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Author Topic: >>> Great "new" 1982 arcade video material on-line now !!! <<<  (Read 23085 times)
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« on: December 28, 2010, 12:47:43 AM »


As a belated x-mas present, I am extremely proud and happy to be able to offer you classic arcade addicts some great video material from the early 80‘s !!!

Below you will find a documentary that was made by and for Dutch national television and was aired on january 11, 1982.
The broadcasting company AVRO has given permission to publish this on the internet in a streaming form. Please do not publish this on Youtube or likewise sites or we may get in trouble !

I translated everything said as best as I could. There will definitely be some “strange” translations but this is what I could do and as long as you understand what is said I think that should be fine.

Some notes:

1)The very first part (until 0.01.02) is NOT from the “Driester” documentary but from another (much later) TV item
2)The “Driester” (=ThreeStar) documentary starts with host Ruud ter Weijden talking with Star Raiders playing behind him. This is a brilliant game (with a lot of history) on the Atari 8 bit homecomputer.
3)The guy interviewed at [00.12.00] is R. Hommerson. Hommerson arcade(s) still exist to this day at Scheveningen, The Netherlands !!
4)[00.16.27] The man from the Dutch Gaming Machines association (VAN) is speaking about legal issues in the arcade business in front of at least 3 bootleg machines !! Smiley
5)I made a list with all the games that I manage to ID with timecodes, I will upload this ASAP.....there sure were some treasures in there !


HUGE thanks go out to “Gyruss”  and “Etienne”, without them this wouldn't have been possible at all   !!!


Check out the videos here:



Note: For now, the video's are only available in Flash format. This means they won't be playable on all (mobile) devices. I hope to add H.264 versions of these videos soon, which will offer better quality at a lower bit-rate and lower processing load.
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« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2010, 01:19:29 AM »

Nice video Smiley

Thanks for sharing this with 'no-dutch' speaking arcade fans  Smiley Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2010, 08:07:24 AM »

Great! Those kids with caps are super cute!
Three questions:
- Who is the presenter? His voice sounds familiar.
- What is the computer they show the games on at the end?
- Did the law become more liberate later? When I was a kid, most arcades were played by 10 year old kids too at snackbars and camp sites.
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« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2010, 08:41:56 AM »

Hey Blanka, did you _read_ the notes in my first posting ?
First two questions are answered there Smiley

Anyway, he's Ruud ter Weijden (it's even on the intro title....). He used to do Studio Sport and RTL4 sports programs and also car programs.
The computer Harumpf, that's the beautiful beast Atari 800 of course ! Cheesy



I'm the proud owner of a (pretty rare) PAL version Atari 800. It's built like a tank !!!

Well there may be laws about it but I'm not sure what the actual rules are. (Money) gambling is pretty restricted though (only over 18).
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« Reply #4 on: December 28, 2010, 08:48:30 AM »

thx for your efforts, guys, for making this available. i already had the pleasure of watching this documentary with a "live translation" happening while andré was at my place earlier this year. now i can watch it again without having to book andré again Wink. i really love those old documentaries!!! Kiss
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« Reply #5 on: December 28, 2010, 08:51:12 AM »

I thought about the Atari 400, but that looks different. Did not know about the 800.
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« Reply #6 on: December 28, 2010, 12:19:42 PM »

Andre, Ettienne, many many thanks for your effort!!! Fun to see this. Never knew we had these dedicated cabs in Holland.
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« Reply #7 on: December 28, 2010, 12:29:45 PM »

You are welcome  Wink
i heard somewhere that there is comming some more...
( or am i speaking too early now  oppps)
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« Reply #8 on: December 28, 2010, 12:44:12 PM »

Let me refrase that, this many dedicated cabs :-)

You must have some of a looking glass, next to my wife no one knows about what is about to happen here in the (nereby) future.... Cool
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« Reply #9 on: December 28, 2010, 12:56:19 PM »

nice video!  Space Ace Space Ace Space Ace
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« Reply #10 on: December 28, 2010, 12:58:54 PM »

Don't think there is coming more, at least not from me.
The other stuff is just slot-machines. Too bad a lot of material hasn't been saved, like Level42 his Atari championship.   Angry
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« Reply #11 on: December 28, 2010, 01:24:36 PM »

Well, I became 4th but yeah....if only that would surface somewhere Smiley

Anyway, yes I published it on KLOV, BYOAC, Arcadeinfo, Arcadezentrum and Jamma+ forums.

I guess that was OK ? Cheesy
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« Reply #12 on: December 28, 2010, 01:25:50 PM »

Yes, no problem!
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« Reply #13 on: December 28, 2010, 03:29:13 PM »

OK I completed the list with games I was able to identify.

I did not try to ID the pinballs in there, I have not enough knowledge of those machines....

Theres's some rare beasts in there, try to spot them Smiley :
Fantasy
Speed Freak
MayDay
Red Baron cockpit
Space Tactics (EM game)
Dribbling (I know a member here who has one ! Smiley )
Side Trak (Exidy, this one has a real bell inside !!)
Monkey Kong
Fitter

You can download the pdf file here: https://files.me.com/andre.huijts/91f2ev
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« Reply #14 on: December 28, 2010, 03:46:10 PM »

Well, someone did his homework  Grin
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