SNK in Saudi Arabia in the 90’s

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SNK Saudi

This picture above is from a convention in Saudi Arabia that had SNK gaming booths set up. Doesn’t look like it was that long ago either! The 90’s was a fun time. I remember my parents dragging me to department stores in Kuwait and these stores would have the most random arcades (Final Fight at a furniture store? Sure!) or gaming stations set up; I remember playing Mortal Kombat II (The best MK game ever made) on an SNES at a place similar to ACE Hardware in 1995.

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  1. yousefq8 says:

    Man I just love arcade. I remember when Muthana arcade first opened up. My dad would regularly take me there and we’d play the original Tekken, other fighters and even a jet ski simulator. Funny thing is that you can go there today and they still have all those same arcades there, just all busted up now!

  2. yousefq8.com says:

    Man I just love arcades. I remember when Muthana arcade first opened up. My dad would regularly take me there and we’d play the original Tekken, other fighters and even play a jet ski simulator. Funny thing is that you can go there today and they still have all those same arcades, just all busted up now!
    I also distinctively remember a King of Fighters game right outside the exit of Red Tag in Salmiya back in the 90s, but now its gone. I also remember playing Virtual On at an arcade in Kuwait City, oh and I can’t forget about the Art of Fighting games I played at Showbiz where they had a bunch of fighting games all bunched up together in a room with plastic walls right in the middle of the park.
    And who can forget the NES arcade that was in the basement of Wendy’s? You could play Mario, Castlevania and Donkey Kong on it. That arcade machine is still around! I found it in the corner of the electronics shop that’s in Al Manshar, but now that place is demolished so who knows where it is now.

  3. khalid alshbanah says:

    Memorieees ;”( , there is no more snk arcade in saudi arabia , i rememberd there is one arcade booth in alrashid mall , (hali) i live my childhood there , i really missed it , and really want to get this again .

    Best regards,
    Khalid


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