Family Arcade (Family Amusement Corp)
876 North Vermont Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90029
Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition is here! It’s a head-to-head Japanese cabinet (side by side, not back to back). The price is $1 (4 quarters) to play. If you are playing against the CPU and not against a real opponent, then it will cost 75 cents to continue. However, if you lose to an actual opponent, then you will have to pay one dollar if you want to continue. Pretty much, once you lose to an opponent, you start all over again.
SSFIV:Arcade Edition ONLY ACCEPTS QUARTERS!!!
For those who are not familiar with the arcade, all games there accept Family Arcade tokens, but SSFIV: Arcade Edition only accepts quarters. There is a change machine inside.
During the evening/nighttime, you can park at the Family Arcade parking lot. Space is limited. During the daytime, there is street parking and meter parking. I don’t think the LACC parking lot is open at the moment since the semester ended, but when the parking lot is open, it’s $2 for the whole day. The LACC parking lot closes around 11pm or so.
You have two options for how you want to play the game. It’s Arcade Mode and Beginner Mode.
Arcade Mode: Traditional arcade style. Pay, play, people challenge you, etc.
Beginner Mode: You play against the CPU, whose difficulty is really low. It’s done that way so you can practice with your character and still have a little bit of resistance from the computer. Nobody can challenge you while in Beginner Mode. People can still play the game, but they won’t be “a new challenger.” After three matches with the computer, your game automatically changes to Arcade Mode and if somebody is already playing on the other side, the systems link up and you two have to play each other as if somebody challenged you in Arcade Mode.
I hope all this makes sense. If you have any questions, feel free to ask.
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