Why build an Arcade Shed?Growing up in Essex in the 80's, I had easy access to some of the best arcades in the UK, with Southend being a 25 minute drive from my home in Grays. Every Friday my friends and I would head up the A13 in an old Ford Capri owned by my … Continue Reading ››
After I built my arcade shed, I went on a bit of a buying spree, snapping up knackered old cabinets on eBay without much thought as to what I would do with them. I just knew that I had a space that needed filling with cabinets, and that I needed to learn how to restore … Continue Reading ››
Chase HQ was an arcade racer that was very much of it’s era, so 80’s in its style that it could have been directed by Jerry Bruckheimer, starred Eddie Murphy, and had a soundtrack by Harold Faltermeyer. Playing like cross between Sega’s classic OutRun and the film Beverly Hills Cop, your role is to chase the … Continue Reading ››
Was Space Panic The First Ever Platformer?Space Panic is an early arcade game from Universal, released in 1980 and believed to be the first ever platform game, predating Donkey Kong by a full year. This was also the first successful game by arcade developer Universal, who later created the classic Mr Do!.
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Some games conjure up very vivid memories - where you first played it, the feel of the controls, the sounds and graphics forever burned into your mind. Xevious was one of my earliest arcade game memories, not the first I played but one of the first that I mastered. This game made me feel like … Continue Reading ››