Retro Arcade Museum In Upstate New York
By James Grahame
Dave Clausen from the NYC Resistor hacker collective just gave us a shout about a stunning retro arcade museum in Beacon, NY, a 75 minute train ride north of Grand Central. Their display collection includes a number of obscure titles such as Atari's Steeplechase, electromechanical pinball machines and a half dozen Chicago Coin shooting games - the sort of stuff you don't see much these days. And - if you have the time - the arcade machines on display are in playable condition at a mere $10 an hour.
I'm particularly mesmerized by a display case filled with row upon row of handhelds from the likes of Bandai, Coleco, Entex, Epoch, Mattel, and Tandy. It's like the Sears Christmas Wish Book without the boring Barbie section.
Retro Museum of Awesome [NYC Resistor]