The Jackie Chan fighting game arcade boards produced by Kaneko (Kung Fu Master and Fists of Fire) both only output amplified stereo audio output - both from the Jamma header and from a 4-pin header on the motherboard near the amplifier heatsink.

Many arcade cabinets and supergun setups these days...

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Release Date: 1995

Ah, the mid-90s fighting game - who wasn't stealing from both Street Fighter and Mortal Kombat? What do we have in this one? Digitised actors and fatalities, what a surprise.

But it plays far more fluidly and "Street Fighter"-like than a Mortal Kombat game, however in this cas...

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Released: '94 Time to complete: ~30 mins

If infiltrating a building complex, killing enemies (using firearms, jumpkicks, or even elevators), retrieving documents, neutralising bombs, and escaping in a helicopter sound like a good time to you, then Elevator Action Returns is likely going to be righ...

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Board death

My friend recently pulled a CPS2 game board off the shelf and heard a rattling sound. Then noticed a weird brown fluid dribbling out the fan slots. Upon opening the case, the culprit was clear: the 1/2AA lithium battery had disintegrated, dislodging itself from the board and distributi...

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Obtaining unamplified audio from arcade game PCBs is a fairly common goal. The JAMMA standard only allows for amplified mono audio, and if your arcade cabinet is wired up for stereo, chances are it'll have its own amplifier as well, meaning you won't be very interested in the audio available on the...

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