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Title: Road Trip for FIREFOX!
Post by: Alpha1 on August 13, 2010, 03:30:20 PM
My cover was nearly blown last night. However I have finished reading this:

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_33oeIW-kHdU/TEYXGXDBInI/AAAAAAAAAjA/_tGgPKB6ktI/s1600/Let%27s+learn+Russian.jpg)

I'll need it for my roadtrip tomorrow if I am to safely bring the machine back.

Will update with pictures soon...


Title: Re: Road Trip for FXXXXXX
Post by: Ronald Reagan on August 13, 2010, 03:37:01 PM
I make a guess...
(http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w210/ArtMAME/Completed%20Cabinets/DSCN4277.jpg)
??
 ???


Title: Re: Road Trip for FXXXXXX
Post by: Alpha1 on August 13, 2010, 03:39:15 PM
Anyone else want to guess? We can find out the winner tomorrow :-)


Title: Re: Road Trip for XXXXXXX
Post by: gyruss on August 13, 2010, 03:42:39 PM
You should get one of these baby's: http://15kop.ru/en/

But I'll also go with Tetris.

btw didn't I see you in EDGE Magazine? In a articel about UK collectors ?


Title: Re: Road Trip for XXXXXXX
Post by: Ronald Reagan on August 13, 2010, 04:00:00 PM
(http://raxdakkar.files.wordpress.com/2009/07/jdt_ulak1-thumb-250x451-23918.jpg?w=249&h=451)

or maybe this one. It looks quite nice


Title: Re: Road Trip for XXXXXXX
Post by: gyruss on August 13, 2010, 04:03:40 PM
I saw that one a while back but it isn't real.


Title: Re: Road Trip for XXXXXXX
Post by: Alpha1 on August 13, 2010, 04:07:38 PM
Hi,

Yes that was me in Edge magazine :-)

You are all wrong currently, no one has guessed correctly :-)


Title: Re: Road Trip for XXXXXXX
Post by: ckong on August 13, 2010, 04:12:38 PM
Hi,

Yes that was me in Edge magazine :-)

Really? Which issue? Please post a pdf or something, would love to read it.


Title: Re: Road Trip for XXXXXXX
Post by: gyruss on August 13, 2010, 04:31:25 PM
I think it's still available in the Netherlands, otherwise I'll bring it to work on Sunday and scan it for you guys.


Title: Re: Road Trip for XXXXXXX
Post by: Alpha1 on August 13, 2010, 04:41:40 PM
If you guys are on Facebook add me, Rav scanned it and put it up on there.


Title: Re: Road Trip for XXXXXXX
Post by: gyruss on August 13, 2010, 04:47:54 PM
http://www.next-gen.biz/features/out-now-e217 This is the issue, something like 8 pages about our hobby/games.

Back to the topic: is it Rush'n Attack??


Title: Re: Road Trip for XXXXXXX
Post by: Alpha1 on August 13, 2010, 04:57:41 PM
Nope not that game either.

I thought someone would have guessed by now!!! I gave very big clues :D


Title: Re: Road Trip for XXXXXXX
Post by: Ronald Reagan on August 13, 2010, 05:03:11 PM
is it Frogger?



Title: Re: Road Trip for XXXXXXX
Post by: Alpha1 on August 13, 2010, 05:04:28 PM
is it Frogger?



Are you kidding? :D


Title: Re: Road Trip for XXXXXXX
Post by: DarthNuno on August 13, 2010, 05:06:02 PM
mmhhh... you already has (or had) most of your 'must have' games I would say... I do no think you'll travel for an 'ordinary' cabinet  ::)
Mhhhh... Galaxian Theater maybe or R360?  ::)


Title: Re: Road Trip for XXXXXXX
Post by: Ronald Reagan on August 13, 2010, 05:06:21 PM
no it was a serious guess  :roll:

your topic title was FXXXXXX and F*ROGGER fits right in to the X's, that's why ;D


Title: Re: Road Trip for XXXXXXX
Post by: Alpha1 on August 13, 2010, 05:06:32 PM
Clue 2.

One target left. Rejoin to the west. I'll clean up.

Plane distance three, watch  left.

Roger. Rolling in left.

Leave your cover. Get out of there.

 
Mayday! Mayday! Mayday!


Title: Re: Road Trip for XXXXXXX
Post by: Alpha1 on August 13, 2010, 05:07:28 PM
no it was a serious guess  :roll:

your topic title was FXXXXXX and F*ROGGER fits right in to the X's, that's why ;D


LOL, why do I need to learn Russian to play Frogger! And that goes for you too Bruno. Galaxian Theater or R360 LOL!


