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Bognor Regis / Re: 13/4/19 bognor trip report
« on: 14 April, 2019, 23:21:42 »
:) in fairness theres some decent games in the newer over 18s section. It has the red alert, Camelot, king of and a few 25 crests. Theres the top slot 3 player and party time player and a decent few 25ers like the nudge wink. Not forgetting the 6 roll.

Yep theres a few 500s and newer games too. I haven't played them yet but theres still a decent classic lineup even in this newer area!

I'm hoping to make it there next Friday if anyone is gonna be about. Bognor is great for me. I need at least an 8 hour block to get any decent playtime in maidstone and that's really rare for me so I haven't been able to make it there for well over a year.

I've made it an hour to bognor 3 times already. Time I'd have probably spent taking a punt in the local arcades.

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Bognor Regis / Re: 13/4/19 bognor trip report
« on: 13 April, 2019, 20:24:26 »
Ahhh was hoping to get down for a couple of hours today but didnt get the free time :(.

Good to see beer guide is up and running. Definitely something I'll play on my next trip.

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Bognor Regis / Re: Bognor photos
« on: 23 March, 2019, 21:37:03 »
I don't mind at all, spa. I'd encourage anyone who likes what they see to visit. As David has suggested with his list they don't do the place justice.

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Bognor Regis / Re: Bognor photos
« on: 23 March, 2019, 20:37:36 »
Theres a few 500s in the newer over 18s section. To be honest I think it's good to offer something for everyone in the best form possible. There are some that will only play 500s. They're not interested in anything less, not even the 100 version of the same game. I don't know the percentages of Dave's, but is hazard a guess they'll be above those in the bookies or the other local arcades. That's before you consider it being a friendlier, better environment to play.

So sure, if people want to play them then chuck a few in the mix. Maybe those people will occasionally have a punt on a few of the classics too.

They aren't really my thing, but I'll chuck a few quid in a 500 too every so often. I'll give most games a go of any era. Not one to put loads in, I get bored of then fairly quick to be honest but yeah I'll chuck a few in as a punt. Mostly it's a loss but I've had the odd decent hit like that which is fun. In my view, you've got a much better chance of a hit on something like that with a few quid in than some forcer that 99 to.es out of 10p requires you to play round the streak for any chance of not coming away with your wallet smashed in.

I don't think you'll find any other commercial arcade that has the array of games on offer here and I don't know of one with a row of oldies like this place has. I'm a fan of the place :). For me it's like reelfruits on steroids.

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Bognor Regis / Re: Bognor photos
« on: 23 March, 2019, 18:40:00 »
They have the maygay coronation street with the line up style trail if it helps. I cant stand that thing :)

Maybe you could convince Dave to swap it out for line up. :)

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Bognor Regis / Re: Bognor photos
« on: 23 March, 2019, 18:28:00 »
Thinking back I think there was a video cab next to the crystal maze quiz machine?

There were also cranes too and some kiddies rides out the front.

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Bognor Regis / Re: Bognor photos
« on: 23 March, 2019, 18:20:01 »
The horse racing game is there too. Not sure about the roulette game.

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Bognor Regis / Re: Bognor photos
« on: 23 March, 2019, 18:18:05 »
Ah yep there was a pin table. Like I said the photos don't show all of it. I'm not sure about video cabs, but honestly could have been. There was a sit down video table but I forgot to mention it because it wasnt yet ready  They have Daytona, also a work in progress.

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Bognor Regis / Re: Bognor photos
« on: 23 March, 2019, 16:17:40 »
Yep, 70. They are all up and running now too. I had a few quid in each to no avail. I quite like the astras. Later others were playing it too, so even though it is a little out of place sandwiched between 10 Indiana jones, Jpm popeye and 10 crystal dome, it still got a decent amount of play it seems.

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Bognor Regis / Re: Bognor photos
« on: 23 March, 2019, 12:36:14 »
Ah they look much better the right way up. Thanks DaddyAl84.

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Bognor Regis / Re: Bognor photos
« on: 23 March, 2019, 08:47:57 »
I really don't know the tech of machines well. The long row of old machines is of that era. Dave did show me outback where he had a few he was working on. I forget what they all were, tbh, but I think there was an mpu3 there so maybe those games will be out when the arcade is ready.

