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« Reply #30 on: October 25, 2009, 06:58:45 PM »

Someone wanted picture of beautiful Sweden, take this, the weater was BAD, very boring, the first 200 kms covered in wet, wet, wet



kept going north and south of Jönköping, it cleared up



not for long but it was nice for the moment it was dry.

Going out of Jönköping on the left side of vättern (on of the biggest lakes here in Sweden, filled with fish that you can buy smoked in the area, and really - you should it's a delicassy) I took a picture that don't make the area justice. Really should not be in the car and take pictures, it's stunningly beautilfull in the area, the big open lake, the rather steep hills around that look like mountains.

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« Reply #31 on: October 25, 2009, 07:00:08 PM »

[i'm off for an hour - have prior arrangements, will be back around 2000 to add the last pictures]  Kiss
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« Reply #32 on: October 25, 2009, 08:09:12 PM »

Then I did a short stop in Gränna,



and then again



to make a short stop at the Sweden alcohol selling monopoly (http://www.systembolaget.se) , and to get the cash needed to pay for my Amidar!

It was a very cute small town, this was my first stop there, they are famous for their peppermint rock candy. You should go there, it's not the kind of town that are filled with fun, but if you are going anywhere else in Sweden, it's worth a stop for it's cuteness.


well, on anwards as I turned the wrong way (to be found out later), I stopped for Gas and food,



that was the worst lunch ever! since they had a power loss, they could not heat the lunch, and it was luke warm and not that good to start with.

Another funny thing at that moment was that the petrol station could not serve me since they had no power, hmm.. I stopped here to have some gas - since that was was I was out of! Maybe in Norrköping (and according to the GPS in my iPhone that was way off)..

so, Since not using the GPS in my iPhone I decided to update the GPS I was using


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« Reply #33 on: October 25, 2009, 08:21:42 PM »

So after a while of being lost and finding my way back I could meet up with the seller, he had this amazing garden,



And I did manage to get the rental car on the wrong side, and almost dive down into the river, so we had a few moments where the seller got his car out, tied us up and draged  me up onto steady ground.

And from there on it was time to head south

not by choice, I picked to go home by motorway, to save some time. Turned out that the way down to Göteborg was way slow and small, dark and not at all what you wanted.
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« Reply #34 on: October 25, 2009, 08:27:19 PM »

Going home the last 300 kms was a joke, it was mostly Night Driver,



at last I got home, very late since going there had been delayed by my de-tour, and looking at the sellers game room etc etc..

so, parked the car and ended up with the final statistics:



and please not to my big dissapoitment that the trip counter in the rental car turned over at 999.9 km, so this is what was left after that.


edit: I am somewhat satisfied that I've managed to keep an average speed of 88 km/h since the top motorway speed in Sweden is 110 km/h and I did a lot of 70 km/h way and rather a few cities where the top speed is 50 km/h. But also the last 3 hours going south from Göteborg, I came to the conclusion that no cops are out tonight, and if they are, most likely they are going to check me for alcohol, none of them will be considered for how fast I'm going. That said, going 30 km/h over allowed speed in Sweden will make you loose your license and you get fined as well, so kept speed for all the time I've kept the speed at the legal limit (if any one ask)....
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« Reply #35 on: October 25, 2009, 08:38:01 PM »

Funny thing, If I'd choosen to go this stretch in one way and not look back.. I've could have done



but with in range I could also have gone for: London, Paris, Zurich, Graz, Budapest, Stockholm, Oslo, Helsinki, Warszava or something like that - I must live in the middle of Europe! 
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« Reply #36 on: October 25, 2009, 08:55:32 PM »

So looking at the game at home: (new pictures, not from the trip)

The sideart is lovely:


The Bezel have me wondering if this is some kind of bootleg, it's folded and looks like it should have been made for a "real" cabinet,


The cab itself is rather small, and designed to not have a marquee, *strange* I'm not sure what this modell is called but it reminds me of Missile command, etc


The cab is rather small, it's about 140 cm's high, it reaches up to my breasts/chest.


from below, it looks like this,


The worst damage on the game is on the left side where it's a huge gaping wound:

will try to fix that with some liquid wood or something.

