(Topic ID: 161423)

Cruse Ship Abandoned 30 years ago yeilds Arcade Treasures


By vid1900

3 years ago



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    #1 3 years ago

    Although this happened 6 years ago, CNN is reporting it like it happened today, literally as front page news:

    http://www.cnn.com/2016/06/02/photos/gallery/arcade-machines-discovered-in-duke-of-lancaster-ship/?iid=ob_lockedrail_bottomlist

    50 games were recovered from the golden age of arcades.

    They had been sitting in a beached cruse ship ignored for decades in the UK.

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    #2 3 years ago

    Wow,what a find!!! Good luck with the guts being so close to salty air! I have a TAFG that came from Liverpool,UK,and was inside a home,and still had corrosion!

    #3 3 years ago

    Everything from about 1979-1981 - so, the pins are nothing to write home about but some of those vids are super rare.

    Funny how it flooded *just before* everything was rescued!

    #4 3 years ago

    With the ship being so close to the sea and all the humidity, those machines will be full of rust inside.

    #5 3 years ago

    Not being inside of a Cruze ship I wouldn't think. Besides, you can see by the pics they are in good shape.

    #6 3 years ago

    The provided pictures offer no clue as to the functional condition of those machines. Unless the arcade on that ship was hermetically sealed, those things are likely crusty as all get out inside.

    #7 3 years ago

    Whatever. I would love to have that asteroids game. I had one when I was a kid

    #8 3 years ago

    See Pinball Magazine No. 2 for a story on that by Paul Rubens

    #9 3 years ago
    Quoted from unigroove:

    See Pinball Magazine No. 2 for a story on that by Paul Rubens

    Pee Wee Herman?

    #10 3 years ago

    Remember reading about this when it happened

    #12 3 years ago

    I posted a link to the original Arcade Blogger article earlier today. If you look at the photos there and read the story how a crane was required to remove the games, one can't help but think how TNT Amusements could have removed everything without a crane.....

    https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/fun-ship-arcade-in-the-united-kingdom#post-3184623

    #13 3 years ago
    Quoted from vid1900:

    CNN is reporting it like it happened today, literally as front page news

    Must be a slow day in the news, that they have to rehash an older story.

    -1
    #14 3 years ago

    As a person who never gets a deal & always overpays

    I hate seeing someone score a bunch of games for pennies on the dollar

    So I hope everything was planked, rusted, rotten & shit

    #15 3 years ago

    It's all good!!!! lol

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    #16 3 years ago

    Thanks for sharing !!

    #17 3 years ago

    This story is right here on Pinside! You guys need to venture out of this form more. Let's see who can fin it?

    #18 3 years ago
    Quoted from Pintopia:

    This story is right here on Pinside! You guys need to venture out of this form more. Let's see who can fin it?

    It's in the Basement..OP is MrBally, who posted it a few posts up

    #19 3 years ago

    Always fascinated with stuff like this. Always makes me wonder what else is hidden and hasn't been seen for years.

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