Arcade mods have become rather huge the last few years, especially in pinball with 3d printers becoming a big thing. I’ve rounded up a list of the coolest Super Chexx mods I could find below to give you some ideas for your games.
Chexx Goal Mods
Goal and player mods are by far the most popular things to mod. One of the best goal mods was posted a few years on instructables. Basically, he used some nails, red paint, and some netting to make authentic miniature goals. They’re probably the best Chexx goals you can make at this point in time. The link is below:
Pretty awesome overall.
This next guy made a goal light and better lighting under the scoreboard. Unfortunately, it’s a little over the top for most people as it requires a substantial amount of wiring and soldering.
Wish it wasn’t so complicated. I personally just updated my original Chexx lighting with this:
Chexx lighting mods
If you own an original chexx, it’s pretty easy to upgrade your lighting with an LED bulb. I did this here:
It’s the easiest thing you can do to get more lighting in your game. The original bulbs also have problems with causing too much heating in the electronics above, causing them to eventually fail and the plastic to warp.
There’s actually an ebay seller now that sells an LED board for the Super CHEXX games, it’s here:
It’s a pretty nice LED board. I haven’t personally tried it though, so I can’t vouch for the improvement.
Chexx player mods
Besides lighting and goal mods, the player mods are the most popular items. Most people pick up NHL players directly from ICE themselves. The only disadvantage to that is that the players don’t actually have names and numbers, which most people kind of want. I actually made a page on how I added names and numbers to chexx players here:
In addition to this, there are a couple people who custom paint players for money. These custom painted players are far beyond what ICE offers, but they’re also way more money, so you kind of get what you pay for here. Typically custom players are slower than the ICE players as they require. I haven’t used this place below so I can’t comment on how good they are personally, but the results pictures are great.
They’re probably the best option right now if you want something a little more higher end.
There’s also a Chexx mods place online that’s selling a custom scoreboard, boards, etc. However, they haven’t responded to any of my emails, so I’m hesitant to recommend them based upon communication (because if you have a problem and they won’t respond, you’re kind of screwed). If they reach out to me at some point, then I will update this. I believe I saw one user online who had bought the scoreboard and was happy with it, but that’s all I’ve seen so far.