No, 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.
T3h 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.
Thanks Peter & Family (Again!). And just in case you missed the link to Luna City Arcade
, there ya go!