Ten Favorite Arcades in Metro Phoenix
8. Super Saver Cinemas 8
Like many theatre throughout Metro Phoenix, this North Phoenix discount movie house - where all flicks are $3 per person, and $1.50 on Tuesdays - features a collection of games in its lobby for patrons to play both before watching the latest blockbusters. The thing that separates the Super Saver Cinemas from the other cineplexes, however, is the fact it boasts more arcade units than any other theatre, a few of which we haven't seen elsewhere. While the sound (and smell) of popcorn wafts through the air, folks can play such rarities as the three-player racer Ironman Ivan Stewart's Super Off Road or the epic fighting games as SNK vs. Capcom: SVC Chaos and the origial Tekken. Best of all, the games still take quarters, so be sure to raid the couch for some spare change.
7. Play 'n' Win Arcade
Per the religious-themed Kevin Smith comedy flick Dogma, the almighty God supposedly travels from the realm of the hereafter to engage numerous games of skeeball for fun. And while this (somewhat) blasphemous claim is likely untrue, we're willing to bet that if Heavenly Father somehow, in fact, descend to earth to get in some skeeball shenanigans, he'd probably head for this glitzy arcade located inside the newly opened UltraStar Multi-tainment Center adjacent to Harrah's Ak-Chin Casino in Maricopa. Around a half-dozen versions of the ball-tossing hallmark of arcades everywhere are amongst the various electronic distractions housed inside the Play 'n' Win, each spewing streams of tickets. Things skew more towards the redemption variety (including such popular titles as Bejeweled, Haunted Manor, and Go Go Grand Prix), but there's also plenty of other games ready to suck down your dollars, like Deadstorm Pirates and the adrenaline-inducing Super Bikes 2.
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