What's a small town arcade like these days?
October 4, 2010 11:01 AM Subscribe
What is an arcade like in 2010? I'm looking for details about particular games and how you pay (coins or tokens).
posted by alicat to sports, hobbies, & recreation (23 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I'm doing final edits to a children's novel, and I have to update the arcade scene from 1984 to 2010 (too bad, because I did some awesome research on Defender).
I need to know:
- the names of some racing and shooter games (esp. alien/space games) that would be in an arcade
- whether you pay with coins or tokens
- how you get change or buy tokens (person or machine?)
- whether it would be open on a weekday
- any other impressions about the atmosphere
The novel is set in Ithaca, New York, but info about any smaller town arcade will do.
I'd call the Ithaca laser tag/arcade on State Street but the number is out of service -- I guess they closed. I would visit an arcade in my hometown but I just got a full request from an agent and I want to finish this today!