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Here is a list of all the retro games in our collection.

I am not to sure of some of the dates, so have made a guess in some cases.

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Machine. Back ground information. Price of Play/Prize
  Bally.
Tic Tac Toe.
Classic Bally rebuild with 100 coin jackpot. 2p/£2
  Bally.
Target.
This is the game where you get 3 targets on the win line, then try to stop the flashing target feature on the Bull's Eye. Random hold after win on target feature. 2p/40p
Image Riviara
Cashcendo
1968/75
I don't know much about these, but there are many variations using the same cabinet and mechanism. I think this model was originally made in 1968 and converted in 1975. I bought both these in good condition, but the chrome has been enameled. 2p/£1.00
Bigger Image Bryans
Elevensies
1954
One of many games made by the Bryans Works, which was first made in 1955. Originally 1d, now on 2p. The Bryans works kept production of many of their games going right up to November 2000 when the factory was destroyed by fire. Many collectors would have queued to buy new machines had any one realised this was possible. Elevenses was the biggest-selling Allwin of during their time. 2p/4p or 12p
Bigger Image Cromptons
Tip em Off
1968
An old 1d game where the coins collect on shelves counter balanced by weights. As the coins pile up, the shelf tips over and the coins paid out. On 1p when I bought it, now on 2p as it works better with the larger coins. Due to the simple coin slots, these will take anything you can feed through the slots. No longer available.. 2p/50p
Bigger Image Brenco
Silver Chest
1972
One of my favourites found in British Rail buffets around the early seventies. Well made electro-mechanical game converted to take the new 10p coin. The 10p jackpot was all that was legally allowed at the time. 2p/10p
Bigger Image Bally/Summit
Bars and Sevens
1972/82
This Machine is a converted Bally from the 70s'. Starting life as a Casino machine in Nevada, it was bought by Summit and converted in 1982 to a more reliable Bars and Sevens. The mechanical reel unit was replaced with a microprocessor controlled reel and payout unit then sold to a major casino. After video poker became all the rage, it was then sold to an operator in Barbados before being moved on to Ireland set 2p play and operated there. From here it found its way to a flat in London, sold on eBay to finally end up at Shanklin on the Isle of Wight. 2p/£20.00
Bigger Image Ace
Casino Royale
1966
An old 6d jackpot machine. The 320 coin jackpot would have yielded £8.00 in 6d coins. The hold feature, which games followed at the time was available every spin, except after using a hold the previous game or after a win. This explains the lack of a "Hold Now" panel. As I remember, most players were aware of this and didn't cause the confusion it does today. Also accepted 1/-, 2/- and 2/6 coins. Now on 1p play. No longer available.. 1p/£3.20
Bigger Image Bell Fruit
Lucky Twos
1973
Another massive 10p jackpot game from the early 70s. Originally bought and operated by "Top Twenty Phonograph and Automatic Machine Co. Ltd." later renamed "Phonomatics" which operated from Havant. They had most of the brewery contracts in the grater Portsmouth area through the 70s and 80s. A very common game at the time. No longer available.. 2p/10p
Bigger Image Brenco
Wheel of Fortune
Previously on old penny made in the mid 60s'. Converted to new penny in 71. Operated in Ireland before returning to England. Now running on 2p to give it a more authentic feel. No longer available.. 2p/20p
Bigger Image Bell Fruit
Nudge Gambler
1979
Classic Bell Fruit game. Original payout structure except the removal of the 10p tokens. Now accepts the new 5p, 10p and 50p coins. Cost to buy when new, £615 from Ruffler and Deith. No longer available.. 5p/£1.00
Bigger Image Bally
Las Vegas
1974
. From the Bob Thompson auction. Still available to buy new in 1976 for £475 Three chips any where in view activates the chip feature. The player flicks the plastic chip into a mini bagatelle and can win 4p or 20p depending where it lands. Originally 5p play, but converted to 2p as no one seems to like 5p games. 2p/20p
Bigger Image Brenco
Copper Prince
1972
"Two plays for 1p" I hear them say, well not quite. After inserting your 1p the reels spin and all stop together. If you win, the game pays out and the game ends. If you don't achieve a wining line, you have a few seconds to hold any reels, before the reels automatically spin again. You then either get a wining line or not. Insert another 1p coin and the cycle starts again. A very popular game. No longer available.. 1p/10p
Bigger Image Bally
Big Barrel. Model 1012.
1974
One of my favourites. A rare floor standing Bally game. The 20p coin win on the feature was originally a 25p token which you could replay for 13 credits. No longer available.. 2p/20p
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3 Musketeers.
A conversion of the above game to what was then newer high pay out award of 40p. 2p/40p
Bigger Image Bally
Stars and Stripes
1976
A Bally conversion from another probably better game. Only a few symbols making the game more like a Bar-X machine. 2p/50p
Bigger Image Bally
Vegas
1974
From the Bob Thompson auction. This 3 coin multiplier game allows you to stake 1-3 coins. 600 coin jackpot when playing 3 coins. 2p-6p/£12
Bigger Image Wondermatics
Win and Place
1954
Apparently Wondermatics was owned and run by two gay friends. With this in mind a closer look at the companies logo on the machine was not quite what you would expect to find on games produced in the 50s. A popular game from my youth with a 6d payout when suitably primed by previous players. Was 1d now working on 2p 2p/12p
Bigger Image Auto Fruit Bet on one or more fruit symbols. The lights then cycle between them all. If you placed a bet on the winning fruit, you are paid that amount. There are loose lights that can only light on a game where bets were placed. Adjustable. Converted for 2p play. 1d-1/- 2p/24p
Bigger Image Games Inc. King Tap. 1970
You Tube Video.
Uses projection units instead of reels. Insert 1p and move paddle to "spin reels". Hold any desired symbols and move paddle to "spin again". Wins lines obtained during first "spin" should be held to pay out at end of second "spin". Plays exactly the same as "Miss new penny", a game I remember from the first year of decimalisation. No longer available.. 1p/10p
Bigger Image Bally Mustang. Model 903. 1970 Sought after three reel game made for the American market with holds and a 200 coin jackpot. No top glass when I rescued this from the Bob Thompson auction, so currently has a print I had made. Top glass wanted if any one has one to spare. Has a now illegal feature (UK) where three horseshoes light favorable feature for next 10 games. 2p/£4
Bigger Image Bally Medalist. Model 1081. 1975 A popular and rare 5 reel game made for the American market. Actually three 3 reel games in one. Play one coin for reels 1 to 3, two coins for reels 1-3 and 2-4 and three coins to play reels 1-3, 2-4 and 3-5. Confused yet? So playing 3 coins getting first 3 cherries would pay 17 coins. 10 for first game, 5 for second game and 2 for third game. Lots of different pay outs with a very complicated win detection circuit. Had one diode short circuit when I bought it which with out the schematic would have been very hard to find. Play 3 coins and win £200. Odds 3,200,000 to 1 Paid by hand. 2p-6p/£200
Bigger Image Cromptons Tooty Fruity, Silver Award. Light the 4 "Silver Award" lamps on the bottom row for bells and a 50p coin. From Bournemouth seafront arcade. 2p/50p
Bigger Image Bally Super Line. Model 892. 1971 A 4 reel game made for the American market. Reels pay left to right and right to left. 200 coin jackpot. Also pays 2 coins for any two targets, stars or sevens and 20 coins for any 3 scattered on the win line. A UK version was also made giving a £60 jackpot in 50p coins on 10p play. 2p/£4

