(Thanks to Barrie for the tip!)
The year is coming to a close and just in before the end, a link was sent to my inbox about a new retro arcade that opened its doors earlier this year in the UK.
Located in Southend-On-Sea, which is East of London around where the River Thames empties into the North Sea, the arcade is called Astro City and it appears that they opened this past Summer (well better late than never on the news once again). In addition to some local favorites of billiards, foosball and fruit machines (those are huge in the UK but I’ve never played one myself) their video arcade collection consists of: Time Crisis 2, Espgaluda, Pac-Mania, a Darius title (not sure if its Darius Gaiden or G-Darius), Gauntlet, Ms. Pac-Man, Lethal Enforcers, Crisis Zone, Frogger, Phoenix, WWF Wrestlefest, Target Terror, Dancing Stage EuroMix, Pac-Land, Ghosts ‘N Goblins, King of Fighters XI? (Was written as 10 but as comments point out, there was no “10”), Altered Beast, Galaga and a rare EZ2 Dancer. They have more I believe but that is what I could find from the pictures posted to their Facebook page. For pinball they also have Star Trek, Xenon, Vector, Firepower and Gorgar. They have some great lighting, I’m sure the pictures don’t do it justice. I always like to wish locations the best of luck in their business and it looks like they have been doing good so far, so if you are in the area give them your support not just with a thumbs up but with your cash too.