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Brilad
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Prop Cycle

Post by Brilad » Thu Jun 23, 2011 12:23 pm

Aaah.

Who remembers this one?

The one I used to play was in the Queen of Hearts (ie Queen of Tarts) pub in Fallowfield. Getting drunk whilst flying a bicycle around some polygons and popping balloons was good fun.

The gurning bloke who used to stand at the starting platform before flying off was comical.

It could be mine for a mere 2200 "bucks".

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Re: Prop Cycle

Post by FatTrucker » Thu Jun 23, 2011 12:26 pm

On the occasions that they turn up on ebay you'll be able to grab one for a lot less than £500. Problem with the big sitdown machines is no-one has any space for them, so once they're done in the arcade they sell for virtually no money at all.

This does work in Mame now, although you'll need a reasonably decent PC and a 64 bit build of Mame to run it smoothly.
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Re: Prop Cycle

Post by joefish » Thu Jun 23, 2011 12:44 pm

Horrible. Tiny little thing with next to no travel on its piddly little pedal crank. I was forever bashing my shins on the crank case.

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Re: Prop Cycle

Post by Joey » Thu Jun 23, 2011 4:35 pm

Reminds me of late 90's at the Superbowl in town
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Re: Prop Cycle

Post by tmc » Thu Jun 23, 2011 5:55 pm

Top game, one of my favorite arcade 'ride' games.

Used to play it a dave and busters with the missus, got pretty good at it too!

The feel of the bike was perfect with just enought 'spring' as you leant sideways and dipped forwards to pop those balloon, the fan blowing the wind in your face on the way.

The start as you left the platform to go airbourne always reminds me of the start of progear too!

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Re: Prop Cycle

Post by c0nfu53d » Thu Jun 23, 2011 7:20 pm

I bet the shipping cost from the US is insane! Looks a fun game, tho.

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Re: Prop Cycle

Post by Brilad » Fri Jun 24, 2011 7:15 am

It was a laugh.

especially when flying 'drunk in charge'.

Namco did some nice machines around that time - another one I enjoyed was Alpine Racer; I had the unusual experience of being very good at it.

As regards MAME - I will try it; I am running MAME OS X on a Hackintosh I built about 6 months ago, so I do get the odd compatibility problem (eg for the life of me I can't get Virtua Racing running on it - Grrrr).

It's a machine I would get if I ever had the space. Especially if I could get it for 500 bones.

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