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Warlords

Post by Ice Cream Jonsey » Tue Jan 17, 2012 3:25 pm

So sometimes I go down to the barcade and have to play Warlords with this asshole who is worse than me. Should I punch him in the mouth to get him to shut up or fuck his daughter?
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Post by Flack » Tue Jan 17, 2012 4:33 pm

We're gonna need pictures of the daughter. And his mouth.
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Post by Ice Cream Jonsey » Thu Jun 13, 2013 9:50 pm

This is now the WARLORDS thread!!!

You think you kNOW Warlords? Well, you probably do. The most popular version was the Atari 2600 version:

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That is a gorgeous game. And it was the first great four-player multiplayer game. (I think.) And the controllers were perfect for it - paddles and a button for "catching" the fireball.

The arcade version is similar, but with more stuff going on to end the game faster:

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It is the lower game that we are trying to get to.

I have a board, a cabinet and a harness. Everything is currently set to work as an Arkanoid.

I am missing the cone buttons and the proper art on the control panels. But this is a conversion I believe in.

Won't you join me?
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Post by Ice Cream Jonsey » Tue Aug 20, 2013 11:13 pm

I started trying to get the control panels restored.

As stated, Arkanoid was there.

I can not get the goddamn spinners out. There is a metal pin keeping the knob to the control panel and it won't come out. This is after dealing with two stripped screws.

Best of all, over two years I have spent all this money on the cabinet, board and art... and literally, the day after I started the restoration, a guy posted a working one for $800 (less than what I have in mine).

And it is NOT SELLING.

Meaning the days of where a working Warlords was going for $3500 are long gone, I guess.

Actually, I think the value of a lot of arcade machines has tried the fuck up.

(I sometimes wonder if I should have thrown all the arcade money into my 401(k). I am at -1.50% for the quarter, according to the document I just got. Every single dollar I put into my find for the last three months I essentially lost, because the value dropped. So when I think about that, I don't worry about arcade games so much.)
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Post by faris » Thu Jan 30, 2014 1:32 am

Henry Weinhard's is the best brand commonly available at stores. Their beer is the swill of the craft beer world, but the root beer is top notch.

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Post by pinback » Thu Jan 30, 2014 11:38 am

faris wrote:Henry Weinhard's is the best brand commonly available at stores. Their beer is the swill of the craft beer world, but the root beer is top notch.
I agree!
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Re: Warlords

Post by Ice Cream Jonsey » Sat Jul 14, 2018 10:22 pm

Oh, I sold my Warlords parts back to the arcade guy around here called Exidy. I don't know what he did with them. That was also a mistake, as they are going for $5000 restored.
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