There used to be a video shop about 15 minutes walk from my house. They had about 4 arcade cabinets that were updated with new games every month or so. Used to go down there with my brother most days and have a bash.
About 20 minutes car ride away was a local bowling centre. Here there were about 40 arcade cabinets.
Also used to go into the city where there were many places in George St that had loads and loads of arcade cabinets
Guess I went to all of the above from the age of 8 (with my father / brother) until about 16. Haven't mentioned any of the games I played as there were way too many
@jharrison: yeah Rastan has a wicked soundtrack