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« on: July 04, 2009, 09:17:07 PM »




Because I know there is a Galaxian Theater not too far... but converted into an AIR RAID  oppps ... I have to see it by myself... and remember how HUGE a GT_6 'fully assembled' is...  roll eyes Cheesy

So here we are... Dave and Buster's  arrow



The place is HUGE... restaurants ... pool tables ...





...and of course A LOT of video games...





...same 'modern' games than everywhere (Daytona2, Fast&Furious, Nascars, UFO catcher, Naomi...), so won't show them... nothing special  confused However, here's few particular ones :





This Turret Tower wasn't working  confused  arrow



I'm in love with this AIRLINE PILOTES  Kiss



Two F355 Deluxe ... *linked*  Shocked Kiss  arrow



A Missile Command / Centipede / Millipede 'reunion' :





...and other 'reunion' cab' ... Mario Bros / Donkey Kong / Donkey Kong Jr *brand new* arrow



...and of course, the usual Galaga/Ms PacMan 'class of 81'  Wink  arrow



I can tell you this place is really HUGE  Shocked

Ok, I'm here for the GT-6 (what we use to name 'Galaxian Theater'). Jesus, it didn't remember it was so big  roll eyes  arrow



...my wife too  roll eyes oppps  ...



I cannot believe I got is in my attic (with other parts in two other houses  Roll Eyes)  arrow



I hope to do so similar pictures inside my GT-6 soon  Roll Eyes  Cool  arrow





Ok, the 'Fan' pictures are done  Grin ...let's check this beast... too bad it doesn't play the orginal game anymore  Cry Now this GT-6 plays AIR RAID  confused  arrow



This GT-6 is the US version ... 'sides' are gray instead yellow :



It didn't remember the red lights under the seats...  'looks cool  Kiss  arrow



Now, let's enter into... this theater  Smiley  arrow



...a real maze  Grin Where to go?  Roll Eyes Grin Ok, the other way  lol  arrow



Because this GT-6 is the US version, the seats are not the same than the one I own (Japanese)...



...and in addition, these seats have been customized during the 'AIR RAID' conversion  confused



Because the conversion, new 'mimitary' elements here and there...





The two huge Sony projectors have been replaced by a new model...very small :





The picture displayed by these two projectors is good and take all the surface of the two screens. It's good to know that it would not be difficult to substitute the original Sony projectors in case of problem...



Hey... my wife is trying the game  Cheesy



"Why to want to play this at home" she says...

 arrow Air Raid?!  Sad I don't want to play this game at home...I want to play 'Project Dragoon' and 'Zolgear'  Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Grin

PS : This story is a segment on the big topic called : "Holiday in Florida / Texas [features Arcade Life Style stories] ...where you'll see others 'ALS stories'  Roll Eyes Wink
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« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2009, 11:49:14 PM »

regarding the replacement projectors, i think you may find new projectors will be cheaper than bulbs/parts for older projectors, and i imagine a new not costly projector would have a better image too

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« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2009, 10:42:00 AM »

Yes, it reassures me although I have three *working* projectors.  Smiley

In addition of these pictures, here's a video I've done  Cool  arrow



An other bad thing about AIR RAID : almost no sound during a game ?! So does it was a problem on this specific theater?

Anyway... enjoy this vid'  Wink
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« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2009, 11:03:58 AM »

Wow, I never saw that MC/Centi/Milli/Let's go bowling combo before ! Luc has the "regular" MC/Centi/Milli combo and I played it a couple of times:



(sorry only half on the picture, left)
That one doesn't have Let's go bowling though....and it's much smaller, very much like the original Centi cab.

This one:

can be played in Zonhoven soon too, Luc ordered one....(I mean the DK/DKjr/MB cab Wink ).

As always great pics, really enjoyed them, esp. the theater....must be inspiring to see it like that Bruno Smiley I agree with Polaris it might be very much easier and cheaper (and better looking) to have new projectors in there. They may even have a brighter picture too, and I'm pretty sure they will use a lot less power (not unimportant with a beast like that !).

[edit] Just read the original one's are working, in that case: keep it original Smiley



I agree with you about the Airline pilots, it's an amazing game ! The really weird thing is that it really gives you the feel of having a big airliner in your hands, while there is no motion on the seat at all. This is achieved through the 3 CRTs and the very true steering force feedback.

I always play it at least two times when we visit the arcade in Scheveningen.

There's also one at the Aviodrome (Air museum) in Lelystad. My son loves it too:






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« Reply #4 on: July 06, 2009, 05:46:02 AM »

Nice pictures....

I love that place D&B just 15 minutes from where i live....
Sad that i had to work that night  confused i wish i could have gone with you....

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« Reply #5 on: July 06, 2009, 05:10:07 PM »

Wow... I bet seeing the GT got you siked to get yours going!  Grin  pacman  Ghost  Space Ace
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« Reply #6 on: July 11, 2009, 10:55:27 PM »

I'm still trying to figure out how the hell their doing this. Since I've posted my video on Youtube with this a few people have said their D&B's got the game in and they had no idea it was a G3. So did D&B buy up a bunch of them and have Tsunami make the conversion kits for the game, or what? It's kind of odd to see they'd make a conversion kit for a game that wasn't really mass produced like a DDR machine or a light gun game.

The real thing is the company Tsunami really really sucks. I know I should be happy that there's companies that are still making games exclusive for the arcade but I've played freeware internet browser games better then some of the games they've put out. Every game they make is the same, shoot shoot shoot, no skill involved. They should stick to making the cool motion cabs and have other companies work on the games that should be put into them. Hell, I was going through my pictures of Disney World when I replied to Bruno's Disney Quest thread and found this....



Yeah, a friggen arcade game CRASHES. I saw this on a couple of their other games. I never thought I'd see a BSOD on an arcade game.

You could make a really sick game if you fully used all of what the GT-6 Theater was capable of. You loose all of the magic of the game if the sound isn't pumping, guns vibrating and the entire theater shaking when you get hit. I played G3 when I was 12-14 years old when I went on a family trip to Niagra Falls and I still won't forget playing it for the first time with my farther. Just hitting hyperspace and the music blasting and the commander yelling at you and trying to keep myself alive was amazing and nothing you could ever repeat on a new console today.
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« Reply #7 on: August 13, 2017, 09:51:58 AM »

Went back in that location in September 2015, so here'a a new video of it  arrow



...also includes my first encounter with a Star Wars battle pod  Tongue
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« Reply #8 on: August 15, 2017, 02:33:53 PM »

OK so what changed still the last visit, 6 years ago?



In the dark, at this point and except the 'marquee', we could think it's still a decent Galaxian Theater..



A table? Perfect!  Grin arrow



Let me introduce a very special person... ArcadeFever himself!  Cool  arrow



Thanks again, Bro! Without you, all that 'US stuff' wouldn't be possible!  Kiss Space Ace Space Ace Space Ace

Made by who? KIDDIES Inc?  arrow



What...a... mess!!!  Huh? Ghost  arrow



Not sure we can call 'THIS' a proper conversion!  shock Evil



New projector model since...



...which look not too bad and display apparently the same picture size than the original Sony ones...interesting...



Some efforts done for sure to transform the Galaxian3 'space theme' into military stuff... but men...this is supposed to be a Galaxian Theater!  confused  arrow



Once again, something must be done to find back the original parts...
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