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# UK Road Trip # - Space Harrier from SEGA (1985)
« on: February 19, 2007, 06:35:24 PM »
...friday evening, the 16th of february...

Yes. It's is confirmed ! I'll buy a Space Harrier upright -like new- :P  :P  :P
OK, but it's in UK, in the south of London... no problem for me... not a too big roadtrip :roll:

Oppss, my gaming rook looks full... mhhhh... after some 'Tetris' work, I've found 70cm free... it should be enough :



...saturday, the 17th of  february 2007... 6h00am

Everyting is ready : maps, water, UK pounds, portable, and my wife ;-)



...and all the equipment to protect the cab during the trip  :arrow:



Ok, just to remember :





Ok, so I'm starting the trip from my house, in south Belgium...

...to France...



... and 3h45 later, we're arriving at the EuroTunnel :



... Ops, what a strange car ?!  :lol:  :



... in fact there are a lot of special cars here... I guess there is a car meeting over here... We are all waiting for le Shuttle :



Ok, we are in... 40 minutes later... Welcome in UK  :P



...this time, the direction is London ( and not the Finny's Lair  :wink:  ) :



...still no GPS... not easy to drive like that  :?



... driving in UK on the left part of the road is easy on a big motorway, but inside of a town, it's a little bit dangerous IMO  :?



...but it's ok... we are now safe... Welcome in the South of  London  :P


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# UK Road Trip # - Space Harrier from SEGA (1985)
« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2007, 07:24:13 PM »
So here we are... at the Joe's place (the seller) ... Here's a really nice guy  :o

Oppsss... what a beautifull vision  :o  :o  :o  :



Holy Jesus Christ... this cab looks brand new  :shock:  :shock:  :P  :P

Appart a credit switch, everything is original  :P



It's the famous Space Harrier upright version from Sega (1985). This model is imported from US. Joe explains to me that he owns this game since 3 years, and before him... this cab was owned by a private collector in US during 6 years... That explains what that cab looks so clean and perfect  :P  :P  :P



Joe has also other cabs... not as vintage as Space Harrier... but great Japanes cabs anyway  :o



Time for  a gaming session now   :P



Here's Joe, the seller... playing on an other great cab : Out Runners  :P





...even my wife is playing...



Very impressive to play shot'em'up on a so huge vertical monitor  :o  :



Greeeatttt  :shock:



What a beautifull gaming room isn't it  :o  :o  :o



During our Gaming Session, Space Harrier was switch off. Joe asks me : "Bruno please, can I switch on the Space Harrier on last time, for a last game ?"  :P  He's a true Space Harrier fan... respect  :o



...the control panel is wonderfull... a lot of details  :P



...while this time, my wife is still playing on the japanse cabs :



Very nice one :



This one is particular regarding the sound installation...



OK... it's 12:00am local time... the sun shines... impossible to go back to Belgium now... I'm asking Joe if it's easy to go to the center of London without using my car... he says : "just walk 10 minutes, then get a train, and you'll be in the center of london in less than 45 minutes "  8)

DEAL  :P  :P  :P



So... let's make a mini mini trip in London  :D



OK, we are now at Piccadilly Circus... let's eat :



Burger King, the official Nuno's roadtrip partner since...  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:



...the Regent Palace hotel, who has the best location in London...



...is now closed  :cry:  :cry:  :cry:



...too bad... we used to go there everytime we went in London... very cheap and the best localisation in London... in the middle of Piccadilly Circus... bye bye  :cry:

OK, let's have a look inside the Trocadero... maybe we'll found new games since the last time (two month ago, for the Dragon's Lair Euro meeting 06 and for the Game On expo)...

A Konami's Guitar Freaks  :o  Not a new or special game... but it's a game I want  to own (I'm a guitar player by the way) :P



...and a DrumMania  :P  I want one too ! Any  :roll:  :wink:



A Taito's Landing High Japan... smaller than the huge AIRLINE PILOT  8)



...Out Run 2 ??? Nope, it's Ford Racing...



An Aliens guncab :





...outisde the Trocadero... it's the Asian part of London :



... nice cab... opps... nice car  :P




 
...in front of the Buckingham palace, a beautiful park...



