Any plans for a Mario Kart Arcade GP?
Any plans for a Mario Kart Arcade GP?
Last edited by An Hero; 04-17-2009 at 12:33 PM.
Sure, if someone hands me $$$$$, Lol....I'm not a corporate guy here...
Yeah, I'm guessing that the early 2000s are about the cutoff for machines to come down in price enough that mere mortals can get them for local arcades...anything newer is going to retail for a couple thousand dollars, a price at which you could get a few good old arcade machines to offer up just as good a revenue stream. Personally, I find that the late 90s - present "big gigantic cabinet" type games (like a huge House of the Dead 3-ish that I saw in England, in a gas station of all places) are flashy but quickly outdated, and they don't offer up enough of a variation in play that I'd want to keep going back once I'd cleared them or whatever - and they take up valuable space that again you could put a couple other cabs into. Just my rambling thoughts on the subject.
Games that have been removed:
The Grid (3 player)
Nintendo Red Tent (repair)
Primal Rage (moved to other location)
Lethal Enforcers (moved)
Guardians of the Hood (moved)
Rolling Thunder (moved)
Guerrila War (moved)
Looks like an awesome place. Now if only they had an arcade like that around here...
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Nice website. The rockets look sorta like ones used in Project Nike (Ajax, Zeus, etc.); can't place the game that art is from but it reminds me of the recessed control panels on my Stratovox cocktail
Good news on the updates. I like the list of games! I only saw Maximum Force recently but it looks pretty good. And Blazblue looks like a good choice, although I hope they don't make it hard to upgrade as some people are already calling for increased animation.
Solar Assault, Dimahoo, Virtual ON...wow. Especially at Solar Assault.
Was the game store a separate location earlier and now merged with the arcade?
I really need to update those pics, we've got more Japanese cabinets now..what is the deal with those Exceleenas anyway? Mine is not even in the greatest shape...
Wow. Sunset Riders. In a real arcade. Relatively close to home. That by itself would almost make a visit worthwhile. Is it a 2 player or 4 player cabinet?
It's a dedicated 4 player cabinet for Sunset Riders...
Hey Dream... One of these days, I might like to offer you a trade for that Bad Cats pin.
And BTW - your Track & Field machine keeps taking my quarters!
And where is this new location? I may have to visit there. I used to work at Hickory Hollow only a few years back (At the Babbage's, before it closed down) but that place really creeps me the hell out, now.
And the sad thing is - I remember when your space was still 'The Gold Mine'.
And I hope you pick up a Twilight Zone pin in your quest for the perfect arcade. If you got one, you'd have to pry that machine from my cold, dead hands... When it was originally in arcades back in the day, I would literally spend about $10 a day on Twilight Zone. And I usually got a replay every game I would play.
Diskoboy: Yeah, that Track & Field coin thing is a mystery....it works as soon as I open the coin door, but I'm pretty sure those are the original mechs in the damned thing...
Funny you mention Twilight Zone, I DO have one, but it's in my garage and there's no way I am bringing it there. I shouldn't have even brought Sopranos there and now THAT is out of order from being on location....
Was there a Babbage's AND EB World? I know the EB World changed to GameStop awhile back...now there's another game store there called CA$H 4 GAMES.
I have one other location in Smyrna called Soap Opera Laundromat & Game Room. The games are are mostly mine except for the pinballs and the broken games in the dark left hand corner.
We are attempting to do a Rivergate location, but they have a family entertainment center moving in there. The combination of that and our finances may prevent us from doing so.
The HH Babbages was on the "new wing" right outside (I believe it was) the old Dilliards, upstairs. When I was there, Camelot Music was still right across the hall. The store closed in 2002, and when Gamestop bought EB, they took over the downstairs store. I think my old store is a manacure place, now. I hope, for all our sakes, you get another location soon. Hickory Hollow is starting to look anemic. Practically every store on that wing I worked on is now closed. Even the shoe place, downstairs.
It was the first mall I ever went to, when I moved here in 1982. It's sad to watch that place suffer, the way it has. But I'll be seriously amazed if that mall is still standing within 5 years.
As far as the mall goes, I know it's dying, but the thing is CBL owns two other malls in the area, Cool Springs and Rivergate. Since Hickory Hollow opened in 1978, it's been all downhill in the past 10 years because of the lower income residents now living in the area AND competition from all the other malls. To be honest there are too MANY malls for the demographics Nashville has. Just not enough people live in the Antioch area to frequent the mall...
The reason the wings are cleared out is because there is a school coming next year (March was last I heard, might be as late as September) but alternative use is the ONLY way the mall is going to survive.
We won't close this location unless our sales plummet and the school does not open. It is profitable and we do ok there, but with the amount of machines we're running we could be doing better.
We are opening our second location December 12!
1000 Rivergate Parkway
NEAR THE FOOD COURT/SEARS
Amazing! Keep up the hard work!
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I went to the Hickory Hollow location today (August 6, 2011) and I have to say that Dream is quite a nice person and I loved the look of the store. Decent collection too. I plan on coming back the first Saturday of every month. Looks like Video Games Etc. (closed July 14, 2009) has finally found a successor. My first score included a 32X, completing my US Sega console and peripheral collection.
Maybe I'll blow some quarters on some arcade games next time too.
Real collectors drive Hondas, Toyotas, Chevys, Fords, etc... not Rolls Royces.
Opry Mills would be a great location though I'm sure the rent is way more than Hickory Hollow. A lot of people avoid Hickory Hollow so they don't get robbed or shot.
Wanted and willing to pay for:
Philips CDI 740
NTSC Proto of Daze Before Christmas (SNES)
No one gets "robbed" or "shot" here. That is something that everyone keeps making up. In fact there have been more "robberies" in the Green Hills and Franklin areas as of late (GameStop twice) but the media makes it look like it's a warzone here. I've been in the arcade since Nov 2008, never had an incident here. There have been incidents "outside" the mall but just like in Green Hills and Franklin, that can happen in any area.
I'll be in Nashvegas this weekend, but I won't be able to stop in. Sounds like a cool place though.