Welcome to our weekly showcase, Arcade Of The Week! The purpose of this page is to raise the profile of any single arcade location for a small fee – so yes, it will be paid advertising and that will be clear at the top. We are doing this as it is fairly rare for small businesses to reach a worldwide audience of arcade fans, while also helping us cover some site expenses. Your arcade will also be mentioned as the AotW on our social media! Also, it does not matter where in the world this arcade is 😉
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ARCADE OF THE WEEK
Game Grid Arcade – West Valley City, UT
Valley Fair Mall – 3601 S. 2700 STE C128, West Valley City, UT
Open from 10AM-9PM every day except Sundays (12PM-6PM Sun)
No entry fee, charges 4 tokens for $1; most games are 1 token.
The Game Grid Arcade is a “traditional” arcade in that the main bulk of their games are video games or other coin-op entertainment titles and not ticket redemption games. There is no entry fee and they use tokens, which are 25¢ each.
The arcade floor features around 55 titles including: Aliens Armageddon (Deluxe), Allied Tank Attack, Batman (Raw Thrills), BattleZone, Big Buck Wild, Blazing Angels, Centipede/Millipede/Missile Command, Dariusburst Another Chronicle, Donkey Kong, Fast & Furious Super Cars (2x), Friction, Gauntlet Dark Legacy, Jurassic Park (Raw Thrills), Macross Plus, NFL Blitz 2000 Gold, OutRun 2, Pac-Man Battle Royale Tournament Edition, Pitfall II, Pulstar, ReRave Plus, Skycurser, Star Trek Premium Pinball, Star Wars Battle Pod (Deluxe), Super Street Fighter II Turbo, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3, Warlords and more.
They also have an air hockey table, a World Tour Foosball table, a KeyMaster prize game and a Duck Catcher crane game.
They track high scores using a white board, placing verified #1 scores there along with a picture of the achiever on the game.
They currently hold specials every Wednesday of putting select games on half-price and offer Groupons. They are open to tournaments.
Here is a tour of the location from June 2015:
Pictures of the venue from June 2016 (click for a large version):
If you are in the area, be sure to stop by and give them a visit!