How-to Hack Galaga into Pac-Man and more! | 6 Game Mini Arcade Machine Mod -

How-to Hack Galaga into Pac-Man and more! | 6 Game Mini Arcade Machine Mod

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I modify a Galaga mini arcade machine to play Pac-Man, Dig-Dug, Galaxian, Mappy, and Rolling Thunder!
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My wife game me a mini arcade machine for Christmas! I only made it about a day before I wanted to take it apart, see what’s inside, and hack it! I found that with a simple bit of soldering and a switch that I could make it play 5 more games that were already hiding in there!

Tools and Materials:
Galaga Game:
Soldering Iron:
DIP Switch:
small gauge wire:

There is lots of information on hacking these on various web forums, but I found some of the best, most straight-forward advice to be on this Instructable:

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  1. Thanks, modded my sons my arcade this evening and it works great. Knowing how to tackle the epoxy really helped a lot!

    Used a hair dryer to warm the stickers before peeling them off and put them on baking paper. They stuck straight back on with no problems.

  2. Can this be done in a Karate Champ machine? I have a non working one coming in the mail, and I intend to try to fix it. If I fix it, I'd like to hack it. Otherwise I may just gut it for a future project.

  3. I would love to see someone figure out how to hack in composite cables so I could hook up to a big screen T.V….hint hint…. Come on Ben do it, you know ya want to! 🙂

  4. Yeah, apparently most of these cabs have multiple games flashed onto the boards, so they don’t have to make a different board for each game.

  5. All the video I wait maybe you show us a little tesla Motor in the end of the video lol hahaha ur awesome.

  6. Only one problem: "Rolling Thunder" has 2 buttons, the jump and shot…

  7. Nice job – you must have been hard on your toys as a kid

  8. Liked and subscribed great video man very detailed

  9. Rolling Thunder needs 2 buttons but space invaders only has 1 button. Start with Rolling Thunder

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