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Title: Arcade locations
Post by: Sphere on February 07, 2016, 11:55:26 PM
Hey Guys,

Since awhile I am mapping all the arcades that I can find and in the meantime I have found quite a lot of locations. Right now I have 116 added to my map at http://www.arcadeuniverse.net/arcade-map/ (http://www.arcadeuniverse.net/arcade-map/)​ . Do you guys have some tips for arcades that I am still missing?

Regards,

Pieter


Title: Re: Arcade locations
Post by: Q*ris on February 08, 2016, 02:33:12 PM
There is this list from ArcadeBelgium but not many have more than 10 cabs: http://www.arcadebelgium.be/ab.php?l=en&r=loc&p=list (http://www.arcadebelgium.be/ab.php?l=en&r=loc&p=list)
There is also this cool website by liquidx but it's only about pinballs: http://findapinball.com (http://findapinball.com)


Title: Re: Arcade locations
Post by: Andreas_AUT on February 08, 2016, 06:55:34 PM
Cool Site, Pieter.

When I visited prague, there were a arcade in the middle of the town, I made some pictures from outside. My mistake was when I passed it the first time with my colleagues, I didnt go in because I had the plan to visit it next morning - and guess what, they had closed  >:(.
So I cant tell anything about the amount of cabs.

But on the other side, I will do some pictures from the arcade in our cinema. They rebuilt the cinema so I didnt visit the arcade and dont know if its that big as before.


Title: Re: Arcade locations
Post by: Level42 on February 08, 2016, 10:10:27 PM
Netherlands:

http://www.funhousevlissingen.nl

http://funhouserenesse.nl

Those still have videogames last time I checked. Actually the one in Renesse had REMOVED all the money gambling machines and was videogames and ticket games ONLY !!! But that was about a year ago....

I was in Valkenburg around Christmas last year but the last one with videogames there ( Copacabana ) is now gambling only.

By the looks of the website Hommerson Scheveningen is now gambling only too :(  :(
http://www.hommerson.nl/

For some real fun go to:
http://www.dutchpinballmuseum.com


Looks like Hall of Game didn't make it: http://www.faillissementsdossier.nl/nl/faillissement/1045404/hall-of-game-b-v.aspx



Title: Re: Arcade locations
Post by: Level42 on February 08, 2016, 10:12:32 PM
Hmmm looks like Hommerson still has their "Funland" ......as close to an arcade as you can get those days:

http://www.hommerson.nl/filialen/funland-scheveningen


Title: Re: Arcade locations
Post by: Sphere on February 08, 2016, 10:16:43 PM
Thanks for the suggestions guys, I will work on these to add as much as possible to the map.

There is this list from ArcadeBelgium but not many have more than 10 cabs: http://www.arcadebelgium.be/ab.php?l=en&r=loc&p=list (http://www.arcadebelgium.be/ab.php?l=en&r=loc&p=list)
There is also this cool website by liquidx but it's only about pinballs: http://findapinball.com (http://findapinball.com)

The Belgium arcades I have with the exception of the holiday parks as they might not be publicly accessible. But thank you for the link though, it is huge! I will double check the smaller arcades too maybe they have more in the meantime. Thanks for the suggestions.

Cool Site, Pieter.

When I visited prague, there were a arcade in the middle of the town, I made some pictures from outside. My mistake was when I passed it the first time with my colleagues, I didnt go in because I had the plan to visit it next morning - and guess what, they had closed  >:(.
So I cant tell anything about the amount of cabs.

But on the other side, I will do some pictures from the arcade in our cinema. They rebuilt the cinema so I didnt visit the arcade and dont know if its that big as before.

Thanks Andreas, is the arcade http://www.arcadehry.cz/museum by any chance? I will be in Prague the 31st of March and the 1st of April. So I might want to check it out.

Netherlands:

http://www.funhousevlissingen.nl

http://funhouserenesse.nl

Those still have videogames last time I checked. Actually the one in Renesse had REMOVED all the money gambling machines and was videogames and ticket games ONLY !!! But that was about a year ago....

I was in Valkenburg around Christmas last year but the last one with videogames there ( Copacabana ) is now gambling only.

