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Allied Leisure

July 1, 2022

TCW Podcast Episode 165 - Allied Leisure

 

We look at the origins of the coin-op company Allied Leisure! The company came from a coin-op veteran who wanted to help his son establish a company he could call his own. Despite some notable successes Allied Leisure was plagued with quality issues in production. They made some unique games in coin-op with F-114, their pong clone, and pinball with cocktail cabinets. Unfortunately many setbacks including a fire, the death of  Robert Braun, the stigma of the company being known as Allied Looser, and the near liquidation of the company when the bankruptcy was declared. Allied Leisure had a fascinating history and would be reborn as Centuri when David Braun sold the company.

 

Slot Cars in the 60's: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zFQWsUABpPk

Monkey Bizz Flyer: https://flyers.arcade-museum.com/?page=flyer&db=arcadedb&id=1088&image=1
Picture of Unscramble: http://www.pinrepair.com/arcade/unscram.htm
Wild Cycle Cabinet Unboxing and Tour: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xhInZ6cUSL0

Wild Cycle Gameplay: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fij6jpYb1T0

Sonic Fighter: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQ8AAxGOvHQ

Spoolsville: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=esLVT3A9Bfg
Sea Hunt Cabinet: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QSzLZ6BQJBs&t=1s
Sea Hunt Gameplay: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y5fkypjoKts

Paddle Battle Pictures: https://www.arcade-museum.com/game_detail.php?game_id=8963

Pictures of Tennis Tourney: https://www.arcade-museum.com/game_detail.php?game_id=10072

Ethan Johnson's Article History of How We Play: https://thehistoryofhowweplay.wordpress.com/2017/12/31/the-mysteries-of-2017/
Zap Pictures: https://www.arcade-museum.com/game_detail.php?game_id=10666

Super Shifter: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G9sP-cq8eCA

F114: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QgJ1PgGLlqQ

Street Burners (Cabinet pictures and short video): https://www.arcade-museum.com/game_detail.php?game_id=9801

Pinball Dyn-O'-Mite: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wXmGJqQrIsM

Good Times Dyn-O'-Mite: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b5rKZs6HnB4

Name of the Game Article: http://allincolorforaquarter.blogspot.com/2012/09/allied-leisures-name-of-game-home-video.html

Name of the Game Console Overview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HbHIQA2yjcc
Name of the Game Console cleanup and Demo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6cPc-ZHJibs

The Entertainer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HKW2stl6Cfg

Take Five: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UGBKjuXpKXA

Star Shooter Cocktail Pinball: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Mm3DE07Jm8

 

 

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Intro Music: Josh Woodward - Airplane Mode -  Music - "Airplane Mode" by Josh Woodward. Free download:http://joshwoodward.com/song/AirplaneMode 

Outro Music: RolemMusic - Bacterial Love - http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Rolemusic/Pop_Singles_Compilation_2014/01_rolemusic_-_bacterial_love 

 

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