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« on: May 28, 2008, 07:05:07 PM »




In japan, Galaxian is a real cult game  : See the *amazing* story of Ikke and his friends and this beautiful GT-6 machine of course  Cool

Note : the original story is in Japanese, but here's a quick resume of it (Ikke, Tom#2-JP & friends, please correct me If I'm wrong  roll eyes Kiss)

The original story in japanese is available right here.

Few words from Ikke first : "We and our friends are No.1 Galaxian3 fan group in Japan since 1993. My group own Galaxian3 Theater since 1995, We assembled it in April, 2008. There are one group who have GT-6 besides us. We own Zolgear Mission Upgrade, and sometimes plays it."

14 April 2008

It'll be in this local :



Some guys are already working :





All the team is here : approx 25 persons   Kiss



The structure for the screen is done :



The three boxes of boards :







The six parts from the projection screen to assemble. Beware the colors on them ... all are different  Wink







Assembled !



The grid under the screen :





The front/down part of the screen...who is also a decoration :



The players seats :





The next day (?)

We are enough to lift the big parts of the theater :



...brainstorming... who to proceed now  Grin







The projectors will be fixed in this part :



The part 'GATE1' is on location :



...and the 'GATE2' too  Tongue  arrow





The main structure is almost assembled :



General view :



Caution : don't mix the wires here  Tongue



The main structure is done now :



Some adjustments need to be done here :









This part of the Theater is ok now. Let's work on the sides  arrow





We works on both sides of the theater... one item from the left side, then from the right, and so on







Now the electronics & wiring parts  :











The decorations can be set now.



Let's set the projectors...



Wrong colors because bad wiring  confused



Let's set the alignment between the two projectors  arrow



We working until having the right alignment between the 2 projectors before watching the game running  Wink



Plug the game... and  arrow



GALAXIAN3 finally on the screen  Kiss Kiss Kiss

At this moment, all the people want to see it working  Shocked Grin  arrow



Pause  Tongue







The 'Galaxian desk  Grin



Some adjustments have to be done... let's see what happens :





Problems fixed... be ready for the first 'fly'  Grin Kiss

















This it it  Cool

One word to all that team who worked so hard  on that theater : CONGRATULATION

Many thanks for sharing this story  Smiley I hope you'll add some comments here  Kiss

Can I come to japan in order to see it (and play it) with my own eyes please and -most important-  meet true crazy Galaxian3 fans like you  Wink Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2008, 07:33:50 AM »

Totally Friggin' Amazing!!!  I would surely love to join this club (being a G3 owner).  I don't know if I'll ever be able to own a G3 Theatre.. but if the opportunity ever comes.. I'll shoot for the stars on it!!  Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin     Space Ace   Space Ace

Amazing Story!
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« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2008, 12:51:01 PM »

I guess DarthNuno is pretty annoyed by now because his theater is still shattered in pieces everywhere. :-)

BTW Strange ... the theatre doesn't have a roof. Is this normal?
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« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2008, 04:53:16 PM »

Don't worry, I'm sure he's patitenly Happily waiting to assemble his!!! Cheesy 

It does look like some of the roof is missing, as we saw Nuno removing the roof on his during disassembly.

Maybe they were unable to get the roof pieces, or they were missing when they acquired it??
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« Reply #4 on: May 29, 2008, 05:17:49 PM »

... the theatre doesn't have a roof. Is this normal?


I would say yes. On my GT-6, the previous owner used as a roof some '5 meters long' boards, through which he placed panels of wood/foam...





... and that 'roof' doesn't look to be something made by Namco ...

But of course I don't have any confirmation of that because I only know my GT-6 and now this one from Ikke...
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« Reply #5 on: May 30, 2008, 07:54:08 AM »

>Note : the original story is in Japanese, but here's a quick resume of it (Ikke, Tom#2-JP & friends, please correct me If I'm wrong

>The next day (?)

All work was carried out on April 13,2008.
They spent it on assembling work for 8 hours or so.
(Why "They"? Because the physical condition was bad, I was absent at that time... Cry )



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« Reply #6 on: May 30, 2008, 02:17:50 PM »

There is no roof in our GT-6.
I have not seen GT-6 with the roof.

However, because light from the ceiling is bright, the projector is
hard to see.
Then, we pasted the blackout curtain.

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« Reply #7 on: May 30, 2008, 07:01:12 PM »

All work was carried out on April 13,2008.
They spent it on assembling work for 8 hours or so.
(Why "They"? Because the physical condition was bad, I was absent at that time... Cry )

Thanks for the correction Tom#2  Kiss

8 hours on assembling  Shocked Oppss ... We spent something like 2 x 8 hours or so  ...just to disassemble my GT-6. And it's supposed to be the easiest part for course  Roll Eyes Undecided ... ok, we were only two for doing the job  Tongue Wink

There is no roof in our GT-6.
I have not seen GT-6 with the roof.
However, because light from the ceiling is bright, the projector is
hard to see.
Then, we pasted the blackout curtain.

A Black curtain sounds like I good idea, thanks for the tip  Kiss I had the idea to do the 'roof' like it was on my GT-6 before to disassemble it :





I'll try to know if this roof was 'custom made' or the official one from Namco  Cool
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« Reply #8 on: May 30, 2008, 08:39:29 PM »

 Wooden roof may be not the official one. As I remember, no mention in Japanese manual and I've never seen it before.
Grating-like iron parts are just the official. I believe that those 6 pieces are only "roof" of GT-6.
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« Reply #9 on: July 10, 2008, 11:57:53 PM »

It could very well be that it didn't have a roof for safety (fire) reasons....

I don't recall. I played it in London back in the early 90's. I remember the game clearly, but not the roof.... Cheesy

Great thread, and to any Japanese readers here: Does anybody have a Samba de Amigo cab for sale overt here ? Cheesy
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« Reply #10 on: September 24, 2008, 06:18:13 PM »

I'm always asking where this Galaxian≥ logo came from ? :



I thinK i got the answer  Tongue This logo is very similar than the one at the entrance of the GH-28, located at the 'Namco Wonder Eggs' theme park :



...but I'm not sure because the size seems different ?
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« Reply #11 on: November 23, 2008, 08:53:53 AM »

Wooden roof may be not the official one. As I remember, no mention in Japanese manual and I've never seen it before.
Grating-like iron parts are just the official. I believe that those 6 pieces are only "roof" of GT-6.

Yes, these black iron parts are the official 'roof', as the manual mention them  arrow

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« Reply #12 on: November 26, 2008, 02:46:11 PM »

stunning, absolutly stunning...  Shocked Shocked

Great work! I really like that... also all the other cabs standing there...
maybe I should go and check the priced for a flight to japan... my japanese is very basic, but I could at least buy me some food and find the way to that awsome cab...  Cool Cool

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« Reply #13 on: November 26, 2008, 07:01:46 PM »

Yes, I plan to go to Japan next year... and I would like to see it (and play it of course) with my own eyes, and meet the guys   Kiss Kiss Kiss

Why Japan is so far ? ... and why learning Japanese looks so complicated  ? Cry
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« Reply #14 on: November 28, 2008, 08:13:03 AM »

Why Japan is so far ? ... and why learning Japanese looks so complicated  ? Cry

Well, I just wanted to learn a thrid language. So I started on japanese. I think it is hard to learn (I got my problems with numbers and times/dates) but I'm trying.
I think, I wouldn't survive a day on my own in japan with my japanese skills, just because I can only read hiragana and no katakana or kanji yet.
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