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Indianapolis USAmusement Auction (April 30, 2006) Pics


  Just to let everyone know - I am in no way associated with US Amusements' auctions, nor are the games pictured in the Auction pages of my site mine, except as noted ("MINE! MINE! MINE!, for example"). I occasionally sell my own games there, or buy new games for my collection, but that's the extent of it. I would have thought that was perfectly clear, but apparently there's a number of folks out there who think otherwise.

    To be kind, I've only loaded poor-quality thumbnails on this page. Click on the picture to take a look at the larger, clearer image, then hit your "Back" button to come back to this page.

    It's that time again, USAA auction time!  This time around, the auction was somewhat small, but not TOO bad. Lots of entertaining pictures below. None of the prices are posted - I could only stay for pictures and a few of the misc. junk items at the beginning.

    This auction's front-runner for the Bad Conversion award: my vote is for the X-Men conversion. Featured at the end of this page, you'll see in vivid, terrifying detail why some games should be put out of our misery. Another contender is the "game formerly known as Space Duel" in the first row, that has been MAMEfied to something truly horrific.

    See if you can spot all the conversions in the below pictures, and send me an e-mail with your vote for the worst conversion of this auction. I'll start a running feature, and the conversion that gets the most votes from each auction will go into a special "Hall of Shame" section on the site. Check out the previous auctions I have pictures from on this site and submit candidates from those as well. Just make sure you tell me the picture name (right click and look for the "View Image" or similar option, it should tell you the file name) and which auction it's from. Submit your entries here.

The Leland Quarterback cocktail is in GREAT condition, but had some monitor issues. Scott took this one home.  Cocktails this time around had a special place at the top of the first row.

Cabal worked but the monitor is a bit wavy. Joust was non-working. Centipede went for more than I would have thought. This time around, I did not note hammer prices. Where I do remember the prices, add up to 21% for buyer's premium, sales tax, and non-cash payment fees. They accepted debit cards, and charged you as though you were using cash, which was a pleasant surprise.

Turbo, Arkanoid: Revenge of Doh, Turbo Outrun, Ms. Pac Man.

Super Hang-On, Vs. Pinball, Turbo, G-Loc

Speed Buggy, Super Chase HQ, Food Fight..? Huh? That's a Neo Geo?!

No, worse.. it's a Space Duel, with a Food Fight marquee, Neo Geo CP, and a PC monitor installed. Yep, MAMEified!

Ataxx, Ice Cold Beer (new version, I've never seen one like it, went for $$$), Karate Champ, Stocker?

Gals Panic, Area 51 Site 4 (And, might I add, it's a sad day when that game ends up in the first row!), Speed Buggy, Turbo mini

Frogger, Pole Position, RallyX (working, clearly), Skillmaster Bowling, FrontLine

Super Monaco GP, Motorace, OutRun, Wizard of Wor (Mine! All Mine!)

Another shot of the Wizard of Wor. Played blind. I discovered the monitor neck had broken when I got it home. I think I have another monitor laying around here that might work for this game.

Second Row:  Off Road, Neo Geo (2-game), um something and something, and Keyboard Mania 3rd Mix.

2005 Golden Tee, Deer Hunter USA, Crisis Zone, Gunsmoke(?)

Turkey Hunter USA, Ridge Racer 2, Police Trainer, Skins Game

Mortal Kombat 3, NBA Showtime, Race Drivin, War Gods

2005 Golden Tee,something, Tekken 3, Dynamate Cop(?)

Simpsons Bowling, Skins Game, Race Drivin, Lethal Enforcers

Tekken 4, Gauntlet Legends, yet another shooter..

Tekken 2 (ooh, classic!), NBA Jam, yet another Skins Game

Something, Something, Pit Fighter, Top Speed, Mario Bros - working, but after playing 5 minutes, I remembered why I'd never put it in my arcade..

PlayChoice, Speed Up, Something, VirtuaFighter, Arch Rivals

Spooks (EM light gun game), Tecmo Bowl, Crossbow, racing game I wasn't familiar with

Now wait a minute.. this dance isn't for everyone, just for the sexy people. So all you fly muthas, get out there and dance, dance I say!

Cobra Command... or IS IT Astron Belt? *DA DA DUMMMMM*

It's an Astron Belt cabinet, it seems.. Laser disc player manufacturer's logo on the back. Both games were laser disc games, so looks good so far!

Marquee? Haven't seen that before, but okay...check. Doesn't match what's in KLOV..

6 multicolored buttons and a joystick.. ???


I have video of Scott playing it, if anyone would like to download it here.
Be aware, it's 34MB in size, Quicktime format.

We got a Baywatch pin and two vids on the back of an Escalade.. Wow.

And got the Leland Quarterback and a Solar Fire pin on the back of Scott's truck. I got an email from Scott a couple days later saying he had BARELY cleared the garage door with the Leland game (pin was unloaded elsewhere).

Until next time..

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