This week I finally checked out The Heart Of Gaming, a relatively new arcade in North Acton,
The Sega Versus City cabinets played host to some top fighters, as well as the awesome Money Puzzle Exchanger.
I was really happy to see the Jaleco Pony Mk. II 28 cabinets. I used to play on them in the Trocedero Funland/Sega World. I remember playing Air Assault/Fire Barrel and Asian Dynamite/Dynamite Deka EX on the Pony’s just before it closed its doors.
I enjoyed playing Border Down, Pulstar and Ghosts’N Goblins. My personal highlight was Killer Instinct 2, in an original Killer Instinct cabinet. In fact I spent most of my time playing this!
There was also a room dedicated to console gaming. Repairs to a House of the Dead cabinet were almost complete so should be added to the line up soon. Its awesome seeing new arcade ventures open like this and
in Southend. With a top line up of cabs and games and
friendly staff, I really enjoyed my visit to the HoG and am already looking
forward to my next visit! Astro