So what would your ideal arcade be like?


#1

Lately I’ve been thinking of opening my own arcade and I would like some feedback on what you guys would like your ideal arcade to be like.

Also if there are any arcades still doing well in your area what do you think is sustaining them?


#2

tokyo game action
the ultimate arcade


#3

tokyo game action is a very nice one…

personally i like FFA best… but thats just cause of the sheer amt of comp and the availibility of machines.

#1 only open if you know you can succeed
#2 get a good location
#3 only be in a mall if you HAVE to
#4 plan on spending alot of $
#5 plan on searching for 3s cause it’s hella rare
#6 make sure it is a friendly atmosphere and has friendly staff and people who know how to fix shit

thats all i can think of


#4

3 marvel machines. 2 3s machines. deluxe tokyo wars and 8 player xmen. 3 stripper poles, a full length bar, and a banging jukebox.

and a pat’s king of steaks inside as well.


#5

^ Truer words were never spoken.


#6

More than one cvs2 cabinet so I wont have to wait like 90 years before I get to play ! :mad: !


#7

bright lights!


#8

Some cheap games. I dont want to play Tekken 5 for 75 cents or a dollar. A nice location and a good variety of games. Ive wanted an arcade to serve hot food but something tells me most people will just go hungry and keep playing so your basically getting there money anyway. Oh and a ATM machine helps too.


#9

lots o’ philly cheese steaks and buffalo wings.


#10

3 of every current fighter, in a row.
Old Nostagia fighters like SSF2T , KI , KI2, MK3U, ect in the back.
Pool Table.
Snack Bar
Bar in the corner with stools.
Sofas And couches with armrests and soda holders with free cable in another corner.
skateboard Ring behind the back in a fenced area , Along with a Basketball Court on the other side of the fence.
Noen signs fucking EVERYWHERE, make it feel like the late 70’s - early 80s all over again :’)
female snack bar employees only. <3
hours of operation. Mon-fri : 12pm to 12am
Sat-Sun : 3pm to 3am

The Penthouse. Open late for your entertainment.


#11

Arcades are a thing of the past IMO. Arcades are closing all over the country because consoles are killing them.

We have a console/PC lan store here called Gamefrogs and that place is the shit. They have big screens, TONS of console/PC games, and its all dark and shit. Really cool and you pay by the hour and such. Place is the shit. They also sell drinks and such. Might wanna think of that.

http://www.gamefrogcafe.com/


#12

2 cabs of the following fighters on Japanese Vs. Cabinets with Sanwas:
-Marvel vs. Capcom 2, Capcom vs. SNK 2, Tekken 5: Dark Resurrection (Vs. 5 Rounds), Guilty Gear XX /Slash (Vs. 3 Rounds), Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike (Vs. 3 Rounds)
1 cab of the following fighters on Japanese Vs. Cabinets with Sanwas:
-Hyper Street Fighter II (Vs. 3 Rounds), Capcom Fighting Jam (Vs. 3 Rounds), Street Fighter Alpha 3 (Vs. 3 Rounds), Virtua Fighter 4: Final Tuned (Vs. 5 Rounds), NeoGeo Battle Coliseum, King of Fighters XI, Soul Calibur II (Vs. 5 Rounds), Vampire Savior (3 Lives), Tekken Tag Tournament (Vs. 5 Rounds)
3 Pool Tables
3 Fooseball Tables
2 Dartboards
Various Shooting Games:
-Time Crisis III, Point Blank, Giga Wing 2, Strikers 1945, Mars Matrix
Various Racing Games:
-Initial D, Outrun 2, Hydro Thunder, Midnight Maximum Tune
Various Music Games:
-Dance Dance Revolution (Latest Version), Guitaroo
Bar and Grill (LLBO)
Smoking Environment Room
Internet with T1 Internet Access with the latest games:
-World of Warcraft, Counter-Strike, DOTA, Ghost Recon 2
Neon Signs everywhere
Technicians ready-to-repair
Lounge Area (Giant Couches, Footrests, Big-Screen TV)
Weekly Tournaments/Ranking Battles (all matches to be recorded and put on the sites server; just like Game 41!)
Sunday-Thursday: 10am-1am
Friday-Saturday: 9am-3am


#13

wins thread


#14

It already exists

FFA. If only they had a fucking Super Turbo machine.


#15

couldnt say it any better :sweat:


#16

If any of you guys are ever in Phoenix, Castles n Coasters is a great arcade. Has everything I could ever want in an arcade.


#17

So I got:

friendly atmosphere
multiple cabs of the same fighters
stripper poles
a jukebox
deluxe tokyo wars
8 player X-men
a full length bar
a Pat’s king of steaks inside
neon signs(bright lights)
cheap games
an ATM
philly cheese steaks and buffalo wings
late hours
all female employees
late hours
sofas And couches with armrests and soda holders with free cable in another corner
Old Nostalgia fighters like SSF2T , KI , KI2, MK3U, ect
skateboard ramp with a basketball Court on the other side of the fence
Technicians ready-to-repair
3 Fooseball Tables
2 Dartboards
Weekly Tournaments/Ranking Battles
Various Shooting Games
1 cab of the following fighters on Japanese Vs. Cabinets with Sanwas:
-Hyper Street Fighter II (Vs. 3 Rounds), Capcom Fighting Jam (Vs. 3 Rounds), Street Fighter Alpha 3 (Vs. 3 Rounds), Virtua Fighter 4: Final Tuned (Vs. 5 Rounds), NeoGeo Battle Coliseum, King of Fighters XI, Soul Calibur II (Vs. 5 Rounds), Vampire Savior (3 Lives)
Dance Dance Revolution (Latest Version), Guitaroo
Bar and Grill (LLBO)
Smoking Environment Room
Internet with T1 Internet Access with the latest games:
-World of Warcraft, Counter-Strike, DOTA, Ghost Recon 2
Bar and Grill (LLBO)
Smoking Environment Room

keep 'em coming


#18

Don’t forget with that T1 to have wireless connections for those that wanna do up some PSP/DS/laptop shit


#19

haha yeah some 802.11g would not hurt at all, looks like a great start


#20

You forgot to throw a titty club in.