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Post The Good Arcade Locations Around You

by racketboy Wed Jan 25, 2006 10:10 am

Thought it would be cool to post a list of the arcade you are aware of that are pretty cool.
Pictures would be cool, if you have them.

Here's mine from the last couple years:

San Francisco, CA - there's a pretty good one on the pier (forget which one) that has mostly new stuff. Lots of DDR clones and some 2D fighters.

Davis, CA - On the UC Davis Campus -- last time I was there, they had about 5 or 6 different Capcom fighters, a Neo-Geo machine, and a good selection of shmups (Zero Gunner 2 and others). One of the best arcades I've been too.

Santa Cruz, CA -- On the Boardwalk. THE BEST arcade I have ever been too. I have a couple pictures somewhere, but this place is huge. An amazing collection of both old and new. Just about every major game of old is there. They also have a good selection of crazy Sega cabinets, new SNK fighters (the newest KOFs), Capcom fighters, Guilty Gear XX and lots more. You actually have to wait in line for the good stuff.

Flint, MI -- In the mall. A decent sized Namco-owned arcade (still has the Aladdin's Castle sign from a while back). Had a lot of racing games (Sega GT, Mario Kart Arcade, and a few others) and Light Gun games (House of the Dead 2 and some newer Namco ones). Also had Soul Calibur 2 and Marvel vs Capcom 2. Good mix of Sega and Namco goodness.

Jackson, MI -- at Jackson Crossing Mall. Decent sized. Good selection of games. Nothing too new, but acceptible. Highlights for me is full-size dual Daytona USA. Some games need maintainance. Marvel vs Capcom machine's controls hardly work.
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by jemsic Wed Jan 25, 2006 11:33 am

Orlando, FL - at Universal Studios Islands of Adventure. They got a pretty big arcade. Its about 90% Sega games. Twin Daytona USA 2 cars, Starwars Pod Racer, F355 Challenge (3-screen version), the full-size naomi skateboarding simulator, house of the dead 2, and tons more.

I have about 10 arcades in my town, but they are all video slots... I keep stopping by all the different signs that say ARCADE, and keep getting disappointed.
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by ravenmgs Wed Jan 25, 2006 11:59 am

Houston, Texas - My House :o Oh yeah, I have some NeoCandy 29's hooked up to xbox's. Doesn't get much better then this.
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by racketboy Wed Jan 25, 2006 3:42 pm

So, ravenmgs, if I stop by, I can get my fix? :D

BTW, has anybody seen Olie King yet? (an arcade spin-off of Jet Grind Radio)
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by grittykitty Mon Feb 20, 2006 5:00 am

hey ravenmgs, you're from h-town huh? gotta come check out your place! :D

well there's some great places here in osaka of course, but i think in texas my favorite is in dobie mall in austin, tx (near UT campus). they have a solid selection of capcom fighters (old and new), some shmups, obligatory bust a move (aka puzzle bobble) and if i remember correctly, all games are 25 cents! i was overjoyed to play puzzle fighter and son son for such low prices...
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by bawitback Fri Apr 14, 2006 11:52 am

Down here the local arcade area closed down, but we still have Boomers!. Capcom arcades featuring Powerstone, Tech Romancer, MVC2, MVC, MVS, Gigawing, House of the Dead, ect. Namco as well, and a bunch of racers including; Initial D! of course still has classic arcade games such as; Pac-Man, Dig Dug, Galxea, Crush Roller, ect.

There might be a Boomers near you visit Boomers! Official
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by racketboy Fri Apr 14, 2006 12:55 pm

wow -- I've never actually seen Power Stone or Tech Romancer in the arcades.

Were's that one located?
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by bawitback Sun Apr 16, 2006 1:05 pm

racketboy wrote:wow -- I've never actually seen Power Stone or Tech Romancer in the arcades.

Were's that one located?


Really? The first time i've played Power Stone was at the Arcades :lol:
Saddly, Tech Romancer only lasted 2 weeks (then mysteriously vanished)

Boca Raton, South Florida.
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by master_status Fri Aug 11, 2006 2:45 am

I live in Brooklyn but the only arcade I ever knew about closed when I was still a kid, I was about 12 or 13 when it closed. I used to go there nearly everyday for 4 years though. I'm 18 now and the only one around me that I know about is in Manhattan in Chinatown.

It's called Chinatown Fair. It is kind of lame, it is mostly for DDR and ITG freaks although it has a LOT of fighters. I like it but it is a pretty bad arcade to me since it has no house of the dead or star wars. It does have Power Stone which is a big plus for me but the place doesn't have the true arcade feel to me.
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by lordofduct Sat Aug 12, 2006 10:28 pm

Surprisingly in my area after years of no Mall Arcades in any area I lived (I remember growing up and visiting the local Enfield Square Mall to go to "TILT"... the arcade in our mall) they finally built one in the mall everyone has dubbed "ghetto mall".

So yeah, there was a couple 20 or so shootings, several stabbings and robberies... but I don't think it should be called the ghetto mall.

Anyways, the Arcade they put in was ok. Not anything great but had a good variety.

good ol' skee ball
DDR
A couple lightgun games (including always atleast one SEGA one)
A couple Fighters
A couple Classic arcade units.

So it gave you a fair share... and a chance to win tickets for prizes.
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