Here are some pictures from our Halloween weekend trip to track down and save some arcade games (October, 1998). A fellow collector (thanks Keith!) had gotten a tip that there was a farm with a bunch of old games that were going to be scrapped so we headed at 7:00am on Sunday to find them. We had been told that some of the games were out in the rain, but that still did not prepare me for what we found:
My first sighting of the games:
A couple of shots of the pile:
The saddest sight: and another:
Some other outdoor shots:
As you can see from the pictures above, most of the games were past saving. We did some scavenging: :
and saved a few parts:
Luckily, not all of the games were outside. Here's a sampling of what we found in the barn:
Carnival: Star Hawk: Stargate: Xevious:
Missile Command: Space Invaders (there were several):
Hyper Sports: Pinball machine: Egg machine:
As you can see, it was a bit dusty, but some of the games looked pretty good.
Here's a picture of a Defender being saved:
Tron needs some TLC: We also pulled out a bunch of cocktails:
The biggest surprise was up in the hayloft: How did they even get the games up here?
That's it for now - I hope you enjoyed the pictures.
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