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Author Topic: Atari Badlands: trip and restoration  (Read 16575 times)
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« Reply #15 on: July 01, 2010, 06:32:05 PM »

Bruno, you are insatiable!  Grin

PS: surely this info can be of great use for those european dealing with Wells Gardner Monitors and spares: i mounted a 14 inches Hantarex Polo 3 mini-neck chassis and works like a charm
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« Reply #16 on: July 01, 2010, 08:07:28 PM »

Hey, 6 month have passed and still no news? Ok, the cabinet is now perfectly working...

cool that you got it working - congrats! looking extremely nice! what did you have to do to get it going?
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« Reply #17 on: July 02, 2010, 09:36:40 AM »

The chassis was a "very rare and with no spares" Zenith-Wells Gardner, so, after some month of trial and error i had to completely remove the old one and put another chassis.

Now, if nothing goes wrong,  comes the Joust (i should pick it up today)
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« Reply #18 on: July 02, 2010, 04:06:09 PM »

congrats Smiley nice cabinet , i remember playing this game a lot on my c64 , enjoy playing the game while waiting for the joust Wink
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« Reply #19 on: July 24, 2010, 05:25:19 PM »

Yes, would be cool to see a video of the cab (inside out and game playing) Cheesy

How do you like it so far ? I guess it's a pretty good 2 player game right ?

The funny thing is that Badlands has a low-res monitor, while the previous similar games (like Championship sprint etc.) had med-res monitors. At least that makes it a lot easier to service now !
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« Reply #20 on: July 26, 2010, 10:09:05 AM »

Yes, would be cool to see a video of the cab (inside out and game playing) Cheesy

I will make the video the next week when at home Wink. I will not show the back of the machine because the room it is stored is soo little... and the "in-progress joust" occupy a lot of space in this moment

How do you like it so far ? I guess it's a pretty good 2 player game right ?

It's an excellent game, especially played with a friend: with some alliance you can loop-play and have a lot of fun... and without alliance you can have more fun  Twisted

The funny thing is that Badlands has a low-res monitor, while the previous similar games (like Championship sprint etc.) had med-res monitors. At least that makes it a lot easier to service now !

It's the main advantage, in terms of service. In addition, if i remember well championship sprint is not jamma, badlands is instead "almost" jamma
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« Reply #21 on: August 01, 2010, 01:08:40 PM »

Here we are, a gameplay-video for the atari Bad Lands  arrow

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« Reply #22 on: August 01, 2010, 01:41:42 PM »

Great thanks ! Wow the cars are very fast on this one, looks faster than the Sprint series of games ?
Not sure really.

It's funny to see that this game basically is still the same old Sprint game from the late 70's with some extra bells and whistles, but in essence nothing really changed and it is still fun because of it's a good simple game idea. I'd trade in my Powere Drift for this for sure, mainly because it's an Atari cab AND the head-to-head play is always good fun with racing games....
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« Reply #23 on: August 01, 2010, 02:21:27 PM »

This game rocks! Grin
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« Reply #24 on: August 01, 2010, 05:53:34 PM »

Not sure if cars are faster on badlands with respect to, i.e., championship sprint... anyhow, we (me and my brother) had almost full speed in the very moment of the video (you start the game with slower cars)
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