This doesn't look like much, but it's actually three copies of the arcade cabinet design I was working on. I put this into Ponoko and it looks like it will cost around $30 for materials and cutting. I think I may put in an order!
Since I can't make a mold out of the cabinet, I decided to do the next best thing and that's write down plans to make one out of wood. The hardest part for this classic Namco cabinet style is to get the side panels right. I also did some rounding of measurements to the nearest quarter inch to play nice with the materials I already have in the house.
Outside of cutting my own panels, I think I may have to result to a Ponoko or something to laser cut for me.
I picked up Namco Arcade Machine Collection 1:!2 scale models in the hopes of being able to make a mold out of the pieces. Turns out that it wasn't a model in the sense of pieces you glue together, but a model in that it was already put together. Oh well!
Training Mode lets you attempt the reaction game five times and gives you an average of your session. I may use this to determine difficulty level or actual training where if you're able to successfully get an average under a certain amount you're given a boost.
Printed out and cut the new marquees. Looking nice. The significance of Animal Crossing is obvious. As far as TMNT: The Arcade Game? I have a fond memory of a Reno trip my family took when I was little. We were staying at the Sundowner and my brother and I were playing. I remember being Raphael and my brother, I don't know, Leonardo probably. Eventually my dad came along and decided to play too. We even cashed out a $10 for quarters and eventually beat it. We beat an arcade game! Together! The three of us!
It was pretty crazy and I still remember it to this day because, c'mon, who cashes out that much money to beat an arcade game? I suppose in hindsight, I've never needed to spend money on it again.