The Act Has Arrived!

Shaggy October 23, 2007 5

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I received my conversion kit for The Act today and I can hardly wait to spend some real time with the game. I hope to play it enough that I can write a review about it for tomorrow – if not then I will post my weekly review on Thursday (or ASAP). Either way the review this week will be about The Act. 🙂

I meant to have some pics of the unboxing but it arrived as I was going out the door for work and I had to take it out just to see if everything was working OK (which it was) but I will try and get some snapshots of the system later. It came with everything I would need to put it into any cabinet and while the chassis looks like it houses a standard PC motherboard, it has a JAMMA edge connector on it. The knob controller is much larger than I expected but it seems to control everything well and the artwork that came along with it is excellent.  Here are some pics I managed to take later today after I unboxed it. I was able to play the game a bit – very intriguing, there’s nothing like it out there and it’s far more interesting than Dragon’s Lair or Space Ace. The only problem was I had no sound – I guess I’ll only get that once I put it into a cabinet (which is my next big task). By checking the BIOS I found that it comes with an Intel 3.06 Ghz Celeron processor, 512 MBs of RAM (DDR) and some options work without the JAMMA harness as long as you have a keyboard plugged into it.

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  1. twistedsupreme October 24, 2007 at 8:25 am - Reply

    Sounds like a good purchase then, look forward to the review!

  2. editor October 25, 2007 at 1:29 pm - Reply

    I am confused – did you just get this on ebay? did they send it for a review? or is this to get a review in the build-up to the home version?

    I am really unhappy that they are cutting out arcade (amusement and hospitality), I think they have been VERY badly briefed, and have been a little hardened to the industry after being treated bad.

    We have some comments in the next Stinger about the AMOA event.

  3. Pointything October 25, 2007 at 5:34 pm - Reply

    Can’t wait to hear & see more Shaggy. Nice one for spotting it on Ebay. Looks like you may end up with the one of the only arcades with “The Act”, should pull some extra punters in!

  4. Shaggy October 25, 2007 at 5:47 pm - Reply

    No Editor, I purchased this from eBay. I will be using it in my arcade although I need a cabinet for that purpose. It looks like there is an Act cabinet on eBay but I’m sure that it will not be cheap and I don’t think I have the funds for that unfortunately. I should be getting a review up momentarily.

    I agree with your disappointment in Cecropia however – I am not really sure why they decided to pull out of the coin-op market when it seems like everything was doing well. Maybe they just didn’t talk to the right people for getting it manufactured. Have you tried contacting them directly?

  5. editor October 25, 2007 at 9:25 pm - Reply

    KWP, who owns The Stinger Report were in the process of agreeing a consultancy to direct the company in amusement when their ‘partner’ demanded that they did not. Only to then placed them in a difficult position that forced them to cancel their coin-op plans. Can’t go into too much detail but the Stinger covers the gist.

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