New Acquisition: Went Golfing At An Arcade Auction, Just Par For The Course
Just a little over a month later, and here we have yet another arcade auction! Talk about Deja Vu. Same employees, same callers, same guy with the mullet who works
every auction. I don't know what they were thinking, but at least this one fell on a nice sunny Saturday. Honestly, this auction did not have a good selection to start
with, and it wasn't the biggest turn out either. I don't know why, but somehow I was fixated on a Golden Tee. I never understood the hype of these games, the turn on
to want to feed them with quarters, but I was willing to give it a shot. Every family and friend seemed to ask me if I had a Golden Tee. Now I'm a classic gamer, and a classic
collector, but I have been building up a nice selection of up-to-date drivers recently. So I thought, why not?
New Acquisition: It's On With Zaxxon!
First Responder on Craigslist on a Friday night! Yes! This non-working Zaxxon was practically being given away to the first guy who could come get it. That guy, was of course me. The game boots up to a beautiful picture of a scrambled mess, which more than likely the game board is bad. Good news is that it has a beautiful monitor, and the power supply was spot on with the correct voltage. I'm also amazed at the beautiful intact side art on this game. The game also came with 2 sets of keys. I can't remember the last time I bought a game and it came with keys. Nice! Until I get a new game board, I'll just look at this one and smile.
Sold: One of the Candy Crane Twins
Almost a month ago I bought two candy cranes at an auction. Twins. They were a matching set. However, I didn't really want
two candy cranes. I can't ever imagine a sitution in the gameroom where there are two kids fighting over the same candy crane machine.
New Acquisition: Super Mario Bros. Hits Nintendo Row
New game? Well kinda, sorta, not really. I put this together over the course of this year and finally got around to posting about it.
It is in fact a VS Super Mario Bros. Super Mario Bros made its way to fame in the home market with the NES, the Nintendo Entertainment System.
Every kid with a gaming console played this game back in the day.
What most people don't know is that the VS version of the game is the superior, bigger brother of the Super Mario Bros.
This is one game I just had to have.
Shout Out To Aussie Collectors - Sega Rally Championship Goes Down Under
Earlier this year I traded for a huge deluxe sitdown Sega Rally Championship game. This thing was so big I nicknamed it Samson.
With that trade I received working spare parts from a second unit from which the TV monitor went bad. I was contacted recently
about those spare parts and an Australian wanted the ROM board from that game. Pictured is that board. It has
now been boxed up and airshipped to Australia. May you resurrect another game from the graveyard.
Lollipops and Candy Coated Arcade Games
You put a quarter in them, grab a joystick, and play a game wanting a desired result. That makes an arcade game, right? Why would a candy crane
not be considered an arcade game? Sure it is not a video game, there is no video monitor in there. But its a game, you pay money, your goal is to
load the dispensing chute with candy. Yes, I have some candy machines. You put in a quarter, turn the crank, out pops your candy. This is not one of those.
This cool thing has a power supply, an onboard computer, motorized controls, joysticks and flashing lights.
Arcade Auction, Crazy Taxi and Candy Cranes... Oh My!
A Tuesday night arcade auction? Really? What is up with that? I couldn't tell you the logic of an auction on a work night, but it ran from 7PM to midnight.
This was one of the better auctions I have been to in a long time. Lots of collector friends went home with goodies.
Church Youth Game Day
A bit of back to school fun opening up the arcade for gameday. Its good to see the games getting a workout. The only casualty was a broken bar on the basketball hoops. All the arcade games held up rock solid.