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Title: Saving Galaxian Theater... in Japan !!!
Post by: DarthNuno on May 28, 2008, 07:05:07 PM
(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/news/theaterinjapan.jpg)

In japan, Galaxian(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/smfor/Themes/default/images/post/G3.gif) is a real cult game  : See the *amazing* story of Ikke and his friends and this beautiful GT-6 machine of course  8)

Note : the original story is in Japanese, but here's a quick resume of it (Ikke, Tom#2-JP & friends, please correct me If I'm wrong  :roll: :-*)

The original story in japanese is available right here (http://vat-patimon.com/archives/2008/04/14/).

Few words from Ikke first : "We and our friends are No.1 Galaxian3 fan group in Japan since 1993. My group own Galaxian3 Theater since 1995, We assembled it in April, 2008. There are one group who have GT-6 besides us. We own Zolgear Mission Upgrade, and sometimes plays it."

14 April 2008

It'll be in this local :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/Ikke/0413_gala01.jpg)

Some guys are already working :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/Ikke/0413_gala02.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/Ikke/0413_gala03.jpg)

All the team is here : approx 25 persons   :-*

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/Ikke/0413_gala04.jpg)

The structure for the screen is done :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/Ikke/0413_galamae01.jpg)

The three boxes of boards :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/Ikke/0413_galamae02.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/Ikke/0413_galamae03.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/Ikke/0413_galamae04.jpg)

The six parts from the projection screen to assemble. Beware the colors on them ... all are different  ;)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/Ikke/0413_galamae05.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/Ikke/0413_galamae06.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/Ikke/0413_galamae07.jpg)

Assembled !

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/Ikke/0413_galamae08.jpg)

The grid under the screen :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/Ikke/0413_galamae09.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/Ikke/0413_galamae101.jpg)

The front/down part of the screen...who is also a decoration :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/Ikke/0413_galamae121.jpg)

The players seats :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/Ikke/0413_galaushiro09.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/Ikke/0413_galamae11.jpg)

The next day (?)

We are enough to lift the big parts of the theater :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/Ikke/0413_galaushiro000.jpg)

...brainstorming... who to proceed now  ;D

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/Ikke/0413_galaushiro01.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/Ikke/0413_galaushiro02.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/Ikke/0413_galaushiro03.jpg)

The projectors will be fixed in this part :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/Ikke/0413_galaushiro04.jpg)

The part 'GATE1' is on location :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/Ikke/0413_galaushiro05.jpg)

...and the 'GATE2' too  :P  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/Ikke/0413_galaushiro06.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/Ikke/0413_galaushiro07.jpg)

The main structure is almost assembled :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/Ikke/0413_galaushiro08.jpg)

General view :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/Ikke/0413_gala07.jpg)

Caution : don't mix the wires here  :P

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/Ikke/0413_gala08.jpg)

The main structure is done now :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/Ikke/0413_gala09.jpg)

Some adjustments need to be done here :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/Ikke/0413_gala10.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/Ikke/0413_gala15.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/Ikke/0413_gala11.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/Ikke/0413_gala12.jpg)

This part of the Theater is ok now. Let's work on the sides  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/Ikke/0413_gala13.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/Ikke/0413_gala14.jpg)

We works on both sides of the theater... one item from the left side, then from the right, and so on

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/Ikke/0413_gala25.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/Ikke/0413_gala26.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/Ikke/0413_gala27.jpg)

Now the electronics & wiring parts  :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/Ikke/0413_gala20.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/Ikke/0413_gala22.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/Ikke/0413_gala23.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/Ikke/0413_gala24.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/Ikke/0413_gala28.jpg)

The decorations can be set now.

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/Ikke/0413_gala29.jpg)

Let's set the projectors...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/Ikke/0413_gala36.jpg)

Wrong colors because bad wiring  :?

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/Ikke/0413_gala37.jpg)

Let's set the alignment between the two projectors  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/Ikke/0413_gala38.jpg)

We working until having the right alignment between the 2 projectors before watching the game running  ;)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/Ikke/0413_gala39.jpg)

Plug the game... and  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/Ikke/0413_gala40.jpg)

GALAXIAN3 finally on the screen  :-* :-* :-*

At this moment, all the people want to see it working  :o ;D  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/Ikke/0413_gala41.jpg)

Pause  :P

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/Ikke/0413_gala16.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/Ikke/0413_gala19.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/Ikke/0413_gala17.jpg)

The 'Galaxian(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/smfor/Themes/default/images/post/G3.gif) desk  ;D

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/Ikke/0413_gala21.jpg)

Some adjustments have to be done... let's see what happens :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/Ikke/0413_gala42.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/Ikke/0413_gala43.jpg)

