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« on: April 27, 2009, 11:02:25 PM »


THIS IS IT !!! VIERZON 2009 !!!



This year... the choice of the cabinet I'll take for exhibition was easy  Cool I'm in love with the 'King Of Kong' movie  Kiss ...so no other choice than this one  arrow



It's Friday, the 24 of April... the sun shines... It's maybe the only opportunity to take this picture of our Prunus serrulata, because the waiter will be very bad this week end.

An other picture before the rain... See how the cabinet looks like a small tabletop game  Tongue  arrow



The 'official drink'... for few fellows  arrow



After a ride of approx 650km, we are on location. Let's unload the beast with the help of Aspic & Zorg (members here  Wink), but also High Cobra   Kiss arrow





On our stand GAMOOVER, we'll also have this rare Star Wars Arcade from Sega (1993)  Kiss  arrow



Unloading also few Japanese pachislots and also a wonderful pinball : Cirqus Voltaire  Kiss  arrow



Hey... this scene... Zorg & Darth Nunette  Shocked  arrow



I've already seen it... deja vu!!! Yes... two years ago  arrow



...it was during the Chailly 2007 Exhibition  Wink

There is a TON of pinballs here... I'll check them during the week end, but I'm already in love with this one  arrow



Sounds are similar than the arcade version.... even the introduction music  Kiss

OK, our stand is ready  arrow



Let's pick up a pizzeria...and here we go  Cool









Talking about Arcade, pinballs & old cars... I love it  Kiss Kiss Kiss

Saturday the 25th of April ... it's raining ... we are living the hotel for the exhibition hall  arrow



...it's raining but we are happy... inside my car  Grin :



On location... before the public opening... let's see what are the pinballs 4 sale...















Back on our stand... where the Star Wars Arcade is prepared by Misteriddler & Zorg :





Sto is trying the Donkey Kong :



The famous *Cirqus Voltaire* ... I'm in love  Kiss  arrow



Rare pinballs 'cocktail'  arrow



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« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2009, 11:06:56 PM »

My wife is trying the DK... for the very first time  Cool  arrow



Amazing : Here's a mother and her daughter... they played on the DK several hours... Especially the mother  Kiss She says : "It remind me my childhood  Kissarrow



General view of our stand gamoover  arrow



Too bad the Space Invaders wasn't playable  oppps :



Few arcade cabinets... mostly generic ones :



A roadblaster... same than last year...



Hey, a Spy Hunter pinball... but not as cool as the video game  Undecided :



A stand with mini guitar replica...





A Dark Knight pinball, protected by the Joker himself  arrow



Jesus... TWO PacMania marquee for sale ? Here ? ... but they are not as good the one I got from Barry  Grin



Michael Jackson is everywhere  Roll Eyes Smiley  arrow



The Pac-Man  pinball... working but no sound (volume too low) :



Keneda & Tibo from Paris, members of gamoover :



Zorg on the Donkey Kong :



Sto & Iro like Han Solo & Chewbacca  Grin  arrow



The FlipJuke stand, features Axelle & Yann  Smiley



Kaneda is 'Steve Wiebe'...



High Cobra is more like 'Billy Mitchell'  Grin  arrow



Please welcome Atarimania :



See the size of our HUGE Star Wars Trilogy... almost the half of our stand  shock  arrow



Indy vs DK :



And here's my young padawan. The nightmare starts for me : I'm not a good DK player, but hey, I use to play it and my score is not the one from a newcomer for example... and see this kid ...  arrow



He beats me... 1st place on the high score table  shock 

How dare you...



The force is strong with this one...

Sega should think about a four players version...
 


...of this Star Wars Trilogy  Grin  arrow



A lot of people... not easy to walk around the games...



Do you like chrome?  arrow



The King is still alive... see  arrow




In order to keep my name in the High Score table, I keep the game!



For the first time here, a webcam was setup in order the broadcast the event over the web  Cool



Gamoover fellows in the FlipJuke part of the stand  Kiss



High Cobra & the Star Wars kid...



...and still my two favorite DK players    arrow





Cobra, Poulpi and myself on the screen... Cheesy



Aspic... owned!  arrow



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« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2009, 11:07:12 PM »

Flo'... feeding the Pachislots   Wink



mode cooperative for Kaneda and my new apprentice  arrow



A lot of 'gamoover' members... very cool ... the location of this meeting helps a lot : in the middle of France  Cool



It's raining... no barbecue tonight... let's find a nice restaurant...

