Retro gaming afternoon 6 hrs, 2 adults from £8.50 with code Edinburgh Groupon
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Retro gaming afternoon 6 hrs, 2 adults from £8.50 with code Edinburgh Groupon

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LocalFound 4th Aug 2017Edited by:"jennypenny"
Use code EXPLORE LOCAL for extra 15% off . History of Video Games: Volume 2

The Pop Up Retro Arcade has returned for the summer in a bigger unit!

Pay one entry fee and then play as many games as you like for the duration of the session.
Ticketing options:

  • £10 for two (2) adult tickets (up to 50% off)
  • £19 for one (1) family ticket for two (2) adults and two (2) children (up to 34% off)
  • £49 for eight (8) adult tickets (up to 29% off)
  • Must be 12 or older. Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult.
History of Video Games This summer Edinburgh will see the short but rich history of video games under one roof as Future Artists bring together everything from original vintage machines such as Space Invaders and Pac Man to rare Star Wars games and classic home entertainment systems including Sega, Nintendo and Atari. Some of the classic games of the 80s, among them Afterburner and Outrun, will be played alongside Street Fighter and other 90s hits. This edition will also see the classic Commodore 65 and Spectrum 48k machines, plus rare handheld games.
fatsoma.com/fut…rgh
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johnsmith199718 m ago

I was thinking the same.When's it coming to London.How many people live in …I was thinking the same.When's it coming to London.How many people live in London compared to Edinburgh!!


Jesus guys, I mean c'mon poor old London, the heart and centre of the UK, it never gets anything. Nothing ever happens there. You poor hard by done people, we all feel for you. God forbid another part of the UK has something London does not, am outraged for you, the crime!
Edited by: "noahsdad" 4th Aug 2017
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nice one
Great thanks for this
The f*** am I just hearing about this now, literally the day before!? Gutted!
Awesome. Would be there if this was London
Street fighter 2? Maybe final fight. Well jealous!
Groupon states deal on between 19th July and 11th September but link says 5th August
If you like retro gaming you should check out tomsretroshack.com
marmaluke34 m ago

Awesome. Would be there if this was London



I was thinking the same.
When's it coming to London.
How many people live in London compared to Edinburgh!!
Do you have to pay £1 to play each game
abaxas4 m ago

http://www.arcadeclub.co.uk/End of argument.


Was just about to post this!!! Arcade club is epic especially with second floor now open! Get down and enjoy its amazing!!
jamobo129 m ago

Street fighter 2? Maybe final fight. Well jealous!


Yes, yes yes yes yes YES!
pazuzu1749 m ago

The f*** am I just hearing about this now, literally the day before!? …The f*** am I just hearing about this now, literally the day before!? Gutted!



It's on until Sat 19th August
I was at this the last time they were in Edinburgh. Basically it's just a pop up shop in a shopping centre that has about 10 arcade cabinets (some originals and some mock ups) and then a few older systems set up (NES, SNES, Megadrive, Classic NES Mini) then a PS4 and Xbox One, although I guess expect more from this since it's apparently in a "bigger unit".

It was fun, slightly more expensive than it was here but I felt I got my moneysworth. The one problem I had though was that it was hard to get on a cabinet you wanted since it was quite busy, plus factor in families bringing their kids in who will either just jump from cabinet to cabinet mashing buttons, or teens who will hog the cabinets for long periods of time (if you're going to this, please be considerate if someone is waiting to play the big ones like Pac-Man, Mario, Galaxian, Outrun etc).

All in all a good laugh though. We made a day of it and went to the afternoon session then out for drinks afterwards
The Commodore 65 is pretty rare...
johnsmith199718 m ago

I was thinking the same.When's it coming to London.How many people live in …I was thinking the same.When's it coming to London.How many people live in London compared to Edinburgh!!


Jesus guys, I mean c'mon poor old London, the heart and centre of the UK, it never gets anything. Nothing ever happens there. You poor hard by done people, we all feel for you. God forbid another part of the UK has something London does not, am outraged for you, the crime!
Edited by: "noahsdad" 4th Aug 2017
noahsdad3 m ago

Jesus guys, I mean c'mon poor old London, the heart and centre of the UK, …Jesus guys, I mean c'mon poor old London, the heart and centre of the UK, it never gets anything. Nothing ever happens there. You poor hard by done people, we all feel for you. God forbid another part of the UK has something London does not, am outraged for you, the crime!




Move all fun activities to London because it's got more people living in it. How dare we not include them
Trogador6 m ago

I was at this the last time they were in Edinburgh.


Did they have a good selection of multiplayer games at the last one?

