Category: Video Games

Back at the Arcade

We went back to the Round 1 arcade last weekend and had tons more fun. We spent more credits on the claw machines/ufo catchers this time around and at eight credits a pop our time at the arcade just fly right on by. Like I said in my previous post I’m still not 100% sold on these UFO catchers. I would rather have a joystick instead of direction buttons. I also feel that you have to trick the prize out of the holders, it’s not really a claw game, it’s more like a game of trick shot. You have to get the claw in the right place at the right time to bang, flip or push the prize into the hole. The only prizes I was able to win were from the old school claw games.

With a jackpot on the ball dropping game, we are now up somewhere around 5500 tickets for our two visits, down some $$$, and fun was had by all.

Arcade Youtube Videos

I recently started watching some arcade videos on YouTube and got Sam hooked on them as well. Here are some examples of the videos we have been watching.

There is something zen about watching other people play arcade games especially the coin pushers.

We decided to give it a try ourselves. I grew up going to playing video games (still do) and going to arcades. Nice to see some more modern larger places like Round 1, Dave & Busters, and GameWorks keeping the arcade alive. Sure we played in the arcade when we visited the Great Wolf Lodge from time to time, but walking into a building dedicated to arcade games was a blast from the past. The sights, sounds, and smells, it was like I was a young boy again. I am glad that I have the opportunity to share that with my daughter, now if I can just talk her into only playing games that payout the most tickets.

I’m still not sure about this new UFO catcher claw machines. I don’t like limiting my potential prize winnings to one or two items and I wish they worked like the old ones I am used to. My claw reflexes kept tapping the second arrow instead of holding it down.

We will be going back for more Arcade fun in the future.