By the looks of the website Hommerson Scheveningen is now gambling only too :(  :(
http://www.hommerson.nl/

For some real fun go to:
http://www.dutchpinballmuseum.com

Looks like Hall of Game didn't make it: http://www.faillissementsdossier.nl/nl/faillissement/1045404/hall-of-game-b-v.aspx

Hmmm looks like Hommerson still has their "Funland" ......as close to an arcade as you can get those days:

http://www.hommerson.nl/filialen/funland-scheveningen

Thanks for the suggestions, I will check them all out. And yes it is a pity Hall of Game did not survive, they had a decent amount of cabs actually.These are great additions I did not yet have.


Title: Re: Arcade locations
Post by: Sphere on February 09, 2016, 11:21:11 AM
@Level42, I have added the majority of the Arcades including Hall of Game for completeness sake and marked it as closed permanently.

The pinball museum looks like great fun indeed, I need to bring my son there as well! :D

Thanks for the locations.


Title: Re: Arcade locations
Post by: Sphere on February 10, 2016, 11:18:37 PM
Hey Guys,

Thanks to your contributions I managed to get a total of 138 locations on the map up to now. It is my goal to have 500 arcade locations on the map before the 1st of July. Still a massive quest but I am confident this will work. So if you have any additional suggestions please let me know.

Regards,

Pieter


Title: Re: Arcade locations
Post by: Andreas_AUT on February 12, 2016, 12:40:56 PM
@Sphere

I never visited one of the arcades in prague, but look here:

https://www.google.at/search?q=arcade+prague&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&gws_rd=cr&ei=bsS9VuLHHKu_ygPR5L_ACg (https://www.google.at/search?q=arcade+prague&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&gws_rd=cr&ei=bsS9VuLHHKu_ygPR5L_ACg)

I want to definitely visit both of them!


Title: Re: Arcade locations
Post by: Sphere on February 12, 2016, 09:07:39 PM
That looks pretty sweet and close by to where I need to go Andreas, thank you for that! I added it to the map as well. Great addition!


Title: Re: Arcade locations
Post by: Sphere on February 14, 2016, 10:11:27 AM
In the meantime I have done a new update and I now have 165 locations on the maps.

Do you guys know of any arcades in Ireland though? So far I have not been able to find any although I know there is 1 in Dublin.


Title: Re: Arcade locations
Post by: SeTTleR on February 16, 2016, 12:29:00 PM
Hi,

not sure if this is what you are looking for, but there is a pinball museum in Neuwied, Germany: http://www.flippermuseum.eu/ They have more than 150 pinballs in there, but you have to pay per game. You need to buy Deutsche Mark and you can get them cheaper if you buy more, but it still gets quite expensive very fast. Otherwise, it's a great location and they have really cool machines.

Furthermore, there is a company named Solf. They have amusement halls mostly for gambling machines in the area of Bonn and Cologne, but they also have a few pinballs (up to 3 - 4 per hall) and some Naomis and also dedicated arcade cabs in there. http://www.solf.de/01_spielstaetten/index.html
The one at the Friedensplatz in Bonn has three pinballs, a 4 player Outrun 2, a Twin Sega Rally 3, some lightgun games (I think there was a House of the Dead 4 and Ghost Squad) and some Naomis with Soccer and Tennis Games. Pinballs have been Spider-Man, Medieval Madness and Pirates of the Caribean.
The other amusement halls also have some pinballs and arcades, but I don't know which.
It's not something worth to go there only for this, but if you are near by, it is definitely worth a visit.


Title: Re: Arcade locations
Post by: Sphere on February 18, 2016, 10:56:11 PM
Thanks for sharing SeTTleR, I will look into those. My main focus is on arcade cabinets of at least 10 and if they have pinballs that would be nice too but arcade cabinets are a must. Thanks for the suggestions!


Title: Re: Arcade locations
Post by: Behle on February 22, 2016, 11:00:16 AM
Opening this saturday: www.insert-coins.wtf (http://www.insert-coins.wtf)
At this moment with aound 15 games staring with a Quardapong, NBA JAM, Sega Touring Car, Hang on, Frogger, Alien 3, Defender and so universal machines...five tables.
Additional some pcs and consoles


Title: Re: Arcade locations
Post by: Sphere on February 23, 2016, 12:08:46 AM
Thanks for the heads up Behle, I have added the location to the map as well. Good luck with the arcade, I hope it will be a great success!


