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Manufactured by Bally Midway, Domino Man holds a copyright of 1983. You control a little guy who runs around
the screen stacking up dominos to pre-set 'dots' that form a line or a shape. Random people walk around an attempt
to knock over the entire line of dominoes and there is a bee that hunts you down. A level is completed when you
string the entire line of dominos and knock them down. In addition to pictures of dominoes around the monitor,
the lower front portion of the cabinet (around the coin door) sports several large vacu-molded plastic dominoes.
I had to have this game! I didn't play it TOO much when it was out but that was due to the fact that it was
only operated in one arcade in my area in the 80s. But whenever I was in Chucky Cheese, that's where you could
find me. Popping quarters into Domino Man as this was the only chance I would get to play her, until I could find
my way back (which wasn't too often) to Chucky Cheese. Domino man has a great soundtrack of the Maple Leaf Rag
that plays as you set up your dominos, and the Maple Leaf Rag, as well as piano ragtime in general, has always
moved me. So its no wonder that even the soundtrack pulled me in. Another interesting quirk to the game is the
way each game ends. After the game is over, the game will have a poem displayed on the screen to evaluate the player's
performance on the game. For example:
Once again, putting the extra money up front, makes for an easy restoration. The worst part of the whole machine was the terrible monitor burn in. I opted for a Welles Gardner monitor to replace it with. As you can see from the side-by-side picture, the amount of burn that was in the tube, driving the monitor replacement! Replaced some bulbs, re-keyed the door locks and put in the Basement Arcade!
More of the poems!
The poems were originally ALL CAPS but are modified here for readability. The letter X refers to digits in
Do you have a Domino Man arcade game and need some of it's technical information? Visit the library for the full manual. Click Here for the wiring Pinouts. Having sound problems? Click Here for some MCR troubleshooting!
The Coin Counter reports that you have inserted the quarter
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