Data East to JAMMA Adapter

Description

Allows you to use your Data East classic pre-JAMMA game, in a JAMMA cabinet or a super gun device.

Data East has has some limited success in arcades in the early 80s with games like Karate Champ and Bump ‘n’ Jump. While they produced and released some arcade games themselves, there are a number of Data East published games that they had licensed from other manufacturers (mainly Irem), and games have been been developed by Data East and published by other companies.

As a result, just because your board has the DECO sticker on it, it doesn’t mean that is has the Data East pinout. A lot of their hits are on other hardware with a different pinout.

The number of games in the Data East conversion class is actually pretty limited. The good news is that the pinout used by this hardware remained unchanged throughout the years.

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Pinout

This adapter follows the following pinout scheme:

SOLDER SIDEPARTS SIDE
P2DOWNP1DOWN
P2UPP1UP
P2LEFTP1LEFT
P2RIGHTP1RIGHT
P2B3P1B3
NCNC
NCNC
NCSVC
P2B1P1B1
P2B2P1B2
P2STARTP1START
COIN2COIN1
COUNT2COUNT1
VGREENVBLUE
VREDVSYNC
NCNC
SPK-SPK+
-5V+12V
+5V+5V
+5V+5V
GNDGND
GNDGND

(PCB edge connector facing away, list is ordered right to left)

Compatible Games

This is the list of compatible games that can be used with this adapter:

The adapter has been tested with genuine Data East boards for compatibility.

* Karate Champ is not compatible. Its controls use joysticks instead of buttons. While the game will run and display properly, it can’t be correctly controlled.

Revision History:

Rev 1.0: This is the currently available version.

Specifications

Board Size: 45mm x 112mm
Current Carrying Capacity: 5V – 12A, 12V-3A