Falcon Type B to JAMMA Adapter

Description

Allows you to use your Falcon or pinout compatible pre-JAMMA game, in a JAMMA cabinet or a super gun device.

The Falcon pinout, originally used on the Falcon Crazy Kong release in 1981, was adopted by other manufacturers who made minor changes to the pinout in the years that followed.

In the end, there are at least a dozen variants of this pinout. Some are somewhat compatible, and others are not. This is especially true when with dealing with bootleg games. With so many variants, it is simply not practical to create an adapter that can reliable convert all games. After a lot of research and experimentation, I ended up producing two adapters for the Falcon pinout class, which cover about 80% of the important releases.

This adapter aims to be as compatible as possible with the more recent games that use this pinout. This class of games typically have the power pins on the left when looking at the edge connector while it is facing away.

For games that have power pins on the right, please see the page for Falcon Type A adapters. The two are adapters are solder / parts side swapped and use slighly different control mappings.

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Pinout

This adapter follows the following pinout scheme:

SOLDER SIDE PARTS SIDE
P2B1 VSYNC
P2LEFT VGREEN
P2RIGHT VBLUE
VRED P1LEFT
P1B1 P1RIGHT
COIN1 P1START
P2DOWN P2START
P1UP P2B2
P2UP P1DOWN
+5V +5V
COIN2 P1B2
NC NC
NC NC
+12V +12V
SVC SPK+
GND NC
GND GND
GND GND

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

Compatible Games

Game PCBs with a similar or compatible pinout are:
  • FlashGal
  • Airwolf / Skywolf
  • Ponpoko
  • Sky Lancer
and likely many other genuine and bootleg games.
It is extremely important that you check the pinout against your board before powering on your game. Damage may result to your game or adapter if your game doesn’t follow the pinout of this adapter 100%.

Revision History:

Rev 1.0: Initial Design.

Specifications

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