Thursday, 17 September 2015

Timewarp Arcade

Timewarp Arcade is a new arcade in Bridgwater, Somerset. 

The arcade has a great selection of games, including some awesome titles I haven’t seen / played for a long time.

Here are some of my gaming highlights.

I remember credit feeding this to completion with a friend down the seafront one Saturday afternoon.  Not a gaming accomplishment to be proud of, but great fun!


I was really happy to see OutRunners.  Developed by AM2 and released in 1992, I remember playing it at Leisureland, Great Yarmouth.  There are eight vehicles to choose from, but I tend to stick with the trusty red Ferrari Testarossa (it wouldn’t be OutRun without it!). 


This time your racing across the world.  The stages are impressive, some of my favourites being Japan, complete with cherry blossoms, temples and Mount Fuji, and weaving between trams on the Hong Kong night stage.

The ‘Sega Sound System’ serves as your car radio.  I really like the remixed versions of Passing Breeze, Splash Wave and Magical Sound Shower, very cool.

Whilst it never reached the same levels of popularity as the original, OutRunners is loads of fun and an awesome update.

Prop Cycle

Another title I enjoyed back in the day and haven’t seen for years.  Great fun and a good work out as well!


Konami’s Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles and The Simpsons proved extremely popular and were in all the arcades, but X-Men remained pretty elusive.  I guess back in the mid nineties X-Men didn’t have the same market appeal in Europe, or perhaps scrolling beat-em-ups had started to lose their appeal?  I only recall playing it at the arcade at Gatwick airport, and the cabinet was the awesome six player dual screen version.  Gatwick arcade was awesome with some seldom seen games, including Sega’s Wing War and Hologram Time Traveller.

Game over man!  Game Over!

Clearly the owner is a big fan of the xenomorphs.

Alien 3 The Gun is a recent addition to the arcade and is awaiting repair work.  Hopefully it will be up and running on my next visit. 


Shoot-em-up fans are well catered for, with Last Resort, Raiden Fighters and R-Type.

There is one entry price and all the machines are on free-play.  I had an awesome time revisiting some old classics. 

A video of Timewarp Arcade.

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