Thursday, April 24, 2014
The Arcade Brighton, Michigan - Review
I just happened to drive by this place and saw a sign that said "We buy and sell arcade machines." This led me to believe it was just a business that bought and sold arcade machines (which you don't see too much anymore) So I stopped with my wife and 11 year old son in the car. They said they will wait in the car. I told them I would be out in a few minutes, I just wanted to run in and check it out. I walked in the door and my jaw dropped when I saw about 50 pinball machines and 50 arcade machines on an upper level. I noticed the token machines and realized that this was an arcade. I ran back outside like a little kid that just discovered a new toy store or candy store. I couldn't even speak. I believe all I said to my wife and kid was "You have to come in here and see this." That was about a month and a half ago and I have been back 3 times since. This place is absolutely awesome. They have all the best pinball machines and arcade machines I remember when I was a kid. The people that work here are super friendly and helpful. My wife and son love the pinball games and I love the classic games on the upper level. My favorites are Dig Dug, Moon Patrol, Galaga, Wizard of Wor, Ms Pac-Man, Donkey Kong, and Super Punch Out to name a few. They even have Dragon's Lair! My only problem with the place is that I lose track of time playing all the awesome games. Before of after you check this place out be sure to hit Ritters frozen custard just down the road to the West. Also, they have the difficulty set on easy on a lot of the machines so kids can have a good time playing them as well. I even noticed that one of the Ms Pac-Man machines had the speed up enabled which is cool. A small suggestion that I would have would be to put a 3X5 card on each machine telling what enhancements are turned on and what difficulty level it is at. I know a lot of hardcore gamers like myself love that type of info when going for high scores. Also, every time I visit, they have more and more new machines running. I give this place a perfect 10 out of 10 stars and I am glad that it opened and hopefully will be around for a very very long time. Check out their facebook page for more info and hours at https://www.facebook.com/thearcadebrighton
Also, just a side note. The only thing that would make this place even more popular and awesome is if they started selling retro home consoles and games. Hint Hint!!!