Our goal in creating this site was simple: to create an easier way to order the obscure parts that are necessary to build or customize your JAMMA arcade cabinet and provide custom services for your enjoyment. Having a full-size cabinet or cocktail cabinet is the preferred way to enjoy an authentic arcade experience and we will provide you with some of the parts and services to at least make this a little easier to achieve.
The authentic arcade experience is very important and is something that takes hard work to get right. No emulation, no bootlegs, but all original boards, authentic arcade monitors and quality parts & accessories. There's something special about walking up to your arcade machine, dropping in a quarter and just having fun playing your favorite game knowing you're getting a real arcade experience. And for someone who grew up playing their favorite games in the local arcade (as many of us did), preserving that feeling and that level of quality is the whole reason this site is here.
Why "not" M.A.M.E. arcade machines (the ones with a PC inside an arcade cabinet powering everything)? If you're into M.A.M.E. machines, then this site is not for you. Now don't get me wrong, I actually love M.A.M.E. (through using it on my computer) but it is exactly the opposite of what we're trying to accomplish here and the opposite of authentic arcade entertainment in general. M.A.M.E. is great for the casual gamer or to test/try/see what the games would look like, but for the hardcore arcade enthusiast and collector nothing short of the real thing will do. Emulation isn't 100% perfect (and is very dependent on the host system it's running on), and many games have graphical glitches or wrong/distorted sounds & colors, but the main point is it doesn't "feel" like you're playing an original game at the arcades the way it was intended to be played which is the most important part. With M.A.M.E. you just never will know if the game is running the way it's supposed to.
Just think, most every original board you get has come from some arcade, somewhere in the world, and has provided years of daily enjoyment to a countless number of people. It's always fun to check the service/test menu when you get a new board to see what the coin counter and bookkeeping info looks like...there's a history behind each arcade board (original boards, mind you...no bootlegs) and that makes every one of them different and unique. Many people have different views on how they like to enjoy these arcade games, but for us at JAMMAPARTS.COM, everything has to be authentic. From the original arcade circuit board to the Wells-Gardner (our favorite) monitor to the Happ Controls joysticks & buttons, everything is real arcade action (even so far as having quarter mechs installed and requiring you to deposit a quarter to play...use your arcade as a piggy bank)!
We have years of experience in the arcade industry so you can feel secure knowing that every part or service we provide is of the highest quality possible. We offer parts that are not readily available anywhere else (and some parts that cannot be found anywhere else but here) for a reasonable price and with fast shipping and friendly support...with new parts being added on a regular basis. Here at JAMMAPARTS.COM we accept nothing less than 100% satisfaction from every one of our customers and as you can see we are very dedicated and serious about our arcade experience. If you ever have any questions or problems please don't hesitate to contact us.
Thanks and enjoy!