Sigma Arcade Cabinets

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Sigma Arcade Cabinets

Post by Sunder » April 13th, 2018, 7:30 pm

I'm actually curious. No one's ever talk about these so far over here.
I've come across a lot of them during my childhood. I didn't even know they were japanese until very recently, but it seems the documentation on these are few and far between.
They came in many different forms too. Is there a reason no one's talking about them?

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Re: Sigma Arcade Cabinets

Post by geotrig » April 13th, 2018, 7:55 pm

Do you have pics? They might be shut so no one likes them :lolno:
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Re: Sigma Arcade Cabinets

Post by Sunder » April 14th, 2018, 12:45 am

Well the most well known of the bunch seems to be the Game Explorer, which looked like a strange mashup between a Blast city and some Capcom cab or whatnot.
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There's also this one, which actually looks pretty cool.
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Also I remember a fully metal one back home in Malaysia in the early 90s maybe? They had many different types. I wonder if anyone of you guys know the other varieties of Sigma cabs? IOt's funny how "rare" they've become? They were pretty ubiquitous in most of Asia at one point. At least that\s what I think.

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Re: Sigma Arcade Cabinets

Post by Sunder » April 14th, 2018, 12:48 am

Also yeah, this is the same Sigma that does superguns now. They were making arcade cabinets way back when.

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Post by geotrig » April 14th, 2018, 6:12 am

can't say I've ever heard or seen them before, the game explorers look a bit clone but overall not the worst ,the 2nd lot definitely look interesting
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Re: Sigma Arcade Cabinets

Post by nem » April 14th, 2018, 12:49 pm

I've only ever seen the control panels. Neat to see the actual cabs.

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Post by Sunder » April 14th, 2018, 11:05 pm

geotrig wrote:can't say I've ever heard or seen them before, the game explorers look a bit clone but overall not the worst ,the 2nd lot definitely look interesting
Yeah the Game Explorer isn't a good indication of the range and style of cabs they had. Still it had a decent monitor.
After a bit more research they were also publishers for some 80s titles and they mainly made amusement machines.

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Re: Sigma Arcade Cabinets

Post by majors » May 1st, 2018, 9:01 pm

I recall some Pony IV's with Sigma branding. I cannot find any pic's to confirm but maybe someone remembers? In my head I want to say Jaleco gave the molds/rights to Sigma when they left the cab market...I also could have been heavily sedated when learning all this(there was one FS: in 2014 that I passed on)

Of course the Pony IV is the blandest of the series IMO.
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Re: Sigma Arcade Cabinets

Post by nem » May 3rd, 2018, 6:54 pm

majors wrote:I recall some Pony IV's with Sigma branding. I cannot find any pic's to confirm but maybe someone remembers?
Yup, here's a pic:
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Re: Sigma Arcade Cabinets

Post by Sunder » May 3rd, 2018, 7:55 pm

Oh man, that looks like the outside of a bathtub.

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Re: Sigma Arcade Cabinets

Post by zak » May 3rd, 2018, 9:18 pm

Such a good description :D

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Re: Sigma Arcade Cabinets

Post by nem » May 4th, 2018, 8:54 am

They really dropped the ball on the design of the IV.

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Re: Sigma Arcade Cabinets

Post by Sunder » May 4th, 2018, 10:06 am

How could they go from some of the most iconic cabinet designs to that I have no idea. :lol:

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Post by FcoBenitez » May 14th, 2018, 6:00 pm

And there's the Ok Baby, which I don't know if it was a bootleg replica or maybe a licensed use of the mold, but it's super popular here in South America
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Post by arcadista » May 16th, 2018, 12:21 am

FcoBenitez wrote:And there's the Ok Baby, which I don't know if it was a bootleg replica or maybe a licensed use of the mold, but it's super popular here in South America
The Weche ok baby looks similar but it is not the same. The Ok Baby is made out of the Tecmo Kyotaro Excellent. Not the pony.

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Post by FcoBenitez » May 16th, 2018, 1:38 am

:-o
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Re: Sigma Arcade Cabinets

Post by jugemscloud » May 16th, 2018, 1:44 am

ones that never really get mentioned is the vision range/brand produced in germany, they are quite good regarding ergonomic aspects if a bit clunky aesthetically (i played on the ones in the ruhr arcade museum) and the monitor can be rotated iirc the whole surround/housing is detachable

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Re: Sigma Arcade Cabinets

Post by Sunder » May 16th, 2018, 9:39 am

I've actually seen the first one, that Vision one, around. Also I believe one is still being sold on ebay for a really cheap price. They do look pretty cunky. :lol:

Speaking of stuff in the region, I do really like the Royal Video sitdown cabs a lot.
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They're usually black but you can do something really cool with a paintjob like this. I'll probably get one to do just that.
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Re: Sigma Arcade Cabinets

Post by AxBattler » May 16th, 2018, 11:27 am

nice.

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Re: Sigma Arcade Cabinets

Post by nem » May 16th, 2018, 11:30 am

I kind of regret not buying a Royal Video Special when I had the chance. Seemed like a nice cab.

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