The ferry arcade had a similar selection of games to the
other P&O ferries I’ve been on, but it was nice to see these two:
Sega’s awesome Ferrari simulator seems to be becoming
Shh…! Welcome to Frightfearland
– PanicMuseum 2
This surely deserves an award for longest title ever!Known as Haunted Museum II in Japan, I had no
idea this game was released in the West. Think The House of the Dead, but in an
abandoned amusement park with psychotic clowns.Unfortunately the Player 1 gun sight was well off, but the Player 2 gun
played ok.Good fun, especially if like me
you’ve never liked clowns!
I recently ventured down to Southend-on-Sea to check out a
new arcade – AstroCity!
The arcade is awesome, with a fantastic mix of titles on
Japanese candy and Western cabinets, including some classic wooden dedicated
Walking up the concrete stairway to the main arcade gaming
floor and seeing all the classic titles reminded me of Akihabara’s TryAmusementTower.The arcade has a nice selection of Cave
shooters including Ketsui, one of my all time favourites.I also enjoyed a few credits on Ghosts’N Goblins, Street Fighter II’ Turbo-Hyper
Fighting, Pac-Land, G-Darius, WWF WrestleFest and Pac-Mania.The games are set to 50p a credit.
I remember playing Pac-Mania
down the seafront when I was a kid and being impressed by the isometric
graphics.I love the art on this
cabinet.It was great to see it again
after all these years.
I hope the arcade is a great
success.I really enjoyed it and can’t
wait for my next visit!