcy temu
  • You should try polishing those buttons, would really look great

    AFX GamingAFX Gaming4 miesięcy temu
  • If i would've had this while my kids were growing up I'd be rich! Oh wait? 😬

    Bob3519Bob35194 miesięcy temu
  • God I love old arcade machines.

    MrBlitzNZMrBlitzNZ4 miesięcy temu
  • I already have too many expensive hobbies, LGR. Don't you do this to me!

    Rory KurekRory Kurek4 miesięcy temu
  • I would have replaced all the lightbulbs with LEDs.

    dragnridr05dragnridr054 miesięcy temu
  • LGR: I'ma need $200 in quarters please Bank Teller: ....you wha- LGR: do it.

    Never KnowingNever Knowing4 miesięcy temu
  • I love this whole project and the attention to detail

    DenkyManDenkyMan5 miesięcy temu
  • Soak the paper in some coffee and let it dry. Should give you that yellowed aged look.

    Ash NigchumAsh Nigchum5 miesięcy temu
  • 12:32 saved for the NIIIICE.

    Ryuusei DateRyuusei Date5 miesięcy temu
  • We played this for so long we got banned from our local leisure centre.

    Wheel333Wheel3335 miesięcy temu
  • what would be cool to do is that when u press the coin rejection button it detects it as if a coin was inserted.

    João MontesinosJoão Montesinos5 miesięcy temu
  • Not sure if you already fixed it, but the car headlight cleaner plastx is good for cleaning up the plastic scratches on your coin reject buttons. Great work!

    jbattjr1jbattjr15 miesięcy temu
  • Now there is Missile Command Recharged on Mobile-it’s fun! Just found out about this game today...I also finally broke 10,000 points in Missile Command part of Retro Atari Classics on Nintendo DS...you inspired me to play Missile Command on Nintendo DS....I have a Missile Command mini arcade from CVS Pharmacy bought in the early 2000’s....I would like Basic Fun to make a Missile Command Mini Arcade...I would buy that!

    Steven TrillerSteven Triller5 miesięcy temu
  • No one: LGR: I withdraw SOME quarters Me: If I may ask, how is $200 worth of quarters just..."some"?

    That Random GuyThat Random Guy5 miesięcy temu
    • It's not that crazy, those change machines don't refill themselves!

      Toonrick12Toonrick124 miesięcy temu
  • I'm pretty sure they were just using the same coin mechanisms as were going into pinball machines. The last time those would have been changed was about 1965 when circulation quarters were changed to their modern copper-nickle sandwich design from silver and the weight changed (so the slug rejection mechanism had to be adjusted). The coin mechanisms change less for many countries than you might expect, as many friendly countries have a coin of similar size and value to a US quarter. Canada has a 35 cent count almost identical in size and weight to a US quarter, but worth proportionately less (anywhere from 15 to 27 US cents during my lifetime). The UK has a 10 pence piece that is, again, almost identical to a US quarter in size and weight, and is worth something in the range of 18 to 22 cents US in recent years. (Things tend to be costly in the UK, btw. A vending machine price for a 500 ml Coke was a full Pound, which was about $2.20 Canadian at the time I was there in 2005, more than the price of a 2 Liter bottle in Canada at supermarket prices now.)

    David EvensDavid Evens5 miesięcy temu
  • Wow, you still have that frightening-looking PSU in your machine.

    David EvensDavid Evens5 miesięcy temu
  • 200 dollars. This man put 200 dollars I to an arcade machine. Just for the aesthetic.

    zek Darkwoodzek Darkwood5 miesięcy temu
  • i really liked the custom label lol

    OlivertwistOlivertwist6 miesięcy temu
  • plworld.info

    Julian the ApostateJulian the Apostate6 miesięcy temu
  • why didnt you use the front caps from the new ones and use the old backs?

