Thursday, 21 May 2015

Arcades on the Isle of Wight - Part 2


Located in the South of the Island, sadly it looks like Game Over for Ventnor’s only arcade.

Sandown Pier

Located in the East, Sandown Pier has a good selection of large dedicated cabinets.  Unfortunately a few had monitor faults and hardware issues.

There was also another Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, although the monitor wasn’t quite as nice as the one in Ryde.


Shanklin is a stroll along the Esplanade from Sandown.  Seaside Amusements had a collection of vintage one arm bandits and two pinball machines. 

Sadly the Terminator 2 machine which was here on my last visit a couple of years ago has now gone.  On the plus side there are some very nice pubs in Shanklin.  We stopped by The Village Inn and had an awesome seafood platter.

The Needles

Located in the West, The Needles has a small arcade.  I was really pleased to see Lucky & Wild.  The cab looked in great condition.


Taking the chair lift over the top of Alum Bay cliff to the beach and going on a boat trip out to The Needles was great fun and a holiday highlight. 

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