Examples of some work we have done for TV, Advertising and Movies

With over 20 years experience in this field there is only one company you need to call. We specialise in obtaining filming clearance thanks to our good relationships with distributors such as Sega and Namco, helping our customers to quicken a process that can otherwise take lengthy periods to resolve.

Loaded - Channel 4 Daytona

Josh, Vinny, Ewan and Watto have just sold their start-up videogame company for a clean £246 million - the culmination of a billion man-hours of blood, sweat, toil, coding, shouting, swearing, fighting, hugging, pitching, grinding, and, occasionally, showering. Overnight, the four friends are transformed from "people who play games" to "serious players in the game..." What is the first thing they do with the money? Buy a classic Daytona -who wouldn't? 


Dispatches Channel 4 - Arcade Crane

Dispatches Channel 4, is in my opinion one of the best investigative current-affairs series on TV.  This time the question is “BREXIT How to get a British Passport”. To advertise this episode, they used one of our cranes to symbolise getting hold of (or not getting hold of) a British passport!.

Britain's Got Talent - Zoltar

We recently had the pleasure of Working with Britain’s Go Talent up in Manchester in Feb 2017.  David Walliams finally got to meet Zoltar and have a short consultation. We now know the truth Simon Cowell really does love David but then again don’t we all. The clip is worth watching just to hear the lovely Alesha Dixon’s laughter when she hears the good news. 

Dara O Briain's Go 8 Bit - Dave

It was our pleasure to help the guys at "Go 8 bit" out with the hire of a four player Storm Rider game. This is the feedback that we received. 

"I just wanted to drop you a quick note to thank you for all of your help with the first series of ‘Dara O Briain’s Go 8 Bit’. The Storm Riders went down a treat and Jason was so patient and helpful with the strains of a TV studio schedule – so please do pass on our thanks and appreciation.The show will be broadcast in September, dates TBC, so do look out for it nearer the time – I’m sure it will be heavily advertised on social media etc. And all being well, hopefully we can join forces again on series 2.

All the best and many thanks again. Ross Murray Assistant Producer

Big Brother 2016

Friday afternoon we get a call from Clair at Endemol asking for a Zoltar machine for the Big Brother House. We put Clair in touch with the right people in America to grant licence permission and once done we deliver. It was our pleasure to have one of our products evict two housemates in one hit. This is what Claire said- "At such short notice Amusements were able to fulfil our needs in sourcing a Zoltar machine for our Television show. Communication with David was excellent and he was more than happy to deliver very early on a weekend for us. The Zoltar machine was presented fantastically and was an asset to our show, we will definitely be using their services again and would be more than happy to recommend them for any other Television show"

Time Crisis 2 and Sega race TV - Gavin and Stacey (TV series)

The producers of BBC’s hit comedy series Gavin and Stacey came to us in 2008 with a unique request for a Time Crisis 2 machine. The script had been specifically written with that particular game in mind, so it was of paramount importance that we delivered a machine in perfect condition. 

Understanding the costs and time frames of shooting the show, we were able to provide the game along with a spare machine at no extra cost, to their secret filming location (Leigh Delamere Service Station!). We love the show so much that we even threw in a free driving game (Sega Race TV) for the cast to play on, which also ended up being written into the script.  

Selection of Games - Kick Ass 2 (Film)

We were thoroughly excited to be approached by the producers of Kick-Ass 2 to provide arcade machines to be featured in the film. The scene takes place at the wacky underground lair of the film’s villain, Red Mist, which contains a shark tank as well as a large selection of our arcade games. The machines only appeared in short clips of the film, but the cast and crew certainly loved them! 

Set over four weeks at Pinewood Studios, we supplied the set with popular games from Sega, Namco and Konami for that entire period, all with clearance for filming. 

Final Furlong - Ladbrokes

Ladbrooks booked our newly rebuilt Final Furlong game to be the star of the show at their Cheltenham Goldcup studio in March 2017. Watch Vicky Pattison (Geordie Shore- Ex on the Beach and I’m a Celebrity) try to beat Nicola McGeady past the line in our Giddy Up Challenge. Presented by the one and only Chris Kamara

Casino Games and Pinball Machines - Dynamo: Magician Impossible (TV advert)

We can honestly say this is the first time we’ve ever been asked to provide video games without any cable leads; the mere presence of Dynamo was enough to bring them to life! 

We supplied a selection of casino games and pinball machines to be used to promote Dynamo the Magician’s show Magician Impossible, with our popular Theatre of Magic pinball machine especially prominent in the advert.

 

Pacman - Ministry of Sound (Advert)

It was vital that our Pacman machine looked in mint condition for the filming of Ministry of Sound’s 80’s Mix advertisement. Part of a nostalgic collection of memorable trends from the 80s, including the first Mobile phones, Walkmans, Roller skates, Boom boxes and Rubix cubes, the Pacman game only features briefly but is instantly recognizable and symbolic of the eclectic period. 

We’ve become accustomed to dealing with filming of this nature, and understand how long it can take to capture the perfect scene, so were on hand to provide any assistance necessary to Ministry of Sound. 

Dancing Stage Fusion - Madonna, Hung Up (Music Video)

Although we would love to take all the plaudits for this one, the business went direct to Konami’s former distributor in the UK and we were merely used as an advisory service.

Our version of Dancing Stage Fusion is, however, exactly the same as the model used by Madonna in this brilliant advert. The Queen of Pop clearly approves!

Casino Games - Blackpool (TV series)

Another product of our good relationship with the BBC, pulling off this deal was a major coup for us and gave our services a great deal of exposure. Viva Blackpool’s producers at the BBC had approached manufacturers directly for a quote, but were rebuffed due to the manufacturers’ reluctance to deal with the logistics and building of the set. 

Instead, the producers came to us and we quickly facilitated their needs, dealing with the costings, the total installation, and supplying all of the arcade games. The producers wanted AWPs (Amusements with Prizes), which we don’t generally distribute, but we oversaw hiring them for the show, and had a dedicated staff member on set during each day of filming to ensure the smooth running of the production.  

Dance Steps Supernova - The Paul O'Grady Show (TV show)

The production team behind the Paul O’Grady show got in touch with us as they required a dance machine in immaculate condition. They had booked an appearance from UK Dancing Stage Champion Kyle Morris, so we provided them with the latest, state-of-the-art Dance Steps Supernova machine for Kyle to show off his skills on. 

As you can see, Kyle’s fleet-footed performance on the game kicked up a frenzy among the studio audience! This game required clearance from its creators Konami to be featured on television, but we were able to acquire this quickly and easily thanks to our contacts at the company. 

Final Furlong - The Clare Balding Show (TV Show)

The producers of BT Sport’s The Clare Balding Show approached us in 2013 with a request for a presentable Final Furlong arcade machine that would be the main feature on their special BT Sport Horse Racing Challenge. We were able deliver their exact requirements, even leaving the machines overnight for the crew and cast to play. 

The game proved extremely popular and created a swell of excitement, culminating in the show’s host, Clare Balding, and guest star Michael Owen facing off with expert tips from professional jockey Hayley Turner…Clare won the battle, much to the crowd’s delight!

Alpine Surfer - Whatever you want (TV series)

This golden oldie was filmed back in 1997, when we provided the popular ITV show "Whatever You Want" with Alpine Surfer snowboard games. 

Hosted by Gaby Roslin, three contestants battled it out for the chance to win a ski trip to Canada, courtesy of ITV. Our machine caused quite the commotion among the studio audience, impressed by the contestants' nimble footwork. 

This video emphasises just how long we've been providing amusements for media and TV work, with over two decades of experience in these fields.