The Game Room arcade in Republic, WA...

NERDtendo

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Setting up for the arcade to be open and a power supply craps out on me. Luckily, I have a pile of Peter Chou’s so it was a simple pull and replace to get it back in action…

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There was an out-of-town basketball game tonight so my daughter and a lot of the middle school kids weren’t at the arcade tonight, but there was still plenty of fun to be had…

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It’s really cool that you run this from your house. There’s a lot of cool games and cabs there, something for everyone. I saw double dragon running in one pic, that was one of the first games i remember playing as a kid right next to a rampage cabinet at the checkout at Jamesway.
 

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Wow man just noticed this thread! This is amazing thank you for doing that to help people out.
 

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It’s really cool that you run this from your house. There’s a lot of cool games and cabs there, something for everyone…

Thanks! I try to keep a good mix of titles to try to appeal to as many people as possible. I tell them I even take requests. I have a lot of PCBs and multis in storage that I probably have whatever someone wants to play. I need a dedicated fighting cab (which will eventually be Mortal Kombat II when I get around to de converting the Raiden Fighters machine), a dedicated light gun shooting game, a rhythm game (hopefully JuBeat), and a modern HD cab like a Vewlix. I am in a space crunch now to fit everything I want in the room!
 

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This is badass.
 

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Best way to start the year off is in the arcade! I got some nice lighted signs for Christmas and got to put them to their first use. It’s great to have identifying signage for the arcade when I am open. It’s really the last thing that was really missing from The Game Room. I have a number of games that have broken down that I need to get repaired after I gather some funds. We had 20 people and lots of fun!

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19 at the arcade tonight. My phone was being used for music so I didn’t get a chance to take any pictures, but here’s a photo of the games in rotation tonight.

Street Fighter Alpha 3 and Super Qix!

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Looking good. Do you have NBA JAM TE? There’s a cool rewind patch of it where it adds Shaq to team up with Penny, has Barkley and other guys unlocked and adds Michael Jordan to the game as well as some other stuff. I just finished a 4 player cabinet that’s a multi, and i did the hack in MAME and it’s probably the most popular game in my house now.
 

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Looking good. Do you have NBA JAM TE? There’s a cool rewind patch of it where it adds Shaq to team up with Penny, has Barkley and other guys unlocked and adds Michael Jordan to the game as well as some other stuff. I just finished a 4 player cabinet that’s a multi, and i did the hack in MAME and it’s probably the most popular game in my house now.

I don’t. It is on my list of games to acquire. I was really surprised to hear a few kids tell me that my 4 player High Impact Football was their favorite game in the arcade. I have a Wrestlefest PCB to swap in sometime and I had wanted a basketball and maybe a hockey 4 player game to add to the rotation too.
 

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Wrestlefest is an awesome game. I have that on my setup, i bet that would get some plays. The 4 player cabinet i just did was originally a Konami turtles cabinet, but has had many lives lol. The monitor was the only thing that sort of worked when i bought it and it has terrible burn in oddly enough from High Impact football.
 

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We have some cool members here! A homie sent me this to use in the arcade…

The pandoras really are this weird microcosm of awesome and janky. I dont dislike that they exist one bit. Theyre all over the place but some of the things they do well are surprising and also surprising how well they actually do them!
 

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The arcade is open the first Wednesday of every month. Tonight we had 18. Here are a few of the best moments…

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This takes me back going to the arcades in the 80's and 90's with song playing in the background.
 

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I spent the day getting The Game Room ready for Wednesday. We decided to go Kawaii for the candies this month.

The Blast City will be running Mamorukun Curse (Xbox 360) since I just got the sweet Psychic Drive Brook UFB to JAMMA adapter PCB!

The Impress will run the cutest arcade game setup I have…Puzzle Uo Poko with custom art from Spectre and repro cat paws from Lions3. I can’t wait for people to try it out!

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My daughter tells me kids are asking for Tetris so I put VS Tetris into the Red Tent. VS Tetris is the Tengen version from the NES.

I found someone who makes a cheap control panel and marquee for a Golden Tee/Silver Strike Bowling cab to turn it from a trackball to 2 player 6 buttons so you can put a Pandora Box in it. I was given a Pandora Box so eventually that will be put in, but first I plan to install my RingEdge 2 multi to get use out of the HD monitor. I am looking forward to doing the project…

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I spent the day getting The Game Room ready for Wednesday. We decided to go Kawaii for the candies this month.

