I list both games here because Gyruss and Time Pilot use the same wiring harness and are easy substituted for each other in a machine. In this case, I have a cocktail cabinet that was converted from who knows what to Gyruss. I bought a Time Pilot boardset, removed the Gyruss boardset then installed the Time Pilot boards. The switch took five minutes. I only wish all arcade games were this easy to swap in and out! Before JAMMA, each game manufacturer use their own logic to wire their boards to the various game components. Those games that had similar-enough wiring schemes were said to be of that company or game's "conversion class". Gyruss and Time Pilot are conversion class Konami. Space Duel is conversion class Atari Color Vector, along with Tempest. Some games, like Midway's Omega Race have no conversion class.
I purchased this game
Ebay, in late 1999. It arrived in working condition, but was
in much worse condition than the Space Duel game.
The standard for arcade game control panel and game board connections.
It was introduced in the mid- to late-1980's in an effort to allow
operators to re-use more equipment and to save time and trouble when it
came time to convert say, Tekken 2 to Tekken 3. Back
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