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Title: :: UK Road Trip #15 :: PATROL on the GHOSTS MOON !!!
Post by: DarthNuno on April 03, 2010, 06:58:53 PM
(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/news/moon-ghosts.jpg)

29th of November 2009 / 6:00 AM

Road Trip' day!

This gonna be an hard day... Let's prepare the usual stuff :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/ghost_moon/ghost_moon_1.jpg)

Wait a minute! What about these beers? Drinking beers and ... drive?  :shock:

No no... these beers are a part of the deal with the seller  :-*

Check up...

* CAR + various protective stuff ?

   Ready!  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/ghost_moon/ghost_moon_2.jpg)


* Trailer?

   Ready!  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/ghost_moon/ghost_moon_3.jpg)

A trailer you said? It must be a big game... or maybe two cabinets  ::)  8)

OK, get ready for a new UK roadtrip (for the fifteenth time just in UK  8) ). Here's the -well know- destination  :)  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/ghost_moon/ghost_moon_4.jpg)

For my personal record  ;D  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/ghost_moon/ghost_moon_5.jpg)

Starting time : 6h47AM


Fly me to the moon

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/ghost_moon/ghost_moon_6.jpg)

Let me play among the stars...


(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/ghost_moon/ghost_moon_7.jpg)

A lot of rain these last days (November Rain)... we are now in France... see the resut  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/ghost_moon/ghost_moon_8.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/ghost_moon/ghost_moon_9.jpg)

3h36min after the departure... arriving at the Euro Tunnel @ Calais... Since so many UK Road Trip' ... no more fear  8)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/ghost_moon/ghost_moon_10.jpg)

Let's put the credit card used for the reservation...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/ghost_moon/ghost_moon_11.jpg)

!Too late for the scheduled train!  :twisted:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/ghost_moon/ghost_moon_12.jpg)

Boaf, no a big problem... but we'll have to wait 25 minutes for the next one... I hate to lose precious time ...

Ok for the next train  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/ghost_moon/ghost_moon_13.jpg)

Welcome aboard  8)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/ghost_moon/ghost_moon_14.jpg)

How to spend time during the channel trip... let's see Chasing The Ghosts for example  ::)  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/ghost_moon/ghost_moon_15.jpg)

Welcome in UK ... land of many interesting cabinets  :P

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/ghost_moon/ghost_moon_16.jpg)

The FAMOUS M20 that lead you to London direction...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/ghost_moon/ghost_moon_17.jpg)

Like in Belgium and France early this morning, the waiter is very bad here!

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/ghost_moon/ghost_moon_18.jpg)

Wind... rain... a lot of work for the firemen  :-\  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/ghost_moon/ghost_moon_19.jpg)

Welcome in the Middle Earth... the Mordor!  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/ghost_moon/ghost_moon_20.jpg)


Title: :: UK Road Trip #15 :: PATROL on the GHOSTS MOON !!!
Post by: DarthNuno on April 03, 2010, 07:23:11 PM
Hey! What's this? Sir Arthur?  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/ghost_moon/ghost_moon_21.jpg)

Do not worry... I'm coming  ;)

More rain! A real nightmare  :shock: I'm worried about the waiter coz' I'll have to bring back something on the trailer...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/ghost_moon/ghost_moon_22.jpg)

And here we are... NYPD 'Arcade Division"... stay calm... I'm just doing a patrool  8)  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/ghost_moon/ghost_moon_23.jpg)

I'm here for this baby... MOON PATROL  :-* :-* :-*  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/ghost_moon/ghost_moon_25.jpg)

I knew the game didn't work... no more information... Let's plug it and make a quick check...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/ghost_moon/ghost_moon_24.jpg)

The monitor power up, but nothing on the screen...  I'll have an other board from Rav' but he doesn't know if it works or not.

