A new retro arcade is to open in Kidderminster this month, following an extensive refurbishment of the town centre pub Pennies.
The Bull Ring venue will offer classic 80s consoles and video games in its new family-friendly attraction Penny Arcade.
“There’s nothing like this in the town centre,” owner Adam Wilcox told the Kidderminster Shuttle. “You need some escapism and classic, retro gaming will do that. It’s about giving people nostalgia.”
“We’re going to have regular competitions and different events. I think it’s going to be really great for people who want to let their hair down and enjoy a good game.”
As well as a driving machine and children’s train ride, Penny Arcade will feature a “mothership competition console” offering over 3300 timeless video games.
The dedicated arcade area will also include a crane and table football, and will be the site of frequent gaming competitions for both pub regulars and visitors.
The new venue is the result of Adam Wilcox “thinking of ways to evolve his business throughout the pandemic,” according to the Shuttle, with Penny Arcade aimed at taking guests “back in time to their youth” while delivering “something different to the town.”