Yeah i miss the old arcades.. I use to have a BALLY'S ALADINS CASTLE in the mall near me. I Live in the suburbs of philadelphia. There use to be arcades in all the malls back in the day.
Now the only arcade that is near me are 2 DAVE and BUSTERS. They are ok, it just that they carry all the interactive games such like gun,boxing,driving,flying,racing, etc.. anything that you can sit in or pick up and aim at the screen. Now they do have some classic machines but they are the multi-games.. liek one machine would have missle command, centipede,donkeykong, etc, like 5 games in 1... \
Anyways im a big tron fan, always has been . I just recently purchased a arcade version for my home that i got off a guy on ebay for 1100.00. VERY NICE CONDITIOn i mean the cabnet is original and mint. Came with a new monitor and powersupply. Decals were brand new and done nice. I did alost of stuff to it, like, took it off freeplay and but it back to taking quarters. Buying new upper and lower control panel plastics. Cleaned it, cleaned up the coinslot and return coin buttons. Put new locks, Control panel is in AWSOME condition. Clean and very well kept. Id say in a rating of 1 to10, 10 being bad and 1 being good. Id give this machine a big 1... For a 25 year old machine it is a nice piece. Im very pleased with it.. i even have my TRON tokens going across the top of the marquee to show who was up next to play!!
The tokens are from ballys alladins castle and my old man use to work for them back in the day. So he swiped some and has had them for a long time now, and just recently gave them to me when i got my machine.. Back then, they were promotional and he was suppose to give them back to bally's but he took a couple and has had them ever since..
Anyways im just glad to find this forum and to see alot of people that are into TRON..