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« on: August 23, 2009, 10:30:26 AM »




And here we are, just at this corner...welcome to Joystix !!!



...ok Barry, but... what's Joystix?

"Joystix Classic Games and Pinballs has been serving Houston and surrouding areas since 1987. Our first machine was a stuffed animal crane and a two car garage served as our workshop. After years of continual growth, we know have one of the largest showrooms in the country. We carry most major manufacturers products in the amusement industry. We always maintain close to 250 classic and new arcade games, pinball machines, jukeboxes, air hockey, dart machines, photo booths and much more in our showroom."

Wooww... sounds great  Kiss Kiss Kiss Wanna go in...  Cool

There is a bar, and to access the game room, there is a 15$ entrance... and you can play all the games, there are in FREE play mode  Kiss

We are EXTREMELY lucky.... because that game room is open only TWO days per month (first & last Friday of every month)... and today is ... one of these two days  Kiss Barry, you are a genious  Kiss

 Space Ace Space Ace Space Ace

Let's go in now...

Nice decoration Smiley  arrow





At the entrance, some modern games...



Holy Jesus... I see a ton of 'Classics' here  Shocked ... let's start the visit...















Woww...



This Wackoo cabinet is amazing  Tongue First time I can touch one  Tongue :



Assault ... so sexy  Tongue



Ouch... Am I in heaven?





All is playable  Kiss





I'm busy to try a lot of games... Fortunately, it's my wife who takes the pictures  Roll Eyes Tongue  Kiss





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« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2009, 10:44:56 AM »

It's funny... we are talking about video games, and I don't see any kids here... mostly ..."adults?"  Roll Eyes Grin  arrow





This one is for screen  Wink  arrow



At least...after so many years, I can play again on a Space Invaders pinball  Kiss Kiss Kiss  arrow





Wow !!!



Let's play the rare Major Havoc  Shocked  arrow



"Landing High Japan" ... not as sexy as the AIRLINE PILOTS  Roll Eyes Cool  arrow



Star Wars cockpit ... fully working  Kiss  arrow



So many games... I don't know where to go  Roll Eyes Tongue









Did you ever seen a place like that? Impressive...







This one is for Ully  Wink  arrow



Yes... the force is strong here  lol  arrow



Wooow.... Yes, I'm sure I'm in heaven here... See  arrow



Playing Space Ace in a public game room is a real experience... something I didn't expect since a while... hey... are we really in 2009???



I love this place  Cool



The tour is not over... See  arrow





By the way, do you prefer playing on GALAGA 88 ...



...or the original Galaga?  Roll Eyes Tongue  Kiss Kiss Kiss





 Roll Eyes ...no need an answer  Roll Eyes Tongue  Kiss Kiss Kiss  Grin
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« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2009, 11:04:25 AM »

Golden Axe... dedicated of course  Tongue



Few new cabinets features... old games, here and there...









It's really impressive to see all these 'Classics' up & running  Kiss







Dedicated Pengo  Kiss Cute isn't it?



Fan of Joust?



Gun games...



...not a big fan of that, but ... I wanna see the real "AREA 51" for real, one time in my life (teasing?  Wink) :



Hey... look at this  arrow





Wondefull 'item' ... I need one  Kiss  arrow





While I'm playing on it, an operator close to me say : "Enjoy this game now, because he'll leave next Monday... someone bought it"
May I ask the price please?
We sold it for 600$

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Arghh... Why I'm not living in USA  Cry Cry Cry Cry

the condition is this cabinet is almost perfect... 100% running...



An other 'cult' games here in USA  arrow



Nice table cab' with beers on it...  Grin



Like in the old days... impossible to access that Gauntlet ... big boys already playing on it  Grin  arrow



Do you know other public game room were you can still play games like... this Baby Pac Man  Roll Eyes  Kiss  arrow



This place is really huge... still more games everywhere I look  shock



Did you see... I,Robot?  Tongue



Cliff Hanger... up & running... and still so hard  Shocked Grin



Punch Out!



Of course, the entire Pac Man collection here  Shocked Kiss ...



...and yes, even the "Professor Pac Man"  shock  arrow

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« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2009, 11:27:35 AM »

Nice Galaga cocktail  Kiss :



The ride is not over... oh my good ... Kangaroo, Moonwalker  Kiss Kiss Kiss  arrow



Robotron  Kiss



Fan of pinballs? See  arrow





















This place is just awesome... this picture is a good resume ... everything is there  arrow



Dirk the Daring, Classic games, dark light, ...  Roll Eyes Tongue Grin

I really love Cliff Hanger... but it's very hard to play  Tongue



NO... this is not Dirk the Daring...