Let's load the cabinet inside the car... with the help of 'Andy' (If I remember well the name?)  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/ghost_moon/ghost_moon_26.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/ghost_moon/ghost_moon_27.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/ghost_moon/ghost_moon_28.jpg)

Done... but why a trailer? Because of this  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/ghost_moon/ghost_moon_29.jpg)

Ghosts'n'Goblins  :-* :-* :-* An other one on my 'must have' list!  :-*

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/ghost_moon/ghost_moon_30.jpg)

For this cabinet, the game plays 'blind' ... because the monitor is not working.

Because this one will be on the trailer... and because the waiter is horrible today... let's protect the cab' to the maxxx  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/ghost_moon/ghost_moon_31.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/ghost_moon/ghost_moon_32.jpg)

Ok, but what about the bottom of the cab'?

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/ghost_moon/ghost_moon_33.jpg)

Because we are three of us (plus Nunette but she's the photograph here  ;) ), we can raise the cabinet and put the protective film all along, like this  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/ghost_moon/ghost_moon_34.jpg)

A last protection for the top of the game...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/ghost_moon/ghost_moon_35.jpg)

...and let's attach the cabinet to the trailer :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/ghost_moon/ghost_moon_36.jpg)

I'm also here for a *working* vector monitor for my 'SPACE WARS' :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/ghost_moon/ghost_moon_37.jpg)

A last picture before the departure... thanks to Rav' for the deal... such games are almost impossible to find here, except if you import them directly. Thanks also to Andy for the help (loading process)  :)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/ghost_moon/ghost_moon_38.jpg)

Let's go! Heavy rain!  :-\  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/ghost_moon/ghost_moon_39.jpg)

I cross the fingers for the Ghosts'n'Goblins... I hope the 'water proof' package will resist during the huge trip to go back ... My God! Water everywhere  :shock:  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/ghost_moon/ghost_moon_40.jpg)

 :ghost:


Title: :: UK Road Trip #15 :: PATROL on the GHOSTS MOON !!!
Post by: DarthNuno on April 03, 2010, 07:54:01 PM
We are on the move since 6:00am... and we still did not eat something, expect few cakes and chocolates... Nunette insists for eating something now... Let's try to enter in this Pizza Hut  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/ghost_moon/ghost_moon_42.jpg)

Holy Jesus! I cannot go further in the Parking!!! I've to way back! See the water  :shock:  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/ghost_moon/ghost_moon_43.jpg)

Ok, let's continue to drive, and ... with some luck... we will find a restaurant ...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/ghost_moon/ghost_moon_44.jpg)

BINGO  ::) ;D  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/ghost_moon/ghost_moon_45.jpg)

Because the car is parked a little bit too far from the Burger King, I won't be able to keep an eye on the trailer... so we decide to eat inside the car (I HATE TO DO THAT when eating fries and burgers!) ... Eat like a teenager spirit  ;D :?  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/ghost_moon/ghost_moon_46.jpg)

Because of the rain, and because of the trailer... I have to be very careful... and I have to drive 'gently' ... oh no... traffic jam now  :twisted:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/ghost_moon/ghost_moon_47.jpg)

...but finally arriving at FOLKESTONE... for the Euro Tunnel...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/ghost_moon/ghost_moon_48.jpg)

Ready to enter into Le Shuttle... a man is alone... very scaring... see on the top of the train! ... I didn't notice this  :shock:  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/ghost_moon/ghost_moon_49.jpg)

Like a pirate after a battle, I check the treasures 'gained'  :P  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/ghost_moon/ghost_moon_51.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/ghost_moon/ghost_moon_52.jpg)

The 'package' on the trailer seems to resist so far by the way.

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/ghost_moon/ghost_moon_50.jpg)

Bye bye Uk... A last run to go... Approx 4 hours to go  :-\ ...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/ghost_moon/ghost_moon_53.jpg)

...and ... something like four hours later... almost at home  ;) But ... what time is it by the way  ::) :P  ;D (let's see if there are some fans here  ::) )  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/ghost_moon/ghost_moon_54.jpg)

Home sweet home  8)  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/ghost_moon/ghost_moon_55.jpg)

I'm very tired... but I don't want to let the GNG outside during the night!

