kay, time for another road trip!!
This time it's a really special one for me. I'm going to buy the game I played the most during my youth.
When I was about 8 or 9 years old I always used to sneak in our local arcade named Amusementshal Rex.
Because they also had a lot of slot machines it was illegal to enter this place if you were underage. Luckily for me they had a very big cabinet in the corner, right next to the entrance, so I could alway play a few rounds before getting spotted and kicked out.
This great game was:
The cab is located in a town called Voorschoten, 55 minutes away from my home.
The seller told me cabinet was working 100%, no problems with the gun and a bright monitor.
Although the price wasn't exactly low it was still a good deal for a complete operation wolf.
I will be doing this road trip together with a friend and colleague of mine. He is into collecting old cars, and one of his favorites is very useful for picking up large cabinets.
I love this car, very solid and still running after 50 years.
The weather is perfect so let's hit the road.
But first, let's get some gas, the yellow monster is thirsty
Because of the busy traffic we decided to take the tourist route, let's hope this safes us some time.
It's really a nice day.............................................................
But there it is, our first traffic jam.
We forgot to clean the windows, hence the bad picture quality.
And another traffic jam.
A cool building near Aalsmeer.
And the Endemol Television Studio's.
We are getting close to our destination.
A famous place in Dutch literature.
And yet another traffic jam
Glad it isn't us who's getting pulled over by the police
and finally, we arrive at the town where the seller is located.
People are getting ready for the World Cup.
After some directions from the seller, we arrive at his garage and there it is.
He is also selling another cab, Operation wolf's little brother.
They sure look cool together, but not enough space for both
After turning on the machine, i notice the rumble mechanism in the Uzi isn't working.
The seller promised me everything should work 100%. I'm getting grumpy, because according to KLOV, fixing the gun is a pain in the ass.
But I still decide to take the cabinet, just not for the original price. So after some negotiation it's time to get the cabinet in the Land Rover.
Everything is tied up, time to go.
On the way back we stop at a gas station..................................
To get some arcade food.
A lot of people stare at this strange combination.
Another cool car.
Time to unload the cabinet and put it inside my home.
Damn, this is one big cab!
I love the instruction card.
With the usual damage:
The famous Uzi.
Very cool marque and the monitor is working great.
Let's look at the inside.
And the PCB which is located in some kind of a drawer.
I love Taito
This cabinet matches perfectly with some stuff I 'borrowed' from a Japanese Arcade:
It will also look really cool under the Taito banner in my Game room
But the story doesn't end here. My colleague and I decided to take a look at the Uzi to find out what's wrong with the rumble mechanism.
And guess what...... there is nothing wrong with it!! It seems the gun was making too much noise so the owner decided to just cut the electric wire, so 15 minutes later i got a fully working Operation Wolf at a very sharp price!