BY ADAM PRATT
Awesome Arcade Just Opened!
Arcades have been a staple of American entertainment since the carnival midway came into being, creating fun memories in a way you can’t get at home. Home entertainment has enjoyed a lot of attention this past year, so if you’re stuck with a bit of “cabin fever,” we have a new option for you! Come and visit Arcade Galactic at the Newgate Mall.
This is our company’s second location. We were formerly known as the Game Grid Arcade (long story about the name change). Our first location opened at the Valley Fair Mall in 2008, with a singular mission – to keep the arcade spirit alive. The new site continues that idea and offers a unique mixture of classic and new titles. The games operate on tokens, coins similar to pennies, made out of copper and zinc, which also makes them naturally anti-viral (we also have hand sanitizer available and frequently clean the games). This is a nice bonus, given the 2020 situation.
We have always brought the new and old together as a way to broaden our appeal. When you come in, we hope you’ll find something familiar but also something new & unique. This covers both video games and pinball machines. Our oldest game is Space Invaders (1978), while the newest one is Blazing Chrome AC (2021). We’ve got beloved classics like Ms. Pac-Man, Galaga, and Centipede, along with familiar new games like Luigi’s Mansion Arcade, Batman, Daytona Championship USA, and the new dancing sensation, StepManiaX. We also feature rarities that are very difficult to find anywhere, including Dariusburst Another Chronicle (only seven were made in English), ReRave Plus (only about 50 were made), and Dragon Saber.
Don’t forget pinball – while we only have a handful of these right now, you can enjoy the newer Jurassic Park, explore the unique Dialed In!, go on a space adventure with Star Trek, and more. We also recently opened our party room, so you can celebrate events like birthdays at a fun place. We’d love to entertain you – come in and find us next to Victoria’s Secret or online.
Arcade Galactic In Newgate Mall, Ogden • arcadegalactic.com