Money Laundering, Microbreak, Divorce, The Dream, these are just some of the games you can play at the Novelty-Automation arcade. Quirky and fun, each machine is hand made by enthusiasts who probably spent way to long in the penny arcades of their childhood. Not a single computer here!
Entry to the arcade is free, then you purchase your tokens and start playing. I had a fit of the giggles as I rode the micro break machine. Something like a 1950's virtual reality machine. You sit in an old fashioned armchair that sways and rocks as you fly into the air, then land and transfer to mini van that will drive you to your remote tropical island. The dream is more of a nightmare and the divorce? Well you can see the outcome of that one.
Open Wednesday to Saturday every week from 11am to 6pm.
1a Princeton St Wc1R 4AX
(just a hop and step away from Holborn underground station)