The Arcades Are Back! NQ64 is OPEN Again...

If you've been gagging to beat your high score on Guitar Hero - now is your chance!

By Manchester's Finest | 9 July 2020

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There’s an arcade machine in NQ64 that I always gravitate to when I’m in there – usually in the hope that I’ll beat it for once and not look like a complete noob. That game is The Simpsons and it’s equally brilliant and hard.

I don’t just spend 4 hours on The Simpsons though. After about 3 minutes I’m dead and I move on – and there’s PLENTY more machines to choose from. There’s Guitar Hero, OutRun, Point Blanc, X-Men (6 player!), Street Fighter II, Star Wars Arcade, Donkey Kong – hell, they’ve even got a SNES, Mega Drive and a Nintendo 64 to mess about with.

As I’m sure many of you know, they’ve got LOADS of old machines here – enough to keep you entertained for days on end. While you’re playing along, they also provide a dead good list of COCKTAILS in which to sup – many of which have been inspired by the very games that you’re on.

There’s the mighty ‘Blanka‘ which is loaded with tequila, midori, cucumber, lemon, apple and agave, the super-strong ‘Mad Max‘ with house rum, grapefruit, absinthe and lime and not forgetting the ‘Princess Peach‘ which is bubbly and fruity – much like the woman herself.

In light of COVID-19 guidelines, NQ64 have a range of safety measures going on including a limited capacity, order and collect points for drinks and tokens, and improved cleaning and sanitising throughout.

Head on over to their Instagram page for more information on their safety measures and to keep up-to-date with what’s going on…

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