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:: Report :: VIERZON 2009 / France
« on: April 27, 2009, 10:02:25 PM »
THIS IS IT !!! VIERZON 2009 !!!



This year... the choice of the cabinet I'll take for exhibition was easy  8) I'm in love with the 'King Of Kong' movie  :-* ...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  :P  :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  ;)), but also High Cobra   :-* :arrow:





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



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



Hey... this scene... Zorg & Darth Nunette  :o  :arrow:



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



...it was during the Chailly 2007 Exhibition  ;)

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  :-*

OK, our stand is ready  :arrow:



Let's pick up a pizzeria...and here we go  8)









Talking about Arcade, pinballs & old cars... I love it  :-* :-* :-*

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  ;D :



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  :-*  :arrow:



Rare pinballs 'cocktail'  :arrow:



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Re: :: Report :: VIERZON 2009 / France
« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2009, 10:06:56 PM »
My wife is trying the DK... for the very first time  8)  :arrow:



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



General view of our stand gamoover  :arrow:



Too bad the Space Invaders wasn't playable  :oops: :



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  :-\ :



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  ;D



Michael Jackson is everywhere  ::) :)  :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  ;D  :arrow:



The FlipJuke stand, features Axelle & Yann  :)



Kaneda is 'Steve Wiebe'...



High Cobra is more like 'Billy Mitchell'  ;D  :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  ;D  :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  8)



Gamoover fellows in the FlipJuke part of the stand  :-*



High Cobra & the Star Wars kid...



...and still my two favorite DK players  :wink:  :arrow:





Cobra, Poulpi and myself on the screen... :D



Aspic... owned!  :arrow:



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Re: :: Report :: VIERZON 2009 / France
« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2009, 10:07:12 PM »
Flo'... feeding the Pachislots   ;)



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  8)



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  ;D :arrow:

Pich & Foxxx :



... Sto & Flo  8)



Pic69  :arrow:



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









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  :P



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



Hey... three 'Black Hole' pinballs  ;D I love the sounds ...so 80's"  :-*   :arrow:



And there is a real black hole... see under the main pinball table  :P  :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  :o  :arrow:



A Mario pinball... mini but cute
 ;D




Macayel...



...a future Steve Wiebe?



No more rain? Ok let's take a quick ride outside  :-*



















Back in the  50-60's ...





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



Nooo! Not him again?  ;D :P



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
  :o :o :o

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

 :o :) :) :) :) :-* :-* :-* :-*



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

Back on the gamoover stand...



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



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Re: :: Report :: VIERZON 2009 / France
« Reply #3 on: April 27, 2009, 10:07:31 PM »
Yes! It's not raining anymore  8) Our meeting point for the barbecue is easy to find... close to this GENERAL LEE (picture for italiandoh   ;):arrow:



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



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...  ;D



A lot of people this Sunday afternoon...



...and my the young apprentice on the DK  ;D



Dr Pepper powered  :)



Axelle from FlipJuke, playing the Cirqus Voltaire  8)



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


This is the prize  :arrow: Congratulation Foxxx  :-*



...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  :)



...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?  :-*

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



I've got this from Zorg  :-* :-* :-*  :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  :-*

It's time to go...



I tried all the week end to buy this Cirqus Voltaire to Misteriddler, but impossible  :'( ...but one day, I'll find it  8) :P



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  :) It was really fun to meet other arcade/pinball fans but also fellows from Gamoover team  :-*  :-* :-*

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

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 ;D)
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Re: :: Report :: VIERZON 2009 / France
« Reply #4 on: April 28, 2009, 06:21:32 PM »
Story on the slot 3 updated... one more to go  ;) Stay tuned  ;)

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Re: :: Report :: VIERZON 2009 / France
« Reply #5 on: April 28, 2009, 08:07:41 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   :'(

Great show !!!!!  :D

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Re: :: Report :: VIERZON 2009 / France
« Reply #6 on: April 29, 2009, 07:43:55 AM »
.. I'd LOVE to have the Q*Bert!!!   I missed an opportunity several years back to get a Black Hole Pinball...  Dammmmmmmmmmiiiiittttttttt   :'(

After the Cirqus Voltaire pinball, Q*Bert is the pinball I played the most during the week end  8)  A really must have  :-*

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

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Re: :: Report :: VIERZON 2009 / France
« Reply #7 on: April 29, 2009, 10:14:39 AM »
And here's a video of the 'young apprentice' or 'the King of Kong Kid'  :arrow:



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Re: :: Report :: VIERZON 2009 / France
« Reply #8 on: April 29, 2009, 04:50:29 PM »
Man that was a great report Bruno !!!
Would love to join you guys next year.... (and brush up my French ;) ).

For taking the DK: You chose wisely ! ;) 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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Re: :: Report :: VIERZON 2009 / France
« Reply #9 on: April 29, 2009, 08:33:26 PM »
Thanks for the great report Bruno! It looks like your DK cab had a busy weekend ;D
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Re: :: Report :: VIERZON 2009 / France
« Reply #10 on: April 30, 2009, 05:23:38 PM »
Thanks  :-*

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  :-* :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  8)

And now... the grand final  :P Enjoy this great video done by Misteriddler  :-*  :arrow:



~Enjoy~

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« Reply #11 on: April 30, 2009, 06:23:03 PM »
Amazing !!!!!  :-* :-*

There is nothing like that in Italy  :evil:

Great report Bruno  :spaceace: but now you must improve your Donkey Kong skill !!!  :wink:



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« Reply #12 on: May 01, 2009, 03:49:41 AM »

I've got this from Zorg  :-* :-* :-*  :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  :-*


Nop you got this from me :lol: indirectly by Zorg ;)

I hope it's useful for your G-Loc  :-*

It's nice to see you, strongly the next event.  :spaceace:

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Re: :: Report :: VIERZON 2009 / France
« Reply #13 on: May 03, 2009, 09:52:07 AM »
Nop you got this from me :lol: indirectly by Zorg ;)

I didn't know  :oops: Thanks to you too then  :-*

I hope it's useful for your G-Loc  :-*

Yes, It will ... pictures soon on the G-Loc topic  ;)

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Re: :: Report :: VIERZON 2009 / France
« Reply #14 on: May 03, 2009, 10:24:34 AM »


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'  :)

Thanks to Macayel & Iro for these additional pictures  :-*

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



The crowd behind us... a lot of pressure  8)



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



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  :-* :arrow:





Jesus Christ... feel the tension between the two players  :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:  ;D :



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  :-*



...quiet please... high score in progress  ::) ...



What? He scored 51.300 PTS  :evil: ... I'm done  :ghost:



Ok... he's the winner of the 'contest' during this exhibition week end  8)









... but....









Few days later... I scored too  ::) :P



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

And the next game...



57700 PTS ... Yoohoo  :D

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  8) Steve Wiebe, I'm coming  :-* :-* :-*