Taken on the premises during 1985. Some of the most prolific scorers during '79-'88 not only in Dayvilles but the UK and world
|Virtualgaz's well-used second Battlezone - rebuilt from a third donor and currently sick with no HT
|Make Trax, Crush Roller or in this case Pac 'n' Paint housed in a Zaccaria minicab
|Meteoroids, one of the many Atari Asteroids copy games. This one was owned by MPS
|GUS's first video game - a £35 Missile Command during the spring of 1985. Behind is an early Battlezone midi
|GUS's Defender restoration project.
|GUS killing off 100+
extra ships on a factory set Defender in Jersey '89.
Common practice at 990,000pts to enable entry of name. Of particular interest is the custom control panel with the game title emblazoned across it
|The cabinet was virtually gutted for a thorough cleaning and needed some battle scars tending to
|GUS's rare stand-up table top Falcon, the prevalent UK counterfeit of Phoenix
|The Timezone chain of arcades in Australia offered an all-day session for only $AU8 during 1992
|Under all the clutter is a nearly mint Space Panic kept back from the halcyon days by an ex-operator
|Ultra-rare glittery 5ft Defender counterfeit. Much sought after for the pokey arcades of the UK as it took up only half the space of a normal Williams one
|MPS during his mammoth 1,080,000 point Q*Bert game in 1987
|GUS and Atari's Linda Benzler - outside HQ and behind the 'Atari' shrubs, Sycamore Drive, Milpitas in 1988
Ladybug cheatmarathon on her own machine - the 256th part, 1,432,000pts
and a horse radish worth "?500" instead of 9500pts!
|The Atari Games HQ in Silicone Valley, USA
|Extraordinary fault on an Australian operated Galaga. GUS had the score madly rolling round and round for no reason and eventually had blue digits appear under the P1 score representing billions!
|Atari Tempest brought back from the dead by Cooky, his big bag of trannies and GUS
|SDW Blue Sharking
|The Defender rebuild custom joy with phosphor-bronze bushes. Much more durable and reliable than the Williams version which used leaf switches rather than microswitches.
|Asteroids tabletop - hidden treasure
|GUS's Battlezone #3. It's a mint one but still breaks down regularly - there were no exceptions unfortunately!
|Late pricing upgrade. Some operators scrawled on the sacred games, neglected the controls in amazing bouts of false economy and staggering ignorance. Tempest and Battlezone suffered in the extreme from this ineptitude