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/ghost_moon/ghost_moon_56.jpg)

I don't like to unload game alone, and specially this one (very heavy)... but I do it anyway  :P  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/ghost_moon/ghost_moon_57.jpg)

There's no more free space in the Nuno's Lair, but it would be to complicated to put the cabinet inside my house now, so let put it 'in the entrance' of the lair... I'll request some help tomorrow  ;)  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/ghost_moon/ghost_moon_58.jpg)

OK, now the data :

Trip : Belgium > France > UK > France > Belgium
Total length : 17h20min - 1181 km on the road, 100km under water (Eurotunnel)

Ghosts'n'Goblins *dedicated*  :-* :-*
Moon Patrol *dedicated*  :-* :-*
Vector monitor ... I hope *working*  ;D

I'll open *dedicated* post for each cab'

 :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace:



Title: Re: :: UK Road Trip #15 :: PATROL on the GHOSTS MOON !!!
Post by: scr33n on April 03, 2010, 09:32:48 PM
YESSSS!!! Bruno is back with another great roadtrip and with MOON PATROL  :-* :-* I love this game  :-* :-*

Congrats ...

... and now must begin work on V3 as soon as possible  ;) :spaceace:


Title: Re: :: UK Road Trip #15 :: PATROL on the GHOSTS MOON !!!
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on April 03, 2010, 09:33:49 PM
(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/ghost_moon/ghost_moon_54.jpg)

...and ... something like four hours later... almost at home  ;) But ... what time is it by the way  ::) :P  ;D (let's see if there are some fans here  ::) )  :arrow:


Its "two minutes to midnight !"

Maiden Rulez !

Nice trip Nuno !

congrats with these two beauties !



Title: Re: :: UK Road Trip #15 :: PATROL on the GHOSTS MOON !!!
Post by: DarthNuno on April 03, 2010, 09:38:30 PM
... MOON PATROL  :-* :-* I love this game  :-* :-*

I see the future  ::) I see ... your next Scratch Build replica  ::) :P ;D



Title: Re: :: UK Road Trip #15 :: PATROL on the GHOSTS MOON !!!
Post by: DarthNuno on April 03, 2010, 09:40:45 PM
(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/ghost_moon/ghost_moon_54.jpg)

...and ... something like four hours later... almost at home  ;) But ... what time is it by the way  ::) :P  ;D (let's see if there are some fans here  ::) )  :arrow:


Its "two minutes to midnight !"

Maiden Rulez !

Well spotted Etienne  ;) 8) I should go to see Maiden this summer for the pukkelpop festival  8)

Up the Iron  :-*


Title: Re: :: UK Road Trip #15 :: PATROL on the GHOSTS MOON !!!
Post by: scr33n on April 03, 2010, 09:44:52 PM
I see the future  ::) I see ... your next Scratch Build replica  ::) :P ;D

 ;D :wink:

I know a guy here in Italy that has the original dedicated cab (imported from Canada), if I can convince him to sell it would be better  :P :spaceace:


Title: Re: :: UK Road Trip #15 :: PATROL on the GHOSTS MOON !!!
Post by: Belike on April 03, 2010, 09:47:23 PM
You have a great style of writing Bruno, congrats for the cabs! :D


Title: Re: :: UK Road Trip #15 :: PATROL on the GHOSTS MOON !!!
Post by: ckong on April 03, 2010, 10:40:20 PM
Congratulations Bruno with those cabs, especially moon patrol, one of my favourites. The cab still looks in great condition.

And it is nice to see familiar places that André and I visited also.  :D


Title: Re: :: UK Road Trip #15 :: PATROL on the GHOSTS MOON !!!
Post by: old school on April 03, 2010, 10:48:11 PM
Great job bruno
Whaouuuuuuu

You ROCK
I play G&G for 2 weeks now but not in a dedicated cabinet
:(

It's a real pleasure to read your adventures !!!!

i have  a question ..

