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    Space Invaders Taito upright

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    I am restoring a Taito Japanese Space Invaders cab that I have been sitting on for 25 years.

    I am wondering if the original Taito came with some sort of knob on the joystick. It has no screw thread so does not take a screw on knob.
    Also what colour should the fire, player one,two buttons be?
    Also the perspex has a bulge in it. I may try putting on a heavy weight on it to flatten a little.
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    Space Invaders Taito upright

    I remember playing them with just the bar and no knob, not that short though.


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    Can Play while not spilling the beer.

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    Agreed. I played many with the "knobless" joystick but as defender said never that short.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brad View Post
    Agreed. I played many with the "knobless" joystick but as defender said never that short.

    Brad
    Agreed, the ones I have played have had no knob and just the joystick. However, it is longer than that one. Didn't some Japanese cabs have no joystick at all and instead had two buttons for left and right? Paging @Kaizen

    Also, short and knobless made me laugh.

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    Yep definitely had machines that used two buttons for direction instead of "knobless" (this ones for you @namastepat ) joystick

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    From what I understand, only the Australian delivered machines had 'knobless joysticks'.
    The Japanese cabs had either the two buttons or the joystick with a white knob.
    I've also noticed that most of the cabs in the UK have joysticks with a white knob.
    The fire button was white and start buttons were red.
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    I think this is how the Aust delivered games looked with the longer joystick shaft. I remember this one that was for sale about 10 years ago was meant to be an original Aust delivered game.space2cab.jpg

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    Space Invaders Taito upright

    Yep, but usually with cigarette burns above the buttons.


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    yeah, mine has the cigarette burns above the buttons.. classic

    thanks for info.. I may find a white knob and glue it on somehow, and swap the white button as fire button..

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