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Author Topic: THe "I thought I'd seen them all" thread.  (Read 3793 times)
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« on: March 13, 2011, 11:30:04 PM »


Let's start a nice thread about machines that you "just" discovered but never knew they existed.

Mind you, I don't mean Pac Man....I mean really rare machines, weird one's or strange because of other reasons, but mostly because you have simply never seen it before AND it's not a common machine.

Here's the first: Atari F-1 (Namco license)

Here's one on e-bay:

http://cgi.ebay.com/1974-Atari-F1-Electro-Mechanical-Racing-Coin-Op-Arcade-/380322761273?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item588d00ca39#ht_653wt_2207

An Atari electro-mechanical game !!!!
Never heard about it !! It looks like it's a very very early Namco license for Atari...

Geez...
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« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2011, 11:33:03 PM »

Mmm, this is what Wikipedia says about it:
F-1 is based on electromechanical (em) projection technology. The race track is a pre-rendered animation stored on film and projected on the screen. The player's opponents and the player themselves are static transparent pieces within the machine that are also projected on the screen. Steering and collision are done through direct mechanical control.
This game is the first and only projection game released by Atari. It also was the first game licensed from Namco by Atari, a practice that would increase by the early 80's.



I can't find this game on KLOV and not even on the Flyer archive, although there is one right here:



It maybe my mind tricking me......but now I see this I have a feeling I've actually seen those games back in the late 70's.....
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« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2011, 11:35:34 PM »

Nice cab, what is the name of the game btw? Roll Eyes

Edit:Found it here:
http://www.arcade-museum.com/game_detail.php?game_id=18156
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« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2011, 09:50:34 AM »

I have some parts for that monster lying around in my basement  Grin
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« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2011, 10:16:58 PM »

I've known about this for years, and I'm still wondering if one will ever pop up anywhere, so cool:





http://flyers.arcade-museum.com/?page=thumbs&db=arcadedb&id=1058
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« Reply #5 on: March 14, 2011, 10:27:46 PM »

Ofcourse this is cool on original machine, but if you want to give it a go...

http://www.glassgiant.com/ascii/



or

http://ascgendotnet.jmsoftware.co.uk/

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« Reply #6 on: March 14, 2011, 10:55:37 PM »

That 2nd one is not "real" though Wink

I remember that my mother brought home a huge printing like this. There was a "computer" installed at her work (and she was scared of it, still is today Wink )
We were totally flabbergasted at how they did it in those days !!!

That Atari cab reminds me of that advertising campaign in Germany posted here. Probably there was a guy typing the pictures Wink

Indeed, I had read about that machine before...
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