One day in my sophomore year of High School I was hanging out with one of the kids that went to vocational school for computers. Vo-tech kids were always the extra cool kids because they actually knew how to do stuff. Anyway, this kid (I can’t remember his name anymore. If you’re reading this I’m sorry). and I were talking about video games and one day he gave me this CD with all of these random things on it. One of the things was a program called the Magic Engine. I had no idea what I was holding in my hands.
Later that week my cousin and I were on my computer and on a lark we ran the program. Magic Engine was an emulator which meant it let you play every TurboGrafx 16 ever made. That day was the start of our obsession with emulators and eventually Arcade games.
Fast forward to 2011 and my cousin has an entire garage full of arcade cabinets and games. It’s really a site to behold and one I’m truly jealous of. This summer I finally took my first step forward and I now own my first arcade cabinet (1982 Donkey Kong Jr). This page is going to detail any new cabinets I acquire.
Donkey Kong Jr. (1982) Currently I have this cabinet setup as a MAME machine (Arcade, TurboGrafx 16, and NES). It is original with the exceptions of the control panel (it’s a VS. Excitebike panel right at this moment).