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Can people stop talking about cocktails. My back and neck are starting to twinge with PTSD.

Originally posted by mikeg mikeg wrote:

Hi. The Scramble does still exist. I'm feeling it may pop up soon ??
Ooh, would like to see a pic of it. Interested to see what version you have.
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Originally posted by jonhughes jonhughes wrote:



Agreed, I’ve never played Space Firebird on the cocktail table and never ever want to (and I played that game a lot). Actually I never want to play any game on a cocktail, worst possible posture you could ever adopt. I would have to walk away no matter what game it was on a cocktail table.


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Rog69 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 May 2020 at 12:01am
I love Space Firebird. I first played it in Summerland on the Isle of Man on holiday (upright) and then found two more uprights side by side in the pier arcade, Aberystwyth, where my parents had a caravan. Those two machines (well, the one on the right with the better joystick) ate a good chunk of my holiday money for the years that they were there.

I was quite surprised at how many people didn't like this game when Vic and Shaun covered it on the 10p arcade podcast, I think I was one of the very few who raved about it. Glad to see this one looks like it will probably go to a collector and get restored, I hope whoever buys it will make a restore thread on here.
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Originally posted by Franzy21 Franzy21 wrote:

For the ones who don't have enough money or who will arrive too late for this rare bird,  I have sent pics from mine to some guy in the US beginning of this year and apparently now Olly Cotton from Arcadeshop (?) and Mike from Mike's Arcade are working on repro'ing the CPO. It should adapt on every "Donkey Kong"ish cab.


Yes that's me. We were working off the photos so the chance to get proper scans of the art from this one would be an incredible help. I just did the whole Space Demon kit from the images I could find and that ended up looking superb. Planning to make up the side art for it, that will be the hardest part, but the more original art I have to work from the better job I can do of it.

Jonathan Clayton has already said he'd be happy to get the art from this cab scanned should he get it so I'm keeping my fingers crossed there's a deal to be done.
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Originally posted by andyman andyman wrote:

Originally posted by jonhughes jonhughes wrote:



Agreed, I’ve never played Space Firebird on the cocktail table and never ever want to (and I played that game a lot). Actually I never want to play any game on a cocktail, worst possible posture you could ever adopt. I would have to walk away no matter what game it was on a cocktail table.


Played 3 hour game on a Streets Defender bitd just to see if I could...never again LOL


Never mind the cocktail .how did you last 3 hours on defender
What’s the secret ? Or is it just practice .you must have super human reflexes or something
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Never mind the cocktail .how did you last 3 hours on defender
What’s the secret ? Or is it just practice .you must have super human reflexes or something [/QUOTE]

3 hours.... wtf... what species are you lol
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Originally posted by Body pop Body pop wrote:

Originally posted by andyman andyman wrote:

Originally posted by jonhughes jonhughes wrote:



Agreed, I’ve never played Space Firebird on the cocktail table and never ever want to (and I played that game a lot). Actually I never want to play any game on a cocktail, worst possible posture you could ever adopt. I would have to walk away no matter what game it was on a cocktail table.


Played 3 hour game on a Streets Defender bitd just to see if I could...never again LOL


Never mind the cocktail .how did you last 3 hours on defender
What’s the secret ? Or is it just practice .you must have super human reflexes or something


Lot of coke about in the 80s.....
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Originally posted by mikeg mikeg wrote:


Never mind the cocktail .how did you last 3 hours on defender
What’s the secret ? Or is it just practice .you must have super human reflexes or something 

3 hours.... wtf... what species are you lol


Haha 26 hours is my longest game, 31 million ish without any chemical assistance...

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26 hours on one of the hardest games .with one 10p
And still we will wonder why arcades disappeared !!
Please tell me that’s a record lol
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I owned two space firebird cocktails for 12 years and no one ever played on it apart from me.  I gave one away for free on the forum (missing the pcb).  Like Chuckie Egg said, no one gives it any attention when it's mentioned in the forum usually.  Now all of a sudden everyone's gone mad over it.

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Originally posted by muddymusic muddymusic wrote:

Originally posted by Franzy21 Franzy21 wrote:

For the ones who don't have enough money or who
will arrive too late for this rare bird,  I have sent pics from mine to
some guy in the US beginning of this year and apparently now Olly Cotton
from Arcadeshop (?) and Mike from Mike's Arcade are working on
repro'ing the CPO. It should adapt on every "Donkey Kong"ish
cab.


