DEAL WITH IT
DEAL WITH IT
NY in the 80s 55 (by stevensiegel260)
Caine’s Arcade Sequel of the Day: The incredible story of 9-year-old Caine Monroy and his cardboard arcade isn’t over.
PresentingCaine’s Arcade, Chapter 2, a sequel to the first film that details the enormous impact Caine has made on kids around the world — and that also kicks off the Global Cardboard Challenge.
You don’t want to miss this.
I used to play Super Hang-On at Chuck E. Cheese. It was so rad. I kinda want to make this into a t-shirt but I’m still on the fence about it. I’m not sure if anybody would buy a Super Hang-On inspired shirt.
Taken with Instagram at Seaside Heights Boardwalk
wow, I just drew this in DrawSomething. what a co-inky dink!
Caine’s Arcade (by Nirvan Mullick)
A 9 year old boy - who built an elaborate cardboard arcade inside his dad’s used auto part store - is about to have the best day of his life.
“Outsourced” by Sachin Teng (click for a larger image). Must be one of those bootleg/hacked Street Fighter II variants that were so popular in the early ’90s.
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Scene from a local Street Fighter II tournament in 1992 (click for a larger image). There’s a fun story about the arcade/tournament experience to go with the photo:
“We hung out together inside and outside the arcade. I was the group’s official bait when they went to play for cash. I sucked and still suck at Street Fighter, but they’d let me beat them match after match until a sizable crowd gathered and they managed to find folks willing to play for money. Then they’d come in and win all the cash they could.
It finally dawned on me one day that maybe it was worth doing something a bit more legitimate with Street Fighter: A tournament.
So I called up the local arcade cabinet reseller to get in touch with Capcom. I finally tracked someone down in California who seemed completely disinterested in the idea of a tournament for Street Fighter II. So I did it on my own.
It was strictly word of mouth. Because we all played Street Fighter II so much, our arcade’s machines were some of the best maintained, so we often attracted players from around the state. They told their friends and by the night of the tournament our mall arcade was so packed you couldn’t step inside it.”
I haven’t been to a fighting game tourney in a long time — mostly due to the death of mall arcades in my area — but I miss that energy and excitement everyone would feel during those matches, and that anticipation in the days leading up to the event.
it would be awesome to open up an arcade today and have it do well