Arcade Loft: Video Tour & Interview

The Loft Arcade welcomed my old mate Alex last weekend, to help him record the first in his new video series where he travels the country and documents on video home arcade collections, whilst interviewing their owners.

Alex is a good lad, and a hugely enthusiastic arcade collector. Specialising in Nintendo arcade cabinets, he has a hoard of incredibly rare stuff – even including an original upright Nintendo Sheriff cabinet. He runs his own YouTube channel Nintendo Arcade and it’s well worth a browse.

During the interview, we run through my arcade cabinets in turn, talk about collecting, restoring, and even play some live Missile Command. We were both pleased with how the video came out, and I thought it would be a good opportunity for followers of the blog to get a bit more insight on the cabs that I own and to see them in the flesh:

You’ll have to listen to me wittering on I’m afraid, but hopefully the payoff is worth it.

All the cabs featured in the video have their respective restorations documented on this blog. If any take your interest, click on Restoration Archive at the top of the page and select the game for a detailed look at how the cab was restored.

Do give Alex a like on his channel – this is the first in what will be an ongoing series of interviews, so keep an eye on his page for more videos with UK based collectors in the near future.

Thanks for watching, and see you next week. Some great stuff coming up!



3 Comments Add yours

  1. D-Type says:

    The perfectly matched angle between the back of the Asteroids and the roof is joy to see.


  2. noel says:

    Oh my gosh. Donkey Kong and Missile Command. We thought the graphics on those games could not be beat. Can you imagine what we would have thought back then if we could have been whisked into the future to see what we have today? Still love those old retro games, though – and PacMan still rules!


  3. I love old retro games a lot


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