Posts Tagged ‘arcades’

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The Space Invaders

July 14, 2013

I couldn’t make it to this year’s California Extreme arcade game convention, and I’m super bummed about it, not just because I missed a chance to play some great retro games, but also because I just learned about a great documentary that was shown there. That documentary is called The Space Invaders: In Search of Lost Time.

I haven’t gotten to watch this documentary yet, but I will later this week and will write a review on Retroist.com. I can tell from this trailer, though, that I’m going to love it.

If you want to beat me to it, you can get The Space Invaders from both Amazon.com as well as from the director’s web site. Check it out and let me know what you think!

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Arcade At Richland Mall

July 3, 2012

Remember the arcade I talked about at the end of Arcadian?  How the folks at Richland Mall had moved the games from the dark recesses of Aladdin’s Castle to the bright lights of the food court?  I dropped by that “arcade” today and took a quick video of it.

While I bemoan this sorry excuse for an arcade, I simultaneously honor it.  At least they have this.  How many malls don’t?

 

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Scadia Fun Center Arcade

June 30, 2012

I said in Arcadian that I didn’t even know where the nearest arcade was anymore.  Well, I just found out.  The nearest arcade to me (or the nearest I know about) is in the Scadia Family Fun Center.

 

Scandia is located in Fairfield, CA,  about a half hour from me.  It is indeed a center of fun. They have go-carts, batting cages, bumper boats, lazer tag, miniature golf, and, of course, an arcade.  My friends took me there today specifically to enjoy the arcade.  Alas, I didn’t get to.  Miniature golf took up too much of our time.  But I did snap a few pics of some of the retro games they have there.

A combination Donkey Kong, Donkey Kong Junior, and Mario Bros cabinet. Would have been cooler to see all three individuals cames in their original classic state, but this combo was still cool.

 

Robotron and Joust combo cabinet. Not sure you can see Joust, but it was there.

 

Defender. I never played this in the arcade, only on the Atari 2600. Pretty cool to find this one!

 

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