Problems fixed... be ready for the first 'fly'  ;D :-*

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/Ikke/0413_gala44.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/Ikke/0413_gala45.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/Ikke/0413_gala46.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/Ikke/0413_gala47.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/Ikke/0413_gala50.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/Ikke/0413_gala51.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/Ikke/0413_gala52.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/Ikke/0413_gala53.jpg)

This it it  8)

One word to all that team who worked so hard  on that theater : CONGRATULATION

Many thanks for sharing this story  :) I hope you'll add some comments here  :-*

Can I come to japan in order to see it (and play it) with my own eyes please and -most important-  meet true crazy Galaxian3 fans like you  ;) :)


Title: Re: Saving Galaxian Theater... in Japan !!!
Post by: Sonic 1992 on May 29, 2008, 07:33:50 AM
Totally Friggin' Amazing!!!  I would surely love to join this club (being a G3 owner).  I don't know if I'll ever be able to own a G3 Theatre.. but if the opportunity ever comes.. I'll shoot for the stars on it!!  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D     :spaceace:   :spaceace:

Amazing Story!


Title: Re: Saving Galaxian Theater... in Japan !!!
Post by: atarikid on May 29, 2008, 12:51:01 PM
I guess DarthNuno is pretty annoyed by now because his theater is still shattered in pieces everywhere. :-)

BTW Strange ... the theatre doesn't have a roof. Is this normal?


Title: Re: Saving Galaxian Theater... in Japan !!!
Post by: Sonic 1992 on May 29, 2008, 04:53:16 PM
Don't worry, I'm sure he's patitenly Happily waiting to assemble his!!! :D  :wink:

It does look like some of the roof is missing, as we saw Nuno removing the roof on his during disassembly.

Maybe they were unable to get the roof pieces, or they were missing when they acquired it??


Title: Re: Saving Galaxian Theater... in Japan !!!
Post by: DarthNuno on May 29, 2008, 05:17:49 PM
... the theatre doesn't have a roof. Is this normal?


I would say yes. On my GT-6, the previous owner used as a roof some '5 meters long' boards, through which he placed panels of wood/foam...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/noroof.jpg)

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/G3/zolgear9.jpg)

... and that 'roof' doesn't look to be something made by Namco ...

But of course I don't have any confirmation of that because I only know my GT-6 and now this one from Ikke...


Title: Re: Saving Galaxian Theater... in Japan !!!
Post by: Tom#2-JP on May 30, 2008, 07:54:08 AM
>Note : the original story is in Japanese, but here's a quick resume of it (Ikke, Tom#2-JP & friends, please correct me If I'm wrong

>The next day (?)

All work was carried out on April 13,2008.
They spent it on assembling work for 8 hours or so.
(Why "They"? Because the physical condition was bad, I was absent at that time... :'( )





Title: Re: Saving Galaxian Theater... in Japan !!!
Post by: Ikke on May 30, 2008, 02:17:50 PM
There is no roof in our GT-6.
I have not seen GT-6 with the roof.

However, because light from the ceiling is bright, the projector is
hard to see.
Then, we pasted the blackout curtain.



Title: Re: Saving Galaxian Theater... in Japan !!!
Post by: DarthNuno on May 30, 2008, 07:01:12 PM
All work was carried out on April 13,2008.
They spent it on assembling work for 8 hours or so.
(Why "They"? Because the physical condition was bad, I was absent at that time... :'( )

Thanks for the correction Tom#2  :-*

8 hours on assembling  :o Oppss ... We spent something like 2 x 8 hours or so  ...just to disassemble my GT-6. And it's supposed to be the easiest part for course  ::) :-\ ... ok, we were only two for doing the job  :P ;)

There is no roof in our GT-6.
I have not seen GT-6 with the roof.
However, because light from the ceiling is bright, the projector is
hard to see.
Then, we pasted the blackout curtain.

A Black curtain sounds like I good idea, thanks for the tip  :-* I had the idea to do the 'roof' like it was on my GT-6 before to disassemble it :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/roofbis1.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/roofbis2.jpg)

I'll try to know if this roof was 'custom made' or the official one from Namco  8)


Title: Re: Saving Galaxian Theater... in Japan !!!
Post by: mezaemon on May 30, 2008, 08:39:29 PM
 Wooden roof may be not the official one. As I remember, no mention in Japanese manual and I've never seen it before.
Grating-like iron parts are just the official. I believe that those 6 pieces are only "roof" of GT-6.


Title: Re: Saving Galaxian Theater... in Japan !!!
Post by: Level42 on July 10, 2008, 11:57:53 PM
It could very well be that it didn't have a roof for safety (fire) reasons....

