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    Posted: 06 Oct 2019 at 1:58pm
Hi everyone,

So yes, I spent my youth living next to a decent size arcade with all the classics. Never spotted the bootlegs they ran had until many years after, like Donkey Kong running on Galaxian hardware, 'Bobble Bobble' etc.

I'd be happy running a generic cabinet or two with Bubble Bobble, Wonder Boy In Monster Land, or the like. Quite fancy the idea of nursing ailing boards back to life too.

cheers,
Chris
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Welcome! Finally someone on IoM to buy the machines that keep appearing there! Big smile


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Welcome. I spent almost a year there, working on the new hospital in 2000. Still remember the newspaper headline, " It has rained on the Island EVERY day for the last 3 months!". What a sh*tty winter. Stuck around till June, the summer more than made up for it.

By then there were just a few sad Jamma cabs in the arcade in the town centre. Spent a lot of time in Quids Inn, Jaks, plus the obligatory weekends in the various nightclubs. I left the place a borderline alcoholic!

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