Williams games. Do I like? Kind of. Do I respect them? Most
definitely. For the most part, I find these games to be too
hardcore for me. Why are most of the classic Williams games
so hardcore? They are all pretty damn hard! I suck at them.
Anyways, despite this, I knew I needed to add a Multi-Williams
game to my collection. This programmer, JROK, developed a Multi-Williams
board that was the most arcade perfect PCB yet. It didn't emulate
the games. It didn't use MAME. It used the real hardware and
all in a neat modern little JAMMA PCB. I knew I wanted this,
even though I sucked at these games. So, I looked for the perfect
Williams cabinet for months. Then, one showed up on Craig's
List and it was a 'Bubbles'. Woot! Besides being a rarer Williams
cabinet, it was already converted to JAMMA and had a 'The Comabtribes'
board in it. It was the perfect Multi-Williams cabinet - it
was already JAMMA. And, it was cheap! So, I grabbed it.
So, I am in the process of restoring this cabinet to look
like a Bubbles machine but with a Mutli-Williams board and
control panel. I haven't gotten very far yet. So far I capped
the monitor, replaced the marquee and installed the Mutli-Williams
board. I am going to try and remove the black paint from the
cabinet to reveal the original Bubbles side-art. I have high-hopes.
Keep checking back for updates. This project is next on my