Inside the Nuno's car... 'Roadtrip' configuration... no seat... but it's fine  Grin arrow

Pich & Foxxx :



... Sto & Flo  Cool



Pic69  arrow



No table for 16 persons, so it will be two tables of 8  Cool









We are all very tired... it's time to sleep... ZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Sunday the 26th of April... meeting point at 08h30am ...



Looking for something to eat...it's time for a breakfast  Tongue



On the stand, my young apprentice is waiting for me... today's lesson : how to pilot an X-Wing  Grin  arrow



Hey... three 'Black Hole' pinballs  Grin I love the sounds ...so 80's"  Kiss   arrow



And there is a real black hole... see under the main pinball table  Tongue  arrow



The ultra rare BANZAI RUN...



The first and only pinball where you can play the ball also in the 'top' part of the pinball  Shocked  arrow



A Mario pinball... mini but cute
 Grin




Macayel...



...a future Steve Wiebe?



No more rain? Ok let's take a quick ride outside  Kiss



















Back in the  50-60's ...





Back in our stand... who is this player?



Nooo! Not him again?  Grin Tongue



And now, something HUGE during this week end.  arrow

BIGJEJE asks me to come with him in his car...

Unbelievable... he got for me some spare parts for a ...

GALAXIAN THEATER
  Shocked Shocked Shocked

See  arrow

- 1 Sony tri-tubes projector :



- 1 laser disc "Project Dragoon"  arrow





- 1 laser disc player, with an other laser disc "Project Dragoon" inside

 Shocked Smiley Smiley Smiley Smiley Kiss Kiss Kiss Kiss



Holy Jesus... many thanks to him... such parts are now almost IMPOSSIBLE to catch... Woow... Thanks you for that smooth transaction  Kiss

Back on the gamoover stand...



... where the woman, the die-hard player is still playing DK  Kiss Kiss Kiss



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« Reply #3 on: April 27, 2009, 11:07:31 PM »

Yes! It's not raining anymore  Cool Our meeting point for the barbecue is easy to find... close to this GENERAL LEE (picture for italiandoh   Winkarrow



Various foods for different regions. The all famous cheese sausages from Belgium  Tongue :



Various French specialties :







~Enjoy your meal~







An unidentified board... it's written Atari ...



Back on the stand... funny... This time, this is the parent who have fun on games, and the children are waiting...  Grin



A lot of people this Sunday afternoon...



...and my the young apprentice on the DK  Grin



Dr Pepper powered  Smiley



Axelle from FlipJuke, playing the Cirqus Voltaire  Cool



Here's Foxxx, a lucky guy... coz he just won a pinball via a tombola  Shocked Tongue :


This is the prize  arrow Congratulation Foxxx  Kiss



...and this is not over for him. Someone offers him to buy an arcade game... let's see what is the game ...



Hey, it's a Lucky & Wild from Namco. The price is nice, the cabinet too... and the seller will delivers the pinball + the cab to Foxxx... the deal is done  Smiley



...et le vendeur qui dispose du camion est ok pour lui livrer la bête de suite, ainsi que ... oui, le flipper gagné également ...l'affaire est conclue  ^- life is good isn't it Foxxx?  Kiss

Vierzon is also a good opportunity for trading/selling/giving stuff...



I've got this from Zorg  Kiss Kiss Kiss  arrow



As you can see, it's not the original joystick on that Gorf panel... it's a SEGA flight stick... I'll use it for my G-Loc  Kiss

It's time to go...



I tried all the week end to buy this Cirqus Voltaire to Misteriddler, but impossible  Cry ...but one day, I'll find it  Cool Tongue



The Star Wars was signed by ...Darth Vader himself last year in an other convention ... I'm jealous  arrow



It's time for me to load the DK into the car...



Like the previous edition, this Vierzon 2009 was a great convention  Smiley It was really fun to meet other arcade/pinball fans but also fellows from Gamoover team  Kiss  Kiss Kiss

For information, I didn't get back my high score on DK... but I'll start the training soon  Wink

Here's some sentences I've heard from the mouth of my young padawan :

"When I left you, I was but the learner; now *I* am the master"

or

"Your powers are weak, old man"

Yes my young padawan...you got me this time  Twisted Twisted Twisted



...but I'll be back  Twisted Twisted Twisted  (Ops... wrong movie Grin)
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« Reply #4 on: April 28, 2009, 07:21:32 PM »

Story on the slot 3 updated... one more to go  Wink Stay tuned  Wink
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« Reply #5 on: April 28, 2009, 09:07:41 PM »

