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Old and the New

Posted: Tue Dec 10, 2019 7:13 pm
by runner
I recently visited a company called Arcade Club in Bury (also one in Leeds ). They have two floors of arcade machines; one floor has the machines from the late '70s into the '80s with machines such as Space Invaders, Moon Crest, Galaxians, Asteroids etc etc, also a large selection of modern pinball machines, and many of the old home consoles The other floor has the very modern arcade machines such as the dance in sync one, drumming ones, a huge array of (to me ) quite baffling inventions. The vitrual reality systems are quite staggering. You might well ask what has this post got to do with penny machines?? Well if you visit Arcade Club you can contrast the early days of amusement games to the very latest machines. After all, it is just a different time and place to when you played the machines. It was great to see parents (mainly dads) enjoy playing these machines together with their kids. You pay a fixed fee of £16 for adults and I think it is £12 for kids, but then all the machines are set to free play and you can stay in there as long as you like. They serve food and there is a liscensed bar, so go on, get down there!!

Re: OLD AND THE NEW

Posted: Tue Dec 10, 2019 7:22 pm
by moonriver
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runner wrote:
Tue Dec 10, 2019 7:13 pm
you might well ask what has this post got to do with penny machines ??

nothing , just an advertisement

Re: OLD AND THE NEW

Posted: Tue Dec 10, 2019 7:31 pm
by runner
I have no connection to this company, I went and enjoyed it. Just wanted other people to enjoy it also. What's so wrong with that?? People are so cynical!!

Re: OLD AND THE NEW

Posted: Tue Dec 10, 2019 7:49 pm
by treefrog
My New Year's resolution for 2020 will be to visit as many vintage arcades as possible as only been to Jerry’s so far......

So need to make a road trip, maybe by motorbike on an arcade tour... Might even do a detailed travelogue of the experience..... Roll On 2020. !!THUMBSX2!!

Re: OLD AND THE NEW

Posted: Tue Dec 10, 2019 8:08 pm
by runner
Sounds like a good plan treefrog, I look forward to your travelogue, although you did mention motorbikes which has nothing to do with penny machines, and I am sure "moonriver" will come on here and say you are just advertising for the two wheeled community, I have a 1992 gsxr 1100 by the way Moonriver !

Re: OLD AND THE NEW

Posted: Tue Dec 10, 2019 8:19 pm
by moonriver
A 1992 gsxr 1100? Far too modern. As long as you're mentioning it in relation to riding on it to visit an old penny arcade then that's fine.

Re: OLD AND THE NEW

Posted: Tue Dec 10, 2019 8:25 pm
by treefrog
Unfortunately I am a bit long in the tooth for a proper sports bike and have to make do with a Triumph St1100... Roll on sunny days and clear roads.... might have to wait a long time.

Re: OLD AND THE NEW

Posted: Wed Dec 11, 2019 12:30 am
by JC
My New Years resolution for 2020 will be to visit as many vintage arcades as possible as only been to Jerry’s so far......
Good man, Tom !!THUMBSX2!!

Be sure to visit next year, as it will be your last chance :#:
I shall be closing for good in September, but more of that in the New Year.

Jerry

Re: Old and the New

Posted: Wed Dec 11, 2019 8:33 am
by brigham
A 1992 gsxr 1100?
That's...that's...Japanese, isn't it?

Re: Old and the New

Posted: Wed Dec 11, 2019 11:13 am
by runner
Sorry admin, I couldn't help myself. :oops: My explanation is that you go for a ride on your bike to clear your head, and when you get back you realise why your penny machine isn't working and you can then fix it.