    Bit RageBit Rage6 miesięcy temu
  • LGRcade

    scot shabalamscot shabalam6 miesięcy temu
  • If you dig up a screen print shop that does tee shirts and stuff they can do the coin button labels really well. If you can talk them into just doing the logo on the side, they can always place a tiny logo like this in a corner of a larger lithography screen and mask it off during the main print using tape. Often printers will mask off areas like this to do the simplest types of 2 color prints. It's a pain but they wouldn't need to fabricate an entire screen just for the one tiny job. -Jake

    Upcycle ElectronicsUpcycle Electronics6 miesięcy temu
  • Being a former arcade tech, this gave me nostalgic vibes :)

    Horhey406Horhey4066 miesięcy temu
  • you might try a little brasso on those coin reject buttons to clear scratches away and make them look new again.

    mason shipmanmason shipman6 miesięcy temu
  • I think you need to make custom LGR "service" stickers. :)

    Ian RomanickIan Romanick6 miesięcy temu
  • interesting to see the upgrade process. I'm most often just afraid of doing one wrong too-strong push or whatever and break something expensive or fragile.

    Arn-IceArn-Ice6 miesięcy temu
  • Ah, arcade collecting, I have 5 machines... I restored an Asteroids, even found an ORIGNINAL side coin slot (so you put the coins in sideways), it was in poor shape, so I pulled it completely apart, re-sprayed it, polished all the coin parts, and put it all together, this machine I got as a empty cabinet, it fully works, but, missing the original back cover (have a smaller one that sort of fits) And my pride an joy... I found a Hydra game on one of the forums 10 years ago, Any gamer would know it was a Star Wars cockpit, it was completely sprayed black, I went through step by step, stripping paint till I got the original art back (most is in good shape accept for a few spots), Found the correct wiring harness, and a 19" color XY monitor... all up and running... I was able to find the ORIGNAL 25" picture tube, and finally got the rest of the boards (parts needed), and going to take on that project soon... I also have a System 1 cab, it plays Road Blasters, Marble Madness and Indiana Jones and the temple of doom (all the kits to play them) and a Ms Pac-man running a jr pac board (I have booth, jr pac is more challenging) and I also have a Crystal Castles... My wife hates my collection... it's my passion... and a VERY addictive hobby...

    TheCoolDaveTheCoolDave6 miesięcy temu
  • only LGR would put $200 worth of quarters to get the authentic sound of playing a arcade machine when you could have gotten the same result with $3 in pennies XD

    Gojiro7Gojiro77 miesięcy temu
    • They sound different

      jbfarleyjbfarley6 miesięcy temu
  • I would spend a month with a dremel ... so much to clean and polish for no reason.

    Bryan SmithBryan Smith7 miesięcy temu
  • Subscribed to 8 Bit Pit because how cool was that?

    Bryan SmithBryan Smith7 miesięcy temu
  • Custom LGR tokens? How long until we get an LGRcade?

    David PowellDavid Powell7 miesięcy temu
  • I really want to make my own pinball machine. I figure I can use an Arduino or Pi for it. Maybe someday when I have money and time.

    SillySnowFoxSillySnowFox7 miesięcy temu
  • I Enjoyed this video, Good Deal. Thx

    Mark RiffeMark Riffe7 miesięcy temu
  • This was really neat to see. It made me really appreciate the engineering and design for these old arcade machines. Thanks for sharing your project, Clint.

    LiKLiK7 miesięcy temu
  • You should have a defective Correllian YT-1300 to work on. That's the same spaceship model that is the Millennium Falcon!

    Samuel KarlssonSamuel Karlsson7 miesięcy temu
  • Tokens you could get profesionally made by a conmemorative coin/medal company. Or by a PCB prototpying/small batch company. You can get fancy wirh the gold plating. There is a channel I can't find right now that restores old toy cars. He has a way to cover scratches in transparent, colored plastic.

    FridelainFridelain7 miesięcy temu
  • i will gladly give you some original 1 coin 1 credit stickers if you want

    Arcade JasonArcade Jason7 miesięcy temu
  • the beginning of LGRcade. missile command is just the first one

    kaleng-sensei does thingskaleng-sensei does things7 miesięcy temu
  • U got so much cool shit man :)

    mkusanagimkusanagi7 miesięcy temu
  • Can attest that owning arcade machines is an interesting thing, especially when they're so chonky you can't keep them at home

    EZ2ACTuxEZ2ACTux7 miesięcy temu
  • this satisfies me

    secretRBRmansecretRBRman7 miesięcy temu
  • you dropped 200 bucks into this thing just so it would sound better to input a coin?

