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 Post subject: Konbo arcade cafe, Edinburgh
PostPosted: Wed May 17, 2017 10:47 am 


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Figured I'd start a proper thread about this now that we're open!

Konbo is a Japanese arcade inspired cafe in Edinburgh. We have candy cabs running a range of games (all original PCBs, of course) in a pleasant cafe environment, with good quality coffee & locally sourced pastries, cakes, plus some Japanese sodas and snacks. 2 Blasts, 2 NACs, 2 Astros, imported stools and a mix of vintage and repro arcade art.

We just opened this past weekend, and we've had a great response so far. A nice mix of casual and hardcore gamers, all different ages, plus people just coming in for a quiet coffee and a cake :)

We've got a dedicated vertical cab, so there's always at least 1 shmup running (we'll try to get a hori one on the go at the same time where we can).

Please come visit us if you're in the area. There's a full list of games, plus opening hours, directions, etc. on the website: http://www.konbo.co.uk

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 Post subject: Re: Konbo arcade cafe, Edinburgh
PostPosted: Fri May 19, 2017 10:34 am 


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Great to see!
Seems like Starkey has got Croydon up and running also https://www.google.co.uk/?gws_rd=ssl#q= ... ng+croydon
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 Post subject: Re: Konbo arcade cafe, Edinburgh
PostPosted: Sat May 20, 2017 7:36 pm 


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went along today for a couple of hours and it was very good .nice clean setup with everything working nice and ketsui was on so i was happy .the vertical blast city is optimum with a buttery smooth seimitsu with a short throw(i guess this is the ls-56 from how ive heard it described by people in the past) and already i think i prefer it to the ls-32s i'm used to.4 credits for a quid is great value and the fact you get 4 tokens means you can have 4 goes on different machines rather than sticking a quid in and ending up leaving credits that you can't be arsed to play(this was a common thing in casino)
will be back soon.. peoples should probably use this thread to let other local shooter players(if there are any :lol: ) know when they might be popping in.
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 Post subject: Re: Konbo arcade cafe, Edinburgh
PostPosted: Sat May 20, 2017 8:32 pm 


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Been in a few times this week and had a blast on DDP DOJ, G Darius, Third Strike, New Zealand Story and SF2ST and now Ketsui's installed. Should be heading up for a few hours tomorrow. Great place with plenty of games that seem to get rotated very frequently. Good to meet some folks that are into their STGs and fighters too.


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 Post subject: Re: Konbo arcade cafe, Edinburgh
PostPosted: Wed May 24, 2017 11:13 am 


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gonna pop in for a few credits of esp ra de after work from 6-6.30 ish.. think they have progear also installed for today.
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not sure if i can make it now as i think something has come up.esp ra de must wait for another day
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 Post subject: Re: Konbo arcade cafe, Edinburgh
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Great value and amazing games, friendly staff too. The Japanese snacks and drinks are a nice touch too.


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 Post subject: Re: Konbo arcade cafe, Edinburgh
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I love how clean and bright it looks :)


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 Post subject: Re: Konbo arcade cafe, Edinburgh
PostPosted: Sat Jun 03, 2017 9:31 pm 


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Thanks for the nice comments! :)

We're getting some dedicated shmup players coming in regularly, and our high score table is picking up. DKA paid us a visit today and gave us our first on-site 1CC (DDP DOJ) which was pretty exciting! :D

We're trying to always have 1 vertical & 1 horizontal shmup going at the same time. Should be a double CAVE setup of DOJ and Progear tomorrow if anyone's interested.


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 Post subject: Re: Konbo arcade cafe, Edinburgh
PostPosted: Wed Jun 28, 2017 11:53 pm 


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I just learned that this place existed and figured there must be a thread here hehe. I'll pop in ASAP I'm actually really excited!


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 Post subject: Re: Konbo arcade cafe, Edinburgh
PostPosted: Sun Jul 23, 2017 11:14 am 


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Looks fantastic. It exactly the right type of place for a modern arcade. Clean, great cabs, sticks etc. Next time I'm up in Edinburgh I'll certainly drop by.

I wish something like this would open in central London. I remember talking to the owner if Casino about turning it into a cafe before it closed down.
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 Post subject: Re: Konbo arcade cafe, Edinburgh
PostPosted: Sat Aug 19, 2017 4:25 pm 


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We're running an inter-cafe scoring competition next week between ourselves and Bobble Cafe in Lille, France. Blazing Star is the game, 1 week of scoring, prizes for local & overall winners:

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This is the first shmup event we've run, so hopefully there's some interest! I'd really like to run a dedicated shmup night sometime - it's just a matter of whether there'd be enough demand for it.


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