Walking into Save Point arcade on a Friday night, patrons will be met with a wave of sounds, ranging from the popping of pinball machines and the “waka waka” of Ms. Pac-Man to the chatter of friends beating each other’s high scores.
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The variety of colourful pinball machines displayed for customers to play currently include Jurassic Park (“a player’s game,” Carroll said), The Walking Dead, The Twilight Zone (a “classic” from 1993 and always in Carroll’s top five), Metallica, Star Wars (very popular with customers), and — his latest addition — Godzilla (“fantastic,” according to Carroll).
The popular High Score Pinball Arcade in Bay Shore is closing its doors after opening at the Westfield South Shore Mall last April.
Charlee Markquart and his business partners are remodeling the former Children’s Museum of Eau Claire into the Reboot Social – a multilevel mix of bar, restaurant, and arcade in downtown Eau Claire, which aims to open this spring
Travel back in time to the ’80s where kids would travel to the local arcade to play games like Pac-Man, Asteroids, or pinball, and they’d have to place a quarter up on the ledge of the game just to get a turn to play. Now people of all ages can experience that all over again, without digging around in your pockets for change.