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that time again, USAA auction time! Lots of entertaining pictures
below. I stayed for most of the auction, but had to leave around 3pm
due to all the smokers around. Why is it that people insist on smoking
in public buildings, especially those that have "NO SMOKING" placards?
It's not only a disgusting habit, it is harmful to people around you.
Not only that, it leaves a nasty yellow stain on all your games. So
couple of general notes: Smaller auction than the last one here, but
still some good games you'd NEVER see at an Indianapolis auction. Got
to play Medieval Madness pinball finally, and spent some quality time
with Robotron and Sinistar.
This auction's front-runner for the Bad Conversion award: I abstain -- too many candidates :)
See if you can spot all the conversions in the below pictures, and send me an e-mail with your vote for the worst conversion of this auction. I'll start a running feature, and the conversion that gets the most votes from each auction will go into a special "Hall of Shame" section on the site. Check out the previous auctions I have pictures from on this site and submit candidates from those as well. Just make sure you tell me the picture name (right click and look for the "View Image" or similar option, it should tell you the file name) and which auction it's from. Submit your entries here.
Not Pictured: va.
Pinball ($100), 4-player PONG (sort of working, $180), MAME cabinet
($750), Centipede ($500)
Ms. Pac Man ($775),
Time Pilot ($65, DOA),Pleiades (powers on, no grafx, $100)
Gobbler ($275), Ms
Pac/Galaga combo ($1875)
Row 1(left to right):
Ms. Pac/Galaga combo
From the "WHAT THE
HELL?!?" file - kind of an odd reflection in the glass of that Ms. Pac
game, don't you think? I blew it up a bit, let's see what it shows:
Any ideas? Looks like
stuffed animals getting revenge on some poor crane operator. Send in
I'm really interested in hearing what this is..
Capcom Bowling ($285), Baby Pac Man (sort of working, locked, $400)
Defender ($725), Ms. Pac/Galaga (mini, repro, $1750), Joust ($625)
Ms. Pac Man ($400,
this in Indy last week?), Operation Wolf ($165, no gun vibe), Lethal
(the little mini that could, $400)
Vs. Castlevania ($275), Centipede ($420), Stargate ($600, kinda low IMO)
Mario Bros. ($410), Asteroids ($470), Ms. Pac Man (needs cap kit, $525)
Millipede ($500?), Centipede ($425), Space Invaders ($400), SCI ($200)
After Burner (no picture, $70), Robotron ($1000!)
Quarterback ($160), Super Quix ($125)
Ninjq Gaiden (ick, $100), Donkey Kong 3 ($300), Naughty Boy ($110), Kangaroo ($215)
Rolling Thunder ($130), Burger Time ($325)
Donkey Kong ($675!), Monaco GP mini ($50), Sinistar (RAAAAAAAAHR! $700), Monaco GP mini ($120), Top Speed ($190)
Street Fighter 2 ($200), Capcom Bowling ($140), Tron (dead, $325), Kung Fu Master ($95)
Mechanized Attack ($120), Mr. Do (repro marquee? $250), US Classic (wouldn't turn on, $???), Zaxxon ($430)
ESWAT ($60), Aquajack ($60), Galaga 3 ($375), Area 51 Site 4 (in a Robotron cab, 1 gun working, $525)
Desert Assault ($70), Rampage (was at Indy auction previously this season I think, $200), Neo Geo 1-slot ($125), Super Pac Man ($340, needs cap kit)
Pole Position 2 ($200), Enduro Racer ($105), Hang On ($100), Badlands ($95)
Street Fighter ($240), Choplifter ($125), Twin Eagles ($150), N.A.R.C. ($150)
WWF Wrestlefest ($145), Mortal Kombat ($135)
Crypt Killer ($525), Turkey Hunting USA ($975), Revolution X ($600), Die Hard ($225), Lethal Enforcers ($150), Wrestlemania ($150)
Race Drivin ($100), Golden Tee 99 ($1150), Maximum Hangtime ($250), MK 4 ($475), Revolution X ($525)
Super Sports (?), Blitz 99 ($600), Lethal Enforcers ($150), Surf Planet ($200), NHL Open Ice ($575)
Operation Thunderbolt ($75), Turkey Hunting USA ($1150?!?), got smoked out of the building for the rest..
Here are a couple
of pics of the MM game they had at this auction:
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