Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Arcades In and Around Great Yarmouth – Part 2: Hemsby & Newport

Hemsby and Newport are seaside village resorts, situated 5 miles north of Gt. Yarmouth. There is little variation between the arcades and there aren’t many videogames left.  However there are still a couple of cool games, including the awesome The House of the Dead and Scud Race.


Carousel Amusements – Hemsby

This arcade had a Daytona USA, Time Crisis 3 and the usual selection of gambling and redemption machines.  But tucked away in the corner looking a little bit lonely was something quite special.

The biggest surprise so far and one of my all time favourites!  I remember playing the full OutRun upright and sit down cabinets back in the day, but this is the first time I’ve seen an upright mini.  I was almost tempted to make an offer for the cab, but then the wife would kill me.  I dug out some 20p pieces from my wallet and settled for a couple of credits.  ‘Magical Sound Shower’ and ‘Passing Breeze’ had never sounded so good!