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Title: :: Ms Pac Man :: ...an other UK Road Trip...
Post by: DarthNuno on December 16, 2008, 06:55:06 PM
(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/news/mspacman.jpg)

::Saturday - 23rd of August 2008 ::

Remember the PacMan Jr / Gyruss road trip (http://www.dragonslairfans.com/smfor/index.php?topic=483.0)... and the 'Three sides for every story' picture  (from one of my all time favorite funk/metal band : EXTREME) ? Remember :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pacmangyrussrt/pacgyr1.jpg)

Well... this is the second part of the story  ;) Yes... I already have two cabs from that seller : Gyruss + Pac Man Jr... but there is an other one... and I cannot MISS it  ;D ::)

OK, let's prepare the usual 'road trip' stuff :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/mspacman/mspacman1.jpg)

...yes, I'm taking the latest (at the time) Retro Gamer Mag... for reading it during the Euro Tunnel Journey  8)

It's very early this time... 5:35am ZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzZZZZZZZZZZZ  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/mspacman/mspacman4.jpg)

The Darth Car is ready...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/mspacman/mspacman2.jpg)

Here's the plan for today  :o :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/mspacman/mspacman3.jpg)

For my 'distance driven during road trip' statistics  ::) :P ;D  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/mspacman/mspacman5.jpg)

I don't like to drive in the dark  :? But the reward of the day give me THE motivation  8)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/mspacman/mspacman6.jpg)

Few hours later... I'm crossing the Belgian / France border  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/mspacman/mspacman7.jpg)

...and later...here's the all famous 'EuroTunnel'~ :-*  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/mspacman/mspacman8.jpg)

...the 'check in' machine...  ;) This time, it allows my wife to play the Atari 2600 Ms Pac Mac port  ;D  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/mspacman/mspacman9.jpg)

Hey, I don't want this version please... I'm here for the real stuff  ;D ;D ;D

OK, entering the beast  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/mspacman/mspacman10.jpg)

'Reading time' during the crossing (less than one hour under the water  :pac:)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/mspacman/mspacman11.jpg)

...and Welcome to UK ... mind the gap ... mind the gap...   ::) ;D

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/mspacman/mspacman12.jpg)

The world famous M20 ... the world famous 'Dartford Bridge' .... still the same story in fact... but I assure you it's not the same pictures  ;) ;D  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/mspacman/mspacman13.jpg)


Title: Re: :: Ms Pac Man :: ~Da UK Road Trip~
Post by: DarthNuno on December 16, 2008, 06:55:33 PM
On location... here's the beauty (...and the beast)  ;D :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/mspacman/mspacman14.jpg)

As you can see, it's an empty cab... but its cosmetic condition is hopefully not to bad  :-* Let's load it  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/mspacman/mspacman15.jpg)

This is it... I love my car... I can load so many different cab's in it  :-* :-* :-*  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/mspacman/mspacman16.jpg)

Let's be sure that I'll bring back all the parts needed in order to rebuild this Miss  ::) :-*

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/mspacman/mspacman17.jpg)

Let's protect the original bezel before the journey :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/mspacman/mspacman18.jpg)

The seller is very nice... but this is the worst part of the road trip ...  :oops: I've to pay him of course.

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/mspacman/mspacman19.jpg)

Even If I'm closing my eyes, I'm very happy  :-*

Ok, let's go back to Belgium ... what's that strange black smoke  :shock:  ???  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/mspacman/mspacman20.jpg)

It looks like an house is ...burning  :o Oh my god   :o

One more time... driving on the Dartford Bridge...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/mspacman/mspacman21.jpg)

We are hungry... Yes ! It's also a part of all 'road trip'  ::) :P ;D  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/mspacman/mspacman22.jpg)

Not a McDo, not a Burger King... but a ... WIMPY ? First time we eat that  :pac: :pac: :pac: :pac:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/mspacman/mspacman23.jpg)

Ok, back on the road... here's the last control before entering the Euro Tunnel... Nothing to declare ? No No Mr ... We are just bringing back an old video game  ;D

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/mspacman/mspacman24.jpg)

Too late my UK friends... you've just lost an important game in the arcade history ... Ms Pac Man  ::) :P ;D
:pac: :ghost: :ghost: :ghost: :ghost:
We are entering inside 'Le shuttle' ... nothing will stop us now  :twisted:  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/mspacman/mspacman25.jpg)

During the 'cross'... I'm dreaming about a Miss Pac Man of course  :D ;D ;) ;)  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/mspacman/mspacman26.jpg)

...but I've to be careful ... 'coz my wife is sitting just at my side  ::) :P

Few hours later... Belgium has now a new important arcade game, yessssss  ;D

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/mspacman/mspacman27.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/mspacman/mspacman28.jpg)

I'm driving very slow... a cow seems to say something to my wife  ???  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/mspacman/mspacman29.jpg)

 ;D ;D ;D

And finally, we are at home  :)  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/mspacman/mspacman30.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/mspacman/mspacman31.jpg)

