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Look at this! A goose wearing headphones!
Dude. Now there's a pot wearing headphones!
hear the Fun Machine
If you're in Beacon NY on a sleepy Saturday there's really only one good place to spend your time. That place, of course, is the Retro Arcade Museum.
There are a few pinball machines, and a couple classic video games, but it's the "electro mechanical" games in between that really make the place astonishing. These games, are chock full of two way mirrors, DC motors, 8 track sound and innovative gameplay. In many the fun lies in a "look what we used to find entertaining" way, but a few are completely engrossing – and with those you could spend hours at a time. Good news is the games are all free after the 10 dollar cover charge and Fred* Bobrow the proprietor is eager and willing to show you how everything works.
Among my favorites are :
Rifleman - an incredible shooter that gives you no feedback telling you how well you're doing until the end when it prints out your targets with your actual shots punched through the card. It's even up to you to add your own score. It's got "I'm going to kick your ass" written all over it.
Super Shifter – Who's tag line "the most complete Driving Game ever" seems like a joke until 20 minutes have passed and you still suck and it's making you very angry. Ask Fred to tell you about being schooled by a 12 year old. (ouch).
* Fred is the luckiest man on the planet.
Sorry for the ego surfing, but someone on the tubes called me "an imaginative schlep with a cat". Okay to be fair he said that I only appear that way at first glance. Brilliant line in any case. Here's the link
ne Sally pas. Joester.
Here's something you could be doing right now!
I made a new game and it's fun. Play it!
joe not Sally
find the Kitty part II
not sally: JOEster