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The Arcade Heroes at San Diego’s Coin-Op Game Room with Smog City Brews and Special Guests and Trivia and Prizes!

Come Play With Us! Meet and Greet! Trivia! Brews! Prizes!

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Check it out– GONNA BE RAD!


Come meet Evan Shields and Justin Dray at the after party of Comic-Con 2014 @ Coin-Op Game Room with Smog City Brewing and Special Guests including Stern Pinball and Prizes!

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San Diego and Captain America

After countless hours searching Craigslist and eBay for our first arcade cabinet, we came across a great find at an even better price. Thanks to our good friends Andreas and Michi for letting us borrow their Volkswagen Eurovan we headed out to San Diego to make our purchase –“Captain America and the Avengers” from Data East.

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Clocking in at just over a two hour drive, we made it to our destination – a Church youth center.  Upon arrival, we saw that they were unloading their arcade collection consisting of NBA Jam, Golden Tee, Mr. Do cocktail table, and of course our beloved cabinet.  They were getting rid of these gems to get more  funds so that they could do some upgrading and improving around the center (and simply because the kids just aren’t playing them anymore).  Don’t worry!  It’ll get plenty of play from us and our friends.

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Laying down in the Van

 

 

 

 

 

 

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It was a tight squeeze getting the cabinet in the back door. However,  once it was in there,  we  realized that we had potential room to fit another cabinet (if the size and price was right and with another game to check out only 15 minuets away it was worth the trip).

Just need a few more inches!
Just need a few more inches!

 

 

 

 

 

 

The second cabinet was “Final Fight.” It was just the cabinet with a monitor – and we weren’t sure if it even worked. The cabinet had been left in a non-water-proofed storage unit for over a year! So needless to say, it had some pretty massive water damage. After a few trips from the van to the cabinet to take measurements, we came to the conclusion that it wouldn’t fit and maybe it isn’t the best idea given the condition it was in. With a heavy heart, we decided to pass … for now. As Justin so correctly put it I had “rose colored glasses” and I couldn’t get the “Final Fight” out of my head.

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After leaving with our solitary cabinet, we checked out the Barcade Coin-Op game room in San Diego’s North Park for some drinks, food, and (of course) games. Stay tuned for our follow up post with a review on the place coming soon.

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