Space Invaders (Taito) to JAMMA Adapter

Description

Allows you to use your original Taito Space Invaders board in a JAMMA cabinet or a super gun device.

Space Invaders was one of the most popular and historically important games of the late 1970s and early 1980s.  It was originally developed by Taito of Japan and licensed to Midway for distribution in North America. The game originally used a black and white, TV type monitor, feeding it a composite signal. Interestingly, the Taito and the Midway versions use a completely different PCB, and are not pinout compatible.

This adapter will only convert the Taito version Space Invaders. For the L-Shaped Midway licensed version of the game see this page here.

The adapter contains a power-on reset circuit (POR) required for the game to start correctly.

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Pinout

This adapter follows the following pinout scheme:

CPU Board (Harness – G)

SOLDER SIDE PARTS SIDE
+5V +5V
+5V +5V
+12V +12V
+12V +12V
-5V -5V
NC NC
KEY KEY
NC NC
NC NC
NC NC
NC NC
NC NC
NC NC
GND GND
GND GND
GND GND
GND GND
NC CVIDEO

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

Sound Board  (Adapter Edge – H)

SOLDER SIDE PARTS SIDE
GND GND
GND GND
GND GND
SPK+ SPK-
+12V +12V
KEY KEY
+12V NC
GND GND
+5V +5V
NC POR
VGND RESET
P2START TILT
P1START COIN1
P1RIGHT P1B1
P1LEFT VRED
VBLUE P2RIGHT
VGREEN P2LEFT
VSYNC P2B1

(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 a Taito Space Invaders PCB.

Revision History:

Rev 1.0: Initial Design.

Rev 1.1: Moved the G connector to the harness.

Specifications

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