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Arcade PoP - from around the world!

Post by Utini » Tue Oct 24, 2006 2:33 pm

In Britain we're used to paying £1 a go to play on arcade machines, and if we're really lucky, we might even find a machine that gives you single credit for 50p.

Given that Britain is, generally speaking, a complete and utter rip-off, I wondered how much arcade goers pay in other countries. So if you're from another country, or have at least travelled to arcades further afield than me, I'd be interested to know how much a single credit costs on machines on games like House of the Dead 4.
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Post by will2097 » Tue Oct 24, 2006 3:58 pm

Utini wrote:In Britain we're used to paying £1 a go to play on arcade machines, and if we're really lucky, we might even find a machine that gives you single credit for 50p.

Given that Britain is, generally speaking, a complete and utter rip-off, I wondered how much arcade goers pay in other countries. So if you're from another country, or have at least travelled to arcades further afield than me, I'd be interested to know how much a single credit costs on machines on games like House of the Dead 4.

I paid between 100 yen and 200 yen in Tokyo. Which is between 50p and £1.

I think House of the Dead 4 was 200Yen (but I can't be sure) I know Outrun 2 was a 200Yen even when it still quite new out there.

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Post by Antiriad2097 » Tue Oct 24, 2006 6:13 pm

Utini wrote:In Britain we're used to paying £1 a go to play on arcade machines
No we're not. 10p a play, 20p for the new ones, 50p for OutRun and Space Harrier hydraulic cabs. That's about right isn't it?

I stopped going to arcades when they started charging a pound a pop.
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Post by dr_bob » Wed Oct 25, 2006 5:02 am

Here in Dublin its about €1(about 70p?) for normal arcade games and €2 for either very new or very big sit-in style ones (i.e. big hydraulic cabs etc)
I think HOTD4 would probably be a €2 machine, but I'm not certain
Of course most of the arcades here have been replaced with "casinos" filled with poker and slot machines as these make more money per foot than arcade machines....

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Post by roberthazelby » Wed Oct 25, 2006 8:02 am

Moving this slightly off topic for a moment (due to a number of mentions of House of The Dead 4)...

I gave this a go a few weeks back, and was literally lost for words. The game looks like it's a beta version.

There's slowdown, and the graphics are blummin' awful.

It's a real step back after the wonderful looking HOTD3.

My mates and I were surprised it managed to get a release in that state.
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Post by tcv » Wed Oct 25, 2006 11:38 am

It's typically a $1.50 here in the United States.

I haven't played many arcade games since I was a kid when it was always 25 cents. Now I understand what older folks mean when they talk about gum costing a nickel at one time. There were $1.00+ games when I was a kid, but that was only reserved for new and groundbreaking (as far as marketing was concerned) games.

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Post by Frank Chickens » Wed Oct 25, 2006 6:10 pm

When I saw G-LOC at Drayton Manor Park in the late 80's I wanted to have a go but at £1 per play was put off and went for the cheaper games. Wished I had a go now. :cry:

The last arcade game that I willingly gave my pound coins to was Virtua Striker ver.98, LOVED that game. 8)

Remember losing to Scotland in the first round and the game ironically cheered you for this result! :lol:

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Post by will2097 » Wed Oct 25, 2006 6:16 pm

Frank Chickens wrote:When I saw G-LOC at Drayton Manor Park in the late 80's I wanted to have a go but at £1 per play was put off and went for the cheaper games. Wished I had a go now. :cry:

The last arcade game that I willingly gave my pound coins to was Virtua Striker ver.98, LOVED that game. 8)

Remember losing to Scotland in the first round and the game ironically cheered you for this result! :lol:

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Post by Robbo » Wed Oct 25, 2006 6:58 pm

Frank Chickens wrote:Since they took it out of Segapark I haven't been back since. Are Segaparks still around?
There was one in Brighton back in May... it was pants.

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