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Excellent retro arcade, PLUS the real Shang Tsung!

by J T Mon Nov 29, 2010 11:45 am

This is a video of a really cool looking arcade in Illinois. You have to watch the whole thing though because there is some footage of the actor that played Shang Tsung in Mortal Kombat II playing on a Mortal Kombat II machine as Shang Tsung.

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Re: Excellent retro arcade, PLUS the real Shang Tsung!

by YoshiEgg25 Mon Nov 29, 2010 11:51 am

Brookfield?! That's only about an hour from my house!

I know what I'm doing over winter break. :D
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Re: Excellent retro arcade, PLUS the real Shang Tsung!

by fvgazi Mon Nov 29, 2010 12:04 pm

This makes me very happy and also very sad at the same time.

COME ON NY!!! I don't feel like traveling into chinatown just to play some arcade games. I hope this is a trend that will continue. That flat rate until 2am is a great idea. Makes it more affordable for people who are bad at shmups.
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Re: Excellent retro arcade, PLUS the real Shang Tsung!

by Czernobog Mon Nov 29, 2010 1:25 pm

How could I have never heard of this place when I live so close?? I just took my nephew to Brookfield Zoo a couple months ago! I can't wait to go check this out! :mrgreen: I guess I don't like Mario quite enough to get the whole burlesque thing happening on Milwaukee Ave. though... :?
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Re: Excellent retro arcade, PLUS the real Shang Tsung!

by Mod_Man_Extreme Mon Nov 29, 2010 1:36 pm

Stupid NC and it's non arcade having boringness.....
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Re: Excellent retro arcade, PLUS the real Shang Tsung!

by Jonesy47 Mon Nov 29, 2010 5:33 pm

Is it just me, or did a lot of those cabs look homemade? Not saying theres anything wrong with that (and god knows, it looks like they do a good job) but a lot of those cabs looked different, particularly in the monitors, than i remember them being. Could just be clouds of nostalgia fogging my memory too...
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Re: Excellent retro arcade, PLUS the real Shang Tsung!

by Mendoza Mon Nov 29, 2010 6:21 pm

Man id be an arcade rat again with a place like that near me.

Thats such a cool idea.
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Re: Excellent retro arcade, PLUS the real Shang Tsung!

by Mod_Man_Extreme Mon Nov 29, 2010 7:17 pm

Jonesy47 wrote:Is it just me, or did a lot of those cabs look homemade? Not saying theres anything wrong with that (and god knows, it looks like they do a good job) but a lot of those cabs looked different, particularly in the monitors, than i remember them being. Could just be clouds of nostalgia fogging my memory too...

Nope, they all appear to be legit.

I guess it's seems that way thanks to how they're all properly maintained and the screens aren't all wonky like at most movie theaters or mall attached arcades.
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Re: Excellent retro arcade, PLUS the real Shang Tsung!

by Bradtemple87 Tue Nov 30, 2010 4:52 pm

Seeing arcades like this makes me sad to live in the Bay Area sometimes, D&B is all we really have and I'm sick of redemption games flooding the place
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Re: Excellent retro arcade, PLUS the real Shang Tsung!

by Mod_Man_Extreme Wed Dec 01, 2010 11:26 pm

Bradtemple87 wrote:Seeing arcades like this makes me sad to live in the Bay Area sometimes, D&B is all we really have and I'm sick of redemption games flooding the place

The D&B near my house committed sacrilege and instead of repairing and restoring their Daytona USA full 8-cab 50'' motion seat row's screens properly they decided to stick LCD panels in each.

1080p 15:9 LCD panels......

Can anyone say laggy, blurry, stretched Daytona?
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