    RuslPrimeRuslPrime8 miesięcy temu
  • I sincerely doubt I'm the first person to suggest this, but to recreate the "1 coin = 1 play" label, you could scan the pages from the manual (or anything really, be it the coin reject labels, stickers, or basically any other printed graphics) and trace them in a vector-based art program like Illustrator. By doing that, you could create (nearly) 100% accurate labels yourself to your own preferences without having to scour the internet for other people's recreations. For text, you could make sure to use the right one by using a font identification site like WhatTheFont so you don't have to cross-reference characters yourself. Of course if you did this you'd have to seek out a specialized printer/service to get your homemade labels printed on adhesive paper, but it's still the route I personally would take as it gives me complete control over the graphics instead of having to find someone else's work that also matches my own preferences.

    Pokemanic33Pokemanic338 miesięcy temu
  • You sound like Duke Nu Kem.

    Frankie LeechFrankie Leech8 miesięcy temu
  • Don't worry that arcade OCD is a problem all of us arcade kids live with lol

    SomeKindOfTacoSomeKindOfTaco8 miesięcy temu
  • $200.00 Patreon Dollars in Quarters so it sounds authentic. LMFAO

    iyfranco151iyfranco1518 miesięcy temu
    • Yes 100%

      iyfranco151iyfranco1516 miesięcy temu
    • Patreon dollars? No

      jbfarleyjbfarley6 miesięcy temu
  • I'd put cabinet on a roller

    Michael DouglasMichael Douglas8 miesięcy temu
  • All fantastic improvements... apart from the LGR logo. That's just a bit naff. But hey it's your cab :-) incidentally did usa cabs ever have a slot to put $1 dollar coins in? Seems a bit redundant having two slots for quarters.

    hazy33hazy338 miesięcy temu
  • I was going to say you should've printed it out on a yellow-ish paper stock. lmao great video!

    Social GamerSocial Gamer8 miesięcy temu
  • (Former printer tech here) If you're still looking for a good translucent material for your coin slot labels, you can buy matte projection sheets for inkjet printers in standard paper sizes that are perfect for this. I think they're also still available for laser printers as well, but I wouldn't swear to it. For best results, read the directions carefully, because it matters what side of the sheet you print on; if you get it wrong, the ink or toner won't stick.

    The AntipopeThe Antipope8 miesięcy temu
  • I can so relate to your nerdy ocd.

    Ethan KasmerEthan Kasmer8 miesięcy temu
  • Thanks for sharing all the weird little details. That is what keeps me coming back to your channel.

    Jr. S.Jr. S.8 miesięcy temu
  • OMG those SDX stickers are old!!! Asheville hasn't had the 704 area code since 1998...so yeah, they're period correct... And yeah... when you had to have your stickers printed, some company out of state usually did it and they'd "fix" the spelling, so... no 'e'. That sticker looks great and if SDX had worked on that machine, it'd have that sticker on it.

    Just The Facts PleaseJust The Facts Please8 miesięcy temu
  • you should reach out to Scotty from strange parts youtube channel. he could probably help you get custom coin tokens made. plworld.info/show/aGN-eLyWr6W5htY/wideo.html

    Andrew AppelAndrew Appel8 miesięcy temu
  • The quarter thing is not stupid. The sound it makes when it plops down into the coin tray is all part of the experience. Definitely not stupid.

    DrewDrew8 miesięcy temu
  • Hey, My uncle worked at SDX back in the day! That's cool to see

    Zeb ShraderZeb Shrader8 miesięcy temu
  • get the white sticker. that way you can put "1 coin = 1 play, press START 1 and START 2 together to change games"

    Jessica GrimJessica Grim8 miesięcy temu
  • I fricken love your attention to detail. I feel the same way, man

    FafushnickFafushnick8 miesięcy temu
  • Aw man, this makes me want to go and restore my pacman cabaret cabinet.

    QuirbleQuirble8 miesięcy temu
  • looks so awesome. How about double up the reject button printings to make them blacker

    wikallenwikallen8 miesięcy temu
  • You should look into getting a cricut maker. You could make your own 1 coin = 1 play that's sized correctly as well as the coin reject button inserts where the light won't shine through the black at all but the words come out completely transparent. It's a pretty awesome crafting item I got for my wife that I've used for a number of things.. Such as a part for my custom proton pack! :)

    T2rx6T2rx68 miesięcy temu
    • @LGR Absolutely love it and the nerdy options it gives! If you get one do a vid on it!

      T2rx6T2rx68 miesięcy temu
    • Definitely something I've been eyeing!

