Gamers in Lancashire can now experience a blast from a past as a brand new retro arcade has opened - and the owner hails from Haslingden.

Arcade Club opened in Bloomfield Road, Blackpool, last week and features more than 200 retro games from the 80s, 90s and 00s, such as Pac Man and Space Invaders, Outrun and Mario Kart.

Modern games are also included in the arcade’s library, with games such as Luigi’s Mansion available to play.

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Best of all, you can play unlimted games once you have paid the £8-£16 entry fee.

Owner Andy Palmer, from Haslingden, is the brains behind the business and this will be the third venue to open across the UK.

PC Gaming alongside consoles and pinball are all included in your entry fee.

Food and a full licensed bar is also available on site when you need a break from the gaming adventure..

Andy said: "Arcade Club is excited to open one of its free play arcades in what we consider to historically be the UK's arcade heartland.

“Machines from over five decades are now available to play again, such as Pac-Man, Space Invaders, Track & Field, Street Fighter 2 and many many more.

“Our visitors over the opening weekend have been astounded by the fact that they can play these machines once more, in their original form  right in their home town.

“We will be adding even more games in the coming months for visitors to enjoy."

As well as being the perfect place to take the kids, the arcade also hosts an adults only night to enjoy with grown-up friends and family.

Since opening, dozen of people have been leaving reviews about the arcade.

One person said: “My husband and I came last night it was absolutely brilliant!

“So much choice of games, the bar prices were normal and the staff were all lovely.”

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Another said: “Outstanding work, an actual reason for me to bring my kids to Blackpool again.”

“Had an absolute blast last night,” said a third. “Highly recommend it to anyone, can't wait to come again... might grab a monthly pass too.”

This is the third Arcade Club to open in the UK, with other sites in Bury and Leeds.

The business started life at a warehouse in Haslingden with about 100 machines and in 2015 it began to garner a lot of media attention, appearing on BBC’s Inside Out.

In October 2015 the Arcade Club moved to Ela Mill in Bury with more than twice the space to accommodate more machines than ever

Arcade Club in Blackpool is open Thursday – Sunday and prices start from £8 for children and £16 for adults.