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Jul
08
2008

ThinkGeek Travels to Luna City Arcade

lunacity_logo.jpgNo, Heinlein fans, ThinkGeek did not visit the underground nation inside earth's natural satellite this past weekend. But we did take a voyage through one family's personal time machine: Luna City Arcade, where you can thoroughly engage your retro geek lust. Luna City boasts over 60 working arcade machines, spanning almost 20 years of arcade history, including classics like Space Invaders, Donkey Kong, Dig Dug, Paperboy, Joust, Galaga, Phoenix, Star Castle, Dragon's Lair, Pong, Star Wars, even a full row of classic pinball machines! Luna City is not normally open to the public, but ThinkGeek got a very special invitation for a private "play date". Peter & family (progenitors of Luna City) do have a few open houses every blue moon, so check their website for the next one. You will be rewarded with the kind of glee normally reserved for munching ghosts or smashing barrels.


luna_city_groupshot.jpgT3h aw3s0m3 at Luna City doesn't end with the vintage classic arcade games. The rescued arcade signage, fog machines crossed by lasers (from our own Laser Stars Projectors, no less), the UV-reactive carpeting, the theater displays from 70s and 80s movies (including a banner for Battlestar Galactica that you could use as a tent), the floor-to-ceiling posters and arcade paraphernalia, and the awesome sound system pumping out the top 100 Billboard hits from every year from 1975-1985 all come together to make Luna City a complete arcade experience preserved in this fully-functional, hands-on, un-museum. If Peter and his family offer us the chance to take another trip through time, you know where we'll be.
 
luna_city_overhead.jpg Thanks Peter & Family (Again!).  And just in case you missed the link to Luna City Arcade, there ya go!


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meaningless icon! wow, lol arcade games never loose their thing, i am glad they continue on, and maybe more will come soon to our PSN stores eh?
Darkgeekrocker said this 2207 days ago.
meaningless icon! That place looks wicked!
VvCompHelpvV said this 2205 days ago.
meaningless icon! what about Polybius??
pajo said this 2201 days ago.
meaningless icon! I've been wanting to go to Peter Hirschberg's arcade since he had it in his basement. This guy is my hero
Cardinal_Fang said this 2201 days ago.
meaningless icon! Coolest...thing..ever!!
Elite_Polygon said this 2196 days ago.
meaningless icon! I met me true love over the sounds of a Zaxxon game. He played the game and I kept bringing him beer and sandwiches.
HELONURS said this 2196 days ago.
meaningless icon! DaveR's shoes are so shiny! Are those magic shoes Dave? ;)
ghoti42 said this 2196 days ago.
meaningless icon! Everyone's going to be wearing those shoes to the arcade this season. They're huge in Paris.
Dr. Dave said this 2196 days ago.

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