My friends and I were video game arcade junkies from the early days. The Regent spacies parlour in Whangarei was our permanent hangout (now a supermarket carpark) and our proficency at the games was a sore point with the owner. He would engineer power outages that reset the machines lest we spend the whole afternoon playing Donkey Kong on a single 20 cent piece. Of course to get that good cost a bit of money and the best racket we came up was returning glass bottles for the deposit, having just pilfered them from the back of the same dairy.