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« Reply #75 on: June 11, 2010, 03:11:19 PM »

Since Hungary was still pretty much a Communist controlled country in the early 80's, I think there's relatively lot of arcade cabs from that period over there. Weren't there very strict rules about these kind of games over there at the time ?
Or maybe those games were imported later when they were "too old" for western european standards ?

I ask this because I've also seen the Russian arcade cabinets on the internet.

I'm just curious, not trying to imply anything.
You are right Andre, we had a huge quantity of arcade cabs, much more than in the surrounding non communist countries like Austria etc..
Somehow it was out of the interest of the government and a lot of cabs could be imported to Hungary. I've heard that all the Zaccaria Pinballs and Arcade machines was a part of business between the  italian and our government.Your other idea could be also right, when the Berlin wall was destroyed, much more cabs arrived to our country. Cheesy
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« Reply #76 on: June 11, 2010, 07:00:08 PM »

Wow !!!
Thanks for sharing your roadtrip Belike36 : an Indiana Jones roadtrip if I can say such thing (I found my Monaco GP in a such place !).

Enjoy your restorations now  Wink.
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« Reply #77 on: June 11, 2010, 07:24:32 PM »

Lot's of cool stuff, can't wait for the second warehouse. You must be glad you live in a country where such places still exist. Tongue
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« Reply #78 on: June 16, 2010, 11:40:53 PM »

I just returned from holiday this evening and decided to catch up on a few forums, didn't really check them for almost two weeks. and then I read this topic.  shock  Wow, Belike, what a great find, and what a great story, the best one so far this year. It must have been an awesome feeling walking around there and trying to identify the cabs, you will remember days like this forever. I can't wait for the second warehouse.
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« Reply #79 on: June 17, 2010, 05:34:41 PM »

I just returned from holiday this evening and decided to catch up on a few forums, didn't really check them for almost two weeks. and then I read this topic.  shock  Wow, Belike, what a great find, and what a great story, the best one so far this year. It must have been an awesome feeling walking around there and trying to identify the cabs, you will remember days like this forever. I can't wait for the second warehouse.
Thanks Erik, I was really happy to share this great adventure with you! Grin
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« Reply #80 on: August 09, 2010, 03:06:42 PM »

Warehouse raid round 3 Grin

After a lot of cancellation, I had the chance to check what is hidden in the second warehouse in Eger.
The stuff was separated in 2 places, in Eger and in a nearby small village.
I got some pics earlier, so I didn't except to find too much treasures, there were mostly converted TV ideal cabs and pinballs.
The guy who was the owner of the first warehouse bought all the pinballs(real rare ones), so only a few arcade cabs left there.
At the first place I removed the pcbs, the monitor chassises and some speakers.


An old Williams Laser Ball from 1979

Than we moved to the other place, the following pics are especially for pinball lovers:
A Williams Phoenix from 1978:

Bally Kiss from 1979 (I've also seen the backglass):


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« Reply #81 on: August 09, 2010, 03:21:31 PM »

A Bally Strikes and Spares from 1978:




Gun's and Roses (OMG.... Shocked)



And also a Space Invaders, Jurassic Park, etc., but they were in parts in a dark place, couldn't take pics.

I decided to take that strange Joust and a Tv ideal cabinet, it could be useful in the future for parts for Ully's Hyper Olympic:




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« Reply #82 on: August 09, 2010, 03:37:33 PM »

On the way back there was a Galaga in an autobahnstazion, but we didn't have time for that Grin Grin Grin



Unloading the stuff:




All these cabinets were also tricky gambling machines, the owners didn't want to pay the taxes, so they supplied a remote controlled switchboard and they can switch between the arcade and the gambling pcb  from the desk or from the bar, when they got controlled from the police.
Joust from inside with the 2 kinds of pcbs:


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« Reply #83 on: August 09, 2010, 03:41:20 PM »

good catch,
nice info about the hidden switch for bar owners! Lips Sealed
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« Reply #84 on: August 09, 2010, 03:44:22 PM »

This is a really strange cab, I'm sure that the painting is original, but the CP is Defender style, like Rav told us earlier and it has a metal backdoor.








And the TV Ideal cab, also with 2 pcbs:


We also took a mini poker cab for Zita, it was just 12 EUR. Wink

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« Reply #85 on: August 09, 2010, 03:58:08 PM »

And the 3 babies together:


And I wanted to save the best for last, cause I removed all the pcbs I found there and 3 from 4 are working perfect:

Arc Area(original UPL, never heard of it)
Rtype (original Irem)
Street fighter II The World Warrior(bootleg with original Capcom manuals)
Moonwalker!!! Cheesy(origianl Sega with a dead suicide battery)

I also took 3 monitor chassises and some speakers. Wink
So that's the story, another 300 kilometers, 3 cabs, 4 pcbs and parts. Grin
If anybody wants to turn that strange cabinet back to Joust or Defender please send me pm., if nobody, I will take it apart for spare parts.
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« Reply #86 on: August 09, 2010, 04:06:38 PM »

YEAH!
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« Reply #87 on: August 09, 2010, 04:48:00 PM »

cool!

i remember similar machines from the early 80s but they played various card games and not just poker.
does it dispense cash if you win??

also: a working original R-Type. nice!  Space Ace
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« Reply #88 on: August 09, 2010, 04:58:19 PM »

cool!

i remember similar machines from the early 80s but they played various card games and not just poker.
does it dispense cash if you win??

also: a working original R-Type. nice!  Space Ace
I couldn't try the gambling pcbs, cause I've no idea how to switch between the boards without the remote controller, maybe there are some fun games among them. Wink
There was no cash dispense, it worked with a key.
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« Reply #89 on: August 09, 2010, 05:05:18 PM »

It is really good when you have a nice operator experience like this. And the bonus of a working original R-Type pcb! That game is sooo much fun.

You have the 'arcade luck' my friend :-) A rare thing to have.
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