How many roads trips ?
how many KM
how many hours ?

 ;)


Title: Re: :: UK Road Trip #15 :: PATROL on the GHOSTS MOON !!!
Post by: Superully on April 04, 2010, 12:02:08 AM
holy freaking smoke - WHAT A SCORE!!! i have to admit: i'm TOTALLY JEALOUS because of the Moon Patrol! i want that game so much, but it seems to be extremely difficult to find, but you proved me wrong - again. did you have a difficult time fixing that deal with rav, because i'm having a hard time communicating with him. he rarely answers to personal messages. i'd like to get some stuff from him as well, but it turns out to be extremely difficult.

nevertheless, congrats on that score - you did it again!!!


Title: Re: :: UK Road Trip #15 :: PATROL on the GHOSTS MOON !!!
Post by: slasherman on April 04, 2010, 05:47:13 AM
Two great games  :)


Title: Re: :: UK Road Trip #15 :: PATROL on the GHOSTS MOON !!!
Post by: DarthNuno on April 04, 2010, 05:53:30 AM
Thanks for your nice comments ;)

Regarding the "negotiation" with Rav', yes It can takes ages  ;D, but don't rush the thing... even if it's hard to wait an answer when you really want a cab' He's very nice  :)


Title: Re: :: UK Road Trip #15 :: PATROL on the GHOSTS MOON !!!
Post by: Muerto on April 04, 2010, 10:13:11 AM
wow! what a score!!!! congratulations!
And of course the GnG cab is the most beautiful here  ;) wow!


Title: Re: :: UK Road Trip #15 :: PATROL on the GHOSTS MOON !!!
Post by: Level42 on April 04, 2010, 10:22:46 AM
The Brits really need to learn some water management from us Dutchies, they're getting more and more problems with the heavy rains....

Not sure but somehow everything looks so familiar ;) ;) ;)

Great pick-up Bruno ! I never played GnG when I was young so I don't have a link with it. Luc has a minty one he got from the US (Quarterarcade) but I've tried it only 1 or 2 times. Still a lovely machine !!
And Moon Patrol.....never played the original hardware but I do remember this one from my Atari 8 bit computers and played it a lot. Great game, lovely cab !!!

Another worthy addition to the lair, congrats !!!


Title: Re: :: UK Road Trip #15 :: PATROL on the GHOSTS MOON !!!
Post by: gyruss on April 04, 2010, 02:28:51 PM
Ghosts'n'Goblins  :o :o Congratulations!!
 


Title: Re: :: UK Road Trip #15 :: PATROL on the GHOSTS MOON !!!
Post by: Superully on April 04, 2010, 05:56:23 PM
i don't want to jump ahead, bruno, but you've had the games for 4 months now - ARE THEY WORKING?


Title: Re: :: UK Road Trip #15 :: PATROL on the GHOSTS MOON !!!
Post by: Ronald Reagan on April 04, 2010, 08:27:16 PM
That Ghost & Goblins cabinet is awesome. Great side-art/marquee, and it's a pretty tough game to play.
Great photostory once again :ghost: :ghost:


Title: Re: :: UK Road Trip #15 :: PATROL on the GHOSTS MOON !!!
Post by: Sonic 1992 on April 05, 2010, 04:43:41 PM
Congratulations on getting two must have games!!

Moon Patrol... Love it to the MAX!!!

GNG... Glad you got a dedicated one!!   The only ones I've ever saw/played were conversions.. mostly out of Zaxxons.


Title: Re: :: UK Road Trip #15 :: PATROL on the GHOSTS MOON !!!
Post by: funkycochise on April 05, 2010, 07:34:05 PM
Holy Jesus...
Moon patrol and ghost'n'goblins    :shock:
two of my favorites games.
even if i didn't played on any of these on the dedicated in the golden age.
I think the ghost'n' goblins completly astonishing and amazing.
maybe my favorite dedicated cabinet.  :-*

Congratulations, Bruno !!