I am thinking the likes of 4 player TMNT, Simpsons or MJ's Moonwalker, and 2 player Double Dragon.
noahsdad4 m ago

Jesus guys, I mean c'mon poor old London, the heart and centre of the UK, …Jesus guys, I mean c'mon poor old London, the heart and centre of the UK, it never gets anything. Nothing ever happens there. You poor hard by done people, we all feel for you. God forbid another part of the UK has something London does not, am outraged for you, the crime!



I love me retro arcade games.
You can't really compare playing an arcade game on a console or emulator vs the real thing.
This looks like a bit of a mess:

Groupon voucher says it's valid until Sept 12th
Fatsoma (the promoter)'s website is only offering tickets for sale up to Sat 19th August.

The Groupon voucher says no booking required - just print the ticket and show on entry. No dates or opening hours given.
Fatsoma's website says tickets are valid for a 3 hour session (either 12-3pm or 3-6pm). It claims full opening hours are at:
fatsoma.com/fut…rgh (but there's nothing there about opening hours).
There are opening hours at fatsoma.com/fut…l-2
"We run two sessions a day 12-3pm and 3pm till 6pm 7 days a week"

Groupon voucher says "Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult."
Fatsoma say "Can I drop my Kids off and go shopping - Again this is at your own discretion, only Children 12+ can be left un-supervised"

Code EXPLORELOCAL will give you 15% off one voucher, but doesn't discount more than £1.50 if you try to buy more than one voucher (I just set up another Groupon account with another email address to get the discount on a 2nd voucher).


EDIT:
It gets worse: their Facebook page says it's open July 31st to August 12th
I'm thinking piss-up and brewery.

Another EDIT:
Future Artists have confirmed on Facebook that children under 12 must be accompanied but unaccompanied teenagers are fine. Ignore what Groupon says.
Edited by: "ArthurDent1" 5th Aug 2017
Trogador11 m ago

I was at this the last time they were in Edinburgh. Basically it's just a …I was at this the last time they were in Edinburgh. Basically it's just a pop up shop in a shopping centre that has about 10 arcade cabinets (some originals and some mock ups) and then a few older systems set up (NES, SNES, Megadrive, Classic NES Mini) then a PS4 and Xbox One, although I guess expect more from this since it's apparently in a "bigger unit".It was fun, slightly more expensive than it was here but I felt I got my moneysworth. The one problem I had though was that it was hard to get on a cabinet you wanted since it was quite busy, plus factor in families bringing their kids in who will either just jump from cabinet to cabinet mashing buttons, or teens who will hog the cabinets for long periods of time (if you're going to this, please be considerate if someone is waiting to play the big ones like Pac-Man, Mario, Galaxian, Outrun etc).All in all a good laugh though. We made a day of it and went to the afternoon session then out for drinks afterwards



When I was kid,people use to put their 10p credit on the machines to signify they're next in the queue.
johnsmith19975 m ago

I love me retro arcade games.You can't really compare playing an arcade …I love me retro arcade games.You can't really compare playing an arcade game on a console or emulator vs the real thing.


That bit I have no problem with. Was more the whining bit "when is it coming to London, London has more people than Edinburgh". I agree the real thing is always best, although emulators etc are decent compensation.
abaxas35 m ago

http://www.arcadeclub.co.uk/End of argument.



Cheers,looks awesome!!
I've played a lot of those arcade machines shown.
Shame the place is in bloomin Bury.
Isn't Fatsuma is that weird Asian type food (but not like a nice Chinese) restaurant on the top floor? Seems like a strange venue in the shopping centre.
noahsdad12 m ago

Did they have a good selection of multiplayer games at the last one?I am …Did they have a good selection of multiplayer games at the last one?I am thinking the likes of 4 player TMNT, Simpsons or MJ's Moonwalker, and 2 player Double Dragon.



Here's a list I found on their Facebook:


Arcade Zone

Pac man, is a rare Puck man Cab (Google it )
Daytona USA – Classic Sega race sim
Lethal Enforcer – shoot em up
Millipede – classic 1983 game
Donkey Kong
Bomber Man
Super Hang on – Bike sim
Street Figher 2
Virtual Fighter
Karate (Street fighter 1)
Astrowars
and our rare Nintendo multi-game cab from Japan

and then we have

Mario Kart on the Snes and the N64
Mega Man, NES
Mario World on the N64
Mario Bros on the NES
Duck Hunt with Zapper on the NES
Senna Monico GP2 Formula 1 Racing on the Sega Master System
Wrestle Mania WWF SNES
Sonic 2 on the megadrive
Streets of Rage on the Megadrive
Hurricanes on the megadrive
Fifa on the PS3
Tomb Raider legend on the PS2
Tekken 2 on the PS1
Mario Sunshine on the Game Cube

Hand held zone...