Arcade Supplies.
Crane toys and other prizes.

Click image to enlarge. Description. Price Each. Order Code.
Stock Qty.
Picture Cardboard coin cup.
93mm dia. x 83mm high.
£0.10 PR0001DL
1990
Picture 500g small prizes. Pushers, Party bags etc.
Contents will vary from picture.
£7.50 PR0002DL
YES
Picture 1Kg small prizes. Pushers, Party bags etc.
Contents will vary from picture.
£12.00 PR0003DL
YES
Picture Rainbow Wildlife 1.
23cm. Teardrop glitter eyes.
£4.50 PR0004DL
YES
Picture Rainbow Wildlife 2.
23cm. Teardrop glitter eyes.
£4.50 PR0005DL
YES
Picture Rainbow Wildlife 3.
23cm. Teardrop glitter eyes.
£4.50 PR0006
YES
Picture Rainbow Wildlife 4.
23cm. Teardrop glitter eyes.
£4.50 PR0007
YES
Picture DC Cuties 1.
25cm. Beanie Plush.
£4.20 PR0008
YES
Picture DC Cuties 2.
25cm. Beanie Plush.
£4.20 PR0009
YES
Picture DC Cuties 3.
25cm. Beanie Plush.
£4.20 PR0010
YES
Picture DC Cuties 4.
25cm. Beanie Plush.
£4.20 PR0011
YES
Picture DC Cuties 5.
25cm. Beanie Plush.
£4.20 PR0012
YES
Picture DC Cuties 6.
25cm. Beanie Plush.
£4.20 PR0013
YES
Picture DC Cuties 7.
25cm. Beanie Plush.
£4.20 PR0014
YES
Picture DC Cuties 8.
25cm. Beanie Plush.
£4.20 PR0015
YES

Seafront Amusement Arcade, Shanklin 2003 - 2019.

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Sorry to say the arcade has now closed. Opened in 2003, our rare collection of retro games were available for play and were popular with our regular customers.
We would like to thank everyone who has supported us over the years. It has been fun, and all games that have been available over the years are listed on this page.
Most machines are available for sale and are all now located on the mainland.

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