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If not dogs, why not monkeys?

Postby john t peterson » Sun Apr 01, 2012 6:35 pm

Friends,
I've always heard Brits were quite fond of dogs. Viewing the lack of participation in the "Dog Races" contest, I can only conclude such is not the case. Therefore, let's move up the evolutionary chain.
Below is a picture of a two-player British arcade game. Seen it? Know the name? Is the other tree climber also a monkey? Take it away, Darwin.

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Re: If not dogs, why not monkeys?

Postby daveslot » Sun Apr 01, 2012 6:48 pm

Had a very similar game, the other climber was Popeye and it was called manormonk.

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Re: If not dogs, why not monkeys?

Postby john t peterson » Tue Apr 03, 2012 1:47 pm

Daveslot,

I believe the game to which you refer is pictured below. As you can see, it is similar but not identical. Personally, I prefer your game with the iconic Popeye racing against his simian competitor. I think the missing figure in the game above is another monkey rather than a human.

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Re: If not dogs, why not monkeys?

Postby daveslot » Tue Apr 03, 2012 2:19 pm

Yes, I have seen that one. I believe that one started out in life as the one I had in a case that was similar to yours. I think it was recased in the 1990s to make it more saleable for the American market.

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Re: If not dogs, why not monkeys?

Postby doofus » Tue Apr 03, 2012 7:49 pm

That brings back great memories. I played that monkey race game many times at Blackpool in the 1950s. It's one I'd give my eye teeth to own.

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Re: If not dogs, why not monkeys?

Postby bryans fan » Tue Apr 03, 2012 9:04 pm

Here is a patent for the Essex Monkey Climber race game: Pat no GB349114 by Gordon Smith

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Re: If not dogs, why not monkeys?

Postby arrgee » Wed Apr 04, 2012 9:14 am

doofus wrote:That brings back great memories. I played that monkey race game many times at Blackpool in the 1950s. It's one I'd give my eye teeth to own.
If you visit Clive's arcade on the end of Southport pier you can still play an original monkey race game (or you could 2 years ago when I was there).

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Re: If not dogs, why not monkeys?

Postby jingle » Wed Apr 04, 2012 8:29 pm

i have had 2 of these
and sold one on to the states
5 years ago,,that had one monkey in
wonder if its the same one

still have this one
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Re: If not dogs, why not monkeys?

Postby gameswat » Thu Apr 05, 2012 1:18 am

Jingle - same game, it's the owner who had the talkie scale and two Brenner deco machines.

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Re: If not dogs, why not monkeys?

Postby jingle » Thu Apr 05, 2012 7:12 am

alright rory
does he still have that machine
did he ever do anything about the other monkey

is it for sale


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