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Good arcade locations

Post by Darran@Retro Gamer » Mon Nov 10, 2014 10:43 am

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.
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Re: Good arcade locations

Post by psj3809 » Mon Nov 10, 2014 11:17 am

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

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Post by fredghostmaster » Mon Nov 10, 2014 12:33 pm

Astro City in Southend has quite a lot of retro cabs.

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

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Post by ArcadeClub » Mon Nov 10, 2014 8:04 pm

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
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Re: Good arcade locations

Post by RetroBob » Tue Nov 11, 2014 7:49 am

Did I read there is a museum opening in Nottingham?
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Post by the_hawk » Tue Nov 11, 2014 10:29 am

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

Post by adippm82 » Tue Nov 11, 2014 1:09 pm

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.

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Post by Dam » Tue Nov 11, 2014 3:14 pm

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.

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Post by DPrinny » Tue Nov 11, 2014 3:51 pm

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

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Re: Good arcade locations

Post by RetroBob » Tue Nov 11, 2014 6:50 pm

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 :-)
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Re: Good arcade locations

Post by adippm82 » Tue Nov 11, 2014 8:14 pm

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!

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

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Re: Good arcade locations

Post by zapiy » Mon Nov 17, 2014 2:51 pm

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
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Post by The Laird » Tue Sep 01, 2015 2:56 pm

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

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Re: Good arcade locations

Post by zapiy » Wed Sep 02, 2015 11:50 am

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
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Re: Good arcade locations

Post by big mean bunny » Thu Sep 03, 2015 4:57 pm

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.
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