arcade roadtrip heaven at the moment
in my opinion every gameroom should have a couple of classic black & white games which started it all and which tell the story of how it all began. i'm trying to get a collection of the earliest games together like computer space and pong. i already have the first ever driving game, gran trak 10, i'm preparing a pong replica, i have my hands on a yet to be revealed game
and today i made another score TANK
compared to other roadtrips i have done, this is just around the corner ...
160 kilometers one way - piece of cake!
and now ... (who would have guessed?
the roadtrip starts to a foggy morning ...
... but the roads around frankfurt are always full of cars!
the location of the cab is the club house of a dart club. they are moving to a smaller location, so some of their games (photoplay etc.) have to go.
in the cellar of the club house
and here it is: kee games' tank from 1974 - it's been 35 years!!! the game is working, but it has some slight error in the graphics plus the fire buttons don't work
the seller said it has been working completely when they plugged it in last week, but isn't that what everyone's saying? no matter what, i can't let go of it, so it's bargaining time. the result: 50 euros off
plus: THEY have to transport it up the stairs!
next to the club house there's a daily flee market which carries my nickname (spelled differently though). unfortunately, they didn't have any arcade games for sale
nothing spectacular on my way home, so let's continue with the bare facts
for now, this game is going into storage, because i have already too many projects up in my apartment. well, it's good to have it "out in the open" for a while, because - as you can imagine - the cab smells like hell
i H-A-T-E nicotine!!!
the overall condition of the cab is GOOD
- only minor damages to the sides / the woodgrain!
the security bar / lock needs to be removed of course!
only one problem (which could become huge) besides the errors described earlier. have a look - can you see it?
left player controls - only a small crack in the plastic
right player controls - everything except the right joystick has been replaced
i don't know if i'll be able to find original parts ...
nevertheless, i'm extremely happy with this catch. tank is a lot of fun and one of the true classics of the early era. ATTACK!!!one country, two counties, 321 kilometers, 4 hours 9 minutes on the road - this roadtrip is OFFICIALLY OVER!