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Re: Guided Missile revisited
12/25/14 09:20 PM



>> Some of the various Midway glossy parts catalogs of 1970s/1980s era Midway games show
>> an internal illustrated cab view showing where the backlit lamps are mounted within
>> the cab. It isn't as accurate compared to getting a quality photo/video to work with
>> as reference material, but the cab illustrations within the Midway catalogs do
>> indicate where interior backlit lamps are mounted behind the front plexiglass bezel.

>Guided Missile uses five bulbs in a straight line with no attempt to align them with the
>artwork on the glass. I suspect other Midway games are similar.

Some of the Midway cabs do vary depending how the upright cabs were constructed. With Clowns, Gunfight, Bowling, having monitor mounted facing players directly so they wouldn't use the fluorescent/nightlight tubes while the Midway cabs that have monitor at bottom of cab and reverse mirror reflecting the images onto the backdrop/playfield artwork piece do use the tubes.

If there aren't any useful reference photos online, then the Midway gloss parts catalogs would be second choice of seeing how backlit lamps are placed.



>> Midway Clowns, Midway Gunfight would look good with backlit lamp support as
>> well....especially Midway Clowns imo. I liked the cab design look of Midway Clowns,
>> but Clowns gameplay was nowhere near as good as Exidy's Circus.

>I've always thought of Gunfight as an unfinished version of Boothill and never bothered
>with it. Maybe I'll take another look. Boothill might also benefit from backlighting.

Gunfight was somewhat popular iirc....but nothing like the long lines for games like Dragon's Lair or Star Wars cabs.


Gunfight either has one or two backlit lamps and it also has an insert piece that players read to see how many lives remain or the score total. And the monitor had a yellow acetate overlay piece which that part is already supported in MAME.







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. * Re: Guided Missile revisited Comboman  02/21/17 01:44 AM
. * Re: Guided Missile revisited Envisaged0ne  02/06/17 07:00 AM
. * Re: Guided Missile revisited SpudsMcToole  02/06/17 08:03 PM
. * Re: Guided Missile revisited gregf  12/21/14 12:26 PM
. * Re: Guided Missile revisited Comboman  12/21/14 04:38 PM
. * Re: Guided Missile revisited gregf  12/25/14 09:20 PM
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