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Cecil Kay
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Goodge street it is!!

Go to a really run down part of town and get murdered sold into slavery.

That is pretty retro....but maybe not for me.

It's going to be strange not having to get up at 5am on a Sunday.....unless anybody knows of any boots in central London ;)

Any other places worth checking out?

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It's going to be strange not having to get up at 5am on a Sunday.....unless anybody knows of any boots in central London :(

I bet everyone with a 50 miles of your house is setting their alarms for booting on Sunday and having a drink to celebrate your absence! :(

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Car boot sales within the M25 are officially shit, don't bother, unless you want to buy hundreds of crap PS1 games with no instructions.

o/\o

and traders with all the grubby shit they yanked out of the boot of other sellers...

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So where should i go?

Lol i quote when the ball & chain is shopping unquote, i hear that mate made me laugh im like catch you laters while she picks up this months frilliest whatever ;)

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Thanks for the great advice; Goodge Street was my first stop and CEX did seem to be quite rubbish. Fortunately the casino was a top spot by Mr R and spent a good tenner on many games of Street Fighter and Tekken.

After a little searching I found Game Focus, I felt compelled to buy something so settled for Shining Force Neo (US PS2) and Katamari (JPN PS2). I have heard nothing about Shining Force Neo, but I am a sucker for Shining Force games, I also got a shiny membership card for use if I ever go back.

Trocadero was my next stop and I was very excited to begin with, there was a good vibe and the first thing I saw was some guy on a dancing stage machine, absolutely killing himself on hard. My initial excitement was short lived as I noticed that it was hardly half the size I remember it to be (maybe I’m a little bigger). The top floors where cordoned of and the bottom floor seemed to be quite sparsely populated. I had heard it had got smaller, but this was still quite disappointing.

Anyway I made the most of things and two games stick out more than the rest: Ghost squad and Mario Kart GP. Ghost Squad is a two player shooter that is customizable with a membership card (which I know have). The game play is quite varied for an arcade light gun game; in that you do have to defuse bombs and take part in hand to hand combat. I think value for money is certainly a plus point with regards to this game as you do have a health bar rather than just three hits and then death, on my first go I did seem to get quite far.

Mario Kart GP is two player arcade heaven, I was a little worried to start with that they wouldn’t be able to transfer Mario Kart to the arcade, but how wrong can you be? The fact they take a picture at the start of the race ads a comical element to proceedings: If you are Mario they super impose his hat on your head, if you are Yoshi they give you his eyes and so on for all the characters. The actual racing is simple but rewarding and plays like Mario Kart 64, power ups are present and extremely useful as always.

All in all a top weekend thanks to everyone for the advice.

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Trocadero was my next stop and I was very excited to begin with, there was a good vibe and the first thing I saw was some guy on a dancing stage machine, absolutely killing himself on hard. My initial excitement was short lived as I noticed that it was hardly half the size I remember it to be (maybe I’m a little bigger). The top floors where cordoned of and the bottom floor seemed to be quite sparsely populated. I had heard it had got smaller, but this was still quite disappointing.

Does that occupy the space where Segaworld used to be? (When did that close down, anyway? I went there in 1999.)
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I thought Sega world closed in 2002, in fact im sure it DID!

Anyways Sega world used to be the top floors and the right hand side of the arcade and the bowling alley. The left hand side was fun land, who have now taken over the right hand floors. Still if you look up into the darkness you can still see all the sega signs and stuff. I have many happy memories there and would love to go back and walk around. I even wonder why Sega sold it, it musta made a shed load cos people were always pumping coins into the machines, and these machines wernt cheap either!

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