We recently spent a couple of days in
Clacton and enjoyed the traditional
seaside fayre – fish n chips, ice cream, paddling in the sea (fortunately we
had nice weather!) and of course, arcades!
We stayed in a caravan on
holiday park. The park itself had an arcade featuring F355
Challenge, Ghost Squad, The House of the Dead III and OutRun2. I was really happy to play some OR2 as
they’ve all disappeared from Great Yarmouth. Martello Beach
Walking through the small seaside
we passed by
some arcades. village
Once again I’m 20 years too late and can only imagine what they were like in their heyday.
We passed these beach huts and my first thought was Mini Cutes.
Don-chan finally reaches these shores!
The sea defences look like they’ve been inspired by Pac-Man ghosts.
It was nice to play Operation G.H.O.S.T. in the arcade/bowling alley just across the road from the pier, first time I’ve seen this.
The amusement arcades along
Pier Avenue were also
devoid of any classics.
Walton Pier had quite a few videogames, mostly modern except for a few Sega classics. There was an OutRun2SP DLX cabinet, but unfortunately the rear projection screen was in very poor condition.
It was a lovely hot and sunny day and we spent most of our time here paddling and collecting shells along the beach.
I had a couple of credits on OutRun2 Special Tours and Downhill Bikers. I thought (hoped!) there might be a few classics hidden away in the arcades here, but sadly it wasn’t to be.
The OutRun2SP DLX cabinets were on
. These ones were in excellent condition and
had received a Sega LCD upgrade. Seawick Holiday Park