Story: Arcade, computer and video games

Arcade video games, Rice Bowl Burger Bar, Wellington, 2012

Arcade video games, Rice Bowl Burger Bar, Wellington, 2012

Some takeaway shops and dairies still have old, functioning arcade video games. In 2012 patrons of Wellington’s Rice Bowl Burger Bar had a choice of four games (two visible in this photo) to play while waiting for their food. The Space Invaders machine at right had been reinstalled with a number of games in addition to the original one.

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Kerryn Pollock, 'Arcade, computer and video games - Video arcades and gaming: 1970s to 2000s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/39313/arcade-video-games-rice-bowl-burger-bar-wellington-2012 (accessed 28 April 2017)

Story by Kerryn Pollock, published 5 Sep 2013