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Good arcade locations

Posted: Mon Nov 10, 2014 10:43 am
by Darran@Retro Gamer
Does anyone know of any good locations in the UK that still have a decent range of classic arcade machines? Anything like a pub/museum etc would be perfect.

Re: Good arcade locations

Posted: Mon Nov 10, 2014 11:17 am
by psj3809
I've been to this place the last two weeks....

http://arcade-club.com/ just outside of Manchester

Its superb, has about 15-20 arcade machines with about 8 pinball machines. Been 'officially' open 2 weeks now, been really good

Re: Good arcade locations

Posted: Mon Nov 10, 2014 12:33 pm
by fredghostmaster
Astro City in Southend has quite a lot of retro cabs.

http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Attraction ... ml#REVIEWS

Re: Good arcade locations

Posted: Mon Nov 10, 2014 8:04 pm
by ArcadeClub
psj3809 wrote:I've been to this place the last two weeks....

http://arcade-club.com/ just outside of Manchester

Its superb, has about 15-20 arcade machines with about 8 pinball machines. Been 'officially' open 2 weeks now, been really good
Hi, Thanks for Mentioning us! :)
we are located at Postcode BB4 5QN
and open every Saturday 6pm - 10pm
there are Currently 9 Pinballs installed (a tenth will be here in a week or so)
and around 30 Video Arcade Machines (We've added more! ;) )

For the most up to date info - with pictures of the latest meets go to
https://www.facebook.com/arcadeclubuk

Hope to see some of you there!

Andy

Re: Good arcade locations

Posted: Tue Nov 11, 2014 7:49 am
by RetroBob
Did I read there is a museum opening in Nottingham?

Re: Good arcade locations

Posted: Tue Nov 11, 2014 10:29 am
by the_hawk
Last I heard Kent Amusements in Newcastle, Co. Down was still going strong.

One of my favourite haunts back in the day. I've spent many a quid on Operation Wolf, Stun Runner & Adams Family Pinball among many many otheres in there over the years;

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Re: Good arcade locations

Posted: Tue Nov 11, 2014 1:09 pm
by adippm82
We have 12 arcade cabs, at our museum, including Centipede, Space Invaders, Alien Syndrome, and Xevious, but sadly only four work, which is why we are hosting this event at the end of this week.

http://www.computinghistory.org.uk/det/ ... mber-2014/

So hopefully by the end, we will have at least a couple more up and running, Xevious, Tempest, and our table top Asteroids were all working by the end, although the latter two decided they wanted more attention and went pop.

Re: Good arcade locations

Posted: Tue Nov 11, 2014 3:14 pm
by Dam
RetroBob wrote:Did I read there is a museum opening in Nottingham?
Around May time next year. Its something to do with this 'Gamecity' event they have every October, which is a bit underwhelming as far as I have been able to make out.

Re: Good arcade locations

Posted: Tue Nov 11, 2014 3:51 pm
by DPrinny
adippm82 wrote:We have 12 arcade cabs, at our museum, including Centipede, Space Invaders, Alien Syndrome, and Xevious, but sadly only four work, which is why we are hosting this event at the end of this week.

http://www.computinghistory.org.uk/det/ ... mber-2014/

So hopefully by the end, we will have at least a couple more up and running, Xevious, Tempest, and our table top Asteroids were all working by the end, although the latter two decided they wanted more attention and went pop.
Have you gotten into contact with Retro games party? There's a group of people that know quite a lot about machine repair

Re: Good arcade locations

Posted: Tue Nov 11, 2014 6:50 pm
by RetroBob
adippm82 wrote:We have 12 arcade cabs, at our museum, including Centipede, Space Invaders, Alien Syndrome, and Xevious, but sadly only four work, which is why we are hosting this event at the end of this week.

http://www.computinghistory.org.uk/det/ ... mber-2014/

So hopefully by the end, we will have at least a couple more up and running, Xevious, Tempest, and our table top Asteroids were all working by the end, although the latter two decided they wanted more attention and went pop.
This place is well worth a visit. I went to the retro games night there s few months back and had a blast, can't believe how popular it was and quite a young audience too, I am 34 and was one of the older ones! I won a BBC Micro on the raffle as well, chuffed with that :-)

Re: Good arcade locations

Posted: Tue Nov 11, 2014 8:14 pm
by adippm82
DPrinny wrote:
adippm82 wrote:We have 12 arcade cabs, at our museum, including Centipede, Space Invaders, Alien Syndrome, and Xevious, but sadly only four work, which is why we are hosting this event at the end of this week.

http://www.computinghistory.org.uk/det/ ... mber-2014/

So hopefully by the end, we will have at least a couple more up and running, Xevious, Tempest, and our table top Asteroids were all working by the end, although the latter two decided they wanted more attention and went pop.
Have you gotten into contact with Retro games party? There's a group of people that know quite a lot about machine repair
I'll have a word with the director, we have people coming from far and wide, this aims to be an ongoing project, so if these guys are not already involved, we would certainly welcome more help.
RetroBob wrote:This place is well worth a visit. I went to the retro games night there s few months back and had a blast, can't believe how popular it was and quite a young audience too, I am 34 and was one of the older ones! I won a BBC Micro on the raffle as well, chuffed with that :-)
Thanks for the kind words, we have worked hard to make these events as fun as possible, and have another one planned for 12th December, would be good to see you there again, and of course anyone else who fancies a night of Retro action, already got a very nice raffle prize lined up, perhaps you will be lucky again, you looked very happy with your Beeb!

Details here:

http://www.computinghistory.org.uk/det/ ... mber-2014/

Re: Good arcade locations

Posted: Mon Nov 17, 2014 2:51 pm
by zapiy
Also Timewarp Arcade in Bridgwater, Somerset, at the old 147 Snooker club just accross the road from Asda and the Bus Station.

https://www.facebook.com/TimewarpArcade

Re: Good arcade locations

Posted: Tue Sep 01, 2015 2:56 pm
by The Laird
Last weekend I visited Astro City in Southend, a great arcade with a host of retro cabs.

Here is the video tour I made of it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kuasabb3yV8

Re: Good arcade locations

Posted: Wed Sep 02, 2015 11:50 am
by zapiy
Check out the UKVaC forums Arcade Finder.

https://mapsengine.google.com/map/viewe ... 9KLj2k9afU

If you know of any others you can find the update thread here http://www.ukvac.com/forum/ukvac-arcade ... 42228.html

Re: Good arcade locations

Posted: Thu Sep 03, 2015 4:57 pm
by big mean bunny
Would love to get to the Arcade club. Loved seeing all the machines lined up at Retro Revival and Play Manchester, was a tad overwhelming emotionally if I am honest.