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    In amusement arcade there are computer game machines

    In the early days it was generally Space Invaders where you have to shoot UFO's passing by the top of the screen

    Nowadays ther is more variety such as quiz machines

    Do you really believe the other side without provocation would launch so many ICBM's, subs and ships knowing that we would have no option to launch as well? It would break our MAD Treaty (Mutually Assured Destruction) not to mention the end of the world as we know it.


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    I've noticed most arcades in the last 20 years have more gambling machines than ones to play games on.

    I guess since home consoles became as good as the coin-ups they have lost their niche.
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    I haven't been into an arcade for probably close to 20 years. There wasn't one in our town so it was just the annual seaside holiday when I would get to play on coin-ops. I liked games like Double Dragon, Operation Wolf, Golden Axe and Thunderblade.

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    I use to go to the arcades in soho during the late 80s to play my favourite space invader game called Nemesis.
    Then when Gameboy came out I played Nemesis on that console. Sadly it never advanced to Nintendo ds.

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    I loved the Arcades, a highlight of my holidays as a kid was the arcade in Neptune's Palace or our visit to Yarmouth arcades. I also used to visit the ones in Southend Seafront a lot and still visit there on my trips back to the UK.

    They were magical in the 70s and 80s when the arcade machines were more powerful than the home consoles/computers which did have their own conversions which were a pale imitation but enjoyable none-the-less, especially in their heyday in the mid 80s. But then the tide turned and you could play the same games at home and they were just as good. So the 90s meant they turned to bigger showcase machines that were harder to replicate at home, these types still exist now but it does seem a majority of the machines now are fruit machines, pinball and the penny droppers, with a smattering of new and old machines and even some large screen playing mobile games on.

    There are niche arcades around that cater to the retro gamer and are stocked with the best games of yesteryear, hopefully these last.

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    I've been to a few event with both old home computers & classic arcade games.

    There will be one in October at Event City near the Trafford Centre.
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    This is another one of those things which really WERE better when we were younger - we're not kidding ourselves!

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    Currently building one

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    What were those machines where you dropped a two pence coin in run of the slots at the top of the machine and the two pence coins would either hit a fruit disc or miss them entirely lol If you hit a row of the discs you won a handful of two pence pieces lol Sheer bliss in the days of innocence where just a few pence win made you happy

    Do you really believe the other side without provocation would launch so many ICBM's, subs and ships knowing that we would have no option to launch as well? It would break our MAD Treaty (Mutually Assured Destruction) not to mention the end of the world as we know it.


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    Back in the 1980s, there used to be a very small arcade in Porthcawl almost next to the Sandpiper pub. It was a converted shop. The man who ran/owned it was in has sixties. He did not suffer fools gladly. There were some superb games in there. Polaris and Time Pilot are two I remember. I also think there was Xevious there has well. Has the games consoles become available, the arcade lost its appeal. Sad in one way...but there again, that's progress.
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