Let’s start this fine Spring week with a couple of stories on new arcade locations!
Pins ‘n Pockets – This venue in Lake Elisnore, CA just opened their arcade which also includes 8 lanes of bowling. The huge venue works as a place for parties and banquets but the arcade offers 40 games to play, with a strong focus on redemption games. They do not have a list of the games on their website or Facebook but from this Facebook video you can catch a Super Alpine Racer among the redemption/videmption titles:
Pins ‘N Pockets is proud to announce:ARCADE NOW OPENOver 40 brand new Arcade and Redemption Games are now available in our new, modern, state of the art coinless/ticketless game room!See you soon!Don’t forget we do Large Events and Banquets to!
Posted by Pins ‘n Pockets Entertainment on Friday, April 3, 2015
Vector Volcano Classic Arcade – Further North in Bend, OR a new classic arcade is currently going through their location build out process with an eye towards offering classic video games and pinball machines in the venue. They are hoping to open in early May and will include games such as: Quantum, Space Duel, Star Wars (Atari), Joust, Robotron 2084, Q*Bert, TRON, Discs of Tron, Donkey Kong and more. For pinball it will have Fathom, Centaur, Firepower, Flash Gordon, Gorgar and others. He is basing it on home arcades he has built in the past like this one:
Visit the Vector Volcano Facebook page here; the main website isn’t working yet.
Good luck to both venues in their efforts and if you find yourself anywhere near them, drop in!
Just a quick note in case you wanted to know- Dave and Busters in Grand Rapids, MI (actually Kentwood, a suburb) has begun hiring for their May opening.