Do arcades still exist?

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User Info: ReggieBush09

ReggieBush09
10 months ago#1
I remember them fondly in the late 80s early 90s.
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User Info: Snake_Oil

Snake_Oil
10 months ago#2
Yeah, just like old goats 'n cows gettin' humped in the rain! <: P
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ReggieBush09
10 months ago#3
Snake_Oil posted...
Yeah, just like old goats 'n cows gettin' humped in the rain! <: P
Hahahahahar...

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DumpsterMcNuggets 10 months ago#4
Yes, they still exist but to a much lower frequency vs. back till the late 90s/early 2000s. Where after this time, many of the local neighborhood ones finally started to close down everywhere. A few rare traditional arcades survive here and there like Star Worlds Arcade in DeKalb, IL. http://starworldsarcade.com/ Also Lake Geneva, WI had one(forgetting the name), but it sadly bit the dust sometime in the mid or late 2000s, and at least before 2009(my most recent visit there). I heard a lot of stories about poor maintenance of games at this particular Lake Geneva arcade, plus their increasingly limited hours that confused people who wanted to play games there, that finally did this place in to the point they sadly closed.

BTW if you ever visit the Chicago area, BOTH Galloping Ghost Arcade(Brookfield, just east of La Grange and west of Oak Park and Berwyn) and Underground Retrocade(West Dundee, north of Elgin) are MUST VISIT arcades. $20 at Galloping Ghost(recently increased from $15), and $15 at Underground Retrocade, will buy you an all day admission where you can play games as much as you want, plus even go out to take whatever breaks you want(food break, a smoke break, etc) and come back for more gaming on that same day! All games are set to free play, and while you can't drink there(no alcohol is sold at either place), there are bars close to both places where you can drink if you need to take a brief break for that. Retrocade isn't as big as Ghost, but is also worth a visit IMO if you have time to head out there.

http://www.gallopingghostarcade.com/
http://undergroundretrocade.com/

If you're into pinball games, Chicago Street Pinball Arcade in downtown Joliet is worth a visit. As of now they have 33 pinball games and 12 regular games, and they have an amazing amount of games for being in a small storefront space. Hopefully they expand their place more in the future, and buy an adjoining storefront to knock out the wall and expand next door. It's like Ghost and Retrocade, in that they have 1 price you pay($15, recently increased from $12) that allows for unlimited free play. https://www.jolietpinball.com/

There's also a new arcade in downtown Lisle called Pixel Blast, that I've yet to visit. No idea how it compares to Ghost and Retrocade, but it does have the 1 price for unlimited free play($10 here, that's cheaper than I'd expect them to charge) all day pricing model, that Ghost and Retrocade have. Here's their site: http://www.pixelblastarcade.com/

Also there are some smaller ones here and there, including some that still use traditional quarters or tokens, and don't have the 1 admission price for all day and unlimited free play pricing model. I think there's one around Northfield, Northbrook, Glenview, or Deerfield that was still open, but forget the name of it or if it's even still open. Enchanted Castle in Lombard is one of those rare examples, and I can confirm is definitely still open.

There's also a new arcade in Oswego I've been hearing more and more about called Fore Family Fun, but I hadn't gone there yet. One of my friends who's involved in the arcade scene, has loaned some of the arcade games he owns to this place. Please support them, if you live close to there, or ever are briefly passing through that area. They do have a $10 all day play special, for the arcade games they have if you only want to stick to playing those. And they have a $15 special, if you want to throw in too the other things they have like miniature golf. Their website:
http://www.forefamilyfun.com/

Don't forget to check out the new thread I created over on the Beavis and Butthead arcade board, as well! It's here, and a bonus is if you EVER visit Galloping Ghost Arcade in Brookfield, you'll get to play so far what is the ONLY prototype out there(of the 12 that Atari made of this game, before cancelling it in the mid-90s) that the public can play of this game:

http://www.gamefaqs.com/boards/196309-beavis-and-butt-head/74978853
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User Info: Snake_Oil

Snake_Oil
9 months ago#5
ReggieBush09 posted...
^what's your problem?

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ReggieBush09
9 months ago#6
Snake_Oil posted...
ReggieBush09 posted...
^what's your problem?

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User Info: BrianCraigSmith

BrianCraigSmith
8 months ago#7
I recently found one a couple miles from my house. It's called Retrocade and has a ton of arcade games; mostly fighting games and games from the 80s. Never thought I'd get a chance to play SF3: 3rd Strike in an arcade again.
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User Info: aliashubbatch

aliashubbatch
8 months ago#8
I'd like to open one, but I wouldn't even know where to begin on that idea.

User Info: Coffee_Nurse

Coffee_Nurse
8 months ago#9
I've seen a lot of "beercades" pop up in recent years. However, the ones that I have visited don't really maintain their cabinets very well. One of them that I went to, both times, the Gauntlet Dark Legacy cabinet was down. These visits were spaced within a couple months, and I doubt the cabinet was functioning that whole time.
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User Info: Person106

Person106
8 months ago#10
Dave & Buster's is like Chuck E. Cheese's for adults (perhaps a "beercade"). They have a restaurant, bar, and I think usually pool tables and bowling. There are 83 Dave & Buster's in America and one in Canada.
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