The Blast City will be running Mamorukun Curse (Xbox 360) since I just got the sweet Psychic Drive Brook UFB to JAMMA adapter PCB!

The Impress will run the cutest arcade game setup I have…Puzzle Uo Poko with custom art from Spectre and repro cat paws from Lions3. I can’t wait for people to try it out!

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My daughter tells me kids are asking for Tetris so I put VS Tetris into the Red Tent. VS Tetris is the Tengen version from the NES.

I found someone who makes a cheap control panel and marquee for a Golden Tee/Silver Strike Bowling cab to turn it from a trackball to 2 player 6 buttons so you can put a Pandora Box in it. I was given a Pandora Box so eventually that will be put in, but first I plan to install my RingEdge 2 multi to get use out of the HD monitor. I am looking forward to doing the project…

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I didn’t realize how close I was to you. I’m up in Kelowna. I gotta get my daughter her passport then I hope it’s cool if we head down on one of your open nights
 

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I didn’t realize how close I was to you. I’m up in Kelowna. I gotta get my daughter her passport then I hope it’s cool if we head down on one of your open nights

Of course. You are definitely welcome.
 

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Tonight was the last arcade night until school starts back up in September. My summer is going to be crazy busy and I won’t be home. It just means that it matches the schedule of the skating rink here this year. I managed to get my Golden Tee/Silver Strike Bowling cab up and running. I just need to make a bezel…

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Surprisingly, my Turbo machine didn’t break down once and my Big Brave pinball which had been stuck in reset for the last couple months came back to life and worked all night without a problem. Sweet!

During the summer I plan to rebuild the flippers on the Supersonic pinball, fix up the Cruis’n USA cab in my garage, and try to repair the Nintendo VS Red Tent. I will update the repair progress as I accomplish stuff. It’s all fun!
 

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I live in a tiny, very poor mountain town. I would love to open an arcade, but I realized I really just wanted people to play my games. Instead, I made a free arcade. I open my arcade one day a month for 2 hours and anyone can come and enjoy free arcade games, free drinks, and free snacks. My county spans hundreds of miles and has a population under 2,000. The Game Room averages 30+ attendees each month. I have a few Jamma cabs mixed in with my classic and dedicated games so those (as well as the TVs for console games) get changed out every month so there are always new games to enjoy. It’s been a lot of fun. Games break and it costs a lot, but it’s my passion and it’s been a ton of fun!

Here are some pictures of the Game Room over the last couple of years... but you're also making a positive impact by offering free drinks and snacks to enhance the overall experience. Your commitment to the free arcade shows how passion and a desire to bring joy to others can transcend financial limitations. Keep up the great work, and may your monthly arcade continue to bring happiness and excitement to all who attend. Experience luxury living in the heart of Beirut - Own a prestigious apartment in this vibrant city, where modern design meets rich history, and indulge in a cosmopolitan lifestyle surrounded by cultural landmarks Buy an apartment in Beirut, upscale amenities, and breathtaking views. The fact that you rotate and introduce new games each month ensures that there's always something fresh and exciting for attendees to look forward to. It's wonderful to hear that despite the challenges of maintaining and repairing the games, your passion for creating this fun-filled space remains strong. Not only are you fostering a sense of community and providing entertainment
That sounds like an amazing initiative! Your dedication to providing a free arcade experience for your community is truly commendable. By opening your arcade once a month, you're creating an opportunity for people in your small, economically challenged mountain town to come together and enjoy the thrill of arcade games without any financial burden. The fact that you rotate and introduce new games each month ensures that there's always something fresh and exciting for attendees to look forward to. It's wonderful to hear that despite the challenges of maintaining and repairing the games, your passion for creating this fun-filled space remains strong. Not only are you fostering a sense of community and providing entertainment, but you're also making a positive impact by offering free drinks and snacks to enhance the overall experience. Your commitment to the free arcade shows how passion and a desire to bring joy to others can transcend financial limitations. Keep up the great work, and may your monthly arcade continue to bring happiness and excitement to all who attend.
 
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