I was looking back through our recent travel snaps the other day and remembered this shot of yours truely having a jolly ‘ol time spotting virtual ships with my WW2 submarine periscope (Maritime Museum – Liverpool).
I’d hazard a guess that the reason the photo is so blurred is because it was taken in haste, probably due to due sheer embarrassment….probably as a result me quoting classic submarine movies and doing the ‘ping’ sound effect. Would I be the only one compelled to do this? 🙂
Well I was having so much fun you see (sea) especially as for a brief moment I was transported back the arcades of old, being held up by my dad whilst i clung on the controls of Sea Wolf.
Looking back through the arcade archives I was curious to see what other periscope games there had been and was quite suprised to see that this concept was used by many of the larger arcade companies in the late 70’s.
Sea Raider – woot woot
Sega Periscope – I bet the cabinet alone could sink a few ships 🙂
Under Sea Raider – amazing to think that this dates back to the 1940’s!
Sea Wolf II – this one would look nice next to my Star Wars cocktail cabinet 😉 if only!
Can you think of anymore?