Ok, it's time to go back to Joe's house, the Space Harrier seller  :arrow:

He prepares for my the 'goodies' :



...and also protect the cab for the journey to Belgium  :o  :o  :o



Let's load it :



yyyiiiaaaarrrrrrrrrr



... it 's ok...



That cab won't move now :



Time to say good bye. Thanks again Joe for being so kind with us ( Thanks for The & Cookies  :wink:  ). I hope to meet you soon. You're welcome in the Nuno's Lair anytime my friend  :o



Ok, we have to go back to home now... it's late and we're still in London  :?



...inside the Shuttle... once again  :roll:  :wink:



...and few hours later... we're safe... at home  :)





...it will be a very cold night... and I don't want to let the game in the car during the night... so let's unload it now, even if we are so tired !!!



StaY TUneD  8)

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# UK Road Trip # - Space Harrier from SEGA (1985)
« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2007, 11:09:12 PM »
Hey Bruno,

Lovely addition ! And just in time for my visit :D.......however about that....I'm currently not very well, have some lung problems. I'm not working and have fever. Got a cure from the doctor, hope it will fix me up ASAP so I can still come over !!!

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# UK Road Trip # - Space Harrier from SEGA (1985)
« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2007, 06:47:50 PM »
WOW  :shock:  Bruno! that is a nice looking cab you have found!
I personally find SPACE HARRIER the best game SEGA has ever made.
I own only the console versions,
space harrier 3D (master system)
space harrier II (megadrive)
space harrier (gameboy advance & pc-engine & saturn)
space harrier 2500 (ps2)

I really would like to have a go again on the orginal  arcadeversion,back in the '80 I only used 1 coin to complete the game  8)
Hope to come arround in the future to the lair!

Enjoy the game..GET READY!!!!  :D
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# UK Road Trip # - Space Harrier from SEGA (1985)
« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2007, 08:20:41 PM »
8)  8)  8)

Sunday morning... the game is inside my lair  8)  :



...it's like a gift  :roll:  :wink:



Have a look at the control panel... what an amazing control panel... in perfect condition :



This cab' has been imported from US... I've to use the 110V -> 220V adapter, thanks Joe  8)



Let's power up... and play  :o  :o  :o



Let's check its identity  :lol:





...this 'product' was inspected by Mike Leach (who knows  him ?) in 98'  :o



...on location...



...closer...

 :P  :P  :P



...now... let's play... Get Ready ...





 :P  :P  :P

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# UK Road Trip # - Space Harrier from SEGA (1985)
« Reply #5 on: February 21, 2007, 09:47:15 PM »
Looks GREAT!!!!  With every day that goes by, it's much harder to find treasures like this!!  Great find Darth!!!!  Enjoy!

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# UK Road Trip # - Space Harrier from SEGA (1985)
« Reply #6 on: February 22, 2007, 07:21:12 AM »
Hey Darth,

Next time you take pictures of my UK car, ask me nicely....



;)


Ahhh, if only....

Love those metal-look strips on the coin-door part ! I bet they would exactly fit my Play-Scene Mame cab ;)

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# UK Road Trip # - Space Harrier from SEGA (1985)
« Reply #7 on: February 24, 2007, 08:15:55 AM »
Hey Bruno,

I hope you received my e-mail. Terribly sorry I have to cancel for this weekend because of my ilness and medicine that make me feel "too drunk to drive safely".  If possible I'd like to come over next saturdar march 3.

Sorry again ! :S

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# UK Road Trip # - Space Harrier from SEGA (1985)
« Reply #8 on: February 25, 2007, 12:15:12 AM »
Wow... what a great tribute to Space Harrier  :o  :o  :o

Listen this : http://youtube.com/watch?v=b2ApTedLItk

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# UK Road Trip # - Space Harrier from SEGA (1985)
« Reply #9 on: February 27, 2007, 04:27:25 PM »
Quote from: "DarthNuno"
Wow... what a great tribute to Space Harrier  :o  :o  :o

Listen this : http://youtube.com/watch?v=b2ApTedLItk

 :P  :P  :P
Bruno, when I will visit the Lair....please don't play any music :P HAHAHAHA (not my  cup of tea......I'm a FUNKman :P