Big fun as gi­ant ar­cade game ar­rives

The Press - - News - CHAR­LIE GATES

A gi­ant ar­cade game is prov­ing to be an in­stant hit on the streets of cen­tral Christchurch.

The Su­per Se­cret Ar­cade was in­stalled on Tuam St on Thurs­day and in­stantly at­tracted play­ers. A group of peo­ple were gath­ered around the game’s gi­ant con­troller yes­ter­day af­ter­noon, tak­ing turns to play and shout ad­vice to play­ers.

The gi­ant game con­troller, with a joy­stick and two brightly coloured but­tons, has been in­stalled on the foot­path op­po­site a gi­ant screen on the side of the new Voda­fone build­ing, between High and Madras streets.

The at­trac­tion is the lat­est project from Gap Filler, the group best known for the dance-o-mat on Glouces­ter St and the pal­let pav­il­ion venue that once stood on the corner of Kil­more St and Durham St North.

Two peo­ple are needed to play the game, which mim­ics the low-fi sound and graph­ics from iconic 1980s video games, is called At­tack of the Cones.

It fea­tures a cy­clist mov­ing down a com­put­erised Tuam St, com­plete with lo­cal land­marks such as C1 Espresso, Christ Church Cathe­dral and lo­cal char­ac­ters like the Wiz­ard of New Zealand and a fig­ure who may be Greater Christchurch Re­gen­er­a­tion Min­is­ter Gerry Brown­lee.


The Su­per Street Ar­cade game was in­stalled on Tuam St op­po­site the Voda­fone build­ing in cen­tral Christchurch on Thurs­day.

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