Friday, May 22, 2009
An honest to God...Quest!
I have found a place online called 1984. It is an arcade in Springfield, Missouri...and sounds just like what I need to go visit. These photos and following text were lifted from a site called Robohara.com: "In downtown Springfield, Missouri directly across from the YMCA lies the 1984 Arcade. On Wednesday, June 20th, my friend The Stranger and I drove from Oklahoma City to Springfield to visit this tribute to the classic arcades of the 1980’s. The 1984 Arcade opened its doors in 2005, and boasts anywhere from 50-60 classic arcade games on the floor at any given time."
A five dollar bill allows you unlimited play with a rotating group of games. They even have a little cafe as you can see named Sinistarbucks...I can only hope they have some guy of merchandise with that on it.
Tron...Star Wars...Moon Patrol...Defender...Scramble...Tempest...Gyruss...Gauntlet I and II, plus a handful of Pinball machines according to Robohara's site. A place where you can play 50-60 classic arcade games, sigh, it almost brings tears to the eyes.
The official site is http://www.1984arcade.com/
I lift my neon lit horn of challenge to my lips...dare anyone join me at some point in the future to journey on this quest to 1984?