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.
This adapter follows the following pinout scheme:
|SOLDER SIDE||PARTS SIDE|
(PCB edge connector facing away, list is ordered right to left)
This is the list of compatible games that can be used with this adapter:
- Big Pro Wrestling!
- Karate Champ *
- Karate Champ – Player Vs Player *
- Karate Dou *
- Tag Team Wrestling
- Taisen Karate Dou
- Competition Golf
- Metal Clash
- Ring King
- Battle Lane Vol. 5
- Express Raider
- Ring King II
- Western Express
- Captain Silver
- Garyo Retsuden
- Kuhga – Operation Code ‘Vapor Trail’
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. For a proper Karate Champ adapter please check out this page.
Rev 1.0: This is the currently available version.
Board Size: 47mm x 112mm
Current Carrying Capacity: 5V – 12A, 12V-3A