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Title: Guns! Fights! Invaders!
Post by: Q*ris on November 01, 2010, 01:06:48 AM
A few weeks ago, Liquidx and I were enjoying a little glass of whisky in our favourite Saloon
(where they know us better as "easy Smith" and "fast Wesson").
(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/~chrischris/arcade/gunfight/1.jpg)


Suddenly Sherif Omar came in and told us:
(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/~chrischris/arcade/gunfight/2.jpg)


After riding a few miles, some signs showed us that it was clear we were very close to our goal.
(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/~chrischris/arcade/gunfight/2BIS.jpg)


Hiiiihaaaaa! The Burrito brothers are there, probably preparing another bank robbery or eating cold beans from a can
(these are the 2 only things outlaws do while they are not in jail).
(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/~chrischris/arcade/gunfight/3.jpg)

And now hide the children and your daughters on the top of the Brokeback Mountain because it's time for... Gun Fight!
(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/~chrischris/arcade/gunfight/4.jpg)

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/~chrischris/arcade/gunfight/5.jpg)

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/~chrischris/arcade/gunfight/6.jpg)


Of course we won and knocked them out for good.
On the picture you can see that while camping, they were also practising shooting on weird colored boards.
(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/~chrischris/arcade/gunfight/7.jpg)


Then we heard some strange music coming from the shed nearby.
Just 2 notes playing faster and faster...
A fourth burrito brother???
No, it's another kind of evil waiting for us in the dark this time: an Invader!!
(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/~chrischris/arcade/gunfight/8.jpg)


Pictures of the fight are way too brutal to be shown here but: yihaaa, we won again,
tied that rascal down and put it in the trunk with the others.
(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/~chrischris/arcade/gunfight/9.jpg)

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/~chrischris/arcade/gunfight/10.jpg)


Back in town we lined the culprits in the local jail for a mugshot.
(the invader was put in a separate high security laser bionic jail).
(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/~chrischris/arcade/gunfight/11.jpg)


Sooo, what did you learned from that story, kids?
(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/~chrischris/arcade/gunfight/12.jpg)


All right that's cute but always remember that:
(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/~chrischris/arcade/gunfight/13.jpg)


And now that the peace is back in town,
it's time for the lonesome cowboys to leave (or maybe go back to the saloon first)...
...because when you live by the way of the gun,
the only state you're really living in is called Gun Fight...
(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/~chrischris/arcade/gunfight/14.jpg)


Title: Re: Gun! Fight! Invaders!
Post by: Q*ris on November 01, 2010, 01:09:48 AM
Translation for all this is that Liquidx got himself not one, not two but three Gun Fight cabs...
... and I got myself a nice "The Invaders" that was desperate for some TLC
(that was totally unexpected by the way, I was just helping liquidx, but I love that cab a lot and couldn't resist taking it along).
I'll post when I'll start the resto of course.


Title: Re: Gun! Fight! Invaders!
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on November 01, 2010, 06:28:42 AM
thats a way of writing a story !

You should be a comicbook artist  :D

Thanx for sharing this and ofcourse congrats on the catches !  :spaceace:


Title: Re: Gun! Fight! Invaders!
Post by: DarthNuno on November 01, 2010, 07:16:08 AM
Great writing! Great choice of pictures! Many details... I love this story 'comic-like'  :-* Thanks for your time on this and for sharing that story with us  :-*

For immediate release  :arrow:

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

Wow... Nothing less than 3 Gun Fight cabinets on the same location  :o What's the story behind this?
The overall condition looks very good according these first pictures  :)
Hey, also nice to save that 'lost invaders' too  ;)
Can't wait the upcoming pictures of course  :P
ps : no Gun Fight available for sale by the way?

 :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace:


Title: Re: Guns! Fights! Invaders!
Post by: Q*ris on November 01, 2010, 08:23:35 AM
Thanks a lot guys!!! Über cooool banner as always, Nuno!
Liquidx will tell you all about the Gun Fight cabs, that's his part of the story  :D


Title: Re: Guns! Fights! Invaders!
Post by: ckong on November 01, 2010, 08:40:56 AM
LOL

Great story, great find. It's great to see 3 of those rare cabs being rescued from the fire peloton. You guys are the saviers of the week.  :spaceace:


Title: Re: Guns! Fights! Invaders!
Post by: Superully on November 01, 2010, 08:51:52 AM
another incredible roadtrip report, chris! you really have talent for that kind of stuff, your photoshop skills are like magic and the humor is spot on! can't you pick up the crystal castles from paul in person? ;)


Title: Re: Guns! Fights! Invaders!
Post by: Ronald Reagan on November 01, 2010, 09:30:40 AM
great find! an yet another top of the bill roadtrip report. :lol: :lol:


Title: Re: Guns! Fights! Invaders!
Post by: scr33n on November 01, 2010, 09:32:21 AM
Woooowwww 3 gunfight !!! Awesome !!!  :spaceace: :spaceace:

Great catch and nice story ... thanks chrischris  :spaceace: :-*



Title: Re: Gun! Fight! Invaders!
Post by: liquidx on November 01, 2010, 03:09:41 PM
Wow... Nothing less than 3 Gun Fight cabinets on the same location  :o What's the story behind this?


