Big fun as giant arcade game arrives
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.