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Jumpman1981

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  1. Pardon my unfamiliarity, but, what's "Crazy" 1-3? Are they protos of Crazy Climber?
  2. Fiddlesticks! It's the 20s all over again!

    1. GoldLeader

      GoldLeader

      I don't know...They seemed to have a good time the first time around...

    2. retrorussell

      retrorussell

      What cool things can we do so we can be the "bees knees"?

  3. I had a quick play, and I noticed a few things about the enemy movements: All enemies move in the same way - they all directly chase Peter, but they never pass a stairwell that can get them to the platform he's on The only real difference is how quickly they make their next move; The eggs are sharper than the hot dogs, and the pickles are sharper than the eggs.
  4. I'm 50/50 on Galaga and Galaxian. For me, they're the kind of games I can't pass on if I find either in public. Weirdly, Galaxian is a lot more common than Galaga in my neck of the woods, roughly 3:1.
  5. The only thing I can think of off the top of my head is a numbered text label Indy 500.
  6. Am I the only one who's confused about how the controls might have worked? Did one player use both gloves/rods or did two players use one glove/rod each?
  7. Theory: The second Mario in the opening for Donkey Kong Junior is actually Jumpman. 

     

     

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    2. retrorussell

      retrorussell

      I couldn't remember off the top of my head if he was directly referenced in DK Jr. as Mario for the first time.  Yes-- it's shown in the arcade version as the "Marios" pull DK up in the cage.  It reads: GET KEY FROM MARIO.  SAVE YOUR PAPA!

    3. Jumpman1981

      Jumpman1981

      What I want to know is;  Is the game referring to both of them collectively as Mario, or is it only referring to one of them?

    4. ventrra

      ventrra

      Of course they're both Marios, Mario Mario and Luigi Mario as referenced in the Super Mario Brothers movie. ;)

  8. If this was 1978, then the Star Wars Holiday Special would have began 5 minutes ago.

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    2. Master Phruby

      Master Phruby

      What do you get a wookiee for Christmas when he already owns a comb? It's pretty amazing that was Jon Bon Jovi singing on that record.

    3. Flojomojo

      Flojomojo

      The first 5 or 10 minutes was just Wookiee family grunting, right? No spoken dialogue for what felt like hours, if I recall. 

    4. Master Phruby

      Master Phruby

      and we loved every minute of it!!!

  9. Waiting for the game that never comes...
  10. Alvin G. and Co did a few head-to-heads in the mid '90s that played similarly to Joust... They're quite rare though, so it's not a surprise that most people haven't heard of them.
  11. That's actually quite interesting. Thanks for that!
  12. So... how does it compare to Data East's JP table?
  13. Here's some more pictures; Serial: #49348 Expect a proper thread soon.
  14. A light one. It'll probably just be restenciling the missing kickplate and futureproofing the electronics.
  15. Update: The owner of the place came back to me unexpectedly and told me they were going out of business. They asked if I still wanted the machine and offered to do $600 if I could take it away asap. I took it.
  16. Amazing! It seriously looks like something that Gottlieb would have put out in the 80s.
  17. Don't know if this has already been posted but:
  18. $6, wow. Considering what that goes for elsewhere, they practically gave it to you. I actually had the UK Grandstand version years ago, only difference was that it was renamed after Konami's Scramble: (photo from eBay, as mine's is long gone)
  19. Finally, people have something to put opposite their Addams Family... All jokes aside, it does look quite interesting, especially the monochrome Premium model.
  20. Capp's Pong: Where an Arcade or Pinball machine becomes so popular, it malfunctions.

  21. Weird, I remember seeing an announcement for this years ago.
  22. Fun Fact: Today marks 38 years since Midway released Pac-Man in the west.

    1. DZ-Jay

      DZ-Jay

      I thought he just went through the eastern tunnel and popped up in the west? LOL!

  23. Also, I choked a Ms. Pac-Man with tokens at an arcade I used to frequent. If it was real quarters, I probably could have bought the thing. It helps that it was the only true video game at the place, and one of few that actually was worth playing.
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