Title: Re: Arcade locations
Post by: Behle on February 23, 2016, 07:46:00 AM
Good luck with the arcade, I hope it will be a great success!
Thank you  ;D


Title: Re: Arcade locations
Post by: Sphere on February 27, 2016, 11:46:36 AM
Guys, currently I have 183 locations on the maps. Am I missing any really cool retro 80's machine locations?


Title: Re: Arcade locations
Post by: Sphere on February 29, 2016, 09:59:14 PM
Guys, I have 188 arcade locations on the map. I am trying to get more arcade locations from Ireland, any suggestions there maybe?


Title: Re: Arcade locations
Post by: Sphere on March 19, 2016, 08:53:03 PM
Over 200 arcades now but still need much more. Feel free to have a look here: http://www.arcadeuniverse.net/arcade-map/ and if you have any suggestions big or small please let me know. Any help is highly appreciated.


Title: Re: Arcade locations
Post by: Q*ris on April 04, 2016, 12:37:20 PM
I've been to "Fun House" in Renesse NL last week.
It's already in Sphere's list of course.
It's a very nice place with a cool 80's vibe (even if there aren't any classic cabs in there any more).
Here are some pictures for those interested: https://goo.gl/photos/MG2LL5xtEwTbDgjv8 (https://goo.gl/photos/MG2LL5xtEwTbDgjv8)


Title: Re: Arcade locations
Post by: Sphere on April 17, 2016, 04:05:23 PM
It looks nice actually. I might go there as well with the family. I am also very curious to the new one in Groningen, It's Playtime. Anyone already been there?

Currently I have 257 locations on the map but if you have more please let me know. If you like the initiative please feel free to like the Facebook page here -> https://www.facebook.com/arcadeuniverse/


Title: Re: Arcade locations
Post by: Laszo on May 04, 2016, 09:13:17 AM
This location has a small one room arcade http://pyramidevanausterlitz.nl (http://pyramidevanausterlitz.nl)


Title: Re: Arcade locations
Post by: anunaki on May 04, 2016, 12:23:11 PM
In Avifauna is also an arcade


Title: Re: Arcade locations
Post by: mumboking on May 04, 2016, 08:22:01 PM
I'm sure you'd like to know of an arcade that has a Namco Ridge Racer Full Scale (https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@51.3986352,0.9221465,3a,75y,302.51h,90.87t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sQs_TWF5icsSnLkAOwksTYw!2e0!7i13312!8i6656) (I hope it's still there. It was and probably still is in very poor condition)
There are some other arcades close by to there as well.

A load of arcades in Great Yarmouth in here (https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@52.5954478,1.7356284,3a,46.2y,149.31h,92.02t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1s59cTyWJc_OxO0w7iUJVrLg!2e0!7i13312!8i6656), here (https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@52.5992267,1.7358596,3a,75y,71.81h,92.99t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1snGmDJ42-ezwhFNwwrkoMCQ!2e0!7i13312!8i6656) and along here (https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@52.6018536,1.7362011,3a,75y,3.74h,88.67t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sqntLR7nYMv8F-57LZuqlwg!2e0!7i13312!8i6656).

There are also plenty of arcades in Skegness. Go left or right from here (https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@53.1420195,0.3435635,3a,75y,338.93h,80.71t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sJ9DUFrR1XMLWNn6to6bguQ!2e0!7i13312!8i6656) and you'll find some.

Fantasy Island in Ingoldmells (https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@53.1927892,0.3476533,3a,75y,206.51h,95.8t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sqzQvLfxFU0P5VSdRmrCVhA!2e0!7i13312!8i6656) near Skegness has a 4 cab Daytona setup with (non-functioning) motion seats.
(http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll222/mumboking/Photos/Games/DSC_1323.jpg)

