Category Archives: gameroom

Mirrors & Crazy Lights

I had a vision for installing a floor to ceiling mirror at the far wall of my arcade game room. Had it professionally installed. Literally makes the room look twice as long. The room is 40′ long, currently with 14 pins along the wall.

I also installed LED lights along the top, which run along the 3 other walls and are mirrored, creating the super long room effect.

Even when you are standing in the room, knowing you are looking at a mirror, it still confuses you.

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Current Lineup

As of today:

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Pinballs:
The Walking Dead (LE)
Mustang (LE)
Metallica (Premium)
Avengers Hulk (LE)
Star Trek (LE)
Medieval Madness (LE)
Iron Man (Vault Edition)
The Simpsons Pinball Party
Tron
Batman Dark Knight
Spider-Man
AC/DC (Premium)

Vids:
Pac-Man’s Arcade Party

Pac Man’s Arcade Party

While I’m primarily a pinball arcade, I did have room for 1 upright arcade machine. I looked at multi-cade units but settled for a licensed Namco Pac Man machine featuring 13 licensed Namco games, set for coin-op play. The cabinet fit perfect near the entrace with the jukebox, fridge and token machine.

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Tokens!!

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I’ve had a long standing desire to put all my machines onto tokens, just like a real old school arcade. I managed to find a working token dispenser that will accept money.

I think it will be fun to host a charity night, where all money inserted into the machine will be donated to XYZ charity. People play for real money, with a pocket of coins, Replays actually mean something, and people can feel good about it because it is all going to a worthy cause.

Some people raise money for their favorite charities by holding events or galas, me… I open up my arcade for charity :).

Current lineup

Shuffled some machines around for the arrival of The Walking Dead.

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From left to right:

The Walking Dead LE
Batman Dark Knight
Metallica Premium
Avengers Hulk LE
Star Trek LE
Spiderman
The Simpsons Pinball Party
Tron Legacy
Roller Coaster Tycoon
AC/DC Premium

Blacklight carpet runner

I added a blacklight reactive carpet runner to the entire length of the room. 18″ blacklights are mounted under each cabinet to light the carpet. It is hard to photograph how amazing the effect is, but as the saying goes, it really ties the room together :).

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The shadows are caused from the gaps between my machines, so as the room fills up with more machines each with a blacklight underneath, the effect will only increase.