Did you know that the Screenland in the Crossroads has an arcade? Did you know that they call it a bar/arcade, and not a "barcade"? Why wouldn't you embrace barcade? Did you know that it costs $5 to play as MANY arcade games as you want?
They have the Journey game.
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It is ridiculous, both in that it exists at all, and in its level of difficulty.
They had Tapper, and their website said they had Root Beer Tapper, but Root Beer Tapper wasn't...ahem...on TAP tonight. HAHAHA! Haa...Tapper is really fun, without being fiendishly difficult in the way that so many '80s video games are. Gauntlet has incredibly sarcastic narration! It was hilarious.
Other things: I am incredibly bad at Paperboy, BurgerTime is very difficult, Q-bert is also very difficult, Mortal Kombat II sounds like a Three Stooges movie if you can't remember what the actual moves are, and looks like it, too. Baraka and Shang Tsung in an epic slap fight to the anticlimactic "finish him." <slap> Ridiculous. Old arcade games are very hard! And very fun.
Four hours later, $5 poorer, many popcorns heavier, best Thursday night ever.
EDITED TO ADD: As of AGES ago, there 1. is no Screenland in the Crossroads, and the arcade in its $5 unlimited play incarnation is GONE. AND THIS IS SO SAD. I miss it every day.