Title: Re: :: UK Road Trip #15 :: PATROL on the GHOSTS MOON !!!
Post by: baritonomarchetto on April 06, 2010, 10:01:13 AM
Congrats for the catch !  :pac: :pac: :pac:


Title: Re: :: UK Road Trip #15 :: PATROL on the GHOSTS MOON !!!
Post by: EvilDindon on April 06, 2010, 10:08:30 AM
I have to say that I'm jealous, a bit. Why ?

Because those two games are probably my 2 favorite arcade games of all time.


Title: Re: :: UK Road Trip #15 :: PATROL on the GHOSTS MOON !!!
Post by: DarthNuno on April 06, 2010, 04:55:10 PM
Thanks  :-*

J+1, time to move the game in a place where I can repair them... no it won't be inside the Nuno's Lair but inside... the house  :roll: :oops:

With the help of Remy...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/ghost_moon/ghostpatrol1.jpg)

...and ... yes, my father...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/ghost_moon/ghostpatrol2.jpg)

...because these old cabinets are a pain to move, we are using using a safe way to move them inside the house as you can see  ::)

The biggest one, GNG is now in the 'wash-house'... a temporary location (yes again!)  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/ghost_moon/ghostpatrol3.jpg)

The Moon Patrol is now on the living room... almost ready for the inspection  8) :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/ghost_moon/ghostpatrol4.jpg)

Now, let's hope my wife won't hurt me when she'll be back and see these new 'adult toys' in the place  :roll: ;D


Title: Re: :: UK Road Trip #15 :: PATROL on the GHOSTS MOON !!!
Post by: vib_ribbon on April 06, 2010, 10:29:06 PM
what number trip is this now to UK?? 12? 13?


Title: Re: :: UK Road Trip #15 :: PATROL on the GHOSTS MOON !!!
Post by: DarthNuno on April 07, 2010, 06:51:34 AM
what number trip is this now to UK?? 12? 13?

UK Road Trip #15 :: PATROL on the GHOSTS MOON !!!  ;)

I love UK  :-*


Title: Re: :: UK Road Trip #15 :: PATROL on the GHOSTS MOON !!!
Post by: vib_ribbon on April 07, 2010, 02:54:22 PM
i would say moon patrol is a tougher game than ghosts n goblins...  :'( both games are so hard.


Title: Re: :: UK Road Trip #15 :: PATROL on the GHOSTS MOON !!!
Post by: DarthNuno on April 08, 2010, 11:12:39 AM
OK, let's check first the Guns'N'Roses Ghosts'N'Goblins right here (http://www.dragonslairfans.com/smfor/index.php?topic=1503.0)  ;) (Warning : easy job  :P)


Title: Re: :: UK Road Trip #15 :: PATROL on the GHOSTS MOON !!!
Post by: atarikid on April 08, 2010, 01:00:11 PM
I guess I am the only disliking GnG. I find it too difficult to play. I never remember getting past the first level. :)
But the graphics always blew me away. Ghouls'n'Ghost is also very nice to see but hard to play.
Are you thinking of getting a dedicated Ghould'n'Ghosts too?



Title: Re: :: UK Road Trip #15 :: PATROL on the GHOSTS MOON !!!
Post by: vib_ribbon on April 09, 2010, 01:17:04 PM
I guess I am the only disliking GnG. I find it too difficult to play. I never remember getting past the first level. :)

i'm sure you can revisit it now and try beating level 1. level 1 is not too difficult... which area are you struggling with?? the bit where the floating ghosts throw them sticks at you?


Title: Re: :: UK Road Trip #15 :: PATROL on the GHOSTS MOON !!!
Post by: DarthNuno on August 01, 2010, 09:53:25 AM
...and let's start to work on the Moon Patrol on this topic : Fly me to the Moon... (http://www.dragonslairfans.com/smfor/index.php?topic=1813.0)

 8)