T. T. Block

  • Manufacturer: Taito
  • Year: 1977

Useful info

  • Cabinet type: Cocktail
  • Measures (WxHxD): 86,5 x 61,5 x 56,5 cm
  • Working voltage: 220V
  • Maximum consumption: 96,0W 0,475A
  • Technology: Vertical B/W raster monitor with colored overlay
It is the classic “wall” game in which the player controls a paddle with a knob and must hit a ball which, by bouncing, destroys the wall above, brick by brick. During the game the ball speeds up to increase the game difficulty.

This table is the Japanese cocktail version imported in Italy by Model Racing. The labels and all the internal electronics are original, with the addition of a step down transformer to be used at 220V and the modification of the coin mechanism to accept 100 Italian Lire. The conditions are excellent even if the monitor mounted on the side does not favor the playability. This particularity is due to the contained game board; in fact this was too big to allow the monitor to stay in the middle of the cabinet. Later, two-layer boards were built, reducing the overall dimensions and constructing cocktails with a centered monitor.

PCB

13 April 2014

This cocktail is very nice. Its PCB is screwed to the top panel and has a little daughter board. Actually I don’t know which kind of function has this daughter board but it seems to be absolutely original. Some ripple capacitors are moved on the center of the board and three switches can configure the game. Two are close to the ripple capacitors and one is on the other side of the PCB.

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5V regulatoris on the PCB, as other boards of that period.

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Restoration

14 April 2014
PCB was working, TV was in very good conditions but metal parts (legs, feet, metal box) were quite rusted. To say the truth this cab had a wrong class. A couple of centimeter smaller than the original and I remade it with the right dimensions. Here the pictures of de-rusting job. In the last 2 pictures you can see a before-after of one leg.

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This is the before-after I talked above

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Inside

14 April 2014

Opening the cocktail we can find a typical Japanese configuration.

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The cocktail

14 April 2014

This is the cocktail as is today.

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