5 people you'll see in the AMF arcade
There's something a little bit magical about arcades. They almost seem to exist in a separate reality, where gamers from all walks of life can come together to watch, play and compete at the very best of modern and classic titles. In the arcades at AMF, we pride ourselves on having a wide range of games that are sure to provide a great day out for absolutely everybody.
With this in mind, who are the different types of people you can expect to see (and possible play against) when you pop down to your local AMF centre?
1. The pro
The most popular video games in the world have come to be regarded as a bit like sport. There are serious leagues and some truly talented players out there who have a little extra pizzazz that makes them all but impossible for us mere mortals to beat. You'll see the pros hovering around the toughest titles, but beware that if you challenge them, you'll likely come off second best.
2. The speed demon
Similar to the pro is the speed demon, but these people are a far more particular breed of gamers. Racing is the be-all and end-all for the speed demon, and if they can't get their fix out on the open road, the in-your-face nature of arcade driving games is the next best thing.
3. The retroholic
Arcades are undoubtedly still a great time, but it's important to remember that their real heyday came a few decades ago in the 1970s and 80s. As a result, you'll often find fans of classic culture at the arcade, enjoying the still-brilliant nostalgia of Pac-Man while dressed in an outfit of brown corduroy and suede.
4. The techie
Video games have become some of the most technologically advanced creations produce by the human race, with each new year bringing better graphics, increasingly immersive atmospheres and an all around more advanced, realistic experience. For the technophiles among us, a trip to the local arcade is one of the best ways to keep on top of the latest developments in gaming on a grander scale than sitting at home on the couch.
5. The magpie
Not every game at the arcade is about setting off on an adventure. In fact, there are plenty of opportunities to win cool prizes, whether that's through competitions or games of skill (some would say chance!). The magpie lives for these challenges, and relishes the thrill of potentially winning big and taking home the glory.
So, which one of these five charming characters are you? If you're not sure, have a chat with other groups next time you visit the arcade - you may just find a whole new bunch of buddies to play with and compete against!