Tuesday, May 19, 2009

*Review* Barcade Brooklyn, NY

My review of " Barcade " in Brooklyn NY.

I went a few months ago, and wanted to share what games they had and what I thought about the atmosphere. Got to Barcade around 11:30pm and it was pretty packed.. It was soo packed that you needed to push people outta the way to walk to a different area. Once around 1am rolled through things began to thin out and the games were alot more accessible. Alot of people were just leaning on some of the games, with girls who had their pocket books and coats on them using them as coat racks..But would be curtius to move their junk if you wanted to play.
Here is a list of the roughly 25! classic games that were availble / working :

When you first walk in to the right you will see:

  • 1943 *horrible screen burn in
  • Zaxxon

Then the first big row of games are on the left :

  • Tapper
  • Dig Dug
  • Frogger
  • Marble Madness
  • Punch Out!
  • Moon Patrol
  • Donkey Kong
  • Asteroids
  • Rampage
  • Ghost N' Goblins
  • Bezerk
  • Lady Bug

    Then a smaller row of games by the 2 tables / bench area:
  • Centipede
  • Arkanoid *spinner felt wobbly ; or broken
  • Q*Bert
keep going around or if your walking in from the front door on the right you will see this row of games:

  • Sinistar
  • Tetris
  • Galaga *Icade PCB installed? :-(
  • Ms. Pac-Man *bad condition metal control panel was cracking / had a hole in it
  • Pengo
  • Outrun
  • Rolling Thunder
  • Crystal Castles
    **Robotron 2084 not working unplugged near the bathroom
Also they had the highscore chalk board floating above a row of games lit up which I thought was cool. I wanted to know what other people thought of this place. Personally I felt they had the most classics in one public location closest to my house (NY), but they just need to better maintain them. I understand that it's a Bar and not a private collection. All and all I would say go and check it out, it's worth poppin' by, unless your own private collection trumps it. Most of what's available is pretty much common classics, which appeals to the masses, Some of which are also already available in "Guscade" or might be in the near future.

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