Arcade Perfect Blog Posts

  • Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Global Arcade Championships
    on Aug 9, 2013 in Round 1 Tekken Namco
    Namco is sponsoring a really big Tekken Tag Tournament 2 competition with some insane prizes. This competition is ARCADE ONLY, for a welcome change! Qualifiers are being held in various arcades around the world, with the one or two winners from each...
  • Discovering the Lost Ark
    on May 10, 2013
    According to, the average price of a new car in 1983 was $6,100. Thirty years later in 2013, it's $30,000. Despite the fact that inflation drives prices higher every single year, for some reason people still associate playing arcade game...
  • BlackBeards
    on Mar 13, 2013
    Ahoy! This time around we're going to talk about BlackBeards! BlackBeards has a very special place in my heart. A true 80s arcade that is still standing, I used to go here all the time as a kid (in the 80s). The arcade is set up to look like the insi...
  • Round 1 Moreno Valley
    on Jan 3, 2013
    2012 saw a second Round 1 opening in California, this time in the Moreno Valley Mall. We decided to go check it out. Having just opened in September, it has a kind of a "new arcade" feel to it. I think it still has room to grow. When you first ent...
  • Southtown Arcade is Closed.
    on Nov 26, 2012
    Unfortunately it looks like Southtown Arcade in San Francisco has closed, yesterday was their last day open and DoctorC and myself went down to say goodbye. There were a lot of people there playing, but with having to come from far away, we didn't ma...
  • California Extreme 2012
    on Aug 4, 2012 in California Extreme
    Last weekend was California Extreme XVI, AKG and myself went to check it out. They had it at the Hyatt Regency again this year, but the layout was slightly different. If you read the post about last years show, all the same sentiments apply here, exc...
  • Farsight Studios and The Pinball Arcade
    on May 26, 2012 in Pinball Pinball Arcade
    Normally a game like The Pinball Arcade is something that I wouldn't find out about until it's already been out for years, but I got lucky on this one. Farsight Studios made a game in 2009 called Pinball Hall of Fame: The Williams Collection. I just...
  • King of Fighters '99 Character Portraits
    on Apr 29, 2012 in SNK KOF sprites
    I ripped the character portraits from The King of Fighters '99 for a project I'm working on, but I figured other people might have some use for them too, so here they are. I'm not used to making sheets and it looks pretty messy, but the sprites are a...
  • Flynn's Arcade Closing and the Death of the StarcadeI finally made it inside Flynn's Arcade when I was down in Disneyland last month. I'll say that the arcade was just ok. It's a good thing I got in there when I did, because I just got word that Disney is closing Flynn's (and ElecTRONica) down on Apri...
  • Gemini Arcade Palace
    on Mar 20, 2012 in Bemani Las Vegas
    The next stop in Las Vegas was the Gemini Arcade Palace!  The Gemini Arcade Palace is dark, cool, and popping with throbbing beats and flashing lights. It is a Bemani/rhythm/dance focused arcade. I could tell they care a lot about their arcade,...
  • Las Vegas Pinball Hall of Fame
    on Feb 28, 2012 in Pinball Las Vegas
    Recently, a trip to Las Vegas Nevada was made by your humble narrator, so of course I had to stop by the Pinball Hall of Fame. Pinball Hall of Fame This unassuming building houses big fun out in the desert. It was dark, loud, and no one was smokin...
  • Special When Lit
    on Feb 4, 2012 in Pinball
    "I would hate to be 95 years old and look back on my life and say, 'You know, what I really wanted to do was play pinball, but gee my mom told me that I should get a career.'" - Rick Stetta In getting myself hyped for my upcoming trip to the Pinball...
  • Arcade Perfect Contest #1
    on Dec 21, 2011 in Contests Arcade Perfect
    The status of this contest is OPEN. It's time for our first contest! We are giving away some cool prizes, all you have to do to enter is follow @Arcade_Perfect on Twitter and tweet: "@Arcade_Perfect I want to win free stuff from http://www.arcadepe...
  • USA Tekken Net
    on Dec 5, 2011 in Tekken Namco
    Namco Bandai has revealed the sites for upcoming Tekken Tag Tournament 2 location tests in the USA.The locations are as follows:Funworks in Honolulu, HISuper Arcade in Walnut, CARound 1 in City of Industry, CAArcade UFO in Austin, TXNext Level Arcade...
  • Southtown Arcade
    on Nov 22, 2011 in Southtown Arcade
    This past Sunday was our first trip to Southtown Arcade in San Francisco. Southtown opened in May of this year and I was very happy to go support a NEW arcade in Northern California! Southtown is a fighters-oriented arcade with a lot of good titles r...
  • Round 1 USA
    on Aug 15, 2011 in Round 1
    I took a little trip to Round 1 in City of Industry, California last week. Round 1 is a large amusement company in Japan, with over 100 arcades in that country.  The California location is the first one in the USA and only opened in 2010. Hopefu...
  • EVO 2011 Results and Other Goodness
    on Aug 1, 2011 in EVO 2011 KOF XIII
    Here are the final EVO 2011 results. King of Fighters XIII (side tournament) 1. BALA 2. Romance 3. Mr. KOF 4. Reynald 5. El Rosa (Mex) 6. Xian from Singapore Tekken 6 1. DMG|Kor (Bob) 2. Fab (Bob) 3. Reepal (Law) 4. JustFrameJames (Law, Baek) 5.
  • EVO 2011 Streaming Video Feeds
    on Jul 28, 2011 in EVO 2011 KOFXIII
    EVO 2011 is starting tomorrow morning, Friday 7/28/11. I wanted to post the live feeds here for everyone. (These) feeds are being run by Feed 1 is covering Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition on Friday and Marvel Vs. Capcom 3 on Saturday.
  • Arcade Perfect Forums
    on Jul 23, 2011
    We are excited to announce that now has it's own phpBB internet forum! Internet forums are an amazing amount of fun, I hope you will all join the conversation HERE. As for why we decided to add a forum to the site, the main reason...
  • California Extreme 2011
    on Jul 12, 2011 in California Extreme 2011
    This weekend the good DoctorC and I went to Santa Clara for this year's California Extreme. California Extreme is like a giant arcade game and pinball convention that is held every year in northern California. This was my first year going and it was...