One of the first games that Ken's arcade fielded. Designed by little known Danish games developer Gnorditch Gåmes. Unfortunately the original cabinet that housed this game was infested with Danish termites, actually a type of woodworm that lives in the Danish pine that the cabinet was constructed from. Fortunately for Ken his brother was a world class carpenter and a new cabinet was constructed 2 days after the original outbreak was detected.
To Play: Click the start game text and use your keyboard arrow keys to control your adventurer though the castle.
In 1972 Ken Battersford opened his first and only video games arcade. Nestled in the green rolling hills of the midlands in the small market town of Draughton just off the A508, kens endeavor was at first viewed as witch craft and subsequently burnt down. Undeterred Ken opened another arcade 2 years later in 1974 but some miles down the road in Maidwell which is closer to the A508. This time ken was successful and his video game arcade was accepted and enjoyed for many a year.
Using ultra modern technology this blog archives many of the classic games that featured in kens arcade over the years and we hope that they will bring you as much enjoyment as they brought the youth of 1970s Britain.