Yes that's me. We were working off the
photos so the chance to get proper scans of the art from this one would
be an incredible help. I just did the whole Space Demon kit from the
images I could find and that ended up looking superb. Planning to
make up the side art for it, that will be the hardest part, but the
more original art I have to work from the better job I can do of it.

Jonathan
Clayton has already said he'd be happy to get the art from this cab
scanned should he get it so I'm keeping my fingers crossed there's a
deal to be done.


I don’t have a scanner.
But if you want more pics, I can!
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Originally posted by Body pop Body pop wrote:

26 hours on one of the hardest games .with one 10p
And still we will wonder why arcades disappeared !!
Please tell me that’s a record lol


I think 33million is the highest recorded in the US in '82...I could have carried on but I got bored and walked away...cant be bothered with all that BS, its a game, it doesn't mean shyte...I play because I love them LOL

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Originally posted by RaveN RaveN wrote:

I owned two space firebird cocktails for 12 years and no one ever played on it apart from me.  I gave one away for free on the forum (missing the pcb).  Like Chuckie Egg said, no one gives it any attention when it's mentioned in the forum usually.  Now all of a sudden everyone's gone mad over it.


It's because of the rare cabinet variant. When anything that is genuinely rare comes up in any hobby it will grab peoples attention.


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Originally posted by RaveN RaveN wrote:

I owned two space firebird cocktails for 12 years and no one ever played on it apart from me.  I gave one away for free on the forum (missing the pcb).  Like Chuckie Egg said, no one gives it any attention when it's mentioned in the forum usually.  Now all of a sudden everyone's gone mad over it.



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Originally posted by andyman andyman wrote:

Originally posted by mikeg mikeg wrote:


Never mind the cocktail .how did you last 3 hours on defender
What’s the secret ? Or is it just practice .you must have super human reflexes or something 

3 hours.... wtf... what species are you lol


Haha 26 hours is my longest game, 31 million ish without any chemical assistance...

Never been a fan of coke unless its in a can with a hint of cherry...the green stuff is a different matter though Wink


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So this was £200 but is now how much? Confused
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Originally posted by digweed digweed wrote:

So this was £200 but is now how much? Confused

200 was a kinda very small worm on a large hook in Facebook world. TBH I put £12345.67 like most do at first, but felt sheepish lol
Response has been great, with a genuine love to kept originals alive. Particular thanks to Franz who I spent a while talking to in France, who i felt bad for as he thought his was the only one left (according to sales historys etc) and he searched most of Europe, eventually finding one and paying what it was worth to him, he has some great info and project notes about this machine. Great to see the enthusiasm for bragging rights for something money really cant buy. It may not be to some tastes but neither are IMO some smacked up pictures of flowers or half a sheep that seem to be worth something. Good to see Johnathon offering to help others to recreate artwork that's long gone too. A mention also to Forcefulfil? who on day 1 gave some good insights.
This will go next week, I will not be Ebay'ing or milking the forum. I have had 2 bids the same that cover the cost of my new pool table project (which to be honest was always the aim) so happy you guys want to keep the bird alive instead of flipping the bird for profit... 
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Originally posted by mikeg mikeg wrote:

Originally posted by digweed digweed wrote:

So this was £200 but is now how much? Confused

200 was a kinda very small worm on a large hook in Facebook world. TBH I put £12345.67 like most do at first, but felt sheepish lol
Response has been great, with a genuine love to kept originals alive. Particular thanks to Franz who I spent a while talking to in France, who i felt bad for as he thought his was the only one left (according to sales historys etc) and he searched most of Europe, eventually finding one and paying what it was worth to him, he has some great info and project notes about this machine. Great to see the enthusiasm for bragging rights for something money really cant buy. It may not be to some tastes but neither are IMO some smacked up pictures of flowers or half a sheep that seem to be worth something. Good to see Johnathon offering to help others to recreate artwork that's long gone too. A mention also to Forcefulfil? who on day 1 gave some good insights.
This will go next week, I will not be Ebay'ing or milking the forum. I have had 2 bids the same that cover the cost of my new pool table project (which to be honest was always the aim) so happy you guys want to keep the bird alive instead of flipping the bird for profit... 
Thanks Guys 

Good on you mate, well done! Glad its going to the community to be kept as it's glorious self. may the arcade gods shine upon us. Nice when the community all chip in to help Smile
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