Donkey Kong Jr.

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Last May I picked up a second Donkey Kong cabinet from an old high school friend. The cabinet was complete with the exception of a monitor and if not picked up, was headed to the curb on garbage pick up day. I picked up the cabinet with the intention of making it a dedicated Donkey Kong Jr game so I wouldn’t have to swap boards in and out of my original Donkey Kong cabinet anymore.

Fast forward 7 months and the cabinet has not been touched and is sitting in my garage. Much to my wife’s displeasure, this kept me from moving the lawn furniture into the garage over the winter! Over the weekend, I decided to move the cabinet into the basement and start working on it. I did not move the lawn furniture into the garage.

I shopped around for a few months looking for an original Sanyo 20ez monitor to put in the cabinet but didn’t have any luck...

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Another Donkey Kong Machine

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2 weeks ago I picked up another Donkey Kong cabinet from a high school friend (thanks, Nick!).  The cabinet is in good shape and complete with the exception of a monitor.  I have a monitor I could use that would require an inverter board, but I’d prefer an original Sanyo 20EZ monitor.  I have a couple leads on a monitor but nothing set in stone yet.  I planned to use the spare monitor in my Centipede cabinet, which has a serious case of burn-in.

My intention is to run Donkey Kong Jr. in this cabinet.  Here’s the question…leave the cabinet original colors, etc. and just run Jr. in it, or completely convert it to a Jr. cabinet with orange paint, new side art, bezel, control panel and marquee?  Pictures later.

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