Which Astro is that?

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Which Astro is that?

Post by John James Pacinelli » September 1st, 2008, 7:24 am

So I’m hanging around in this local arcade. All of a sudden I notice some Astros different from the others, they are branded “Tecmo AstroCity” instead of “Sega Astro City”. Never heard of that before and Google doesn’t help… What’s the difference? The same difference between a ViawLaix L and a Wowlex F? Image
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Re: Which Astro is that?

Post by grantspain » September 1st, 2008, 7:27 am

bet its one of the newer clone cabs with some adapted artwork,get a photo ;)
and its duluxe l and a screwfix f,get it right

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Re: Which Astro is that?

Post by John James Pacinelli » September 1st, 2008, 7:57 am

grantspain wrote:bet its one of the newer clone cabs with some adapted artwork,get a photo ;)
Grant, that is an original one indeed. It just has the Tecmo logo instead of the Sega logo. The tecmo astro are just, let's say, 10-15% of the total in the arcade (the one in Marina square, for Singapore locals). Will try to get a pic but it's gonna be a pain in the **** as my mobile is an old blackberry without camera and photos are not allowed in there. This is getting interesting...
grantspain wrote:and its duluxe l and a screwfix f,get it right


What?!? I've always thought it was awlavix L and windelex F! Image
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Re: Which Astro is that?

Post by John James Pacinelli » September 1st, 2008, 8:06 am

It kinda looks like that. The Tecmo brand is at the top of the screen, just where the regular ones have the SEGA logo. All the parts look original. The interesting thing is that also the part with the Tecmo logo seems original and not repainted or something
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Re: Which Astro is that?

Post by John James Pacinelli » September 1st, 2008, 8:07 am

When I try to upload the pic i get this message:

The extension jpg is not allowed.
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Re: Which Astro is that?

Post by thchardcore » September 1st, 2008, 8:08 am

I saw pictures of those actually, they really do exist!
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Re: Which Astro is that?

Post by John James Pacinelli » September 1st, 2008, 8:12 am

Thank you man. I was starting to feel like in those horror movies...

- I swear I've seen it with my eyes, it was a monster!!!
- James you have undergone a lot of stress lately, I know you think you've seen it...
- But I've REALLY seen it!!!
- Yeah, sure...


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Re: Which Astro is that?

Post by John James Pacinelli » September 1st, 2008, 10:35 am

OK, now I'm curious... whats the difference between the two? Why tecmo and not sega? Can somebody unveil the mystery?
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Re: Which Astro is that?

Post by mastercello » September 1st, 2008, 11:22 am

You really love to hold a monologue, aren't you :?:

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Re: Which Astro is that?

Post by John James Pacinelli » September 1st, 2008, 11:33 am

Yes I'm a blabbermouth :awe:
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Post by yosai » September 1st, 2008, 11:51 am

Get a pic up already. ;P

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Post by andygeezer » September 1st, 2008, 11:56 am

Tecmo did a deal with Sega in 1994-1995.

They bought the Engine for Virtua Fighter 2, in which they devloped Dead or Alive on, they also bought license rights to have there own cabinet to distrubute it on (they used the Astro City) for Asia market.

In the UK, they used the infamous Deith woodies (same cabs as VF2/Virtua Striker), also in America, the Dead or Alive logo also had the Accliam logo as they where trying to break into arcade games (Remember that Batman game on STV?)

Jaleco did a similar thing with Super GT24 HR and Over Revs, and used Indy type Twin cabs.
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Re: Which Astro is that?

Post by Checen Rebel » September 1st, 2008, 1:51 pm

andygeezer wrote:In the UK, they used the infamous Deith woodies (same cabs as VF2/Virtua Striker)
Sorry to go offtopic, but how are they infamous? I always quite liked the look of those cabs (I didn't know they were deith leisure cabs though).

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Re: Which Astro is that?

Post by John James Pacinelli » September 2nd, 2008, 2:24 am

andygeezer wrote:Tecmo did a deal with Sega in 1994-1995.

They bought the Engine for Virtua Fighter 2, in which they devloped Dead or Alive on, they also bought license rights to have there own cabinet to distrubute it on (they used the Astro City) for Asia market.

In the UK, they used the infamous Deith woodies (same cabs as VF2/Virtua Striker), also in America, the Dead or Alive logo also had the Accliam logo as they where trying to break into arcade games (Remember that Batman game on STV?)

Jaleco did a similar thing with Super GT24 HR and Over Revs, and used Indy type Twin cabs.
Thank you very much indeed Andy. Just out of curiosity, are the tecmo astros somehow "rare"? I doubt, but If so I might try to get one of those. Also will try to get a picture this Friday.
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Re: Which Astro is that?

Post by capcomguru » September 2nd, 2008, 3:45 pm

The image was too large to embed, so you guys can see it via this link:
http://www.jpdeal.com/images/new_astro_city_3.JPG

Looks like a legit astro jewl in there, not a remake or a crappy conversion kit.

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Re: Which Astro is that?

Post by andygeezer » September 2nd, 2008, 4:56 pm

Checen Rebel wrote:
andygeezer wrote:In the UK, they used the infamous Deith woodies (same cabs as VF2/Virtua Striker)
Sorry to go offtopic, but how are they infamous? I always quite liked the look of those cabs (I didn't know they were deith leisure cabs though).
Infamous, cause everyone and there dog has had one..

They are excellet quality woodies, I'd take one over an Electrocoin, as they come with Nanao monitors etc (make good Jamma cabs once converted), but yeah in the 90's Deith did a lot of UK Sega builds.

The Tecmo Astro isn't as common as Sega one, but apart from the Tecmo branding is 100% the same as Astro (I assume it came with the Model 2 wiring as well as Jamma).
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Re: Which Astro is that?

Post by John James Pacinelli » September 3rd, 2008, 2:36 am

capcomguru wrote:The image was too large to embed, so you guys can see it via this link:
http://www.jpdeal.com/images/new_astro_city_3.JPG

Looks like a legit astro jewl in there, not a remake or a crappy conversion kit.
Yep, that's it.
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Post by Flazh » September 4th, 2008, 1:52 am

I got a Tecmo Astro CP here actually. Didn't know they released an entire Tecmo cab though.

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Re: Which Astro is that?

Post by capcomguru » September 4th, 2008, 5:48 pm

Flazh wrote:I got a Tecmo Astro CP here actually. Didn't know they released an entire Tecmo cab though.
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Re: Which Astro is that?

Post by John James Pacinelli » April 10th, 2009, 9:52 am

Today I visited a couple of arcades, it's been a while since last time (I'd say 3.5 months or even more). There is plenty of SFIV machines now, abt 7 to 10. Besides I've finally seen BlazBlue and it looks stunning, too bad the charachters look like bunch of freaks, if it had SF characters I'd be all over it. Anyhow I managed to take a pic of the Tecmo Astro CP (recently got a mobile with camera for free :awe: )

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