A rotting journey boat called The Duke of Lancaster has been beached and rotting in Wales for about 30 years. As it incited out, inside a reason have been sitting some of a coolest and rarest classical arcade diversion cabinets out there.

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While it started as a oppulance newcomer ship, it after became a automobile ferry, and eventually was sole off, beached and was dictated to be incited into something called The Fun Ship. It was to be a docked hotel, bar, and arcade. This never happened and a boat sat there rusting until 2009 when some people got inside and snapped images. Apparently, while a plan fell through, a arcade games had been acquired and placed inside a boat and afterwards abandoned.

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Eventually a owners of a boat authorised some people inside to demeanour around. This resulted in 50 of a arcade cabinets being saved from a leaky, rusty ship. Ultimately, they would need to use a derrick to remove a machines from their unsafe situation. Here’s a finish list of all that was found aboard a ship, including arcade classics like Space Invaders, BattleZone, Boot Hill, Missile Command and more. There were also a series of pinball machines and other automatic rides in a mix.

Read a full story of this extraordinary find on The Arcade Blogger, and check out the video and see some ideally preserved ’80s nostalgia for yourself.

[via Super Punch via Kotaku]

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