The seller had 4 of them initially and sold one on eBay a couple of years ago, I saw them back then when I bought another cab from him.

The other 3 had been sitting in his shed since then, awaiting a possible restoration that never happened.
Now he's decided he needs to clear some space and is getting rid of lots of stuff. He mainly deals in pinballs (he has a huge 80s Bally collection) but gets cabs as well. These ones came from an old operator in the Netherlands.

While we were there lugging Gunfights about, he asked us if we wanted an old "space invaders bootleg" he had out back, turns out it was a Zaccaria "The invaders" and was the last item in his big cleanup, so Chris Chris jumped on the occasion and bagged a bonus cab.

Here are a few extras photos taken with my phone. Notice the different control panels, both types seem to be original so there must have been variations. There are also glass and plexi bezels as well as 1 coin slot vs 2.


(http://img.skitch.com/20101101-j1sk76eg98f7f6buekyaabuqdi.preview.jpg) (http://skitch.com/liquidx/d6fu6/gunfight-cp)
Click for full size (http://skitch.com/liquidx/d6fu6/gunfight-cp) - Uploaded with Skitch (http://skitch.com)


(http://img.skitch.com/20101101-tmrk762ix7eyutjjgwahcu2dxk.preview.jpg) (http://skitch.com/liquidx/d6fiy/gunfight-cp2)
Click for full size (http://skitch.com/liquidx/d6fiy/gunfight-cp2) - Uploaded with Skitch (http://skitch.com)


(http://img.skitch.com/20101101-edbt4kismkeadkcurhmrj9p5ch.preview.jpg) (http://skitch.com/liquidx/d6fwj/gunfight-minus)
Click for full size (http://skitch.com/liquidx/d6fwj/gunfight-minus) - Uploaded with Skitch (http://skitch.com)


(http://img.skitch.com/20101101-jypm1dhb9n997pfrgkpnxjdnbr.preview.jpg) (http://skitch.com/liquidx/d6fwx/gunfight-side)
Click for full size (http://skitch.com/liquidx/d6fwx/gunfight-side) - Uploaded with Skitch (http://skitch.com)


(http://img.skitch.com/20101101-17n5cnjx4dypdptw1knnyu33p.preview.jpg) (http://skitch.com/liquidx/d6fwa/gunfight-bezel)
Click for full size (http://skitch.com/liquidx/d6fwa/gunfight-bezel) - Uploaded with Skitch (http://skitch.com)


(http://img.skitch.com/20101101-ca519sf5dc82n52mtaa9xnfgdf.preview.jpg) (http://skitch.com/liquidx/d6fw6/gunfight-crt)
Click for full size (http://skitch.com/liquidx/d6fw6/gunfight-crt) - Uploaded with Skitch (http://skitch.com)





Title: Re: Guns! Fights! Invaders!
Post by: Belike on November 01, 2010, 03:22:13 PM
What a great catch! ;D
I love all wild western stuff, but these 35 years old cabs absolutely rule and a Zaccaria Invaders for addittion is simply incredible!!! ;D
I love the way you writing your stories Chris!
Congrats guys! ;)


Title: Re: Guns! Fights! Invaders!
Post by: Q*ris on November 01, 2010, 03:24:10 PM
Forgot to tell you that the seller also has a star wars trilogy sitting version  for sale for 450€.
Game working but monitor defect.
I took 2 pictures, you can check it here (http://www.thisisbang.com/arcade/sw/).


Title: Re: Guns! Fights! Invaders!
Post by: Vnera on November 01, 2010, 07:06:18 PM
Nice road trip. Love to gun fight! i alwees played as a kid vs my brother on the 2600. Also the invaders rocks. i love it way more the space invaders.


Title: Re: Guns! Fights! Invaders!
Post by: gyruss on November 01, 2010, 08:11:21 PM
Congrats on your cabinets, you are building quite a nice collection.  ;D


Title: Re: Guns! Fights! Invaders!
Post by: Muerto on November 02, 2010, 01:41:22 PM
Great catch, and damn funny storytelling!!!!!!  :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace:

i laughed like a little girl at this one!!!
(http://www.thisisbang.com/arcade/gunfight/2BIS.jpg)