31st of August 2012, D-1 before the ...
The cabinet I will bring to the 'party' will be PLEIADS
by Irecsa (Spanish version 'licensed' of the game).
After moving few cabinets in the V1 game room, that Pleiads shouldn't be too much difficult to extract by now
But.. why to bring this specific game?
First, there's is a kind of 'love' story between that Pleiads and the Netherlands.
That cabinet was operated in Belgium at the beginning of its live. At a certain point of time (early 2000 approx), this game was purchased for the Video Game museum in Mechelen, still in Belgium. The museum no longer exist, but there are sill few pages available here
When the museum closed, some games (including Pleiads) were purchased by a collector in... the Netherlands.
In 2008, I was looking for a Space Wars cabinet, and finally found one on ebay. The seller also mentioned a Pleiads, I game I really enjoyed back in the days!
I cannot resist to take that one too!
So the game is mine since 2008, and It has been restored to his full glory days since...
I thought it would be funny to bring back once again, for one day, that Pleiads, in the Netherlands...but this time, fully operational!
...oh, and the second reason for this choice was ... the cabinet was not too far from the game room exit, and it's a small cabinet, easy to move!
Ok, you know all now! Here's the beast before loading it in the car :
Once loading, I see the restoration wasn't totally finished!?
My first WIP in a car
Oh, and I'm also preparing the DLF/ALS, ready to be displayed for the second time 1st of September 2012, this is it!
Departure in few minutes...
3 hours to drive? Pfff... let's say close to my house!
No traffic jam, easy road, nice music... and here we are already!
Preparation of the European Game Room of the day still in progress. After a warm welcome with the team/collector already there, we put my Pleiads in the row of games! We also fix the official ALS/DLF flag on a wall.
Suddenly, the police enter the place?!
I don't understand NL but I think Ckong explains them that the guns from the Wester Gun are not dangerous!
...and we don't plan to ride that bike on the road!
Hi & Atarimania installing the Warlords
On the other room (the bar), there is an impressive setup for the 'climax' of the day...
Aart van Vliet, official World Record holder on Galaxian will attempt to set a NEW WORLD RECORD at Eurocade 2012here, today, @ Eurocade 2012
He is really kind. I took this opportunity to ask many questions about Galaxian, which is in my TOP 3 games all time! He showed me few tricks, this safe spot for instance :(click on picture to watch the video)
Watching him 'mastering' the game is totally incredible! Each shoot hits a bee! After practicing so much the game, he knows how the enemies react! How they move, how they become more aggressive! They are so much things to say about Galaxian, wooow!!! Awesome!
He also watched me playing...but after my poor game, I felt like these guys
Ok, I let him quiet... His new WR (he's already the WR owner!) attempt will start l8ter...
Still in the 'bar area', the famous mini PONG
Very well done, and perfectly playable!
Congratulation of this great job, Etienne!
Belike vs Darth Nuno ...or Darth Nuno vs Belike?!
Back in the main room, new cabinets in the place... ChrisChris got with him my future cabinet
his JUNO FIRST...
...he also got with him SuperUlly who got himself with him MAD PLANETS ...
...but unfortunately DOA (Death On Arrival)
Some sounds problem on the JUNO FIRST
...but repair on progress?!
Yeah! Sounds are back... it would be a shame to play JUNO FIRST without the sounds... they are so amazing!