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Dragon's Lair and Space Ace 1ups
« on: January 12, 2021, 09:07:15 AM »

Interesting to see they are starting to make the cabinets look more like original, but what interested me the most is the scoreboard on DL and SA as it appears to be a working one.

https://arcade1up.com/products/dragons-lair-arcade-cabinet

Looking for working or complete but non working examples of: Dragon's Lair, Frogger, Joust, Defender

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Re: Dragon's Lair and Space Ace 1ups
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2021, 03:21:21 PM »
The Dragon's Lair looks like the original and I like the new Tempest too. The Pong stand-up cocktail is pretty cool because it has Circus on it but also 4 player Warlords.

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Re: Dragon's Lair and Space Ace 1ups
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2021, 04:39:43 PM »
Are any of these worth the space that they take up?  Do any of you own these and are any worth buying?
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Re: Dragon's Lair and Space Ace 1ups
« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2021, 07:21:47 PM »
I got one of the first gen Asteroids on clearance for $75. I put a nice spinner on it and it's easy to add USB to the board and load whatever games you want. I also put a brightness adjustment on the monitor so I can turn it real dark for the vector games which makes a world of difference. The cab is cheap 1/2" and light but that is nice because it doesn't take up much room and is easy to move.

The second gen ones seem better built and they updated the screen and these new ones look even better but obviously I haven't seen one in person yet. Even with the new ones I just could never bring myself to pay full price but I really enjoy my $75 one and would pick up others for around the same price if I came across one.

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Re: Dragon's Lair and Space Ace 1ups
« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2021, 11:56:29 AM »
These are going to cost $500, for something this cheaply made with no special controls that's way too much.

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Re: Dragon's Lair and Space Ace 1ups
« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2021, 07:50:40 PM »
Way cool but way overpriced.

Seems like the best way to play Warlords (which I find incredibly fun with 4 people) w/o paying the hefty price tag of an original cocktail.. just need to pay the hefty price for this one for what you get. 
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Re: Dragon's Lair and Space Ace 1ups
« Reply #6 on: January 14, 2021, 12:42:40 PM »
These are cool, and I think they will generate a lot of interest for a future generation of collectors.

The issue I really can't get past on these is the riser. Really detracts from the look of the games.
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Re: Dragon's Lair and Space Ace 1ups
« Reply #7 on: January 14, 2021, 10:58:00 PM »
i have a new in box asteroids 1up. in about 7 more years, i'm going to list it for $10K.

you know. cuz 10 grand by christmas...and where's my competition?  ;D

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Re: Dragon's Lair and Space Ace 1ups
« Reply #8 on: January 15, 2021, 10:10:44 AM »
That Pong one would be fun at a party...

When I had a pong I was always amazed how much people still liked it. if they were over having a few beers would play Pong for an hour.

A room full of pins and arcades and people want to play pong.  :P

Warlords is awesome too so its got that going for it until it falls apart at least.

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Re: Dragon's Lair and Space Ace 1ups
« Reply #9 on: January 15, 2021, 12:24:45 PM »
Imagine the disappointment on Antiques Roadshow 20 years from now...

"So as you can see, an all-original Paperboy in condition like this, I would expect to bring, about $295,000 retail at auction. Unfortunately, what you have here is a replica. Fun to play at parties, but today's retail, about 3 sticks of Juicy Fruit gum."

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Re: Dragon's Lair and Space Ace 1ups
« Reply #10 on: January 15, 2021, 12:59:31 PM »
The Pong does look like it would be the best out of these given the functionality and the difficulty in replicating it. However, is it also $500?

I mean, never pay full retail for these things.. chances are it will be discounted up to $100 a month after release, but even at $400 i'm like.. could i just build my own with an LCD and an old wine barrel or something?

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Re: Dragon's Lair and Space Ace 1ups
« Reply #11 on: January 17, 2021, 07:25:27 AM »
Looking for working or complete but non working examples of: Dragon's Lair, Frogger, Joust, Defender

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Re: Dragon's Lair and Space Ace 1ups
« Reply #13 on: January 17, 2021, 09:52:21 AM »
I played the Star Wars one at a local barcade.  It was ok.  Scratched the itch well enough.  But it is a bit like wanting a Ferrari, when all you can afford is a Fiero.  ;D
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Re: Dragon's Lair and Space Ace 1ups
« Reply #14 on: January 17, 2021, 12:30:33 PM »
But if the laser disc games play well is $500.00 really to much money?

$500.00 for a plug and play Dragons Lair and Space Ace seems pretty reasonable... If it plays right.
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