A new pay-to-enter video game arcade with a mixture of retro and modern day titles opened in Bradford city centre last weekend.
Flashback Arcade features classic arcade games including Space Invaders, Street Fighter II, Pac-Man and Mortal Kombat II, as well as Japanese dance machine and Star Wars and The Simpsons-themed games.
Owner Mohammed Patel has spent £250,000 on the machines for the business, some of which have been imported from Japan. The site will include almost 100 machines, air hockey tables and a cafe area. Patel says he wants the arcade to have a family friendly feel and appeal to different generations.
“There is a real mixture of games, we’re targeting it as a family venue. We want everyone to visit; boys, girls, men and women,” he told the Bradford Telegraph and Argus. “I have been in the arcades business for the last 30 years. This is a collection of everything.
“We have retro games and modern ones, so there is something for everyone. This is something for Bradford.”
With the site being so close to the Bradford Interchange train station, Patel hopes it will attract even more visitors. Entry for adults costs £15, under-16s pay £10, and a family pass for four costs £40.