I don't recall. I played it in London back in the early 90's. I remember the game clearly, but not the roof.... :D

Great thread, and to any Japanese readers here: Does anybody have a Samba de Amigo cab for sale overt here ? :D


Title: Re: Saving Galaxian Theater... in Japan !!!
Post by: DarthNuno on September 24, 2008, 06:18:13 PM
I'm always asking where this Galaxian≥ logo came from ? :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/Ikke/0413_gala16.jpg)

I thinK i got the answer  :P This logo is very similar than the one at the entrance of the GH-28, located at the 'Namco Wonder Eggs' theme park :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/g3logo.jpg)

...but I'm not sure because the size seems different ?


Title: Re: Saving Galaxian Theater... in Japan !!!
Post by: DarthNuno on November 23, 2008, 08:53:53 AM
Wooden roof may be not the official one. As I remember, no mention in Japanese manual and I've never seen it before.
Grating-like iron parts are just the official. I believe that those 6 pieces are only "roof" of GT-6.

Yes, these black iron parts are the official 'roof', as the manual mention them  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/manual/Roof.jpg)


Title: Re: Saving Galaxian Theater... in Japan !!!
Post by: logan on November 26, 2008, 02:46:11 PM
stunning, absolutly stunning...  :o :o

Great work! I really like that... also all the other cabs standing there...
maybe I should go and check the priced for a flight to japan... my japanese is very basic, but I could at least buy me some food and find the way to that awsome cab...  8) 8)



Title: Re: Saving Galaxian Theater... in Japan !!!
Post by: DarthNuno on November 26, 2008, 07:01:46 PM
Yes, I plan to go to Japan next year... and I would like to see it (and play it of course) with my own eyes, and meet the guys   :-* :-* :-*

Why Japan is so far ? ... and why learning Japanese looks so complicated  ? :'(


Title: Re: Saving Galaxian Theater... in Japan !!!
Post by: logan on November 28, 2008, 08:13:03 AM
Why Japan is so far ? ... and why learning Japanese looks so complicated  ? :'(

Well, I just wanted to learn a thrid language. So I started on japanese. I think it is hard to learn (I got my problems with numbers and times/dates) but I'm trying.
I think, I wouldn't survive a day on my own in japan with my japanese skills, just because I can only read hiragana and no katakana or kanji yet.


Title: Re: Saving Galaxian Theater... in Japan !!!
Post by: DarthNuno on October 29, 2009, 07:08:21 PM
...same story but from an other view  :P ...

Here's new pictures from that 'once in a life time' ...  event'  :)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/Ikke/namco.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/Ikke/Galaxian3_01.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/Ikke/Galaxian3_02.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/Ikke/Galaxian3_03.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/Ikke/Galaxian3_04.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/Ikke/Galaxian3_05.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/Ikke/Galaxian3_06.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/Ikke/Galaxian3_07.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/Ikke/Galaxian3_08.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/Ikke/Galaxian3_09.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/Ikke/Galaxian3_10.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/Ikke/Galaxian3_11.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/Ikke/Galaxian3_12.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/Ikke/Galaxian3_13.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/Ikke/Galaxian3_14.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/Ikke/Galaxian3_15.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/Ikke/Galaxian3_16.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/Ikke/Galaxian3_17.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/Ikke/Galaxian3_18.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/Ikke/Galaxian3_19.jpg)

Coming from this Japanese blog, right here (http://kaisendon.seesaa.net/article/93350419.html)  8)


Title: Re: Saving Galaxian Theater... in Japan !!!
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on October 29, 2009, 07:34:01 PM
looks like you got some work to do nuno  8)


Title: Re: Saving Galaxian Theater... in Japan !!!
Post by: Level42 on October 29, 2009, 09:28:36 PM
Hot to install Namco Galaxian 3 theatre:

Step 1: Buy some white gloves.

 ;D ;D ;D

Those Japanese guys totally deserve  :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace: !


Title: Re: Saving Galaxian Theater... in Japan !!!
Post by: DarthNuno on March 22, 2012, 10:43:40 PM
Transfer of the warehouse museum arcade game plan. The video camera is a fixed point when the disassembling.  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/G3tube.jpg) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7I72NQiSl2k)
[click on the picture to watch the video, and do not forget to set HD]

Actual work was approximately... 1 hour and 30 minutes!

What will happen with this GT6? Hope it will be reassembled somewhere else pretty quick?


