A visit to the last remaining Cyberdrome Crystal Maze.
On our holiday around the Welsh coast in 2009 we took a break from playing Crazy Golf to visit the Oakwood Indoor Family Entertainment Centre - where we entered The Crystal Maze!
Emily and I (playing as Team Squire) managed to win six of nine games played, and in the Crystal Dome itself we collected 103 Gold and 28 Silver for a total of 75. So we didn't win the the "super-duper" prize, but we were first for the day!
Absolutely awesome, and such great fun. More of these should have been built. It's the closest you'll get to playing the real Crystal Maze.
I'm looking forward to returning again.
Some history on the Crystal Maze game from Wikipedia:
"The Cyberdrome Crystal Maze was an attraction usually found in larger bowling alleys and video arcades in the UK. It allowed fans an opportunity to "play" the Crystal Maze for themselves in a computerised format. There were a few differences from the show itself, e.g. there is no player choice of game category, and there is no locking in (instead, failing to quit a game would immediately cost the team a crystal). Five of the first six locations were in Britain, while the sixth was in Japan. Most of the Cyberdrome Crystal Mazes have since closed, but one is still running near Oakwood Theme Park in Pembrokeshire, Wales"
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Wednesday, August 26, 2009
The Crystal Maze at CC2000, near Narbeth
Posted by Richard Gottfried at Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Labels: CC2000, Crystal Maze, Cyberdrome, Maze, Narbeth, The Crystal Maze, Wales
Location: Wales, UK
I’m a Champion Miniature Golfer on a tour of the UK’s minigolf and crazy golf courses. Coeliac living a gluten free life. Train nerd. Retro gamer. Urban explorer.
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Following a conversation about The Crystal Maze on twitter this evening I did a search and found out on a UK Gameshows website that the Cyberdrome Crystal Maze at CC2000, near Narbeth, Wales, closed down in June 2010!
However, looking at the website of the Canaston Bowl it is still advertising The Crystal Maze game!?
Sad news indeed if it has closed down, as the game was such great fun!
There are plans for a new Crystal Maze!
Check out the website, Indiegogo, Twitter and Facebook page for The Crystal Maze : A Live Immersive Experience.
We loved playing the the last remaining Cyberdrome Crystal Maze back in 2009 - we're so glad we called in to give it a go on our road-trip around the Welsh coast.
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