Title: Re: Road Trip for XXXXXXX
Post by: DarthNuno on August 13, 2010, 05:09:34 PM
After Burner *CLIMAX* ?  ::) Maybe a mission over USSR in there ... ?



Title: Re: Road Trip for XXXXXXX
Post by: Ronald Reagan on August 13, 2010, 05:09:49 PM
you didnt say you had to learn Russian to play it. I thought maybe the seller was Russian and couldn't speak a word English


Title: Re: Road Trip for XXXXXXX
Post by: Alpha1 on August 13, 2010, 05:22:13 PM
Russian is a clue to the game :D


Title: Re: Road Trip for XXXXXXX
Post by: DarthNuno on August 13, 2010, 05:26:56 PM
Got it!!!

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/forforum/gameon/go23.jpg)

A Poly Play ... one of the only three arcade cab allowed in Russia by the communists  8)


Title: Re: Road Trip for XXXXXXX
Post by: Alpha1 on August 13, 2010, 05:28:21 PM
(http://images.bidorbuy.co.za/user_images/827/433827_17.JPG)


Title: Re: Road Trip for XXXXXXX
Post by: DarthNuno on August 13, 2010, 05:30:47 PM
FIRE FOX ??? MACH III ??? Arghhhhhh!!!!  ???


Title: Re: Road Trip for XXXXXXX
Post by: Alpha1 on August 13, 2010, 05:37:40 PM
FIRE FOX ??? MACH III ??? Arghhhhhh!!!!  ???

You will have to wait and see :-)


Title: Re: Road Trip for XXXXXXX
Post by: Belike on August 13, 2010, 05:42:19 PM
Tomcat?


Title: Re: Road Trip for XXXXXXX
Post by: Reinhold on August 13, 2010, 05:47:51 PM
It's Totaly FIREFOX!!!  ;D ;D ;D
(http://www.arcade-museum.com/images/118/118124210734.jpg)
(http://www.arcade-museum.com/images/118/118124210732.jpg)
(http://www.arcade-museum.com/images/118/118124210735.jpg)


Title: Re: Road Trip for XXXXXXX
Post by: Vnera on August 13, 2010, 06:34:46 PM
Aaaaa i was hoping to see you get a Morskoi Boi after reading about it i'm in love!


Title: Re: Road Trip for XXXXXXX
Post by: Alpha1 on August 13, 2010, 09:32:58 PM
Ok you guys guessed! It's a Firefox


Title: Re: Road Trip for XXXXXXX
Post by: DarthNuno on August 13, 2010, 09:37:10 PM
Woow!!! What an addition to your collection! The cockpit is a real piece of art  :-*

Can't wait to see the road trip... Take care  ;)


Title: Re: Road Trip for XXXXXXX
Post by: Level42 on August 13, 2010, 10:34:15 PM
Tomcat?
Impossible, the only Tomcat that exists is a PCB in a SW upright cab in Jed Margolin's house......well he WAS thinking of selling it. But Tom Cat is nothing more then a flying demo over a set of dots on the screen. Not Russian to me....

I think it's Raid Over Moscow ! (O wait, that's an Atari 8-bit game :D)

Did you buy it from the Arcadebarn ? I remember I saw one there....not working regretfully....

(http://gallery.me.com/andre.huijts/100484/DSCF3057/web.jpg?ver=12766247840002)


Title: Re: Road Trip for XXXXXXX
Post by: Alpha1 on August 15, 2010, 10:41:17 AM
I made it back! Will pictures soon


Title: Re: Road Trip for XXXXXXX
Post by: DarthNuno on August 15, 2010, 11:09:22 AM
I made it back! Will pictures soon

 :-* :-* :-*


Title: Re: Road Trip for XXXXXXX
Post by: Alpha1 on August 15, 2010, 12:51:26 PM
Road trip starts
(http://www.ultrax.org/alpha1/firefox/1.png)


The weather is pretty bad :(
(http://www.ultrax.org/alpha1/firefox/2.png)

After nearly 4 hours of driving we arrive at the sellers house. I park outside the garage.
(http://www.ultrax.org/alpha1/firefox/3.png)

The seller arrives... We open the garage door and....

(http://www.ultrax.org/alpha1/firefox/4.png)

Holy shit it is in fabulous condition and all original! The seller gives me an additional LD player, Firefox LD and Firefox PCB set.
He tells me he got the game from an arcade sometime around 1988. It has been in his dads garage for 20 years after the laserdisc player broke!

