Man today is the worst day Ive had in a long time, me and two of my cousins went down town
Toronto today to buy some gear and to see whats going on in the big city, after getting a bite to
eat at my favorite pizza joint, I asked if they would like go play some games, they said why not.
Upon arriving at the door to the arcade things didnt look too right, the place was all dark inside
so I decide to push the door open, to my surprise all the games were gone and the only thing
insight was the guys that Ive known for so long, I could see the uncertainty in their eyes and
I guess they saw the same thing in mine when I asked what was going on. My first question
was whats going on, new renovations, no, no one of the guys said, we are closed, what do
you mean closed I asked, we are closed for good. we are closing up shop.
These are some of the memories Ive had at funland:
Ive been going to funland since maybe 1987-88, and they always seem to get the latest
games, especially the big street fighter cabinets, Virtual fighter, Samurai Showdown, Killer instincts,
you name it they had it, they also had a crazy collection of old school type games like Gyrus, Centipede etc.
I can recall at one time they had 2 giant street fighter cabinets with the Hugh screens, man those were sweet.
That place was a magnet for street fighters from all over the city, North York, Etobicoke, Mississauga, Brampton,
Scarborough, you name it, they all flocked to that spot. Funland was the place to test your skills, get your ass
handed to you and get respect from so many different styles of fighters.
We also had a code of conduct amongst us regulars, no throws in street fighter, mercy rounds, and respect for
all players regardless of skill, if you broke those rules, it would be us against you, so one guy would have to fight 3
guys sometimes, and if he tried playing again he would face all elite players.
In closing that place not only gave me a bunch of friends that I hang out with, but it also kept me off the street
where I could have been getting into all sorts of trouble, so If you were a regular at Funland dont forget those good
old days, it seems fitting that the new street fighter is bringing back the old school style of play.
Man now I have to go buy a 360 and a good controller or find a new spot to play street fighter 4.
.I WILL MISS THAT PLACE. :shake:
Thx man, Im a 100% arcade player, I hate consoles for games like street fighter,nothing better than having a good game in front of live people, but it sucks when u loose as well.
For real, i know a bunce of guys that use to go to Ryerson when i was going to Gerorge Brown for graphic design, ya that was the spot.
do u have address for those places, i have to be there when SF 4 Drops.
Video Link of funland