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Originally posted by david_orton_2000 david_orton_2000 wrote:

Pacman (more accurately, Puckman)...again?!....ok, go on then!  Such a great game. :-)


Although the code is the same, they're completely different cabs.
I'll explain here.

Pac-Man has a slightly different shape and the angle of the screen is different. The shape might not mean that much to Joe Bloggs, but when you're playing for hours, the placement of your hand can have a bearing on your fatigue and therefore your game. It's that detailed.
The most important difference between the upright and the cabaret (regardless of Puck & Pac) is the lack of cabinet, which massively helps with reflections on the screen. Trying to achieve a very big score with reflections & glare is near impossible. That's why the placement of my cabaret at the Expo is important.
Another thing to consider is the joystick. Some Puck-Man cabs (and bootlegs) were fitted with microswitch joysticks, even in 1980. Again, playing for big scores on both variants takes a LOT of practice. They're completely different.

Pac-Man is the universally known description. If you show a person the yellow guy and ask "what's this?" the answer will be Pac-Man, not Puck-Man. 
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Don't Forget ppl....Jon Loves Miss PacMan Too...!!



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Originally posted by TonyElyod TonyElyod wrote:


Don't Forget ppl....Jon Loves Miss PacMan Too...!!



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Ben set you up ...... LOL
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I so cannot wait for this weekend... its going to be another awesome event.

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I'm looking forward to going on Saturday.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Chuckie egg Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 Oct 2014 at 7:34am
Originally posted by rcantor77 rcantor77 wrote:

I so cannot wait for this weekend... its going to be another awesome event.

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Me too mate
I am looking forward to playing any new pinballs and new games from Nintendo/ps4.
As well as playing the arcades


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Walking Dead pin might have a bit of a queue!
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Had a great time loading and unloading the cabs with fellow VACers yesterday.

Three full (and I mean FULL!) truckloads of machines made their way from the New Frontier Arcade to Event City.

Going to be a cracking weekend for all those who can make it.
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I'm buzzing!!!

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Originally posted by Fuzzy Fuzzy wrote:

Had a great time loading and unloading the cabs with fellow VACers yesterday.

Three full (and I mean FULL!) truckloads of machines made their way from the New Frontier Arcade to Event City.

Going to be a cracking weekend for all those who can make it.


I'm glad we were so health and safety conscious loading those cabs, its a good job we had that indestructible piece of plywood as a bridge!
Great day setting up though, cant believe we couldn't find a plug though!
Such torment!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote IndyJones Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 Oct 2014 at 4:24pm
Sounds an amazing line up for the show Thumbs Up
Hmmm...it IS a good game, but it needs more tooty frooties ...
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Purity Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 Oct 2014 at 5:54pm
Is the PlayChoice 10 going?  I forgot to play that at the New Frontier arcade :-(


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I keep wondering if they will dare take the Sega Deluxe cabs or not?
Hmmm...it IS a good game, but it needs more tooty frooties ...
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Pete Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 Oct 2014 at 6:27pm
Is it not possible to merge the 2 threads on this ? it seams some post here & others there.

Any idea on the candy front I take it RGP & Andy have a few of these ?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Smraedis Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 Oct 2014 at 8:40pm
There was 3 candies at the arcade meet.
Looking forward to the weekend, not too optimistic about the event, but am sure it'll still be good.
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