Biggest Cinematronics Arcade Game Collection – Downsized

Last month there was a post on RGVAC from Rich Potts, who owned one of the biggest (if not THE largest) collection of Cinematronics games. He is selling off a chunk of his collection, 15 Cinematronics games in total – but that isn’t everything. Can you guess how many he had in all?

A collection of 21 Cinematronics arcade games!

That is an amazing collection, I can only imagine the time spent amassing those games. Equally amazing that he is selling 15 from his total collection and some of the games he chose to sell included a War of the Worlds and a Starhawk. There are many others, some you’ve probably never heard of before like Freeze, Redline Racer and Scion. Check out some of the photos;

Scion, Redline Racer, Double Play Cinematronics GamesWorld Series, Alley Master Cinematronics

A couple of months ago I got a Scion marquee, which led me to getting in touch with Rich. Recently I’ve been interested in all of the Cinemat System games due to an awesome cabinet pictured in this initial flyer announcement for the Cinemat System (Come to find out it was only a prototype).

I’ve been in touch with some former Cinematronics employees, and its interesting to hear how the market affected the gross sales of these games – there are a couple with flyers that were never released. For that reason, to have many of these rare (not necessarily highly desirable) Cinematronics games for sale via one owner is appealing to anyone that is a fan of Cinematronics games and has thought of starting an exclusive collection.

For $150-$175 you could pick up Alley Master, Redline Racer, or Power Play – a pretty awesome price. As of this writing there is a World Series baseball arcade game for sale on my site, located in Indianapolis. As a consignment piece, the seller will have to be motivated when guys like Rich (think he knows something about value?) are selling similar Cinematroics games with a similar demand level for $150.

What Cinematronics were kept?

You’ll just have to email Rich and ask him I guess. But I bet they’re some good ones. War of the Worlds doesn’t come up for sale too often, and that one including his Rip Off, Armor Attack and Starhawk were spoken for almost immediately.

I personally would be more interested in the stories in how he tracked all of these games down and why he chose Cinematronics as his signature manufacturer.

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great just having fun with this kind oof arcade game long ago. now i know it’s called Cinematronics Arcade Game.

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When I was a lot younger I had a friend named Paul his dad was the CEO of Cinematronics. Paul and I used to ride our Honda 3 wheelers to the factory and play all the games before they where released, the best at the time was Dragons Lair. We would plays for hours on end. If we still wanted to play after we left the factory we would go the Paul’s house where he had most of the games like Tron & Asteroids in his bedroom.

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I always enjoy revisiting this article. While I sometimes miss my collection (to be exact I had 23 of the original 32 or so Cine games fully working in my collection), I still have my lone Star Castle at the present time. I did have a Cosmic Chasm and Tailgunner that I later sold that were not mentioned here, along with Space Wars of course. I still enjoy the hobby, albeit not at the scale it once was.

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It was a tremendous collection, and I’m sure a ton of work to find all of the games, especially the oddball ones – and keep them working.

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