View Full Version : Irish Arcades - Cineworld Dublin

23-08-10, 10:09
There are very few arcades in Ireland and the more successful ones tend to be at seaside resorts. Dublin city centre is pretty barren on the arcade front and whatís left is small, run down and uncomfortable to be in.

I happened to be in the Cineworld arcade over the weekend waiting for Inception to start (good movie), so I thought I'd share a few photos of the place. The place is largely filled with air hockey, slot machines and pool tables, but there are some video games to be found. The pick of the bunch is undoubtedly the pinball machines. Fish Tales is actually a pretty good game, even though I have no interest in the theme. Gilliganís Island has never been working whenever I've been there so I can't comment on that one.

There used to be some slightly older machines (HOD1+2, Star Wars Arcade Trilogy, Daytona USA and ST:TNG Pinball), but these have been replaced recently with newer racers and test your strength machines.

It may not be much, but sometimes thatís all you have.





Some more photos: http://picasaweb.google.com/103353752748719317688/DublinArcade?feat=directlink

23-08-10, 12:48
Nice shots. I like Gilligan's Island, it's a shame it isn't working. Not the best pin ever, but worth playing.

26-08-10, 04:50
I would have liked to have tried Gilligan's Island alright. It has some nice play field decoration if nothing else.

I pretty much always try out a pinball machine when I come across one, though that can back fire on you. I came across roller coaster tycoon in Bally's while I was in vegas. Turned out only one flipper worked, but I didn't find that out until I plunked my dollar in.

26-08-10, 05:54
Did you try the Terminator vid out? Being a fan of the franchise and of video games that will be one I will defiantly buy, but not for 9k, it will turn up at auction in a year or so for about a quarter of the price.

26-08-10, 07:56
Sadly I didn't get around to trying it out, as Fish Tales got all my money. It did look pretty cool though, certainly the most impressive video game in that arcade.