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Air hockey tables will be a hit with Grand Pier visitors

Monday 25th February

Two brand-new air hockey tables at Weston-super-Mare’s Grand Pier are expected to be a hit with visitors.

The striking looks of the two Comi-X tables – a combination of action-packed comic-style graphics and eye-catching LED lighting – will draw crowds before the first puck takes to the table.

Thousands of holes in the stainless-steel playfield promises to provide the fastest puck speeds around.

The two tables are replacements for some older stock and the team at the Pier wasted no time in putting them to work; they were available for members of the public to use within 24 hours of being delivered.

Tim Moyle, General Manager of the Grand Pier, said: “We are always looking to bring new attractions to the Pier and also to refresh and replenish existing ones.

“I’m sure visitors to the Pier will love these new air hockey tables, which look amazing.

“We find that the more traditional games like air hockey remain consistently popular because of the interaction they offer to families, as well as the competitive nature of the game.”

The air hockey tables won’t be the only new features people will find appearing at the Pier over the coming weeks, as the attraction gets itself fully ready for the new season-proper, which traditionally starts at Easter.

A brand-new, eight-player, digital Pac-Man pusher is also due to arrive soon.

A number of other new games will be appearing in the Pier’s Pavilion over the coming weeks on a trial basis; if they prove popular enough, the Pier will consider making a permanent purchase.

These include:

  • Tomb Raider video game
  • House of the Scarlet Dawn, the latest video game in the House of the Dead series
  • Several ticket-redemption machines, including:
    • Robot Storm, a ball-shooting game
    • Hero of Steel, a water-shooting game
    • Robot Battle, another ball-shooting game.

Mr Moyle said: “These should all be coming on line over the next few weeks, and those that become most popular with our visitors will be permanently added to our wide-ranging offer which provides something for the whole family.”

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