It has been a little while since I had the opportunity to “unbox” an arcade machine, but today the clock gets a reset! That is because I got my hands on a pair of Maximum Tune 5 cabinets by Bandai Namco Amusements.
If you missed previous unboxings, click here for the playlist.
While the video is a little over 8 minutes long, the whole process took up around 4 hours. That included a bit of non-filmed parts such as cleaning up the mess that was left from the unboxing (which I had to do alone as I lost my helper for a couple of hours) and running to the store to get an extra surge protector since we ran out of plugs. The network setup also had me scratching my head for a little bit as I thought I had everything wired up properly, but had to launch everything in a certain order (the supplied router first, then the terminal). There is still an issue with the bill acceptor in not correctly recognizing inserted bills, but I’ll get that sorted out today.
The Cosmotrons Bonus
As I was busy editing this video last night, I was unable to post about an update to the Arcadeaholics/Cosmotron news. Since that will be unveiled later today at Pinball Expo, I’ll hold off on making a full post about it until then. Shane Gutbrod of Arcadeaholics did post this new tease to social media last night, so it’s worth sharing here. The new project is being done in conjunction with VPCabs, and after thinking about it for a little bit, I am guessing that this is a single or two-player Cosmotrons cabinet. We’ll find out soon enough!