CPS-2 Motherboard fans are super loud. The fan noise isn’t much of a problem when the PCB is inside one of my cabinets, but when playing on my supergun it’s super annoying. It’s enough of a problem that people sell quieter replacement fans. I picked a few replacements up from Jamma Nation X for cheap. It took me about 10 minutes to install and the difference is obvious:
I’ve moved my site off of Dreamhost and onto Amazon S3’s static webhosting. I get no traffic, so Dreamhost was overkill. I experimented with S3 static hosting when I made Northwest STG and found it work well and cost virtually nothing, so I have transitioned my site over. This site is now built with Octopress with the “Octopress Flat” theme.
With my PCB collection getting too large for me to realistically play all of my games, I traded 2 games that I never play to get an In the Hunt PCB. The guy I traded with was local here in the Seattle area so I drove out to his house and traded Raiden II and Puzzle Bobble 4 for In the Hunt. I think he got the better end of the deal, but now my collection is smaller and those games will get played. Win win! Plus, I got to see a Taito Egret II cabinet in person, which was pretty neat.
In college an arcade near campus had In the Hunt and I played it quite a bit. On top of the nostalgia, the art style and animation are what really makes this game for me. As an STG, it’s not a great game, but the graphics are awesome. If you’ve played the Metal Slug games then you’ll see some style similarities; this is because members of the team that worked on the game at Irem would later form Nazca and create Metal Slug.
Here’s a video of someone 1CC’ing In the Hunt: