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Michigan Science Center After Dark: Vintage Video Games III Review

Michigan Science Center After Dark: Vintage Video Games III

Motor City Geek went retro last night. The Michigan Science Center held their third After Dark: Vintage Video Games. Tickets were $15 to get in the door which included one drink ticket and unlimited play time at the 20+ vintage games. The arcade games were provided by Offworld Arcade.

The geeks were out in full force. The same event in July sold out and this one seemed just as popular. Before the doors even opened there was a line outside the MSC. The games were spread out over two levels and each level had a cash bar serving beer and liquor (The drinks were Mario themed. I tried the Princess Peach for… research purposes.)

Even if you weren’t into gaming, there was plenty to keep you entertained. From pixel art perler bead tables so you could bring your favorite characters to life or exploring the awesome Michigan Science Center exhibits with a drink in hand. (And who hasn’t ever wanted to do that?)

Who you gonna call? Ghostbusters Detroit answered the call for fun. They brought with them their own Ectomobile, a collection of console Ghostbusters games and The Real Ghostbusters arcade game! To top it all off they had their own Stay Puft Marshmallow Man and were more than happy to take photos with anyone and everyone!

Motor City Gaming also did a live podcast at the event (including a few giveaways).

Detroit Respect was one of the few vendors selling. (And, yes, I did get something )

Worst part of the night? There were waits to play games. The unfortunate side effect of the event being popular. But with so many options, most people could just hop to another cabinet and enjoy another game while they waited.

Best part of the night? I loved everything Ghostbuster related.

Overall verdict? I didn’t know what to expect when I walked in but was pleasantly surprised by the atmosphere and variety of activities provided. This was an affordable way to spend a really fun Thursday night and learn some science facts along the way!

Event review by Mallory Crowe – Romance Author

http://mallorycrowe.com

 

 

List of games provided by Offworld Arcade
Q*Bert
Tempest
Track and Field
Forgotten Worlds
Punch Out
Elevator Action
The Simpsons
Gauntlet
Joust
Spiders
Smash TV
Mappy
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Bad Dudes
Robocop
Atari Video Pinball
Moon Patrol
Asteroids
Toki
Mario Kart
Golden Eye
Super Smash Bros
Just Dance
Sega Games
Guitar Hero
Duck Hunt
Atari 2600 Games

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Thank you Podcast Detroit http://www.podcastdetroit.com/ for your continued support!
Thank you Motor City Comic Con for having us back!
And most importantly thank you to all of the cosplayers and geeks in our awesome community!

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