Thursday, 7 September 2017

Arcades in Deal, Kent

On day two of our holiday at Romney Sands, we ventured down to Deal.  The first arcade we checked out was Pier Amusements on the seafront. 

The arcade featured mostly coin pushers and redemption machines.  However there was an OutRun2 twin as well as a Europa Jamma cabinet which had been converted into Lethal Enforcers II: Gun Fighters. 

After having fish n chips on the seafront, we went to Royal Leisure Centre. 

The arcade had some real classics.  There was a row of four Electrocoin Duet cabinets with a line-up of Mortal Kombat, Street Fighter II’ Championship Edition and Hyper Fighting and Track & Field.

Michael Jackson’s Moonwalker, The Simpsons and WF WrestleFest.

Four Trax, released by Namco in 1989.

A cool game I don’t recall seeing before.

The machines were in pretty good condition for their age.  The monitors were good and the games played well.  The only issue I had was the Moonwalker cab not accepting coins.  Towards the back of the arcade was a fruit machine graveyard.  There appears to be a N-Sub machine at the back behind them, a cool Sega game from 1980.

With Electrocoin cabinets complete with ashtrays, games 20p per credit, vintage arcade signs and the familiar sounds of Street Fighter II’ and The Simpsons, it really felt like re-visiting a nineties arcade.  


  1. Holy shit! From the looks of things, Kent seems to be this arcade paradise where cabs are kept and not binned. I'm definitely going to be going there soon.

    1. Yeah it was a real blast from the past and great to play Street Fighter II in a seaside town arcade after all these years. It's well worth a visit if you get a chance.