... it's RAMPART  Cool

Barry playing Berzek  Cool  arrow



What? A Computer Space here... inside a public game room? Fully accessible...



Just awesome... man, I'm in a dream  Shocked  arrow



American girls on Guitar Hero   Tongue Hey girls... do you know I'm a guitarist?  Roll Eyes Grin  arrow



Zoltar!!!



So many games here, I even don't have time to see the decorations  oppps ...for example :



Hey Barry... what a story behind Pac-Mania, isn't it?  Kiss (see this post)  arrow



What a game room  Kiss Kiss Kiss ... I can stay here all the night, but unfortunately we have to leave ( Cry).

Barry... you're the man!!! Thanks for bringing us here  Kiss Kiss Kiss This is the best 'modern' game room I've ever seen (except of course the old ones, back in the 80's  Wink)... so many 'classics', all playable, great condition!!!  Shocked, this place is far better than 'Disney Quest' for example... Woww... I already love Houston for that  Kiss Kiss Kiss Kiss If you're are a 'retro gamer' or collector, this is THE place to visit!!!

PS : This story is a segment of a big topic called : "Holiday in Florida / Texas [features Arcade Life Style stories] ...where you'll see others 'ALS stories'  Roll Eyes Wink


... stay tuned... I'm preparing a ride of this place... 'in video'  Roll Eyes Tongue Grin

Update : the VIDEO tour (part one) is now available, right here  arrow



...enjoy and stay tuned for the second part  Wink

Update : the VIDEO tour (part two) is also available, right here  arrow



Enjoy  Wink

 Space Ace
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« Reply #4 on: August 23, 2009, 12:33:34 PM »

Amazing place !!

I can imagine that you had a great time there !

what's this Huh?  :



My all time favorite for the PC, this is where the firstperson shooters started for me (i think it's also the first that really is 3d, i mean in wolfenstein you could not look up and down)

I didnt know they had a dedicated cabinet for quake !  I love it !   Kiss Kiss

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« Reply #5 on: August 23, 2009, 01:10:12 PM »

OH MY GOD!!!! A W E S O M E place !!!

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« Reply #6 on: August 23, 2009, 03:24:08 PM »

man, this is I-N-C-R-E-D-I-B-L-E. tdidn't know that a place like this exists anymore. it must be HUUUUUUGE - can't wait for the video.

however, one thing remains to be answered: who's that hot blonde chick playing galaga?  Wink




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« Reply #7 on: August 23, 2009, 04:15:41 PM »

OMG  Shocked

That place is amazing !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked
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« Reply #8 on: August 23, 2009, 05:08:53 PM »

speachless!
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« Reply #9 on: August 23, 2009, 08:04:16 PM »

Update : the VIDEO tour (part one) is now available, right here  arrow



...enjoy and stay tuned for the second part  Wink
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« Reply #10 on: August 23, 2009, 08:29:25 PM »

Yeah....isn't it always great to make fun of bigger than average people......Ha-ha-ha.

Pathetic.

Maybe we should start making fun of Walons, or maybe Italians....No wait, I know a couple of great Belgian jokes, and let's not forget to laugh about our German friends.

And, I can always laugh about Asian people too....man, they're hilarious.....


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« Reply #11 on: August 23, 2009, 09:11:34 PM »

Yeah....isn't it always great to make fun of bigger than average people......Ha-ha-ha.

Have I missed something?  Huh?
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« Reply #12 on: August 23, 2009, 10:06:58 PM »

i guess he is reffering to the +size woman at the galaga 88 in comparation with the original galaga....
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« Reply #13 on: August 24, 2009, 05:41:17 PM »

Bruno, This was sooo awesome, but I can guarantee it wouldn't have been as fun without you!  It was great to run from game to game and to "pretend" to be 13 again!  lol  pacman  Ghost  Space Ace    NEVER LET GO!!!!!!!
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« Reply #14 on: August 24, 2009, 09:39:29 PM »

what's this Huh?  :



My all time favorite for the PC, this is where the firstperson shooters started for me (i think it's also the first that really is 3d, i mean in wolfenstein you could not look up and down)

I didn't know they had a dedicated cabinet for quake !  I love it !   Kiss Kiss

Well, I didn't know either... I must admit I didn't pay attention to it ... oppps ..., my priority was ... the 'Classics' of course  Tongue
I even didn't try it, but you can see some footage in the video. There are also more details on klov about it  Wink
In a general way, I don't think FPS games can be played on an arcade cabinet... or maybe inside of a new environmental cabinet 'a la Disc Of Tron' ?
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