December 30



Install at your own risk.  I take no responsibility for the update of your system.  This is the process that I performed on my system without any issues.  

Jim (Apple Juice) from Pinside has created an update to Revenge From Mars.  Apple Juice is calling it RFM 2.0.  He changed and added some things to the game which makes it a bit more enjoyable for a 20 year old game.  In this video I am showing how to install the update to a Pinbox system.  This upgrade process should apply to both Nucore and Pinbox since they both run on the same type of system.

The upgrade file can be downloaded from

Video :


Below is the change log and also the instructions written out in case it is needed.

Instructions for Install of RFM 2.0 :

Notes for updating pinbox systems (I will update these notes and add to my site as time allows. Please read carefully)

On a computer of your choice extract the files within the update exe (This is a basic zip file)

There are 6 files:

Copy the files to a spare usb drive

On your rfm pinbox computer, Navigate to folder /root/pinbox/update/rfm_15/ (either by logging into lxdm, or from command line, or using ssh/sftp etc)

Delete or move ALL the existing files within this folder

Copy the new files to this folder. Only the files, no additional folders.

Make sure the update.bin file from the original installation of pinbox is deleted/moved. This will be recreated from the new update files

Move/delete rfm_15.nvram* files from /root/pinbox/roms/savedata/ These files store the settings and high score data but may stop the update if not deleted/moved first.

Reboot the rfm computer

Enjoy v2.0 game code on pinbox

Change Log :

Game Changes
Quick-Shot – Hurry up feature created – Shoot drop target to collect countdown score
Quick-Shot – Graphics animations (Mothership used from martian aerobics), text and boxes created.
Quick-Shot – Progressive scoring, Each successful award increases start value
Secret Weapon – altered the amount of speech in the mode when shots made
Secret Weapon – added ROUND X FIGHT speech with adj option to mode start
Secret Weapon – added stooge fight move to ramp shots
Secret Weapon – decreased punch and kick move effectiveness for easy centre shots
Secret Weapon – Added language translations for name and settings
Secret Weapon – Saucer light now requires completing all robot-lincoln moves
Secret Weapon – Martian now rejuvenates if Abe is idle for too long
Circle Shots – Missile Champ Added
Circle Shots – Missile awards now offer Martian bombs at certain thresholds
Circle Shots – Missile awards now offer Ball Save restart at certain thresholds
Circle Shots – Missile awards now offer Quick-Shot at certain thresholds
Circle Shots – Missile points awards are bigger and easier to get, plus there more of them
Circle Shots – Missiles total now awards a champ entry if beaten
Hypnobeam – Beams destroyed now awards a champ entry if beaten
Attract – Added new lamp show effect – searchlight
Attract – Added new lamp show effect – sweep up and down
Attract – Updated the regular playfield lamp strobing effect
Attract – Missile Champ Screen Added
Attract – Hypnobeam Champ Added
Attract – added more speech call options to flipper button presses
Attract – Removed Dillon Tribute to gain more ram space
Scene – Now can start from the saucer modes in the centre
Ball Save – Balls are now autolaunched from shooter lane at correct time
Service Mode – updated video test alignment image to save ram, 200k freed
Service Mode – cleaned up brightness/contrast levels on video test alignment image
Stroke of Luck – Added ball save award
Stroke of Luck – Added collect bonus award
Stroke of Luck – Added 2 million award
Stroke of Luck – Removed saucer light award

XINA 1.30 Update
Video test alignment graphics optimised and cleaned up to free valuable flash memory
Test system info menu updated with more colours for versions
Test system info now states ‘custom build’ – lets not upset anyone! 😉
Ball Saver class changes for better game autolaunch in RFM build

*Will run on pinbox and original hardware