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    Been looking for pics of the Christchurch arcade,but to no avail.Does anyone else remember the Star Wars ride?It was like a flying saucer shape,you went inside and sat down and there were like keyboards inside.I think it spun around when you were inside it.Talking about late 70's early 80's.


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    I can't remember the figures being so ugly in the Hillbilly Moonshine I knew. I think I would have run a mile if they were that scary! In the clip you can just see the edges of the big boiler thing that used to scare me. It used to shake and rumble and hiss if you hit it.

    Here's a picture of the outside of the Spanish City, I'm guessing it was taken in the late 80's or early 90's. The funfair has been closed for years now and all the amusements along the front are boarded up. It's quite a sorry sight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trickyvee View Post
    Yes it was at the Spanish City
    Thought it was!! I remember it well! I used to love going to Spanish City in the 80's. It was great! Loved the Corkscrew!! Whitley Bay was quite a nice place for a day out then. Its not that nice now imo and closing Spanish City is just outrageous!!
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    Heaven knows I'm miserable now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tulip View Post
    Been looking for pics of the Christchurch arcade,but to no avail.Does anyone else remember the Star Wars ride?It was like a flying saucer shape,you went inside and sat down and there were like keyboards inside.I think it spun around when you were inside it.Talking about late 70's early 80's.
    Yes! I'd totally forgotten that. thanks!

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    My earliest recollection of Arcade games was the Eighties Pac man and space invaders inside a table. Wonder if some are still around?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sharkmerwood View Post
    My earliest recollection of Arcade games was the Eighties Pac man and space invaders inside a table. Wonder if some are still around?
    im certain of it mate.
    me and a mate run a website dedicated to old games and consoles.
    ill pm you the link if you want.

    i remember playing mario 3 viewpoint wonder boy in monster land on those big arcade machines.

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    Default Dancing Puppets

    Not so much a game but one arcade I used to go in had a big box with lots of puppets on strings inside. When you put money in they'd start dancing. I was obsessed with this for a while, absolutely loved it.
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    Cool, would be good to have a look


    Quote Originally Posted by darren View Post
    im certain of it mate.
    me and a mate run a website dedicated to old games and consoles.
    ill pm you the link if you want.

    i remember playing mario 3 viewpoint wonder boy in monster land on those big arcade machines.

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