The girls thoroughly enjoy an arcade. They have only been to an arcade, I’d say, four times in their lives. Their cousin’s birthday party when Mae was about four, Chuckie cheese with my grandparents when Rae was four, last summer in Tennessee with Aunt Sarah, and then again last Wednesday.
This arcade was different and just what they were looking for. We paid a certain amount right away and then could play any game as long as you wanted, as many times as you wanted. There were no tokens, no tickets to turn in for toys, and no lines, as we were the only ones there. The owner has collected so many games from the 80’s, 90’s, and a few driving games from what looked to be from the early 2000s.
I should mention that they had tons of sanitizing wipes readily available to wipe down the machines before playing them.
There were also specialty things at the front, like a build your own Lego person station and a large book of Pokémon cards, each for a dollar – way better than surprise packs (Rae got three she liked).
We stayed three hours and they played the entire time!
Zack would have enjoyed the nostalgia of it, for sure, and because of him they recognized the majority of the games there!
Sega Out Run
80’s Donkey Kong
Centipede & Millipede
Multiple versions of Street Fighter
90’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Star Wars Trilogy arcade (Mae’s favorite of the day)
…and many more…