Compatible Laserdisc Players - Pioneer PR-8210, Pioneer PR-8210-A*, Pioneer LD-1100*, Pioneer LD-V1001 (only with Taito hardware)
* The Pioneer PR-8210-A and LD-1100 are only compatible with the PR-8210 in terms of their
infrared LED interface. These two players could alternately be used with M.A.C.H. 3 if the IR-LED installation methods described
in the LD Conversion for Cliff Hanger document were properly adapted to M.A.C.H. 3's external
control cable. For more information on how the PR-8210 communicates with the game, check out the
PR-8210 / PR-8210-A page.
Pioneer PR-8210 - Operating Instructions (26 pages)
Pioneer PR-8210 - Service Manual Supplement (6 pages)
Pioneer PR-8210 - Command Set Info
Pioneer PR-8210-A - Service Manual (118 pages)
Pioneer LD-1100 - Operating Instructions (19 pages)
Pioneer LD-1100 - Service Manual Supplement 1 (54 pages)
Laserdisc Pressing - M.A.C.H. 3 has three different disc pressings. There is a Scotch-labeled
single-sided disc (plastic backing), a Pioneer-labeled single-sided disc
(metal backing), and a Pioneer-labeled double-sided disc. The Pioneer discs were
used in the Taito version of M.A.C.H. 3 released in Japan, which uses a Pioneer LD-V1001 laserdisc player.
Conversion Cards - Various products have been developed over the years to allow replacement/upgrade of the laserdisc player.
Dexter is the newest product. Unlike the other products below
which convert to a newer laserdisc player model, no player or disc is needed with Dexter. The Dexter board is a drop-in
replacement which poses as a laserdisc player and plays the video for the game digitally, from a custom file format. Dexter
accepts the original commands from the PCB through the original interface cable. Dexter has been going
in and out of production multiple times, per demand, via pre-order process only.
LaserCon is a laserdisc player conversion card that allows the game to use
newer supported Pioneer players. LaserCon is no longer in production.
The LaserAce conversion card allows the game to use a variety of different Pioneer and Sony laserdisc
players. LaserAce is no longer in production.