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    Arcade and Pinball machines in BMX Bandits

    Hi Aussie Arcaders

    A friend of mine sent me a screenshot recently from the 80's Australian film "BMX Bandits"; challenging me to identify any of the games in the frame. The only one I can make out at this point is obviously "Space Invaders", although I feel I should recognise the pinball machine with the "S" (it feels oddly familiar) and the sci/fi themed shooter on the right. Could anyone else help identify any more?

    This is actually something we've been doing on an ongoing basis for fun. He'll send me some screens of a film with games and I'll try to figure 'em out. A recent Chinese film for example "Wandering Earth" featured a quick snap of Contra.
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    speakeasy4 on the 2nd one from the left, the taito is space chaser

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    Is the other pin firepower?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Boof Head View Post
    Is the other pin firepower?
    yep .

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    Awesome work guys, thanks for your insights! I'll be sure to summon your help again if any other mysterious games crop up.

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    The aqua machine is a Taito, probably was a Polaris originally but has had a game change and the generic Taito header panel, "VideoFrame" fitted. The actual game name fitted in the picture is written in the yellow section of the header.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Autosteve View Post
    The aqua machine is a Taito, probably was a Polaris
    i'd suggest its a space chaser cabinet steve. whats to the left of it though?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wiredoug View Post
    i'd suggest its a space chaser cabinet steve. whats to the left of it though?
    Not sure on that machine. It isn't as high as the Taitos each side so I doubt it was a Taito. I would say the film was shot in an AMF Bowling center because we were the ones that made the generic header panels used on the other Taito machines but what has me confused is the SpeakEasy is a SpeakEasy 4 and to my knowledge only NSW had a SpeakEasy and it was a SpeakEasy 2 which become mine.
    Every state was doing conversions on there old video machines so it really could be anything that has been converted. The front door looks non Taito, more like the doors LAI was using on there imported machines like those used on there BattleZone imports but that thing certainly isn't a converted BattleZone but I would say something from that manufacturer.

    That is a Space Chaser cab to by the way.

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