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« 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- Tongue  Tongue  Tongue
OK, but it's in UK, in the south of London... no problem for me... not a too big roadtrip roll eyes

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  Tongue



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



...still no GPS... not easy to drive like that  confused



... 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  confused



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

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« 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  Shocked

Oppsss... what a beautifull vision  Shocked  Shocked  Shocked  :



Holy Jesus Christ... this cab looks brand new  shock  shock  Tongue  Tongue

Appart a credit switch, everything is original  Tongue



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  Tongue  Tongue  Tongue



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



Time for  a gaming session now   Tongue



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





...even my wife is playing...



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



Greeeatttt  shock



What a beautifull gaming room isn't it  Shocked  Shocked  Shocked



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 ?"  Tongue  He's a true Space Harrier fan... respect  Shocked



...the control panel is wonderfull... a lot of details  Tongue



...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 "  Cool

DEAL  Tongue  Tongue  Tongue



So... let's make a mini mini trip in London  Cheesy



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  Shocked  Not a new or special game... but it's a game I want  to own (I'm a guitar player by the way) Tongue



...and a DrumMania  Tongue  I want one too ! Any  roll eyes  



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



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



An Aliens guncab :





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



... nice cab... opps... nice car  Tongue




 
...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  Shocked  Shocked  Shocked



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    ). I hope to meet you soon. You're welcome in the Nuno's Lair anytime my friend  Shocked



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



...inside the Shuttle... once again  roll eyes  



...and few hours later... we're safe... at home  Smiley





...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  Cool
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« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2007, 11:09:12 PM »

Hey Bruno,

Lovely addition ! And just in time for my visit Cheesy.......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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« 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  Cool
Hope to come arround in the future to the lair!

Enjoy the game..GET READY!!!!  Cheesy
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« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2007, 08:20:41 PM »

Cool  Cool  Cool

Sunday morning... the game is inside my lair  Cool  :



...it's like a gift  roll eyes  



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  Cool



Let's power up... and play  Shocked  Shocked  Shocked



Let's check its identity  lol





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



...on location...



...closer...

 Tongue  Tongue  Tongue



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





 Tongue  Tongue  Tongue
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« 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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« Reply #6 on: February 22, 2007, 07:21:12 AM »

Hey Darth,

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



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Ahhh, if only....

Love those metal-look strips on the coin-door part ! I bet they would exactly fit my Play-Scene Mame cab Wink
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« 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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« Reply #8 on: February 25, 2007, 12:15:12 AM »

Wow... what a great tribute to Space Harrier  Shocked  Shocked  Shocked

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

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« Reply #9 on: February 27, 2007, 04:27:25 PM »

Quote from: "DarthNuno"
Wow... what a great tribute to Space Harrier  Shocked  Shocked  Shocked

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

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