There are still plenty of good arcades out there – you just need to know where to look. One awesome arcade that is worth a look (and a visit) is Pinball Pete’s in Ann Arbor, MI. The first video below shows a quick tour of the arcade (w/o commentary) and you may catch some favorites there. I noticed that there are quite a number of deluxe cabinets setup on the floor and a few rare titles. Second up is a video of Guitar Freaks (the spiritual predecessor to Guitar Hero) which can also be found at Pinball Pete’s (you see someone giving it a shot in the first video but they can only be seen for a couple of seconds). The first video is a little bit old but I caught it when I found a location review of Pinball Pete’s at Game Blips.
Pinball Pete’s Tour (video credit: gruelurks)
Guitar Freaks v3 @ Pinball Pete’s (Video credit: Wakassjak)
I LOVVVVE PETES! The location is huge and they have a great selection, it is only about a 40 min drive from my house. The prices are very cheap, five dollars will provide 1-2 hours of entertainment. The upkeep on the machines could be a bit better, one time 3 friends and I pretty much passed up a few hours of spending because the 4 player Goldenaxe had a busted coin mech. Which would have left 1 person short and unable to play….. =( not cool. But overall a very fun venue, probably the best arcade in Michigan!
I should also note that there is a smaller Pinball Petes in Lansing, Michigan.