Players: 1 or 2
Price Paid: $???
Bought From: Inherited
Here is my MAME cabinet, named Cactus Flack's (a tribute to my favorite local arcade, Cactus Jack's). This cabinet has been in my family for years -- my dad bought it for my sister many years ago. When we bought it, the "obviously-used-to-be-Donkey-Kong-Junior" cabinet had been converted to JAMMA and was running Sega's Tetris-clone Bloxeed. The monitor began showing signs of needing a cap, and eventually failed. Eventually, I gutted the insides of the cabinet (I gave the monitor and power supply away to a fellow collector) and converted the insides to MAME, leaving the outside basically the way I received it. The original Nintendo controls were wired up to an iPac. The PC is a 1mhz system with 256 meg of RAM I believe. I wrote the custom front end the machine is running in Visual Basic (when I get all the kinks ironed out, I'll be giving it away for free). I printed the marquee on an inkjet plotter.
Pictures of this cabinet were featured in the O'Reilly book Retro Gaming Hacks
. More pictures of the cabinet (and scans from the book) coming soon.
UPDATE: Stripped the MAME components out of this cabinet and sold it as an empty Nintendo cabinet for $50.