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Added: December 27th, 2015
Ended: February 28th, 2016
Up for sale is one of my Midway Haunted Houses. We'll call this one Haunted House "B". (Haunted House A, the nicer of the two will go up for sale later today.) Making room in my arcade and, frankly, I'm not an EM guy, so I have no real attachment to this. When I received it, it was non-working, but I have gotten it to about 90%. It's probably easier to list the "bad" aspects of the game than the good:
- Game does not score correctly. This is likely an issue with the score assembly that is connected to the score motor. This is a game that uses the Midway motorized scoring system. The score reel assembly has to be taken apart, adjusted, and cleaned most likely to get the scoring back in order. I did not feel like doing this as it's a pain in the neck with these games.
- At the initial slow speeds, the cat/witch carriage sometimes gets stuck. This is an adjustment issue and also from the wires being a little stiff. It does not freeze indefinitely and the carriage motor works; once the player starts shooting the "dance" logic will start to move said carriage left and right. Once the player starts to score and the game gets harder, it will move freely.
- The 8-track tape has a bad section of tape where it does not play the background. This lack of background sound lasts for about 10 seconds. The monster sound is a little hard to hear as well.
- Cabinet is a little rough. Not water damaged; wood is solid, however, lots of bumps and bruises, scrapes, dings, etc. The upper back door is also cracked from me getting up and slamming my head into it. The piece of wood that the reset bank is screwed to is holding it together though (and quite solidly, I might add).
Everything else works as it should. It's honestly still a fun game to play. Once the scoring is adjusted, it can be used as a "player's" machine and be fine in a collection as is. For a better view of all of the above, see the attached video. The first 50 seconds are horrible, so skip to :54 to get a clear shot of the game play with a cabinet "tour" to follow. My iPhone ran out of storage so it abruptly ends, but you get a good feel for what it looks like. I was also pretty tired, so I apologize for the babbling/losing my train of thought during it.
I would greatly prefer to NOT ship this. By their nature, these games are notorious to have all sorts of hiccups after being moved around and transported. The sighting is dialed in nicely as it is now. I would also like the buyer to be able to try it out and put hands on at the time of purchase; I'm more comfortable with that as a seller.
However/whoever picks it up though must being help as it needs to go up a very short, but steep staircase from a basement to my family room (and then it's ground level out the door to the driveway). This game is heavy; NOT a one-man move.
I think I've covered it. Any questions, post or PM. Thanks.
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