Allied Leisure

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:
Monkey Bizz Flyer:
Picture of Unscramble:
Wild Cycle Cabinet Unboxing and Tour:
Wild Cycle Gameplay:
Sonic Fighter:
Sea Hunt Cabinet:
Sea Hunt Gameplay:
Paddle Battle Pictures:
Pictures of Tennis Tourney:
Ethan Johnson's Article History of How We Play:
Zap Pictures:
Super Shifter:
Street Burners (Cabinet pictures and short video):
Pinball Dyn-O'-Mite:
Good Times Dyn-O'-Mite:
Name of the Game Article:
Name of the Game Console Overview:
Name of the Game Console cleanup and Demo:
The Entertainer:
Take Five:
Star Shooter Cocktail Pinball:

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Intro Music: Josh Woodward - Airplane Mode - Music - "Airplane Mode" by Josh Woodward. Free download:
Outro Music: RolemMusic - Bacterial Love:

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