Category Archives: Reclaim Arcade

Reclaim Arcade: More than a Passion Project

Reclaim Arcade started as a fun idea and then fairly quickly became a passion project (which frankly kind of caught both Tim and I a bit by surprise). At this point, I would argue, it has moved beyond that to … Continue reading

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Retrofitting Popeye for the Web

When I was stateside last month Tim was talking to me about a couple of his arcade game projects—he is always working on something cool. The one I won’t talk about here is pretty wild, it basically allows you to … Continue reading

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Does 15 cabinets make an arcade?

I’ve been slow with the updates on the Reclaim Arcade collection, but that’s just because Tim’s acquisitions are outpacing my ability to blog them all. We are officially at 15 cabinets (counting Tim’s overhaul of Smash TV) which begs the … Continue reading

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Pac-Man at 39

I mentioned as much on Instagram a few days ago, but May 22nd marked the 39th birthday of Pac-Man, which was released on that day in Japan but would not hit North American until October of 1980. What’s wild is … Continue reading

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Star Rider (1983)

Tim unveiled his plans to restore a sourced Smash TV cabinet on the Reclaim Arcade blog earlier today, and he made the surprising point that Smash TV is our third fourth Williams cabinet after Defender, Joust, and Make Trax. That … Continue reading

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Reclaim Arcade: Free Play All Day!

That’s right, it has gotten to a point where we can soon start referring to our growing collection of cabinet video games as a bonafide arcade thanks to Tim’s weekend binge collector’s road trip. We have 11 operational cabinets at … Continue reading

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Make Trax

We are adding a seventh early 80s video game cabinet to the ever-growing Reclaim Arcade. The games is a bit niche, I first knew it as Crush Roller (which is odd given that was its name in Japan), but it … Continue reading

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Joust: Thy Game has Just Begun!

While I was back in the States Tim surprised me with a recent purchase for Reclaim Video’s growing arcade. One of my very favorite stand-up arcade games of the early 80s: Joust (1982). It’s SO BEAUTIFUL!!! And despite what Downes … Continue reading

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Reclaiming an Arcade of One’s Own

This post is proof that if you work hard enough, kiddies, all your dreams can come true! Don’t listen to the Italians, America is still the land of opportunity, I mean where else can you buy and transport four fully … Continue reading

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Centipede Reclaimed

Not only did I achieve on of my life goals by helping to run a Video Rental Store while back in Fredericksburg last week, but I also checked off another bucket list item: owning a classic 80s video game cabinet. … Continue reading

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