(Topic ID: 150250)

Varkon made easy!


By chad

3 years ago



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#1 3 years ago

With all of todays technology, Williams' Varkon seems at least to me, an easy remake. Not saying a full production but a single build or two. Video game cabinet no problem, stencils, control panel over lay ?, marquee. A good scan of the playfield (and making it and plastics) and coming up with a wire harness maybe tricky. All boards readily available, mirror. Certainly not anywhere near the $8k mark. Just a thought!

#2 3 years ago

varkon is interesting because it is rare, not because it is fun to play... a remake would be a dud

#3 3 years ago

I had the same thought just yesterday... Fingers crossed

#4 3 years ago

I would have fun with it. I like odd games

#5 3 years ago

Same thing with Joust.

#6 3 years ago

#7 3 years ago

Varkon is a cool game. It fits in places full size machines can't. Would love to see more of them out there.

I don't see it happening though.

#8 3 years ago

Varkon and Joust were two pins that I was thrilled to see and get to play at PAPA the last time I went. I had a good time playing a few games on each machine, left them both with a smile and I am pretty sure I don't need to ever play either machine again.

They were both cool concepts, but they would not last very long if I had them in my home collection.

#9 3 years ago
Quoted from mg81:

They were both cool concepts, but they would not last very long if I had them in my home collection.

Joust is a fantastic party game. It would last longer in your collection than you think if you have guests over regularly. Varkon is good for that too, but not as good.

#10 3 years ago

This could be said about thousands of other older games - they're easy to remake. In fact, they're all over the Internet for free if you look hard enough. There's a reason some get remade and some don't. I think the rarity has a lot to do with the popularity of Varkon. I've never played it, but I'd love to some day. The fact that it's stuck between an arcade game and a pin has a lot of people confused about its purpose. In my opinion, it just wouldn't have the staying power.

#11 3 years ago

This is an interesting thought. I should try out custom building a Varkon. I know someone who has a real one which I could possibly get scans and other information from. Fun game for sure, I think a small repro run of like 50 would do well.

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