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Bognor Regis / Re: Bognor photos
« on: 22 March, 2019, 21:48:35 »
Cosmic, yep that is a football fever although I admit its not top of my list so didnt get a change to have a punt.

And many, there are some 4.80 projects I think. I am going to say off the top of my head a jackpot 7's (I think) and a sevens and melons, but that one was not in action yet i think. Please don't hold me to it, there was so much there and that was with the blue moon, played constantly in that corner the entire time I was there around that area so didnt get much of a look in :)

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Bognor Regis / Re: Bognor photos
« on: 22 March, 2019, 19:11:07 »
I honestly have only shown maybe half of the arcade here. I think mostly the machines that would be of interest here, but I probably should have taken more photos of the 5 section. Theres so much of worth there that I didn't photo. Just to list a few....

Ring a bell on 20p/5. This was dead today, but still played a decent game, tbh. The higher stake and lower jackpot really suits the game.
Theres some crests along the back wall at the front, Arabian knights era.
Theres a couple of 5 global's, how big is your rock, etc.
Theres a Las Vegas strip on 8 jackpot.
Theres a Miami dice on10p/4.
Theres a scattering of reds on 5, none of them have ripped me apart yet :).
Theres a 3 player party fruits, although it was being worked on today. Dave said it might make it's way into the over 18s.
Theres a 3 player monopoly and an oxo 2 player. A few older astras too.
A Daytona, waiting to be bought to life.
Theres a blue moon in the classic  over 18s. It was getting plenty of play by others today.
A play it again in the classic upright cabinet (not the ace cab).
There is a row of 25 quid barcrests in the class over 18s, and also some in the newer over 18s. Things like battleaxe, big brother, Austin powers. Theres also a beer guide in the classic section waiting to be brought online.
Like all of Dave's arcades there's a scattering of project coin games too. Some not yet ready but I'm sure they'll be up and running soon.
Undoubtedly I've forgotten a lot. Even many of the 5 quidders have stickers advertising 80pc payout and everything played a good game.

This place is worth a visit if you like machines, no matter which continent you have to travel from. Today a few of the machines were not so kind, monopoly in particular (I think it may have streaked already) and fairground (fortune for a board).  But still, I left after 3 hours flying by having felt like I had a great time. Had I have had more time I'd have changed up some more notes and could have played until the doors closed.

The arcade wasnt empty like I made it look in the pictures. :) even on a drizzly Friday afternoon there were up to a dozen people in.

Hospitality was good as always. Drinks were handed out and Dave even offered a kebab! :) one day I'll take him up on his food offer,  but I always feel like the arcade alone is enough.

Anyway, I hope you like the pictures and forgive my camera work. The forum software doesn't seem to understand the orientation field of the images, hence they're all upside down.

See you all soon at the best arcade in the country!

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Bognor Regis / Re: Bognor photos
« on: 22 March, 2019, 18:49:29 »
At the front theres a few maygays in the 5 pounder section. These play a lot better than you might have been used to for maygays in a seaside venue.

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Bognor Regis / Re: Bognor photos
« on: 22 March, 2019, 18:46:45 »
A row of legendary games. :) chris217 wont be short of things to keep him going. These have has a few teething problems, I guess because of their age. The row starts with a classic bar x and a smash and grab. Again, a few waiting to be resurrected here but understandable given their age.

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Bognor Regis / Re: Bognor photos
« on: 22 March, 2019, 18:44:10 »
Theres actually 2 Andy capps in the 5 pounder section. Currently both awaiting attention :). But most games are now up and running.

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Bognor Regis / Re: Bognor photos
« on: 22 March, 2019, 18:39:03 »
At the back of the arcade there is a second over 18s, but this is mostly more classic machines on 10 or original tokens and 20p play mostly. There is a spinwall too, because it was too tall to go in the other over 18s.

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Bognor Regis / Re: Bognor photos
« on: 22 March, 2019, 18:36:17 »
Last couple of photos of the big boys section. There are a few more machines, but I didnt want to get people in the photos cos not everyone wants to be famous.

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Bognor Regis / Re: Bognor photos
« on: 22 March, 2019, 18:33:39 »
More of the higher stakes over 18s.

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Bognor Regis / Re: Bognor photos
« on: 22 March, 2019, 18:30:24 »
Obvs that was the over 18s, mostly with 25 and up machines and a couple of 15s too.

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