In a change of pace from the many video game piracy stories we run about games being downloaded illegally, here's news of a seizure of 168 coin-op machines that played some very old games.

A press release from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's U.S. Customs and Border Protection indicates that the machines were valued at $138,000 and capable of being sold for $672,000.


And these games, which were discovered in a shipping container that arrived in Los Angeles from China, played the classics:

The machines contained several copyrighted video games, which are registered with the U.S. Copyright Office and recorded with CBP. The video games found on the coin-operated machines were Frogger, Scramble, Time Pilot, Ms. Pac-Man, Super Pac-Man, Donkey Kong Jr., Donkey Kong 3 and Donkey Kong. CBP seized the items when the importer was unable to provide authorization from the owners.

The machines were seized on October 23.



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