Coin-Operated – Arcade Machines, Glasgow
These photos were taken in the Chinatown Mall, Glasgow.
Four accompanying haiku document my early sexual experiences.
Fifty pence per play
Clammy hands on warm joysticks
While button flicking
Feeling the pressure
Friends watching over shoulder
Only one life left
A new challenger enters
Knock out! – play again?
The countdown begins
Insert coins to continue
Lost it – GAME OVER
Macro Pictures: Sega Mega Drive Controller (3 button version).
[Camera: Digital Harinezumi guru – Final 2011 by SUPERHEADZ]
“Wanna come back to mine n we can play Sega?”
In 1990 Sega Enterprises Ltd. rolled out it’s third console across Europe. The 16-bit Sega Mega Drive (known as Genesis in North America) was the successor of the Master System offering improved graphics and sound to the 8-bit Nintendo NES.
Think of the countless hours of play this game pad has seen: losing rings in Sonic the Hedgehog, getting beat up in Street of Rage, struggling to understand the rules of EA Hockey and falling off a bike in Road Rash. I hope seeing this battle-scared batwing controller will evoke as fond memories for you as it does for me.