The Genius of Tim Hunkin - Part 1, Amusements

by Jon Laysell August. 08, 2012 5471 views

Visit any amusement arcade from Las Vegas to Sunny Sarfend and it's almost certain that you'll see exactly the same sorts of machines. Boring machines that you've seen many times before: The obligatory spinning fruits with various hold and nudge functions dressed up in the design of the latest Hollywood blockbuster; penny falls where you drop in a coin, hoping that by some seismological miracle a lot more will fall out; grab machines where you spend more trying to win a stuffed toy than you could have bought it for, and so on and so on… Not if you visit Southwold pier though. Here the amusements are original, unique and most importantly of all, amusing. For here, all of the amusements are designed and built by one man; a genius who likes to do things that are different, quirky and fun.

If ever you get the chance to visit Southwold Pier, do so. You'll not regret it.

Crank up the terror!

No, this doesn't do what you think; it's far worse.

Micro Break []

Rent-A-Dog []

In this game, even the dog gets its own screen.

I'm not sure what happens here, but it involves taking your shoe off and putting your foot in the machine.

Too fun for words.

The spirit of the age: Whack A Banker!

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Ricardo 4 years, 9 months ago

I wish they had portuguese bankers, because always I go to the bank I cry LOL worst than onions!

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Susan 4 years, 9 months ago

A much needed laugh, especially with "autofrisk." Went through airport security a few days ago and it looks eerily similar.

4 years, 9 months ago Edited
Ej Rodriguez 4 years, 9 months ago

3 and 5 is awesome!! great set

4 years, 9 months ago Edited
Ann Garratty 4 years, 9 months ago

What fun.. not sure I would trust my feet with that particular chiropidist, she looks quite fearsome... it is good to see an arcade with a sense of humour!

4 years, 9 months ago Edited
Dan Ravasio 4 years, 9 months ago

What a great fun set Jon. Love to whack a banker. Love the angle in #2.....

4 years, 9 months ago Edited
Sã©Rgio 4 years, 9 months ago

amazing shots, I love the # 1 is really cool. He loved playing the game Photo # 8

4 years, 9 months ago Edited
Chossid 4 years, 9 months ago

Very interesting and fun filled post! What IS a chiropodist? Do they still exist? I remember my grandmother always going there...

4 years, 9 months ago Edited
Olga Helys 4 years, 9 months ago

Like so much the #3 and 5:)

4 years, 9 months ago Edited
Marilyn Grimble 4 years, 9 months ago

Haha ... I knew you were down the pier!
As a kid our family walked down every Boxing Day after dinner!!
BTW... I was a chiropodist! :-))

4 years, 9 months ago Edited
Jacki 4 years, 9 months ago

These all look like great fun.... sign me up for Whack A Banker! Good set!

4 years, 9 months ago Edited