My son and I visited Quarterworld, an arcade here in Portland today. Their web site: http://quarterworldarcade.com/
Here's how it works. You pay a cover to get in. It's normally $3, but we lucked in to "Happy Hour", which made the admission $1 each. All of the games operate on quarters. No tokens. Most games are $0.50. Fancier ones are $0.75 or $1. There are change machines and ATM's there. Also, if you're over 21, they give you a bracelet so you can get an adult beverage.
As far as games go, they have a LOT. From classics to new stuff. Pinball too. The building used to be a theater, so there is a lot of space. I played some classics (Tron, Donkey Kong, Punch Out, Tempest) and some newer games too. Probably the coolest thing I played was a Star Wars game that involves sitting in a little sphere with the screen wrapping around you and encompassing your whole field of vision. Very immersive. That one was $1. I also played several pinball games. They also had a big screen Pac Man / Galaxian.
Overall, we probably spent 90 minutes there, and about $20 for the two of us, which is a pretty good deal for so much fun.
The only complaint we have is that the games are too quiet -- the volumes are set too low. On Tron, you could barely hear any of the music or sounds, and that's really a shame.
And finally, here are a few pics I took. Sorry, I really suck at using a smart-phone camera.
Edited by MaximumRD, 18 June 2017 - 03:16 AM.