Title: Ace's Break Away And Play
Description: storefront arcade in downtown Pittsburgh
igo - November 9, 2009 04:14 PM (GMT)
This is one of my favorite local arcades. It is a small independent storefront arcade. It has a wide variety of people who go there but, generally it is middle aged people (who go on their lunch breaks I guess) and kids. There is this lady in her 50s who play ms. pac man all the time there. She must play the game for hours every day. There is a nice pinball selection too.
Soul Caliber 2
Marvel Vs. Capcom
Madden season 2
Big Buck Safari
Fast and the furious Drift
Star Trek Voyager
Ms. PacMan / Galaga
Ripley's Believe it or Not
Deal or no deal
mega touch like game???
roothorick - November 20, 2009 02:23 PM (GMT)
There's a redemption MegaTouch?
Seriously, I want more info on that cabinet.
igo - November 20, 2009 11:41 PM (GMT)
I will have to check it out. I honestly don't know if it was a megatouch but, it had a variety of touchscreen games to choose from. It would print out a receipt with how many tickets you won at the end of the game (not actual tickets which I thought was kind of strange).
It was similar to this style. I will take a picture next time I go down to the arcade.
igo - March 19, 2010 06:55 PM (GMT)
Today was my first time going there in a few months. They got a gamegate VU set up with xbox360 and street fighter 4. You get 10min of play for $1 so that isn't too bad. They also got a warzaid which is set at 1 quarter.
Tekken 5 and Deal Or No Deal were taken out.
Shaggy - March 20, 2010 04:51 PM (GMT)
Took out the Deal or No Deal? That's surprising as that game seems to always earn well. It sounds like a pretty awesome place
igo - March 20, 2010 06:42 PM (GMT)
Even tho it is small I would say it is the best pure arcade in the Pittsburgh area.
They moved deal or no deal to a different arcade. They have 3 arcades so the games get changed up from time to time.
igo - May 16, 2010 09:23 PM (GMT)
They got a big buck hunter pinball (CSI pinball was taken out).
It was nice playing on a brand new table where everything was clean and worked perfectly.
igo - June 11, 2010 11:13 PM (GMT)
Big Buck Safari, hydrothunder, and a pinball machine were taken out.
Ironman Pinball, Terminator Salvation, Crisis Zone, and another game I forgot the name (late 90s/ early 00s. Combine crazy taxi with chase hq).
I think it is a sign of a health arcade when the games are in constant rotation like this.
Shaggy - June 12, 2010 02:24 AM (GMT)
Yeah, I've not heard of an arcade that changes out games as often as they do. I kind of wonder what kind of deal they have setup for that.
igo - July 11, 2010 09:23 PM (GMT)
I made a short video walkthrough. It was my first time doing this so the video quality is so-so.
Shaggy - July 11, 2010 09:38 PM (GMT)
Very nice, it's great to see it. They are certainly making do with a small area like that. It was also cool to see the pins grabbing attention like that too.
sh1pwr3k - July 13, 2010 06:19 AM (GMT)
It seems like more and more arcades are emerging, lets hope they stick around for awhile.