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Brighton Penny Arcade (revisited)
« on: 02 September, 2011, 21:34:29 »
Guys,

Just thought I'd pop another mention to this place as I now have some pics. Although this may not be everyone's cup of tea, it is undoubtably 'classic' as this is pretty much where it all started from! Credit has to be given to that. Without the succes of these machines, the industry would not have developed to give us the classic fruits and stuff we enjoy today!

This isn't the worlds largest collection compared to some I have seen but even so, has taken many years to put together!! I know that my own collection started 15 years ago and is still not finished! This arcade has some items that are very special indeed and rarer than tartan paint! (so I don't mean to put it down at all) The owner kindly let me take the photographs I have posted here (albeit without the use of a flash!) There are approx 40 - 50 machines I would say.

Persoanlly, my collection is predominantly 80's & 90's machines (my oldest game is 1964 mind you). I just can't help but to be intrigued by the coin-op years below. There is something very honest about them but believe me, even at this early age the odds were very much against you on some!

Take a look for yourself.

Everything worked on old pennies of which you can change up 1 for 10 of them, so without wanting to state the obvious - 10p play! Henry (my son) and I must have has around one hour of play for 5!! This was helped by the fact we found an allwyn that was surprisingly generous on its winning cups! We also spent quite a bit of time on the crane. There was no processor control here just a fairly strong bite! (It didn't take long for that idea to wear off!) When dumped it the pool of sweets it nye on always came out with something - virtualy prize every time!

All in all great fun for very little money.

Well owrth a look.

In the arches, under the prom, to the right of the Palace Pier.

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Re: Brighton Penny Arcade (revisited)
« Reply #1 on: 02 September, 2011, 21:38:36 »
Classic classics!
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Re: Brighton Penny Arcade (revisited)
« Reply #2 on: 02 September, 2011, 21:39:44 »
More.....
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Re: Brighton Penny Arcade (revisited)
« Reply #3 on: 02 September, 2011, 21:41:06 »
oh, and these....  :)
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Re: Brighton Penny Arcade (revisited)
« Reply #4 on: 02 September, 2011, 21:42:31 »
Mmmm, vintage games - I want one!  :D
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Re: Brighton Penny Arcade (revisited)
« Reply #5 on: 02 September, 2011, 21:44:09 »
.....  ;D
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Re: Brighton Penny Arcade (revisited)
« Reply #6 on: 02 September, 2011, 21:45:47 »
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Re: Brighton Penny Arcade (revisited)
« Reply #7 on: 02 September, 2011, 21:48:36 »
Henry on the generous allwyn! Many games saw our stake doubled for a 2d payout! Hell yeah :) :) :)
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Re: Brighton Penny Arcade (revisited)
« Reply #8 on: 03 September, 2011, 17:56:05 »
I remember that place a fair bit! That steer-a-ball has been about for ages now! Always knobbled you on the 3rd level there down into the hole of doom. They used to have a Beromat fruity as well with bells as wild on the last reel. I remember getting 3 of em for 12d! Not too bad!
Also loved the Tip-Em-Off but normally I'd be money back there. Early style pusher without the push.

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Re: Brighton Penny Arcade (revisited)
« Reply #9 on: 03 September, 2011, 19:09:51 »
Tip Em Off - Yes, I know it well (a friend used to have one too!)

A wall mounted machine with a 'V' shaped playfield. Coins come in from the top and cascade down the sprung shelves. When the coins build up, the weight increases and in turn, coins can fall to pay.

Great little machine.  :)

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Re: Brighton Penny Arcade (revisited)
« Reply #10 on: 04 September, 2011, 01:18:09 »
Great pics mate, i've not seen one of those original old skool crane grabbers since i was around ..........well very young :)

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Re: Brighton Penny Arcade (revisited)
« Reply #11 on: 04 September, 2011, 22:49:51 »
I would LOVE to own the Band...

Not that these are around anymore, I do have a thing for these and the old 'shows' that were in BIG wooden display cabinets that on coin entry would play the music or play the show.

I was within a whisker of one a few years back...

Deep deep regrets. This one was a Black band with a monkey....I may have a photo somewhere.

As for the rest, nice to look at.  8)

 

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