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Old 04-03-2012, 02:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Exclusive R.U. Aart van Vliet Interview

Interview with Galaxian Champ Aart van Vliet

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  Jojo has done it again. I'm sure it's a fantastic read
  
  Again? Your quite the journalist!
  
  That was a great read. Jojo strikes again!
  
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  Awesome job, you keep bringing awesome interviews.
  
  Great Job! Jojo strikes again.

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Old 04-06-2012, 02:21 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Alright Jojo!
What an excellent interview!

I loved to play Galaxian Coin Op when I would go to the Arcade; it's truly one of the classics of all time and I felt it fit perfectly between Space Invaders Coin Op and Galaga Coin Op
{and pulling me away from the machine was standard procedure, not that I was very good, I just loved the games}

Aart really took me back whilst reminiscing of the Arcades of yesteryear; I remember being so thrilled by the sights and sounds of those classic Arcades, to me it was like going to a concert or something ... it makes me think someone could do really well to open an Arcade today, featuring all the classic retro games.

Believe it or not, there is a shop on Main Street here in Vancouver that repairs/rents/sells classic cabinet games {dedicated machines - along with pinball machines and jukeboxes}so obviously someone still has interest in them.

There is one Arcade still on Granville Street, but it's kind of seedy and has those 'Adult movie' booths in the back ... so I don't like it very much.
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Old 04-06-2012, 02:44 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks Joe and thanks everyone for the comments. I enjoy doing them.

I'm old enough to remember those days too Joe, I loved the sounds that hit you when you walked off the street and into the arcade.

I seem to remember some games were far more audible than others. Galaxian was one. As was the "left" "left" "right" "bodyblow" "bodyblow" speech of Puch-Out!!. Another that seemed to dominate the background (if they had one) was Moon Cresta

Happy Days. Like you said if you're lucky there are a few still dotted around.

Now off to convince Mrs Jojo of the merits of a family visit to FunSpot!!
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If you go Jojo let me know. I have wanted to go to that Gaming Mecca for a very long time. Maybe we can get a whole group to go.
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Old 04-06-2012, 04:58 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I'm in. I'm only a 4.5 hr drive from there.
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Old 04-06-2012, 12:07 PM   #7 (permalink)
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How do you go about getting in contact with these guys? Just email?
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How do you go about getting in contact with these guys? Just email?
They are quiet easy to find on the various Classic aracde forums. Once I find them I politely ask (after a bit of schmoozing of course!!)
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I'd be interested in attending a R.U. Funspot meet up. I'm about 6 hours away.
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Cool read. Great job Jojo!

The Fun Spot Arcade idea has been tossed around here before. If it ever happens, count me in.
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I'd have no way of going ^^; but it does sound fun
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