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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.

Posted in Childhood Memories, Pop Culture, Technology

FROM: Dave Walls [E-Mail]
DATE: Monday July 24, 2006 -- 11:34:42 am
Beautiful! There's a place in the Philadelphia area that does late night
infomercials, advertising the same time of store. THey restore classic video games, and you can rent the place out for parties, or even buy them. I'm sure my girlfriend would love waking up to a TRON machine staring her in the face.

BTW, this thread made me say, for the first time ever, "Wow, I really need to go to Portland!". (No disrespect!)

FROM: Maria
DATE: Monday July 24, 2006 -- 11:58:06 am
YAY Portland!

FROM: Cat [E-Mail]
DATE: Monday July 24, 2006 -- 1:14:48 pm
Paul forgot another feature about Ground Kontrol: they know exactly who their demographic is, so they are also a (smoke free!) bar. Yes, that's right, you can finally fulfill your teenage fantasy of swigging a brewsky between levels.

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