There are also some arcades surrounding Fantasy Island: Here (https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@53.1926715,0.3502013,3a,75y,49.12h,92.31t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1shKxg-xM2OCO9qoZmVphEfQ!2e0!7i13312!8i6656), here (https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@53.1925661,0.3522938,3a,75y,212.95h,82.51t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sYDVgRb-GCyUNPtNpG-_cHw!2e0!7i13312!8i6656), here (https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@53.1925042,0.3531239,3a,75y,44.27h,85.42t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sptjMcPpkWTTIBUIl-37Juw!2e0!7i13312!8i6656), here (https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@53.1931096,0.3434954,3a,75y,35.66h,91.58t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sC91UOSljHTmpwh4IQst4Rg!2e0!7i13312!8i6656) and here (https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@53.1928353,0.34709,3a,75y,342.9h,81.15t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sonn2DypjeO3St4DM08ewqQ!2e0!7i13312!8i6656). One of them contains these cabs:
(http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll222/mumboking/Photos/Games/DSC_1339.jpg)
(http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll222/mumboking/Photos/Games/DSC_1340.jpg)
(http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll222/mumboking/Photos/Games/DSC_1346.jpg)

I could list more, but that could take a very long time and I don't feel like doing it.

EDIT: Updated links. The street view positions changed for some reason.


Title: Re: Arcade locations
Post by: Sphere on September 03, 2016, 11:48:18 AM
Guys,

So far we managed to get 324 locations worldwide on the map. If you have more suggestions please feel free to let me know. The more the better ;D.

Are there still some museums that are not on my map that you guys are aware of?

Regards,

Pieter


Title: Re: Arcade locations
Post by: lutijn on December 21, 2016, 07:37:22 PM
i own a restaurant with arcadehall in Zeeland the Netherlands. Maireweg 8 Burgh Haamstede

we have :

house of the dead big screen, some multigame cabinets including a neogeo, a 1991 simpsons, harley davidson bike cabinet, air hockey table, pooltable,
4 flippers: indiana jones,creature of black lagoon, getaway and leathal weapon. And newly picked up a 1979 Galaxian today.



Title: Re: Arcade locations
Post by: Luigi on December 22, 2016, 06:58:55 AM
i own a restaurant with arcadehall in Zeeland the Netherlands. Maireweg 8 Burgh Haamstede

we have :

house of the dead big screen, some multigame cabinets including a neogeo, a 1991 simpsons, harley davidson bike cabinet, air hockey table, pooltable,
4 flippers: indiana jones,creature of black lagoon, getaway and leathal weapon. And newly picked up a 1979 Galaxian today.


Nice :)  Do you have to pay any tax or fee just for the games standing there or do you only have to give away a part of the money you earn with them?


Title: Re: Arcade locations
Post by: bat968 on April 06, 2017, 05:51:44 PM
Seems that Versus dojo and Arcade Street doesn't exist anymore in France. :roll:


Title: Re: Arcade locations
Post by: Vond on April 10, 2017, 10:34:53 AM
I am also very curious to the new one in Groningen, It's Playtime. Anyone already been there?

I've been there. Alot of semi modern cabs and redemption games.
Furthermore: http://www.rtvnoord.nl/nieuws/172863/Inval-bij-speelhal-It-s-Playtime (news article in Dutch about tax authorities raiding the place)
I doubt the place is still opened. I'll check it out when I visit Groningen again.   



Title: Re: Arcade locations
Post by: Blanka on April 12, 2017, 09:12:07 PM
Do you as well have a list? Or switch to OSM instead of GMaps?
I have Google blocked for snooping prevention :)


Title: Re: Arcade locations
Post by: Sphere on April 26, 2017, 05:20:57 PM
Do you as well have a list? Or switch to OSM instead of GMaps?
I have Google blocked for snooping prevention :)


Sorry, what does this mean exactly? What is OSM?

Anyway to catch up on my quest to map all locations in the known galaxy I am looking for more arcades in Canada. Currently there are only 6 (b)arcades on the map but I am sure there are more, especially on the east side. Anyone know any east by any chance?


Title: Re: Arcade locations
Post by: Level42 on April 28, 2017, 12:47:47 PM
If pinball is also allowed, this place is amazing:

http://www.dutchpinballmuseum.com


Title: Re: Arcade locations
Post by: Bomjac on April 28, 2017, 02:36:33 PM
5 minutes walk from Maashaven metro I see.  The wife is plotting a trip to 020 for us in September, along with my oldest child (if 23 is still classed as a child lol).  If it happens, then I am sure I ill take a trip to 010 to escape the drunk, skunk fuelled Brits in 020 for a day.  Maybe even a trip to Doomdrecht if my old Boss is still living there.


