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miner2049er
14-03-10, 11:27
Took the family out to the beach today at St Annes and found an arcade with mainly fruit machines as usual but some great 2p slots too and a roulette machine but they also had a Stern elvis and a Rollercoaster Tycoon pin.

Both had the spirit level bubble on the table which showed that the operator had jacked the machine up too steeply to speed it up but I played them both anyway.

Rollercoaster Tycoon was meh with the machine in generally good condition but a filthy playfield. Elvis was a much better game and in much better condition but still in need of a clean.

The real downer was that part of the arcade was closed off and in plain view there was a Pinball 2000 Revenge From Mars.

Also outside was this huge skip full to the brim of broken up cabs. I couldn't see anything classic but had I been on my own I would have been inside. :)

http://pics.jamesonline.net/images/linky.gif (http://pics.jamesonline.net/images/rgrup/arcadeskip.jpg)

SubaruBrat
14-03-10, 11:31
Any plans for an after hours visit to the skip?

miner2049er
15-03-10, 12:10
Haha, had we still been around at sunset yes but sadly no it is too far away.

Anyway, I got clearance for a 3rd arcade machine in the house but it has to be a 2p gambler of some sort that the wife and kids will enjoy equally.

Personally I'd like a Zoltan.

SubaruBrat
15-03-10, 01:01
Have you looked into Pachislo slot machines? There are tons of themes to choose from. If that is what you mean by gambling machines.

miner2049er
15-03-10, 11:09
I'm waiting for a Hardware Flashback on them, but I think the family would want something more British and classic, something like a single player coin push or a 1 armed bandit would be great.

http://www.istockphoto.com/file_thumbview_approve/3277732/2/istockphoto_3277732-one-armed-bandit.jpg

http://www.cmjsleisure.com/images/diamond.JPG

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3454/3202941357_ed5d3c3e9a.jpg

Gordon Bennett
16-03-10, 12:53
I'm waiting for a Hardware Flashback on them, but I think the family would want something more British and classic, something like a single player coin push or a 1 armed bandit would be great.

http://www.istockphoto.com/file_thumbview_approve/3277732/2/istockphoto_3277732-one-armed-bandit.jpg

http://www.cmjsleisure.com/images/diamond.JPG

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3454/3202941357_ed5d3c3e9a.jpg

Given the choice, I would go with a one-armed bandit. Much more class than a coin pusher and generally nicer to look at.

SubaruBrat
16-03-10, 01:19
What could be more British than this: http://www.pachislodb.com/database-5621.html