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electro-mechanical arcade games

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these largely forgotten games where great but sadly pushed aside when video arcade games came along...

loved to play these in barrys arcade bangor..

they took the big old penny..

the video below shows how one of these works

 

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Great these type of game was and required a great lot of skill, i seem to remember playing one with an helicopter like the one below but cant find the uk one

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I am so sorry to take this slightly off topic but that Whirlybird picture just above reminds me of a Pocketeer, these were games that needed skills and perhaps the "best one ever" in my mind was Steeple Chase.

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41 minutes ago, Reg said:

I am so sorry to take this slightly off topic but that Whirlybird picture just above reminds me of a Pocketeer, these were games that needed skills and perhaps the "best one ever" in my mind was Steeple Chase.

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Ya i remember these to now you brought it up, no doubt it will end up in the 70s 80s toys at some stage😉

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oh my days...pocketeers - remember this one anyone ? :D (just to add, Reg when can we expect a DX of this from you mate :D:D )

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