Story: Arcade, computer and video games

Luna Park, Auckland, 1928

Coin-operated arcade games were among the attractions at Auckland's Luna Park, alongside the roller coaster, log flume and other thrilling rides. Just where the arcades were located is unclear. They may have been in the Oriental-style building which appears almost half-way through this rare silent film footage. Luna Park opened around 1927, but it was not profitable. The rides were dismantled in 1931, and some were shipped to Australia.

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Kerryn Pollock, 'Arcade, computer and video games - Arcade games: 19th century to 1960s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/interactive/39307/luna-park-auckland-1928 (accessed 21 October 2019)

Story by Kerryn Pollock, published 5 Sep 2013