Donkey Kong CPO
Arcade Renovations does it again, with this excellent reproduction of the Donkey Kong Control Panel overlay. The control panel overlay I currently have is in pretty good shape with only a few minor cigarette burns on the right side. Since receiving this one, I'll be more than happy to swap them.
The first version that AR did of the Donkey Kong CPO was a two piece setup where the art work was printed on a thick piece of paper that sat behind a sheet of plexi cut out to match the control panel. My understanding is that this was the very first project that they did.
The new version shows just how far AR has come with their art work and it shows how serious they are about producing top notch products. Other companies probably would have just stuck with the old way and left it at that.
If you purchased the first version of the CPO and would like to get the newer version, talk to Philippe at Arcade Renovations, as I'm sure he will be more than happy to work something out with you.
The only real problem that I found was with the lettering of the Copyright in the lower right corner was slightly off. This is extremely nit picky and in fact the AR version looks BETTER than the original. Take a look at the picture and you'll see what I mean. The top one is the AR reproduction, and the bottom one is an original version.
The colors and the art work seem to match perfectly and the plastic its silk screened on looks exactly like the original.
I've read a few complaints about their Instruction sets, however, I do not have a set to look at. Knowing AR, I'm sure that if there are any problems they will fix them. They also have a money back guarantee so if you're not happy with any of it, there is no risk to you.
If your CPO is in less than mint condition, I would highly recommend that you pick one of these up. It will make your machine look like new again.