Epic Gaming in St. Catharines, Ontario

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Epic Gaming in St. Catharines, Ontario

Postby ThornyThumbz » Wed Feb 13, 2019 11:45 am

This place just opened last year, but it just started off with golf simulators, laser tag, and a Balladium. Their site and signs say that was also going to be an arcade there. I asked the owner when they were going to get that in, and he said around mid-April or May. They actually did get a few redemption games in (I think it was around June) but nothing that interests me. When I came back in December, this was what I found: a bunch of old arcade games - some working, some not.
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Please note that the newer games operate with a card swipe system, while the older games operate traditionally on quarters.
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Left to right: Jr. Pac-Man, Rolling Thunder, The Real Ghostbusters, Space Invaders, Ms. Pac-Man, Galaga, Pac-Man, Road Blasters, Pengo, Congo Bongo, Vs. Castlevania.
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The Real Ghostbusters has some issues with the graphics.
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Space Invaders apparently doesn't work, and that Galaga cabinet acutally has a Multicade running in there.
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Vs. Castlevania appears to be running in a Donkey Kong cabinet. This also doesn't unfortunately - it simply won't accept quarters.
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Re: Epic Gaming in St. Catharines, Ontario

Postby ThornyThumbz » Wed Feb 13, 2019 11:55 am

Here are some more photos.
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Left to right: Cybernaut, Asteroids, Joust, Robotron 2084, Tetris, 1943: The Battle of Midway, Street Fighter II
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This Cybernaut pinball has a very sensitive tilt. You can easily lose a ball after launching it. Not worth your 25 cents.
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Asteroids has an issue with the Vector graphics, and Robotron 2084 appears to have a problem with the system - doesn't work otherwise.
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The speakers on the Street Fighter II cabinet are not working.
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This Pole Position cabinet is actually running Pole Position II.
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Re: Epic Gaming in St. Catharines, Ontario

Postby Hammerhead » Wed Feb 13, 2019 12:54 pm

Are those Steve's games? The Jr. PacMan and Pole Position cockpit look familiar
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Re: Epic Gaming in St. Catharines, Ontario

Postby OTTOgd » Wed Feb 13, 2019 1:29 pm

Nifty bunch of vids. Wish Epic Gaming were closer so my kids and I could give all the games all a shot. And check out the other entertainment.

But it looks like it's in a decent location, at QEW & Ontario St.: https://goo.gl/maps/uvnxo9QF8322

Thanks for posting the info and pics, ThornyThumbz!

http://www.epicgaming.ca

... and it looks like there's more games down the street: https://parkwaysocial.ca/play/arcade/


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Re: Epic Gaming in St. Catharines, Ontario

Postby ThornyThumbz » Sun Feb 17, 2019 11:16 am

Here's a quick update from yesterday's trip to Epic Gaming. It appeared that most of the old games were removed. I asked the person who worked here why those games were gone, and she replied that they weren't working right or at all so they got rid of them. She also said they will be getting in more games as soon as they can find some that are working.
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Left to right: Cybernaut, Centipede, Street Fighter II, Pac-Man, Ms. Pac-Man, Tetris, Galaga, 1943: The Battle of Midway, Road Blasters.
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Yeah, you can see that all the old games down in that area are gone.
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The newest addition to this retro game area here is Punch-Out!!
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I just gave that Cybernaut a test and it seems they've fixed the sensitive tilt, but upper left flipper still doesn't work (which I forgot to mention earlier).
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I was wrong about the speakers not working about the Street Fighter cabinet. There actually was sound coming out of it.
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The Galaga cabinet is the only machine here not operational at this time.
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Re: Epic Gaming in St. Catharines, Ontario

Postby novaguy » Sun Feb 17, 2019 1:44 pm

OTTOgd wrote:Nifty bunch of vids. Wish Epic Gaming were closer so my kids and I could give all the games all a shot. And check out the other entertainment.

But it looks like it's in a decent location, at QEW & Ontario St.: https://goo.gl/maps/uvnxo9QF8322

Thanks for posting the info and pics, ThornyThumbz!

http://www.epicgaming.ca

... and it looks like there's more games down the street: https://parkwaysocial.ca/play/arcade/

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