Like dress shirts and elevators, arcade games are easy to use and provide hours of carefree fun with buttons. Press start with today's Groupon, which grants gamers copious amounts of arcade action at Klassic Arcade in Gobles or the Pinball at the Zoo festival in Kalamazoo. Choose between the following options:
- For $5, you get two all-day play passes and two glass-bottle sodas at Klassic Arcade (up to a $14.50 value).
- For $10, you get two single-day adult-admission passes to Pinball at the Zoo (a $20 value).
Klassic Arcade struts past new-fangled game centers, showing off more than 60 classic arcade games for the true flashing-lights aficionado. Beloved video games from the dawn of the computer era, such as Centipede, Zaxxon, and Ms. Pacman, stand proudly alongside crowd favorites, such as air hockey and skee-ball. After a rousing bout of The Simpsons pinball, amble over to the coolers to pick out two glass bottles of soda from the more than 100 classic choices (a $1.25–$2.25 value each). Childhood beckons taste buds with flavors that include Nehi grape soda, cherry-flavored Cheerwine, and Dad’s Root Beer.
Pinball at the Zoo is a pinball and arcade festival scheduled to take over the Kalamazoo County Fairgrounds on Friday, April 15 (1 p.m.–10 p.m.), and Saturday, April 16 (9 a.m.–6 p.m.). Today's Groupon grants two guests single-day admission passes and access to more than 100 old-school games, all set for endless free play ($10/day value). When their thumbs are at rest, pinball wizards can bid to win vintage machines in the game auction, try for door prizes, or compete in amateur tournaments ($5 entrance fee) in hopes of having their names written on the pixilated scoreboards of history.
More than 400 Facebookers like the arcade, and six of them posted positive reviews.
- The whole family enjoys their time spent playing video games and pinball....both kids and adults alike! – Candace K., Facebook
Multiple rows of pinball machines manufactured from the early 1960s through today shelter plungers and flippers as they fling the silver spheres toward illumined targets. Entertaining guests between bouts of pinball, air hockey, and abundant arcade classics—such as Centipede, Ms. Pac-Man, and Asteroids —await with flashing lights infused with friendly competition. Klassic Arcade celebrates its impressive stock of more than 100 different varieties of glass-bottled soda pop during its annual Midwest Soda Pop Festival, which combines pop tastings and judging with live music and games. The arcade also spearheads the annual Pinball at the 'Zoo festival, at which attendees can play more than 100 arcade and pinball games for free in between tournaments, auctions, and seminars with the original 8-bit Mario and Luigi. Completing the lineup of exciting diversions is the outdoor M-40 Raceway track, which hosts off-road RC racers.