The Dawn of a New Type of Arcade

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game imageIf you are over the age of 30, you probably have some very fond memories of video arcades. There really was nothing better than grabbing as many quarters as you could find (or asking your parents for some loot) and heading down to the arcade. And while there may have only been 20 or 30 different games, back then it felt like a thousand, and there just never was enough time (or quarters) to play everything. Arcades still exist in some places—primarily meant for nostalgic hipsters, it seems—but their glory days are long over. However, just like you don’t need video stores to rent movies anymore, you do not need an actual arcade to enjoy these types of games. Of course, you can play video games on consoles to get your fill. If you were an avid arcade fan, chances are you had a Nintendo, Sega, or some other system back then, too. But if you long for those days of yore, you may be able to create a mini-arcade in your very own home. This piece discusses the Polycade, a wall-mounted console that could play thousands of classic video games. The system is created by the son of the founder of Atari and is expected to start shipping in early 2016. If actual systems aren’t for you or you’ve outgrown them, you still have a ton of other options. No matter which type of game you’re into, you can find it for your computer or mobile device.

The Weird, Wild, and Wacky of Mobile Games

While you may play a handful of mobile games, there are tons you might want to check out, and many of them are pretty strange. Ever wondered what it would be like to be a huge pizza? There’s a mobile game called Pizza Vs. Skeletons that lets you play a pizza that rolls around crushing skeletons. What about a bear driving a car? In Enviro-Bear 2010, you take control of a bear who’s behind the wheel and trying to get back to his cave. Along the way, he has to fend off badgers and grab some salmon. For more bizarre stuff, check out this post. Let’s say you like plants and you also like zombies. You can find games featuring plants and others featuring zombies. But is it possible to get them together? Of course it is. In Plants Vs. Zombies, you use plants in an attempt to keep zombies at bay. The game has already produced two sequels: Plants Vs. Zombies 2 and Garden Warfare. The latter has been so popular, that a sequel is already in the works, according to this article. If you can’t wait for that one to come out, you can head on over to this arcade site. There, you will find a different version of Plants Vs. Zombies. While it’s not quite the same as the original, it does offer an interesting, different twist on the concept of fighting off the undead. Also, it comes with the chance of winning prizes if you’re lucky enough. Arcades are certainly fun, but who needs to go out when you can access as many games as you want with the touch of a button?

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