Wizard needs Gauntlet badly
October 21, 2010 8:22 PM   Subscribe

[BayAreaFilter]. I want to play Gauntlet. Where should I go to do that?

Okay, so that thread on the blue about marathon Joust has made me really, really want to play old arcade games. And Joust is fine and all, but the one I think I could spend a few good stupid hours on is Gauntlet. I'm in Palo Alto, and will go just about anywhere in bike distance or near Caltrain to get me my Gauntlet on. Where should I go?
posted by You Can't Tip a Buick to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (11 answers total)
do you just want to play it, or is the physical cabinet important to the experience? mamedev.org can get you there if you wouldn't mind playing at home.
posted by radiosilents at 8:24 PM on October 21, 2010

Response by poster: The physical cabinet is so important. Actually, ideally, like, if I'm dreaming big, what I'm really looking for is a place with both the physical cabinet and a liquor license.
posted by You Can't Tip a Buick at 8:26 PM on October 21, 2010

If you're ever in NYC, there is a bar in Williamsburg called Barcade that has Gauntlet in it.
posted by Threeway Handshake at 8:28 PM on October 21, 2010 [1 favorite]

Response by poster: I have been to Barcade, I have played Gauntlet there, and I have the t-shirt to prove it. c'mon, bay area, get me some Gauntlet and booze. don't let brooklyn win.
posted by You Can't Tip a Buick at 8:32 PM on October 21, 2010

I would go to The Cocoanut Grove at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk for this, but...Pier 39 maybe.
posted by rhizome at 8:49 PM on October 21, 2010

I'm not positive because they don't list what games they have, but I'm confident you'd have some luck at Nickle City in San Jose. Someone on Yelp confirmed that they have Gauntlet Legends, but that was three years ago.
posted by pkingdesign at 12:16 AM on October 22, 2010

I'm ashamed that I spelled Nickel wrong. Ashamed enough that I'm posting about it.
posted by pkingdesign at 12:21 AM on October 22, 2010 [1 favorite]

Unless my memory is corrupted, I played Gauntlet (II?) at Nickel City in San Jose 18 months ago.
posted by Maximian at 3:59 AM on October 22, 2010

Best answer: I went to Buckshot up in SF a while ago, and I think they had a Gauntlet machine--I'm not sure whether it was working or not, though. They definitely have a liquor license, and the burgers are excellent.
posted by tellumo at 9:39 AM on October 22, 2010 [1 favorite]

Just emulate it on your computer. This website deals a bit with how to do emulation on a Mac, just figure out what system you want to emulate (or the arcade, in which you would use M.A.M.E.):

posted by darkgroove at 3:56 PM on October 22, 2010

According to this, there aren't any in California...

posted by Sprocket at 4:35 PM on October 22, 2010

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