If pinball is also allowed, this place is amazing:

http://www.dutchpinballmuseum.com


Title: Re: Arcade locations
Post by: Sphere on August 28, 2017, 01:57:05 PM
The pinball museum is great and I am not even a pinball lover. But no, it does not fit the criteria for the arcade map though so I won't be adding it.

Although I now have more than 400 arcades on the map I am still specifically looking for arcades in Germany. Are there any (b)arcades around Hamburg and Berlin by any chance?


Title: Re: Arcade locations
Post by: ckong on August 28, 2017, 02:19:16 PM
There is going to be a great videogame museum in Zoetermeer, The Netherlands, soon. In the middle of the city center, where previously a big 'Shopping center' was (called V&D). Initiator for this museum is Psykick (Hasan), well known in the dutch Gaming community and a great guy. A lot of us has met him more than once. (He is/was also part of Nozomi). And there are lots of Arcade games.

The new museum will partially be sponsored by the city itself, mainly paying for rent building etc. The museum can at least proove itself for one year, after that .....

So, everybody who is in this dutch area (Zoetermeer is only a few clicks away from The Haque), must visit it.

Here are a few links to Dutch articles about it (please use Google translate):

http://www.ad.nl/zoetermeer/museum-voor-games-in-pand-venamp-d~a4e90f77/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=socialsharing_web

http://www.ad.nl/zoetermeer/pac-man-spelen-in-enrsquo-t-museum~ab807faf/



Title: Re: Arcade locations
Post by: Laszo on August 28, 2017, 09:21:33 PM
Well I feel a Eurocade 2017 coming up  :pac: :pac: :pac:  :ghost:


Title: Re: Arcade locations
Post by: ckong on August 28, 2017, 09:41:45 PM
 ;D


Title: Re: Arcade locations
Post by: Sphere on August 29, 2017, 09:54:40 PM
Haha I am fortunate enough to help the museum out a bit and they should be opening the doors in October so it will definitely get their spot on the map.

Any other suggestions perhaps?



Title: Re: Arcade locations
Post by: anunaki on August 29, 2017, 10:37:16 PM
Yeah I'm also involved in this museum. But it's not an arcade museum, it's a video game museum that will have a lot of arcade games

We do our best to make it as good  as possible with a low budget.

The plans we have look promising


Title: Re: Arcade locations
Post by: Sphere on September 09, 2017, 09:34:07 AM
With the latest update we now have 424 arcade locations on the map. If you have any more suggestions please let me know here of you can submit suggestions through the website.

Do you have have any additional suggestions for arcades in Germany or Northern Europe by any chance?


Title: Re: Arcade locations
Post by: cebulba on September 20, 2017, 03:20:26 PM

Sorry, what does this mean exactly? What is OSM?


OSM = Open Street Map Layer instead of Google Maps.

There's a new opening in Austria the next weeks. Lots of Jukeboxes, Pinballs and an Arcade area.
https://www.facebook.com/Terratechnicajukes/ (https://www.facebook.com/Terratechnicajukes/)


Title: Re: Arcade locations
Post by: Laszo on December 06, 2017, 09:38:46 PM
There is going to be a great videogame museum in Zoetermeer, The Netherlands, soon. In the middle of the city center, where previously a big 'Shopping center' was (called V&D). Initiator for this museum is Psykick (Hasan), well known in the dutch Gaming community and a great guy. A lot of us has met him more than once. (He is/was also part of Nozomi). And there are lots of Arcade games.

The new museum will partially be sponsored by the city itself, mainly paying for rent building etc. The museum can at least proove itself for one year, after that .....

So, everybody who is in this dutch area (Zoetermeer is only a few clicks away from The Haque), must visit it.

Here are a few links to Dutch articles about it (please use Google translate):

http://www.ad.nl/zoetermeer/museum-voor-games-in-pand-venamp-d~a4e90f77/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=socialsharing_web

http://www.ad.nl/zoetermeer/pac-man-spelen-in-enrsquo-t-museum~ab807faf/



Is it open and if so did any go yet or even have an adres?


Title: Re: Arcade locations
Post by: anunaki on December 07, 2017, 12:02:28 AM
Yeah, it opened last week. It;s a blast :spaceace:

https://www.nationaalvideogamemuseum.nl/ (https://www.nationaalvideogamemuseum.nl/)