Friday, 8 June 2018

The Four Quarters East Out Runners – Synthwave special / OutRun cab reveal

To celebrate the reveal of their new OutRun DLX cabinet, the venue put on a day of Synthwave / Retrowave / Outrun vibes.  Despite being at work, the stars aligned and I was able to go along on a very sunny Sunday afternoon.

Here is a walk round video.

OutRun DLX proved to be a massive hit throughout the day.

The cab was enjoyed by all age groups, from people who played the game back in the day to young children wowed by the machine.

The cab played well, the monitor was great and the cab looked stunning.

I had a chat with The Four Quarters about the history of the cab.  It had been purchased from a Government repossession auction in Belfast, and was in a bit of a sad state when it arrived.  There were mice nests inside and some of the 240V cabling had been chewed.  The game played blind and at some point the monitor had been replaced with a trisync.  Restoration work took three months, and work undertaken includes monitor replacement, renewing the damaged cables and powder coating the base.  The hard work has really paid off.  It’s amazing to see this awesome machine restored and back out there for people to enjoy. 

The course map on the coin tower was a nice touch.

Music inspired by the game and the decade was played throughout the day.

I also enjoyed a couple of credits on Cotton Boomerang, Crazy Taxi, Donkey Kong, Final Fight, Narc and Star Wars Trilogy.

The irony didn’t go unnoticed.

Passarella Death Squad’s “Fantasy Scenes” artwork on display.

Some more pics from the day.

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