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July 24th, 2006

Ground Kontrol

I just wanted to say that Ground Kontrol is an amazing idea.

Basically, it’s an old-school arcade. It’s filled with games I had remembered but forgotten about, mostly from Starcade. There are the standards: Pac-Man, Ms. Pac-Man, Tetris, Space Invaders. But then there are the slightly harder to find titles like Q*bert, Donkey Kong Junior, Crystal Castles, and Arkanoid. And Burgertime, the only game to use pepper as a weapon.

Mission Kontrol also has a big pinball gallery and sells old consoles – with games. The beauty of it all is that the video games still only cost a quarter.

If you’re ever in Portland, and are a fan of video games from the early 80s and late 70s, you need to go.

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