Welcome to VidiotArcade.com.
Back in 1994 my girlfriend at the time(aka The Future Wife) was nice enough to go on a hunt to find me an arcade game for Christmas. Lucky for me she found a Donkey Kong 3 in the local classified ads. Shortly after bringing it home we knew we would have to get another one, and from there 10 were not too far behind. So remember honey... this is all your fault!!!
We now consist of a family of four with two great kiddos who like to game at least as much as their Dad. Our high game count was 38 arcade games and 3 pinball machines. Currently we have ~20 arcade games and 8 pinball machines(and one Xbox 360 that looks like R2-D2!).
Through the years we have owned close to 100 different games and have had a blast meeting people from all over the northeast(and one in Kentucky!). We took a 4 or 5 year break from buying games while we raised our kids, but they are now old enough to know THESE GAMES RULE!!!
Also, here are some pictures of Elvira and the Party Monsters, Hurricane, and Creature from the Black Lagoon. The Creature is *not* ours, I took it in to fix and clean and in return we've been able to keep it for the past 5 or 6 months. It's a great game! The other two games have been completely fixed up, cleaned, and have had LEDs selectively added to them... I'll have to take some more current pics of them soon.
Again, hopefully I'll get to update the site with new pages for all the new games soon!
Heh... it almost sounds like we gutted the basement but we didn't. There are still plenty of games down there and there is a bunch more open space... which we will be losing a little bit of when we pickup a Star Wars Episode 1 pinball next week.
Hopefully I'll update the site this week with pictures of the new games... hopefully.
HERE are some pictures Michele took throughout the day...
And I figured while we had everyone here I may as well try to thin the heard a little. Lunar Lander, Space Encounters, the Tempest cabaret, and the Gorf cabaret have all left the arcade. In their place we will add *open space* and eventually another pinball machine. We're hoping for a Creature from the Black Lagoon!
HERE are some pictures of our little adventure!
And I haven't forgotten about adding a page for Revenge from Mars... just been busy is all. Hopefully this week.
I'll be sure to update the Tron page this weekend but until then, HERE are some pictures...
Will add a page for that one this week sometime. But first we have to play the hell out of it!!!
They both are currently non-working and need some TLC. Lunar Lander is partially working and Battlezone needs a good cleaning before I even power it up.
I took some pictures today so I'll add them later this week.
Sounds much better now... go to the X-Files page to see the guide I used and some pictures of the completed modification.
I also started working on a Major Havoc cabaret project...
So I grabbed the web pages from games we no longer have. I have always wished I saved every page, picture, and game really that I've had but I wasn't blessed with enough brains or storage space for that.
Here they are: Turbo, Mr. Do!, Jungle King(no pics), Hyper Sports, Circus, and Burgertime.
Some of the verbage on those pages makes me laugh. What a different time it was and what a different person I was.
But that's winding down and it's time to start enjoying the games again. Man things have changed down in the VidiotArcade... I ended up selling Hang-On, Maverick and Batman Forever locally to Robot City Games and I also sold Stargate, Centipede, and the Freddy pinball to non-locals.
Since we had extra room we ended up getting a Space Encounters upright, a Moon Base cocktail, and a Starship Troopers pinball. I'll try to get some web pages up for all of them soon.
For more pictures that were taken throughout the day, click here and here... Enjoy!