1081km on the road during 14 hours and 35 minutes ...not too bad  8) ... (faster than the first trip for the Gyruss/Pac Man Jr - 1107km / 17h20min)

Unloading the game ... into the Nuno's Lair V2 of course  ::) :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/mspacman/mspacman32.jpg)

It looks very good isn't it ?  :-* :-* :-*  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/mspacman/mspacman33.jpg)

All the parts I got with the cab... all the important ones are there  :-*  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/mspacman/mspacman34.jpg)

 :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace:


Title: Re: :: Ms Pac Man :: ...an other UK Road Trip...
Post by: scr33n on December 16, 2008, 09:35:41 PM
Wooooowww!!!! Another great roadtrip and another treasure found !!!  :spaceace: :spaceace: :-* :-*

Hey Bruno, where did you find this CD?

(http://img368.imageshack.us/img368/5796/cdtp2.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)

and .....

nice picture, seems an image from an old 80's videogames magazine  :wink: :wink: ;D

(http://img98.imageshack.us/img98/7863/brunozk6.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)

 :pac: :pac:


Title: Re: :: Ms Pac Man :: ...an other UK Road Trip...
Post by: DarthNuno on December 16, 2008, 09:42:10 PM
Wooooowww!!!! Another great roadtrip and another treasure found !!!  :spaceace: :spaceace: :-* :-*

Thanks my friend  :-* I'm sure a Ms. Pac Man 'from scratch replica' will be easy for you  ;D Same job than the Galaga  ;)

Hey Bruno, where did you find this CD?

Easy... on the US Bay  8)

nice picture, seems an image from an old 80's videogames magazine  :wink: :wink: ;D
(http://img98.imageshack.us/img98/7863/brunozk6.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)

It's coming from an old 80's videogame book ... I've used my Delorean  ;D

 :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace:


Title: Re: :: Ms Pac Man :: ...an other UK Road Trip...
Post by: polaris on December 16, 2008, 09:45:59 PM
Now Wimpy is something i wont dismiss, Wimpy fuckin rules :D :D

nice looking cab bruno, artwork looks pretty good

 :spaceace:



Title: Re: :: Ms Pac Man :: ...an other UK Road Trip...
Post by: scr33n on December 16, 2008, 09:48:35 PM
It's coming from an old 80's videogame book ... I've used my Delorean  ;D

 ;D ;D ;D ;D :D :D  8)


Title: Re: :: Ms Pac Man :: ...an other UK Road Trip...
Post by: arcadefever on December 17, 2008, 02:38:32 AM
WOWWWW another great classic !!!


Title: Re: :: Ms Pac Man :: ...an other UK Road Trip...
Post by: Dazza on December 17, 2008, 09:38:42 AM
Even If I'm closing my eyes, I'm very happy

<Chuckle> That made me laugh...

Wimpy sucks, expensive and small portions..... They used to be massive in the 80's and then they went all "restauranty" trying to get rid of their "fast food" image. I mean COME ON! They also used to do a halfer pounder burgers, in those days they were good!


Title: Re: :: Ms Pac Man :: ...an other UK Road Trip...
Post by: DarthNuno on December 17, 2008, 06:31:23 PM
Thanks  :-*

And the good thing now is  :arrow: I've a better understanding of "Wimpy"  :D

(http://www.rwaterfront.co.za/shopping/images/wimpy_ad.jpg)

 :spaceace:


Title: Re: :: Ms Pac Man :: ...an other UK Road Trip...
Post by: polaris on December 17, 2008, 09:23:08 PM
Thanks  :-*

And the good thing now is  :arrow: I've a better understanding of "Wimpy"  :D

(http://www.rwaterfront.co.za/shopping/images/wimpy_ad.jpg)

 :spaceace:


if they still do the ' Bender in a Bun' ( embarrasing to ask for one though ;D)  you have to try one, its a garlic sausage in a bun instead of a burger, AMAZING.


NOTE a bender is a slang term for a homosexual, so you can see why i don't like asking for a bender in a bun, i ask for the garlic sausage burger. :oops: :oops: :oops:
 :spaceace:


Title: Re: :: Ms Pac Man :: ...an other UK Road Trip...
Post by: DarthNuno on January 01, 2009, 12:22:15 PM
The restoration starts on this topic  ;)  :arrow:

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/news/mspacmanpaint.jpg) (http://www.dragonslairfans.com/smfor/index.php?topic=576.0)

 8)


Title: Re: :: Ms Pac Man :: ...an other UK Road Trip...
Post by: WunderCade on May 28, 2014, 04:37:01 AM
Did you do anything with this Mrs. Pac-man? Restoration?


Title: Re: :: Ms Pac Man :: ...an other UK Road Trip...
Post by: DarthNuno on May 28, 2014, 09:45:50 PM
Did you do anything with this Mrs. Pac-man? Restoration?

Thanks for the reminder... see here (http://www.dragonslairfans.com/smfor/index.php?topic=576.0) ;)