      LGRLGR8 miesięcy temu
  • The sticker on the back was most likely a state tax sticker

    Holden McGroinHolden McGroin8 miesięcy temu
  • This brought back traumatizing memories from my days working as a namco repair tech

    Holden McGroinHolden McGroin8 miesięcy temu
  • Looks great. You've got a great channel. Years of awesome stuff

    MOÑKMOÑK8 miesięcy temu
  • That's an elaborate piggy bank basically lol

    Steven ManserSteven Manser8 miesięcy temu
  • Coin-Ops: *"Admirably Analog"💜*

    Sgt_HoagieSgt_Hoagie8 miesięcy temu
  • Wow Atari arcade machine

    YouTube YouTubeYouTube YouTube8 miesięcy temu
  • Clint, I have a rare Space Invaders Part II cocktail machine, and I went through the same process of cleaning and addressing minor upgrades. The peaky single coin mech was a royal pain, seemingly designed by an employee who had little regard for its intended purpose. Replacing the old tinny single speaker with a pair of full-range beauties enabled a wonderful world of bass sound - that is remarkably satisfying. Getting it back to 100% working order was quite a challenge. Our shared OCD traits obsessing on obscure details makes the end product all the more rewarding... www.arcade-museum.com/game_detail.php?game_id=9669

    Scott NokesScott Nokes8 miesięcy temu
  • A great video, your genuine enthusiasm shows 👍

    Too Many HobbiesToo Many Hobbies8 miesięcy temu
  • Loved your tvgy segment on this too funny

    Benjamin FranklinBenjamin Franklin8 miesięcy temu
  • 16:09 Supprised you didnt get the Dick that said " Oh thats copyrighted and we cant make you a copy"

    Miles DysonMiles Dyson8 miesięcy temu
  • you could put 2 reject labels in each one and the overlap will give you better black levels

    Jason GoodenJason Gooden8 miesięcy temu
  • Baby wipes are good for cleaning try it

    Cali Brothers StudiosCali Brothers Studios8 miesięcy temu
  • Fantastic effort Clint. Love the details you notice like coin noise being wrong. Amazing!

    005 AGIMA005 AGIMA8 miesięcy temu
  • So the CPU was on the *PCB Wayyyyyyy* in the back.... er wait, wrong channel. 😉

    norweegnorweeg8 miesięcy temu
  • A raspberry pi is so small you could just pop one in there and give it a dual function as a classic cabinet AND a modern MAME cabinet too.

    Aslan FrenchAslan French8 miesięcy temu
  • For the coin return labels, I'd suggest getting some black vinyl cut and stuck to an acetate sheet then cut to size, you could probably even get a little Roland plotter for cheap and do it yourself!

    baldpig2k12baldpig2k128 miesięcy temu
  • If I did that, within a week I'd have to steal those quarters back to pay bills...

    Fancy TeethFancy Teeth8 miesięcy temu
  • Kinda makes me want to have an Arcade Machine ALMOST like this.. a 2P Machine, with an Emulator on it... That would be so awesome !

    Paul WPaul W8 miesięcy temu
  • It rules, it looks like one you'd see in a pizza shop in the 80s.

    John RanJohn Ran8 miesięcy temu
  • You could have stacked several print outs to improve the black level. Alternatively, if you have a 3D Printer you can 3D Print the sign (would have to swap colours mid print to go from white to black for the front), and you'll probably need a small nozzle (0.2mm or even 0.1mm) for detail.

    James MuirheadJames Muirhead8 miesięcy temu
  • Does it sound the same as this game in Terminator 2?

    SmartzeneggerSmartzenegger8 miesięcy temu
  • Most of that sticky grime is probably cigarette smoke...I went to an arcade about month and half ago and I kept thinking.... something isn't quite right...then I looked down at the dirty carpet...that's it! The smell of cigarette smoke that used to be in every restaurant and bar and arcade

    Harley BrignallHarley Brignall8 miesięcy temu
  • *Replacement buttons* Can't you get translusent sheets to print stickers on? They might be better for your coin reject buttons.

    DisthronDisthron8 miesięcy temu
  • hey LGR you're nostalgic dude, you probably suffer a lot by living nowadays, so do I

    PROSTO4TabalPROSTO4Tabal8 miesięcy temu
  • thats a fine cabinet, ive always wanted to own a sit down star wars cabinet and a dragons lair

    mp3ste1mp3ste18 miesięcy temu