Biggest video games raid in the UK

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Mar 222015

March 12th 2015 saw one of the biggest arcade raids for video games in the UK, right here in my home city of Manchester! Altogether around 90 cabinets were found including some really uncommon games. together with parts, manuals, and unreleased documents from Atari. Check out some of the footage I took below, whilst being a helper at this historical arcade event:

Arcade Raid

Apologies for the poor quality video. It was dark, and I only took snapshots at various times during the raid.

Arcade Club @ New Frontier Arcade

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Mar 082015

I made a visit to the New Frontier Arcade last night for Arcade Club. I was very impressed with a couple of the new acquisitions called Star Castle and Turkey Shoot. I’ve not played either before, even back in the 1980’s. Star Castle is a very cool vector game, and I was surprised to hear that Turkey Shoot actually fires Turkey feathers between the protective plexi glass and the CRT at the end of the level! Very cool and unique!

The only disappointment was that I was not able to play on Paperboy, which is a favourite of mine. Sadly it was powered off, as I assume it had a fault.

I did manage to get a very good score on Virtual Striker! However I’m not sure that really counts in comparison to other high scores 🙂

Details of Arcade Club and New Frontier Arcade are at: