I received my conversion kit for The Act today and I can hardly wait to spend some real time with the game. I hope to play it enough that I can write a review about it for tomorrow – if not then I will post my weekly review on Thursday (or ASAP). Either way the review this week will be about The Act.
I meant to have some pics of the unboxing but it arrived as I was going out the door for work and I had to take it out just to see if everything was working OK (which it was) but I will try and get some snapshots of the system later. It came with everything I would need to put it into any cabinet and while the chassis looks like it houses a standard PC motherboard, it has a JAMMA edge connector on it. The knob controller is much larger than I expected but it seems to control everything well and the artwork that came along with it is excellent. Here are some pics I managed to take later today after I unboxed it. I was able to play the game a bit – very intriguing, there’s nothing like it out there and it’s far more interesting than Dragon’s Lair or Space Ace. The only problem was I had no sound – I guess I’ll only get that once I put it into a cabinet (which is my next big task). By checking the BIOS I found that it comes with an Intel 3.06 Ghz Celeron processor, 512 MBs of RAM (DDR) and some options work without the JAMMA harness as long as you have a keyboard plugged into it.