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Midway's Blue Shark
« on: February 05, 2013, 12:44:25 PM »
A while ago I stored a nice working Blue Shark cab for an arcade fellow so I grabbed the opportunity to take a few pictures for documentation.

I'm a sucker for this generation of cabs with illuminated backdrops, it really is magical and in this case it beats any fancy aquariums in a living room  ;).

The game is OK (shoot a maximum of sharks in a definite time) I certainly wouldn't play it everyday but the underwater sounds are really cool,
the big pixels graphics always have my vote and this cab displays so nicely that sometimes I was turning it on just to watch it.

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Re: Midway's Blue Shark
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2013, 01:07:57 PM »
that looks great indeed! would love to see (and hear) some gameplay :-*
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Re: Midway's Blue Shark
« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2013, 02:07:36 PM »
Extremly cool, me want!!! :D

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Re: Midway's Blue Shark
« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2013, 02:11:21 PM »
I like it !

hey chris, dont tell me you removed/sold the "Monster" right ?

you know who to think of when you want that to let go  ;)


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Re: Midway's Blue Shark
« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2013, 04:05:14 PM »
@ Super: There's a video of the gameplay on youtube, I could'nt do better...and yes I 'm lazy: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rEzhHccmK0w
@ Etienne: If I ever find another "Monster" cab, it's yours of course!
@ Béla: I want it too, it was kinda hard to let it go, I kept delaying the pick up date, but it happened eventually :)

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Re: Midway's Blue Shark
« Reply #5 on: February 05, 2013, 04:28:21 PM »
Thanks for the pics!!!  :-* Great memories!!!  :'(
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Re: Midway's Blue Shark
« Reply #6 on: February 05, 2013, 05:41:32 PM »
what a pretty cab that is 8)

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Re: Midway's Blue Shark
« Reply #7 on: February 05, 2013, 07:49:55 PM »
Awesome pictures!!!

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Re: Midway's Blue Shark
« Reply #8 on: February 05, 2013, 08:11:57 PM »
Very very cool, I love all the half-mirrored stuff...:)

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Re: Midway's Blue Shark
« Reply #9 on: February 05, 2013, 08:27:24 PM »
Woow, it looks extremely cool!  :-*

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Re: Midway's Blue Shark
« Reply #10 on: February 05, 2013, 10:56:30 PM »
Thanks guys, glad you enjoyed it too!

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Re: Midway's Blue Shark
« Reply #11 on: February 20, 2013, 06:16:47 PM »
Nice pics, Chris!

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Re: Midway's Blue Shark
« Reply #12 on: September 11, 2015, 04:33:26 PM »
Man what a beautiful game.

I really want the Taito version - there appears to be lots of them in France - but I keep missing out on them!   :ghost: :ghost: :ghost:

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Re: Midway's Blue Shark
« Reply #13 on: September 22, 2015, 08:27:15 AM »
Yea that is cool
I am a sucker for this era of games too
I guess it's a age thing   :o
Not that I remember this game in particular but remember looking into these type of games as a kid thinking they were magic
I could never work out how they did it.
Lovely game mate

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Re: Midway's Blue Shark
« Reply #14 on: September 22, 2015, 09:37:07 AM »
Oh, that is a beauty. :) Thanks for sharing.
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