I load the game up:
(http://www.ultrax.org/alpha1/firefox/5.png)

(http://www.ultrax.org/alpha1/firefox/6.png)

The game is loaded up and I have the spares, I bid the seller farewell and leave to go home
(http://www.ultrax.org/alpha1/firefox/7.png)

What's the in the sky? It looks like the second Firefox prototype is after me...
(http://www.ultrax.org/alpha1/firefox/8.png)

So we decide to hide out at Burger King :D
(http://www.ultrax.org/alpha1/firefox/9.png)
(http://www.ultrax.org/alpha1/firefox/10.png)

I finally arrive home. Total road trip 405 miles (600ish? km?)


Oliver


Title: Re: Road Trip for XXXXXXX
Post by: Muerto on August 15, 2010, 01:02:49 PM
 :shock: holy shiat! you're driving in the wrong side of the road........  :lol:


Title: Re: Road Trip for XXXXXXX
Post by: Alpha1 on August 15, 2010, 01:22:28 PM
I'll take some more pictures once I have unloaded the game from my car. I was tired so left the game in there overnight.


Title: Re: Road Trip for XXXXXXX
Post by: DarthNuno on August 15, 2010, 02:40:03 PM
Awesome  :o A Firefox  :o  :-* :-* :-* ...and spare parts, well done  :)
For your first RT story published here  ;)  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/news/firefox_oliver.jpg)

I think Rav' has also an upright Firefox, but not an original one If I remember well (Return of the Jedi conversion?) ?
As far as we can see on your first pictures, the cab' looks in good condition. Can't wait to see the pictures after unloading the game  ;)

 :spaceace:


Title: Re: Road Trip for XXXXXXX
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on August 15, 2010, 02:53:17 PM
Congrats with the catch !

Nice to read your story !


Title: Re: Road Trip for XXXXXXX
Post by: Level42 on August 15, 2010, 03:09:25 PM
WOW ! The UK is the head-quarters of rare cabs in Europe....

Brilliant catch Ol !


Title: Re: Road Trip for XXXXXXX
Post by: ckong on August 15, 2010, 08:16:13 PM
Congratulations, the cab still looks in great shape. I hope to see pictures of it playing very soon.  :)


Title: Re: Road Trip for XXXXXXX
Post by: Muerto on August 15, 2010, 08:23:12 PM
holy moly! - thatīs in nice shape! congrats on the buy!


Title: Re: Road Trip for XXXXXXX
Post by: Reinhold on August 15, 2010, 08:33:35 PM
It's sure looks nice :)

Gratz on the catch...   ;)


Title: Re: Road Trip for FIREFOX!
Post by: Alpha1 on August 16, 2010, 11:11:08 AM
The game is safe and sound now at my parents place. I didn't have time to take pictures but I opened her up and the machine is complete. All the serial numbers appear to match :D


Title: Re: Road Trip for FIREFOX!
Post by: Giddygoon on August 18, 2010, 12:18:07 PM
Well, Done Oli


When I bought my Dragon's Lair back in 1990 the seller had a working Firefox as well, I wanted to buy it but I didn't have the cash.. it won't take you long to get her working again.

Love the film, Love the game!!!


Title: Re: Road Trip for FIREFOX!
Post by: Alpha1 on August 18, 2010, 12:53:27 PM
Wow - who was the seller back in 1990? An Operator?


Title: Re: Road Trip for FIREFOX!
Post by: baritonomarchetto on August 22, 2010, 11:36:01 AM
Great catch!


Title: Re: Road Trip for FIREFOX!
Post by: Level42 on August 22, 2010, 10:06:22 PM
Would LOVE to see a video of this one....


Title: Re: Road Trip for FIREFOX!
Post by: Alpha1 on August 24, 2010, 12:22:53 PM
I'll take some better pix soon. Also my old Firefox upright (also Atari Ireland) will be up for sale soon. But someone has first refusal on it.

Oliver


Title: Re: Road Trip for FIREFOX!
Post by: Giddygoon on August 25, 2010, 04:10:24 PM
In answer to you question Oliver...... the seller was located in London and he's name was Desmond... He was a laser disc arcade fanatic!! He had laser games all over the house, the Fire Fox he had was a sit down I think but not like the cockpit version more like a Stun Runner type cab.... but I may be wrong it was a long time..

Think in Russian