The overlay have me wondering if it's a boot or what? it's a bit odd, it's strange, it's "ugly" and it's marked "Springer" - is that boot or is it licensed?


But on the not being a boot issue is the PCB, that is clearly marked with Konami and "for Japan", or is that just to make it more legal, is it still boot?

There should be diffrencies between Konami and Stern ROMS, but what have I got? - must be investigated!

Easy access with the front opened:


Having a look at the back, when the open access door in the back is opened opens the question, Why did someone make  a special adapter for this game for a deicated machine?


could it be that they had ready-made NSM cabbs, and Amidar was a little different? Is this a strange boot (from a regular Amidar where the bezel is not folded and has a marquee?) or is it just a strange small cabb made in germany from some strange licens?

No matter what, I love this small game that I have in my kitchen, even if it need some more TLC (Tender, Love and Care).
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« Reply #37 on: October 25, 2009, 09:00:48 PM »

thx for sharing your roadtrip with us, unfortunately no pics of the seller's gameroom and the pickup itself. there were same parts during your story which made me laugh, but the best parts was this:

And I did manage to get the rental car on the wrong side, and almost dive down into the river, so we had a few moments where the seller got his car out, tied us up and draged  me up onto steady ground.

man, imagine you would have "parked" the rental car in the river  shock i'm happy that nothing happened to you, telling this to us now makes it one of those great roadtrip arcade lifestyle stories!
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« Reply #38 on: October 25, 2009, 09:02:14 PM »

The Bezel have me wondering if this is some kind of bootleg, it's folded and looks like it should have been made for a "real" cabinet,


hmmm, this folded bezel really looks strange. somehow i've got the feeling that this is NOT an original amidar cabinet - or at least this bezel was not made for that kind of cabinet!
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« Reply #39 on: October 25, 2009, 09:11:32 PM »

i have to agree with ully, that bezel is not supposed to fold there...
anyway, nice grap, i hope you will enjoy it!  Smiley
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« Reply #40 on: October 25, 2009, 09:26:36 PM »

Yes,

This is very strange I do not belive it's an original Amidar, the PCB is Konami (made for Japan) but everything else screams bootleg, I don't mind it's still more original than the games I played as a kid, and there are the stern parts with Deutche marks, and no marquee.. all in all it's very semi-booleg to say the least.

I think it's licensed somehow, or maybe it's made to be since the PCB is Konami but the rest of the cab is not..

still worth the trip if you ask me  Space Ace  Smiley
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« Reply #41 on: February 10, 2010, 10:31:02 PM »

what happened to this one? did you do any work on the cab?

btw, here's how an original amidar is supposed to look like:

http://forums.arcade-museum.com/showthread.php?t=121202
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« Reply #42 on: February 10, 2010, 10:42:40 PM »

OMG, this is by no means a dedicated cab, it's a NSM Löwen Top Game pre-Jamma generic cab (special NSM pinout). The bezel has their logo in the upper right corner, so at least the game could have been licensed.
I have seen those cabs with all kinds of games, though Amidar and Kangaroo where used quite often.
Personally I find them real ugly and I hate them  shock oppps

The CP looks Donkey Kong-ish...
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« Reply #43 on: March 06, 2010, 12:50:54 PM »

what happened to this one? did you do any work on the cab?

No, most of the time I just want to get the games home. I rarely play or work with them, Just keep them around to fill out space.

But I like to have the games around, then when I get rich I can play with them and fix them up. Now days to much time is spent working. But now and then and a few weeks of vacation makes small things happen.

Still could use more space for games. Will have to force myself to get the gameroom ready.
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« Reply #44 on: March 12, 2010, 10:31:21 AM »

No, most of the time I just want to get the games home. I rarely play or work with them, Just keep them around to fill out space.

Are you serious? Cheesy
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