Wed. Feb 19th, 2020

Location Watch: The 1up – Greenwood (CO); TapNPlay(Philippines); Pizza Ranch [WY]; AGS-Computerized [France] & Extra

I prefer to get at the very least one areas publish in per 30 days, so with it being Jan 31st, we’ll go together with it, although I don’t have fairly as many new areas to speak about as regular. If you end up close to any of those venues, remember to go and play!

Right this moment’s Location Watch may 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 cache of data on. More often than not, I’m simply randomly encountering brief information tales or social media posts about new arcades; on this case, I used to be contacted and supplied the data. Due to 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 title. This content material mixture of this location has been spearheaded by Jon “Exidy” Jamshid and Donavan Stepp, the previous title is one I acknowledge from the traditional gaming neighborhood (significantly with vector video games). As you possibly can see from these photographs, they made positive to cowl the entire bases, together with Aliens Armageddon, Dariusburst One other Chronicle EX Unlock B (Japanese mannequin), World’s Largest Pac-Man and way more.

Additionally they issued a press launch, a part of which I am going to 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 positioned 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. Additionally they have a full service bar, 20 chilly faucets and a really tasty
various menu.“

TapNPlay [NCCC Mall, Davao, Philippines]

Here is one which opened in November of final yr, however I did not hear about it till now. It is a fairly trendy FEC-style arcade, with video games protecting all the pieces from basketball to kiddie rides to redemption and video video games. They solely have 42 video games whole, 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 will probably be upgraded to XX, one thing they’re holding a launch occasion on tomorrow; by the seems to be of it, PIU is their hottest recreation. You can even 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 combo, with new areas that embody arcades popping up lots currently. The arcade part of every Pizza Ranch known as the Enjoyable Zone, and for the situation opening in Casper, WY, they’ve 2,000 sq. ft. of house 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 definitely working on rewarding tickets. Information got here by way of Immediate 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 ought to be attention-grabbing for followers of Deadly Fury Particular, a 1v1 fighter launched by SNK again in 1995. A small venue with a number of pairs of versus cupboards is opening up in Nagoya that’s fully targeted on FFS. I am not sure if that is a kind of momentary “pop-up” ideas, or if that is going to have longer legs, however 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-Computerized [Toll Bourg, France]

Additionally opening up in February is a venue in France that’s bringing some [mostly] traditional gaming to the world in a 300 sq. meter house. These video games embody: Dariusburst One other Chronicle EX, Hold On, Killer Intuition, Mortal Kombat (1,2 & three), NBA Jam, Outrunners, Star Wars Battle Pod, Title Combat and way more. You may test them out on Fb right here (beneath the Badsof Sof profile); I’ve additionally embedded a publish of theirs under.

Pocket Change [Lancaster, PA]

This one is not precisely new, however I used to be alerted to it by our mates at The CART Documentary. The tweet under exhibits a tiny little bit of the sport choice, with reply tweets stating that they use “Namco’s card swipe system” (undecided 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 just like my very own state of affairs; my arcade is not that far-off from a JCPenny as effectively.

Have not seen certainly one of these in years.

— 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.


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