Preserving Sky Skipper
Nov27

Preserving Sky Skipper

With the US and UK reveals now behind us, we are free to focus our time and energy on the next logical step in the Sky Skipper project – preservation of the game artifacts so that future generations can enjoy this beautiful and wonderful game for years to come.  As arcade collectors, restorers and historians we have strived to make sure that Sky Skipper has been represented in the way we promised Nintendo of America that it...

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Sky Skipper flyer found in Japan!
Jan26

Sky Skipper flyer found in Japan!

For years, the only known complete flyer for Sky Skipper known to exist is the copy that Alex has in his possession, shown below.   Fast-forward to January, 2017 and on Yahoo Auctions in Japan, another flyer pops up for sale.  From the looks of it, interest in Sky Skipper has heated up a bit and there were likely more than a couple of people vying to purchase this rare piece of history on the game. Take a look at the proceeds of the...

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Our Day at NOA
Nov19

Our Day at NOA

This post is easily a year in the making, so bear with us because it is a long one.  Tons of pictures and lots to say – I’d grab a beer ahead of this and set aside a bit of time. The backstory When I (Whitney) initially signed onto the project with Alex and Olly, we truly only had a color flyer and a lot of enthusiasm as our main ingredients to restoring the cabinets.  Olly had done a tremendous amount of work with the...

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The Story So Far…
Oct17

The Story So Far…

If you are just coming to the whole Sky Skipper ‘canon’ and are wondering what has led up to this point, then you have found the right post.  We’ll re-cap the saga behind the story right here, and provide enough jumping-off points to other places in the site that can be explored for more detailed information. To start, there are a few links to check out that could be considered prerequisite information about Sky...

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Project Timeline
Oct15

Project Timeline

Sometimes it helps to see everything in a more linear fashion.  Here’s how Sky Skipper fits into the overall Nintendo arcade timeline and how, 34 years later, it finally sees the light of day again! Sky Skipper Game History & Project Timeline 2017 Feb...

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Alex releases info about the two PCB stacks and gameplay!
Oct04

Alex releases info about the two PCB stacks and gameplay!

This video is from Nov. 2015 and is the world’s first (modern) look at Sky Skipper running in an arcade cabinet.

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