Christmas 2011 at the Vintage Vault Arcade and Gameroom
We opened up the homestead for a big family Christmas with parents, brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews, boyfriends and girlfriends. Along with presents and a gratuitous amount of food, everyone had a blast down in the arcade. On to the photos!
Lonnie McDonald Joust Tour at the Vintage Vault Arcade - 9,999,999 point game
Lonnie McDonald is on a quest to post 9,999,999 scores on every classic Joust video arcade game in America. Williams (the maker of Joust) declared him the Joust world record holder in 1982 and he is the current Joust Doubles marathon record holder with Steve Sanders. On Dec. 26 Lonnie came to the Vintage Vault Arcade and rolled the machine over at 10,000,000 points in 5 hours. Several arcade collectors and friends came by to join in the fun!
Stunned: Another day, Another Flyback
This Stun Runner was the SECOND arcade game I picked up when I got back into collecting. The first game was a Megatouch Maxx Sapphire for my wife which
is a bartop game, and not an arcade game in the truest sense. So technically when I got bit by the collecting bug, it was this game, STUN Runner. I won it off ebay
and my friend Todd helped me pick this up several hours away in Cape Girardeau.
Restoration: New Control Panel Overlay for my HUO Tron
A few months back I picked up one of my grails, a minty Tron. Tron the game, from Tron the movie. Yes, that's the one.
This Tron was Home Use Only for 20 years of its life, with only 10 years on location. This Tron was beautiful, and one of the only complaints
was a little bit of wear on the control panel, especially around the rounded edge. For most collectors, and really for most of my games, this was
completely acceptable. Really trashed control panels have cigarette burns, cracking all over the place, extreme color fading, or large portions of the
artwork ripped off of it. This Tron was nothing like that.
Video of the Vintage Vault Arcade and Gameroom 2011
This is an official video walkthru of the arcade. A picture is worth a thousand words, but a video is worth a thousand pictures.