Wow, what a show!!  So many awesome pinball machines... I'd LOVE to have the Q*Bert!!!   I missed an opportunity several years back to get a Black Hole Pinball...  Dammmmmmmmmmiiiiittttttttt   Cry

Great show !!!!!  Cheesy
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« Reply #6 on: April 29, 2009, 08:43:55 AM »

.. I'd LOVE to have the Q*Bert!!!   I missed an opportunity several years back to get a Black Hole Pinball...  Dammmmmmmmmmiiiiittttttttt   Cry

After the Cirqus Voltaire pinball, Q*Bert is the pinball I played the most during the week end  Cool  A really must have  Kiss

ps : All the report is now available (slot n°4 updated  Wink)

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« Reply #7 on: April 29, 2009, 11:14:39 AM »

And here's a video of the 'young apprentice' or 'the King of Kong Kid'  arrow



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« Reply #8 on: April 29, 2009, 05:50:29 PM »

Man that was a great report Bruno !!!
Would love to join you guys next year.... (and brush up my French Wink ).

For taking the DK: You chose wisely ! Wink What a lovely cab it is.

I too LOVE Circus Voltaire, I played it at a Belgium convention and the artwork is just too great !

That General Lee rocks !!
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« Reply #9 on: April 29, 2009, 09:33:26 PM »

Thanks for the great report Bruno! It looks like your DK cab had a busy weekend Grin
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« Reply #10 on: April 30, 2009, 06:23:38 PM »

Thanks  Kiss

Yes, it was an awesome 'Arcade Life Style' week end : friends, games, pinballs, battle for hi score,  good deals, American cars, and a nice Barbecue  Kiss arrow



From left to right :

Poulpi Bros, Zorg 'Mr Vector', Iro, Darth Nunette, Darth Nuno, Maitre poulpi, Macayel, Aspic, Mistertwang, Hi-Cobra, Sto, Foxxx, Bigjeje, Nicolas le jardinier.

Picture by Misteriddler  Cool

And now... the grand final  Tongue Enjoy this great video done by Misteriddler  Kiss  arrow



~Enjoy~

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« Reply #11 on: April 30, 2009, 07:23:03 PM »

Amazing !!!!!  Kiss Kiss

There is nothing like that in Italy  Evil

Great report Bruno  Space Ace but now you must improve your Donkey Kong skill !!! 



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« Reply #12 on: May 01, 2009, 04:49:41 AM »


I've got this from Zorg  Kiss Kiss Kiss  arrow



As you can see, it's not the original joystick on that Gorf panel... it's a SEGA flight stick... I'll use it for my G-Loc  Kiss


Nop you got this from me lol indirectly by Zorg Wink

I hope it's useful for your G-Loc  Kiss

It's nice to see you, strongly the next event.  Space Ace
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« Reply #13 on: May 03, 2009, 10:52:07 AM »

Nop you got this from me lol indirectly by Zorg Wink

I didn't know  oppps Thanks to you too then  Kiss

I hope it's useful for your G-Loc  Kiss

Yes, It will ... pictures soon on the G-Loc topic  Wink
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We are not Steve Wiebe or Billy Mitchell ... but it was really fun too...

Here's more pictures of the fight between me & the young padawan on the DK cab'  Smiley

Thanks to Macayel & Iro for these additional pictures  Kiss

Long hair... so 80's isn't it?



The crowd behind us... a lot of pressure  Cool



Red cabinet, red t-shirt for both players... two generations but the same 'trip'  Tongue



nowadays, most of game are versus, or cooperative...



...but back in the Days, while one guy is playing, the other one wait & watch... and learn! Today, we are back in the 80's  Kiss arrow





Jesus Christ... feel the tension between the two players  Twisted Twisted Twisted  Grin :



When a game is good, no matter the graphic quality or sound... the Kids enjoy playing a good game! DK is a really really really good game  Kiss



...quiet please... high score in progress  Roll Eyes ...



What? He scored 51.300 PTS  Evil ... I'm done  Ghost



Ok... he's the winner of the 'contest' during this exhibition week end  Cool









... but....









Few days later... I scored too  Roll Eyes Tongue



52100 PTS ... ok, still not a big score, but enough to be on the 1ST place in the score liste  Tongue ...

And the next game...



57700 PTS ... Yoohoo  Cheesy

Ok, Walt Day from Twin Galaxies wasn't in my game room in order to validate my small score... but I'm happy... and more I play DK, more I appreciate it... Let's back to training now  Cool Steve Wiebe, I'm coming  Kiss Kiss Kiss
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