Game Boy Colour, Game Gear, Original Game boy with Tetris and a Gameboy advance
If that list is more or less what it is, is not a *must go* to thing for me. Where is Shinobi, Rastan, Double Dragon, TMNT, Simpsons, Scramble, Bombjack, Track n Field, and I could go on and on. As much as I like Sega and Nintendo also, is a bit too focused on them.
marmaluke1 h, 24 m ago

Awesome. Would be there if this was London


londonist.com/lon…ade


Found this for all us Londoners/Southerners.
They used to be in Acton but now in Croydon.
They don't seem to have as many machines as the Arcade Club.
Will have to check this out,as I'm only in Sutton.
No gauntlet? The amount of money mates and me spent on that in early 90's. Was in our school, no wonder the teachers drove mercs.
Anyone know something like this in the Midlands?
Andyr3301 h, 15 m ago

Was just about to post this!!! Arcade club is epic especially with second …Was just about to post this!!! Arcade club is epic especially with second floor now open! Get down and enjoy its amazing!!

Second that - I drive from Liverpool to the Arcade Club in Bury and it's the dogs!
Trogador1 h, 16 m ago

Here's a list I found on their Facebook:Arcade ZonePac man, is a rare Puck …Here's a list I found on their Facebook:Arcade ZonePac man, is a rare Puck man Cab (Google it [Image] )Daytona USA – Classic Sega race simLethal Enforcer – shoot em upMillipede – classic 1983 gameDonkey Kong Bomber ManSuper Hang on – Bike simStreet Figher 2Virtual FighterKarate (Street fighter 1)Astrowarsand our rare Nintendo multi-game cab from Japanand then we haveMario Kart on the Snes and the N64Mega Man, NESMario World on the N64Mario Bros on the NESDuck Hunt with Zapper on the NESSenna Monico GP2 Formula 1 Racing on the Sega Master SystemWrestle Mania WWF SNESSonic 2 on the megadriveStreets of Rage on the MegadriveHurricanes on the megadriveFifa on the PS3Tomb Raider legend on the PS2Tekken 2 on the PS1Mario Sunshine on the Game CubeHand held zone...Game Boy Colour, Game Gear, Original Game boy with Tetris and a Gameboy advance


Great, but nothing you can't get for free with Mame on a PC or Pi at home
Thank you so much for posting this deal! It made me Google similar places like this here in Leicester and i found out about Retro Computer Museum. I really hope they have Final Fight on their arcades. I would drop dead if i get to play it. That would be my life complete. And i thought playing it on the Game Boy Advance SP was cool.
mogki27 m ago

Thank you so much for posting this deal! It made me Google similar places …Thank you so much for posting this deal! It made me Google similar places like this here in Leicester and i found out about Retro Computer Museum. I really hope they have Final Fight on their arcades. I would drop dead if i get to play it. That would be my life complete. And i thought playing it on the Game Boy Advance SP was cool.


From the Retro Computer Museum site:
'Retro Computer Museum is a registered charity dedicated to the benefit of the public for the preservation, display and public experience of computer and console systems from the 1960's onwards. ... Our main focus is on systems that were in use in the home, rather than big computer systems and mainframes of early computer development'

So you won't find Final Fight there (at least not the arcade machine version).
Edited by: "bernardsfingers" 4th Aug 2017
Not a great deal when you consider Arcade Cloub is much bigger and is £10 all year round. In fact its the biggest Arcade in Europe and its in Bury which is accessible from a tram from Mancehster City Centre arcadeclub.co.uk/
arcadeclub FTW!
ranja819 h, 12 m ago

If you like retro gaming you should check out tomsretroshack.com


Have you seen prices there ? Just buy used PSP 2k/3k from cex and get memory Card with retro games for 10 pounds from eBay . You can play everything from c64 to p
abaxas9 h, 29 m ago

http://www.arcadeclub.co.uk/End of argument.


Excellent. Never knew about this. Cheers
I am wondering if that is a bad typo by groupon, "the classic Commodore 65", it was only a prototype of which a handful are in existence.

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For all those saying about London doesn't get anything, we have the coolest gaming/arcade place in London! It's called heart of gaming and it's located in the whitegift centre in Croydon. They used to be in Acton like someone said before but they have retro gaming, Street fighter, sonic, dance dance Revolution, old Japanese arcade units, Ps4s, Xbox one's, almost everything you could imagine and last time I went it was a tenner for a whole day and they sometimes have offers and tournaments! I highly recommend it
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