I prefer to get at the very least one places publish in monthly, so with it being Jan 31st, we’ll go along with it, regardless that I don’t have fairly as many new places to speak about as typical. If you end up close to any of those venues, you’ll want to go and play!
At present’s Location Watch could be very worldwide, however we’ll begin within the USA with:
The 1up Arcade Bar – Greenwood [Colorado]
We’ll begin with one which we acquired a great cache of data on. More often than not, I’m simply randomly encountering quick information tales or social media posts about new arcades; on this case, I used to be contacted and supplied the data. Because of Jourdan Adler for this.
We’ve talked about The 1up Arcade Bar earlier than, a location out in Colorado that has been on the forefront of the bar/arcade revolution. Their success over time has meant development, and now they’ve a third place bearing the identify. This content material mixture of this location has been spearheaded by Jon “Exidy” Jamshid and Donavan Stepp, the previous identify is one I acknowledge from the basic gaming group (notably with vector video games). As you may see from these photographs, they made certain to cowl the entire bases, together with Aliens Armageddon, Dariusburst One other Chronicle EX Unlock B (Japanese mannequin), World’s Largest Pac-Man and far more.
In addition they issued a press launch, a part of which I will quote right here, because it particulars another location specs:
The 1UP Arcade Bar, purveyors of enjoyable, are excited to announce the official opening of their third location in Greenwood Village on December 20, 2018.
Conveniently situated close to the DTC off Arapahoe and I25 in The Outlets at Greenwood Village.
The 1UP Arcade Bar – Greenwood options 60 of your favourite Retro and Trendy Arcade
Video games, 5 Lanes of Skeeball, 5 Basketball Hoops & 30 Pinball Video games with their first match
being held on January 27, 2019. In addition they have a full service bar, 20 chilly faucets and a really tasty
TapNPlay [NCCC Mall, Davao, Philippines]
This is one which opened in November of final yr, however I did not hear about it till now. It is a fairly fashionable FEC-style arcade, with video games masking every little thing from basketball to kiddie rides to redemption and video video games. They solely have 42 video games complete, however these embody: Daytona Championship USA, Jurassic Park Arcade (Uncooked Thrills); Lane Grasp, Luigi’s Mansion Arcade, Pump It Up Prime 2 2018, Area Invaders Frenzy, Time Disaster 5, The Strolling Lifeless & extra. They’ve confirmed on their Fb web page that the PIU can be upgraded to XX, one thing they’re holding a launch occasion on tomorrow; by the appears of it, PIU is their hottest sport. It’s also possible to see some nice photographs of the situation right here.
Pizza Ranch [Casper, WY]
The previous few location watches have talked about a Pizza Ranch as part of the combination, with new places that embody arcades popping up loads currently. The arcade part of every Pizza Ranch is named the Enjoyable Zone, and for the situation opening in Casper, WY, they’ve 2,000 sq. ft. of area and are having fun with plenty of redemption/videmption items. Whereas the Replay information article about this mentions some names, the one video items had been Ice Man and Area Invaders Frenzy – each are actually working on rewarding tickets. Information got here through Instantaneous Replay (an e-mail e-newsletter); no pics had been supplied.
EDIT: Proper after I hit publish, I discovered a Fb web page for this location. Another video games to say: Crossy Highway Arcade, Cruis’n Blast, Jurassic Park Arcade(RT), Tomb Raider Arcade (65″) & Willy Crash.
Nagoya Garaspan Stadium [Nagoya, Japan]
Tomorrow needs to be attention-grabbing for followers of Deadly Fury Particular, a 1v1 fighter launched by SNK again in 1995. A small venue with just a few pairs of versus cupboards is opening up in Nagoya that’s completely targeted on FFS. I am not sure if that is a kind of short-term “pop-up” ideas, or if that is going to have longer legs, nevertheless it’s one thing! You may learn a Google translated model about this opening right here.
— シュラガユク (@syuragayuku) January 21, 2019
Ags-Automated [Toll Bourg, France]
Additionally opening up in February is a venue in France that’s bringing some [mostly] basic gaming to the world in a 300 sq. meter area. These video games embody: Dariusburst One other Chronicle EX, Dangle On, Killer Intuition, Mortal Kombat (1,2 & three), NBA Jam, Outrunners, Star Wars Battle Pod, Title Combat and far more. You may examine them out on Fb right here (below the Badsof Sof profile); I’ve additionally embedded a publish of theirs beneath.
Pocket Change [Lancaster, PA]
This one is not precisely new, however I used to be alerted to it by our pals at The CART Documentary. The tweet beneath reveals a tiny little bit of the sport choice, with reply tweets stating that they use “Namco’s card swipe system” (unsure if that is Embed, Sacoa, Intercard or one thing else) and that it is on the Lancaster Mall. By wanting on the map, it appears much like my very own state of affairs; my arcade is not that far-off from a JCPenny as effectively.
Have not seen one in all these in years. pic.twitter.com/uVe7omULti
— The CART Documentary (@CartDocumentary) January four, 2019
That is all I’ve managed to gather for now; once more, if you end up close to any of those venues, cease by, buy some credit and inform them that Arcade Heroes despatched ya!
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I am a lifelong fan of video video games and I’ve been working my very own arcade, The Recreation Grid Arcade in West Valley Metropolis, Utah since 2008.