Arcade and Pinball Machines in the Wild

This weekend I took a trip to West Virginia to do some white water rafting. It was a lot of fun but it's not the point of this post. The campground that ran the river tours had a recreation room of sorts. Tables, chairs, air conditioning, and stuff like that. In the far back was a game room. It's a small area not much bigger than a walk in closet, but it had a whole bunch of interesting arcade machines and one lonely pinball machine. I wasn't exactly in the middle of nowhere (insert West Virginia jokes here), but I thought it was funny to see video games out in the middle of the woods.
 
The arcade machines consisted of Ms. Pac Man, Soul Blade, Area 51, and a non-functional San Francisco Rush. However, the highlight was a totally unexpected Johnny Mnemonic Pinball Machine. You know, that computer movie with Keanu Reeves. I think it had a dolphin in it.
 
None of them were on free play but I had a few quarters in my car I put to good use. I played a decent game of Mrs. Pac Man. The high score was 92000-something so I didn't even get close. Then I took a crack at the pinball machine. That was a short game. I haven't played a pinball machine in a long time but I still wanted to try because I had recently watched all of Giant Bomb's California Extreme footage. The best part was the fact it had a Johnny Mnemonic theme and re-enforces my idea that everything has a pinball machine based on it somewhere in the world no matter how obscure it is.
 
I didn't have a lot of money or time so I wasn't able to play the others. It's no big deal though, because I had played the other games in malls and stuff. Still, it was funny to get in a game of Ms. Pac Man while camping out in the woods.

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Posted by Sarumarine

This weekend I took a trip to West Virginia to do some white water rafting. It was a lot of fun but it's not the point of this post. The campground that ran the river tours had a recreation room of sorts. Tables, chairs, air conditioning, and stuff like that. In the far back was a game room. It's a small area not much bigger than a walk in closet, but it had a whole bunch of interesting arcade machines and one lonely pinball machine. I wasn't exactly in the middle of nowhere (insert West Virginia jokes here), but I thought it was funny to see video games out in the middle of the woods.
 
The arcade machines consisted of Ms. Pac Man, Soul Blade, Area 51, and a non-functional San Francisco Rush. However, the highlight was a totally unexpected Johnny Mnemonic Pinball Machine. You know, that computer movie with Keanu Reeves. I think it had a dolphin in it.
 
None of them were on free play but I had a few quarters in my car I put to good use. I played a decent game of Mrs. Pac Man. The high score was 92000-something so I didn't even get close. Then I took a crack at the pinball machine. That was a short game. I haven't played a pinball machine in a long time but I still wanted to try because I had recently watched all of Giant Bomb's California Extreme footage. The best part was the fact it had a Johnny Mnemonic theme and re-enforces my idea that everything has a pinball machine based on it somewhere in the world no matter how obscure it is.
 
I didn't have a lot of money or time so I wasn't able to play the others. It's no big deal though, because I had played the other games in malls and stuff. Still, it was funny to get in a game of Ms. Pac Man while camping out in the woods.