I never thought to find a Space Wars (it was 2006), let alone in Italian! It is not a bootleg but yet another F.lli Bertolino production. Yes, inside all hardware including wiring is Cinematronics but the cabinet (smaller than the original) has been made here in Italy. These are the initial conditions of the cabinet. Not so bad, not so good. Italiandoh and Kold666 were included in the package.
Actually the cab was not working.
Monitor damaged, faulty PCB, one not working button. I don’t have any record about monitor and PCB fix but I took a picture of the reed relay.
For people who don’t know, Cine buttons work with reed relay. The reed relay used is a glass case with two very close metal plates.
When a magnetic field is close to the glass case, the two plates attract each other.
…something like this…
Some old PC keyboards work in the same way.