Americoin Junkyard Digger Crane Arcade Game At
An odd little game that I found locally for not much money.
decided I could save it from the landfill by putting a little
grease into this classic arcade digger crane. Unlike modern cranes
suck money from patrons in the chance they will win some awful
toy the object here is to put as many junk cars into the hopper as
can before time runs out.
If you need a reproduction of the front panel graphic you can get
it here courtesy of Tom Garcia a
fellow collector! (This is a large tif file)
The game is controlled by two joysticks one of which has a
button on it.
I got very lucky in that both the schematics and manual were
with the game.
The side artwork is typical of a 70's design and the game
cabinet is a big one.
Here is the back of the hoppers where the junk cars fall. A
simple and elegant arcade crane design.
Here is a view of the crane. Note depending how well you
perform you can get a rating of novice, apprentice, crane boss or
personal favorite a scalebuster.
The junk cars are typical little metal toy cars of the era.
funny that in the schmatics for this arcade crane game they are
Coin door art is a little bland but better than the side
artwork. And not bad for this vintage arcade game.
Here is a full view of the cabinet.
This game produces sound via an 8-track player that is wired
DC voltage. So when the game kicks on the tape plays a loop of
smashing and a diesel crane engine. If your tape is missing you
make another one like I have done above. In fact the photo was so
I had to include it here. I went to a local thrift shop and bought
console stereo with an 8 track recorder for $3.00. In fact the
stereo also has a woking tape deck, AM/FM, and phonograph. You
get one with an Aux in like this one has. I also bought some NOS
8-Tracks for .75 each. Then I downloaded a copy of the soundtrack
the game and played it back on my laptop in a loop until the 8
recorded the sound on all tracks all the way through. Presto a new
for my game.
HERE To Here and download a copy of the soundtrack
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