I hate that I’ve had to have a location closure headlining the site for the past few days so it’s fitting that a new location opening its doors takes that spot. I’ve been watching this one for a little while now through the KLOV Forums where there is a good-sized thread to show how the location has evolved into what it will be for the public when they open on Friday October 5th. That location is called Grinkers Grand Palace and they are located in Eagle, Idaho USA (which is pretty much Boise) with about 3700 sq. ft. of space to fit everything into.
Like a majority of new sites we have reported on this year, this one is also focusing primarily on classic games. Their sizable game line-up has games from 1975-1992, starting with Midway’s GunFight and ending with Midway’s Mortal Kombat. With almost 100 games they have plenty of well-known classics to choose from (Asteroids, Centipede, Pac-Man, Ms. Pac-Man, TRON, Super Mario Bros, Spy Hunter, Gauntlet, etc. etc.) they also have a few lesser-known games like Ice Cold Beer, Flyball, Darius, Choplifter, Blasto, The Pit, Warp Warp and more. Their full games list is here for the curious.
Here is a picture showing some of the games setup to play but this is WIP, as the arcade is not 100% complete yet but I imagine when it is next week it will be a site to behold.
To back up the games they will also have food, music, tournaments, parties and will track high scores. We wish them the best of luck in the business and if you are in the area, be sure to go out and support them!