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Celebrate Family Fun Day!

The day for the whole family to celebrate together is here. There is no better way then to come celebrate all together for just $5  per person here at the arcade! We’re open Friday night 6pm,  Sat and Sun from 10am-3pm. If you tag us in photo on Facebook or Instagram with the hashtags, #familyfunday #roycesarcade you can get a free Royce’s Arcade water-bottle!

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Bubble Bobble turns 32 today!

In celebration of Bubble Bobble’s 32 anniversary check out this list of great Bubble Bobble facts! Thanks MSN and Mental Floss for another great arcade game fact list! Come test these cool facts out this week at the arcade on our Bubble Bobble!

 

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Its been 29 years since the release of the Sega Genesis!

Its been 29 years since the release of the Sega Genesis!

The Sega Genesis has brought so many iconic and beloved games and characters to us through 16 bit gaming technology. In honor of the 29th anniversary here is a clip from when Sega’s marketing director of the time, Al Nilsen, showed and explained to the world that of  the Michael Jackson game, Moonwalker, on the Sega Genesis.

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Mortal Kombat turns 26 today!

Mortal Kombat turns 26 today!

Whose your go to character for this iconic fighter game? Come help us celebrate the 26 anniversary of Mortal Kombat’s release by playing it this weekend in the arcade!

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Happy International Beer Day!

Happy International Beer Day!

We’re wishing everyone a fun and safe day celebrating International Beer Day(IBD)! A great place you can celebrate today would be The One Up in Sherman Oaks, where you can enjoy your favorite beer with some games! If your just looking for somewhere to spend after celebrating IBD, our vintage arcade is open Fridays 6pm-11pm, Saturdays 10am-3pm, and Sundays 10am-3pm for just $5 per person, no quarters needed!

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It’s National Family Fun Month!

It’s National Family Fun Month!

Come celebrate with your family here at the arcade three days a week! We’re open Fridays 6pm-11pm, Saturdays 10am-3pm, and Sundays 10am-3pm for just $5 per person per day! Or come buy our monthly membership pass for endless fun for just $10 per person!

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Happy Parents Day!

Happy Parents Day!

Today is the perfect day to bring your parents down to the arcade. For just $5 per person you and your parents can have a blast playing classic 80s games! Don’t miss out on all the fun!

 

 

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NES turns 35 today!

NES turns 35 today!

Yes its true the classic NES is celebrating its 35 year release date. The NES still is one of the best at home console systems of all time. The NES really did set the bar for the standard of at home video game consoles! The success around the NES and the recent revival of it may not come as a surprise to you but here are 15 interesting NES facts you may not have known!

 

1. Pac Man was created over a slice of pizza! Pac-Man itself is said to be a whole pizza missing a slice, and the name “Pac Man” originated from the Japanese word/sound for eating, similar to the english word “Chomp”.

2. In Double Dragon 2 the NES version has a different gameplay ending compared to the arcade game.

3. Legend’s of Zelda’s character of the twilight Princess Zelda was inspired and influenced by Zelda Fitzgerald, the socialite wife of F. Scott Fitzgerald.

4. Ghosts and Goblins difficult gameplay actually requires you to complete the game twice in order to truthfully beat the game. The first completion ends as a dream that the player was experiencing.

5. 61 million units of the NES were sold beating out other at home consoles of the time.

6. The NES original design was for it to be a keyboard and floppy disc game console with 16 bit games. Thankfully it was changed to a 8 bit game cartridge system that plugged directly into your tv.

7. The NES Donkey Kong was the most visually accurate to the arcade game however, it had to be condensed in order to fit in the limited spacing capacity of the cartridge and in order to keep the authenticity of the original game.

8. There were add on tape data recorders and sewing machines that would record data and stitch Nintendo patterns.

9. Super Mario Bros cartridges sold over 40 million copies.

10. There was a strange glitch in the Japanese adaptation of  Super Mario Bros which allowed for an infinite number of minus worlds in the game.

11. The Play Choice 10 allowed for 10 demos of 10 different NES games to be played in one console.

12. The NES cartridges were shaped specifically like cassettes to detour the retailers from wanting to stay away from video-games.

13. The last licensed NES game was in 1994 just days after the Sony release of the playstation.

14. The 1994 release date means it lasted three generations of home consoles. Now the revival of the NES has 30 built in games in one!

 

15. People are still pirating games decades later, even making original games based off of newer movies.

 

 

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Get $300 off any of our brand new multicades!

Call or email us today for $300 off any brand new multicade on our website. Not only can you get $300 off of any of our brand new multicades, you can also enjoy an extended one year warranty on them as well! We have multicades ranging from 60-in-1 classic arcade game titles, to 2100-in-1 retro games including classics, fighters, trackball games and more!

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