Title: Re: Saving Galaxian Theater... in Japan !!!
Post by: DarthNuno on March 25, 2012, 08:09:54 PM
...and here's an other video of the 'event', this time in FULL HD 1080p :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/GalaxianTheaterHD.jpg) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rD7RA3bZUyU)
[click on the picture to watch the video]


Title: Re: Saving Galaxian Theater... in Japan !!!
Post by: Tom#2-JP on March 28, 2012, 04:09:48 AM
What will happen with this GT6? Hope it will be reassembled somewhere else pretty quick?
to move to new place.
( the new place is smaller than this place, so it's difficult to play quickly when Mr. gyruss came (http://www.dragonslairfans.com/smfor/index.php?topic=1975.0). )


Title: Re: Saving Galaxian Theater... in Japan !!!
Post by: DarthNuno on April 01, 2012, 06:30:13 PM
Did you already found a new place for the theater?

I hope you'll do a similar video when you'll rebuild it! It will be very useful for me  ;)


Title: Re: Saving Galaxian Theater... in Japan !!!
Post by: Tom#2-JP on April 05, 2012, 01:28:35 PM
Did you already found a new place for the theater?
Yes.
Soon, it will move.


Title: Re: Saving Galaxian Theater... in Japan !!!
Post by: DarthNuno on April 05, 2012, 08:58:41 PM
Yes.
Soon, it will move.

That's a great new!  :-*
Please do not miss the opportunity to shot a video like you did for the disassembling. I'll really need it very soon  8)


Title: Re: Saving Galaxian Theater... in Japan !!!
Post by: gyruss on April 05, 2012, 09:36:40 PM
I'm glad i was able to play it at the old location, what a great day!

Good luck with the move..  :D


Title: Re: Saving Galaxian Theater... in Japan !!!
Post by: caincan on June 23, 2012, 10:14:26 PM
the gameroom closed...moved to ?!?

http://vatpatimon.sakura.ne.jp/

(http://vatpatimon.sakura.ne.jp/WP/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/20120527_AGH_26.jpg)

(http://vatpatimon.sakura.ne.jp/WP/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/20120527_AGH_23.jpg)

(http://vatpatimon.sakura.ne.jp/WP/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/20120527_AGH_28.jpg)


Title: Re: Saving Galaxian Theater... in Japan !!!
Post by: Tom#2-JP on June 26, 2012, 06:02:03 AM
It moved to one corner of the warehouse of TAITO located in Kumagaya the other day.
There is no information beyond this also in the site shown since there were photography restrictions in the warehouse.

The assembly of GALAXIAN3 is planned at this weekend.
However, since there are photography restrictions, it is undecided whether the same record as the time of disassembling.


Title: Re: Saving Galaxian Theater... in Japan !!!
Post by: DarthNuno on June 26, 2012, 06:15:04 PM
The assembly of GALAXIAN3 is planned at this weekend.
However, since there are photography restrictions, it is undecided whether the same record as the time of disassembling.

Please do everything as possible to film/take a lot of pictures of the assembling procedure! I'll really need it in few months when I'll reassemble my GT6  :? Thhhhaaaaannnnnksss  :-*


Title: Re: Saving Galaxian Theater... in Japan !!!
Post by: DarthNuno on July 07, 2012, 08:24:45 AM
移動が完了しました?
(The move is complete now?)


Title: Re: Saving Galaxian Theater... in Japan !!!
Post by: Tom#2-JP on July 09, 2012, 12:59:07 AM
Rebuilding f G3 has done.
(G3の再構築は完了しました。)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RiwqpbrtwTg (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RiwqpbrtwTg)


Title: Re: Saving Galaxian Theater... in Japan !!!
Post by: DarthNuno on July 09, 2012, 07:42:45 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RiwqpbrtwTg (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RiwqpbrtwTg)

Wow, many thanks for this HD video!  :-* :-* :-*
It will be very helpful very soon.

 :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace:


Title: Re: Saving Galaxian Theater... in Japan !!!
Post by: PaulSwan on August 25, 2012, 10:12:31 PM
Seems we might be doing a family vacation to Japan over Christmas - is the museum open to the public and if so where is it located in Japan?
Thanks,
Paul.


Title: Re: Saving Galaxian Theater... in Japan !!!
Post by: Tom#2-JP on September 16, 2012, 08:02:48 AM
Seems we might be doing a family vacation to Japan over Christmas - is the museum open to the public and if so where is it located in Japan?
Thanks,
Paul.

The museum has been determined that opened on September 23, is expected to open later undecided.
In addition, during the Christmas period would not be open for staff busy with the day job.


Title: Re: Saving Galaxian Theater... in Japan !!!
Post by: PaulSwan on September 16, 2012, 11:23:44 PM
Turns out we're going somewhere else anyway.
Thanks,
Paul.