Imagine my surprise when we took delivery of new machines for the arcade and my boss tells me that he saw this cool new dancing game at a trade show and imported one from Korea... I got to setup and try out the first DDR machine I ever saw... A Korean 2nd Mix. I was never very good at it but I always loved the game. And over the years I've owned and played many home versions on soft pads.
In any case, I recently go back into arcade machines and started building my collection at home and decided I would like to get a DDR machine. After hunting for a few months I managed to pick up a Japanese 5th Mix that had been converted to Extreme. (I'm guessing it's a bootleg as the security cart was originally for 5th mix, and the marquee is not-original either)
It needs a little work but I got it for a very good price.
The dance platform needs to be rebuilt (both up arrows are stuck ON), I figure all new sensors and some new plexiglas arrows as well as all new screws (the original ones are pretty gnarly)
The monitor looks like it's been replaced once before, it currently has a NeoTec NT-500DX with a horizontal hold problem... the hold along the top section of the screen is out of whack and on occasion it stops working completely.
I know my way around arcade machines and electronics in general but I'm still a big noob when it comes to DDR machines.
My other arcade machines include:
- Killer Instinct 2 (I recently completely restored this machine)
- Cybertroopers Virtual On (USA Twin version)
- Double Dragon
- Donkey Kong (20% finished converting to Fix it Felix Jr)
- San Francisco Rush the Rock Alcatraz Edition (I have 3 of this for multiplayer)
- Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 (in an MKII cab)
If you've made it this far thanks for reading