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Post by paranoid marvin » Fri Jun 13, 2008 6:04 pm

the arcade game Firefox

It was unusual being a laserdisc graphics on film background . Oddly compelling and VERY rare (even back in the day) to see one in working order. As it's a game unlikely to be experienced any time soon even by emulation this could/sould/would be a fine cab to feature
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Post by driver695 » Fri Jun 13, 2008 6:08 pm

I understand it can be emulated in DAPHNE. I saw someone offering a set of DAPHNE files (vid, frame, etc) and Firefox was listed.

A feature on more obsure Laser Disk games would be welcomed though - I'm sure to some people LD = Dragon's Lair & Space Ace.

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Post by mikeb » Fri Jun 13, 2008 6:56 pm

I have spoken to the main chap behind this for a Making Of but unfortunately got turned down... shame as it was an interesting game, and Atari's only laser-disc title.. I remember playing the sit-down cab in an arcade in Pembroke way back in the eighties.

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Post by psj3809 » Sat Jun 14, 2008 3:18 am

Wow i remember that game. I played on this yearssss ago i think in Wales also on a summer holiday. Loved it back then and spent tons of money on this

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Post by Antiriad2097 » Sat Jun 14, 2008 4:08 am

We had a Firefox sit down cab at the Holiday Inn arcade at Aberdeen beach. Loved it.

Oddly, we never had Dragon's Lair so I've never seen that one in the flesh.
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Post by paranoid marvin » Sat Jun 14, 2008 4:18 am

Antiriad2097 wrote:We had a Firefox sit down cab at the Holiday Inn arcade at Aberdeen beach. Loved it.

Oddly, we never had Dragon's Lair so I've never seen that one in the flesh.
You're kidding! I thought the DL cab were everywhere in the 80! Not a great game , but a great cab , and guaranteed to be surrounded by avid onlookers back in the day
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Post by CraigGrannell » Sat Jun 14, 2008 6:57 am

It might also be worth contributors noting people who've passed on interviews, so hopes aren't drummed up too much. For example, don't bother asking for making-ofs on River Raid, Hunter's Moon or Citadel (C64), 'cause they ain't gonna happen.
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Post by Mort » Sat Jun 14, 2008 2:59 pm

The Mercenary Series, sorry had to keep asking :wink:
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Post by paranoid marvin » Sat Jun 14, 2008 3:05 pm

Mort wrote:The Mercenary Series, sorry had to keep asking :wink:
Maybe it depends how much you pay him?
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Post by yethboth » Sun Jun 15, 2008 2:36 am

paranoid marvin wrote:the arcade game Firefox

It was unusual being a laserdisc graphics on film background . Oddly compelling and VERY rare (even back in the day) to see one in working order. As it's a game unlikely to be experienced any time soon even by emulation this could/sould/would be a fine cab to feature

Is the firefox game based on the Clint Eastwood movie?
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Post by Antiriad2097 » Sun Jun 15, 2008 3:16 am

yethboth wrote:
paranoid marvin wrote:the arcade game Firefox

It was unusual being a laserdisc graphics on film background . Oddly compelling and VERY rare (even back in the day) to see one in working order. As it's a game unlikely to be experienced any time soon even by emulation this could/sould/would be a fine cab to feature

Is the firefox game based on the Clint Eastwood movie?
It is.
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Post by Bub&Bob » Mon Jun 16, 2008 9:16 am

Its that time again where I ask for a Driver feature - It is still my fav PS1 game and even though most of the sequels suck, its old enough, cool enough and has been released on a few other retro platforms.
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Post by GarryG » Mon Jun 16, 2008 9:34 am

Bub&Bob wrote:Its that time again where I ask for...
Ok then, seeing as how we are re, re ,reiterating.

I like to ask for features on Warp, Oddworld Inhabitants, and all the Gabriel Knight series of games?

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Post by mikeb » Mon Jun 16, 2008 9:34 am

Bub&Bob wrote:Its that time again where I ask for a Driver feature - It is still my fav PS1 game and even though most of the sequels suck, its old enough, cool enough and has been released on a few other retro platforms.
Forget Driver - I want Shadow of the Beast :)

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Post by GarryG » Mon Jun 16, 2008 9:49 am

mikeb wrote: I want Shadow of the Beast :)
I thought we had one already!?

Maybe not though...

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