Coaxial 6: Down The Arcades


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Remember Defender? Chase HQ? Time Crisis? The sound of Charlie Brown's teacher calling out bingo, in a fug of cigarette smoke and the black and red uniforms of the Nobles Amusements cash girls?

Or the feeling of putting too much money into a machine and having to leave credits behind? We do. All of this, and more. This week's Coaxial is a fond memory, a look back at the halcyon days of the British arcades, a feast of (now) retro gaming, sticky carpets, and broken joysticks.

Join Christian Cawley and Gareth Kavanagh for their reminiscences of visiting arcades in the 1980s, 90s, and now.

Image credit: Sam Howzit []

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