Sunday, May 3, 2015

New Fun Place: Game Galaxy!

Travis and I heard about Game Galaxy when our friend Nettie had her birthday party there a few months ago. We were out of town and weren't able to go, but recently we were looking for something to do on a Saturday night and ended up there. It was awesome!
Game Galaxy is an arcade in the Hickory Hollow area. The best part is you pay a flat fee and play all the games you want! We did 10 dollars which is good until they close. I think they also offer a 30 minute and 1 hour rate. We were there about 2 and a half hours and it was totally worth it!
It isn't anything fancy, just rows and rows of arcade games and pinball machines. It was amazing! I like playing pinball but usually you get three balls for a dollar and I suck so that lasts about 1 minute. Unlimited plays means you can actually figure things out.
It was about 6:30 on Saturday and there were maybe 15 other people there? It didn't feel crowded and there were so many games you never had to wait. They even had a few driving/racing games and Travis and I played through all the levels of Cruisin' World. So fun!
Travis' favorite pinball machine is the Addam's family one. I played it maybe 30 times and the first time the Thing hand popped up in the back I jumped thinking somehow a guy that worked there was reaching in fixing it? Which makes no sense but it scared me!
There were so many cute games.
The Elvira game might have been my favorite. I love the graphics!
And you know I had to play the Star Trek game. I couldn't quite figure out how to change the missions so Travis took over for a while. The game right next to it was some kind of fighting game and a father/daughter pair was playing it the whole time I was standing there,  complete with good-natured trash talk. Perfect!
Have you ever seen this game? It was hilariously gruesome. You use a rifle and shoot people that are being tortured, or shoot a crank that lowers a body into a river of blood and and alligator eats it, or you try to shoot decapitated heads that fall from the ceiling before a dog grabs them. It  is all really pixelated so it isn't actually gruesome, but it is so weird!
Also, what could be better than unlimited Dance Dance Revolution?
You can buy cans of soda and bags of chips, some used video games, and join a game tournament. I'm so happy we finally tried this place out! I know we'll be back!


  1. Jamie LOVED that torture chamber game (should that concern me?). He played it while I played the hell outta the Journey arcade game. It was so good/bad. Did you play the Jurassic Park pinball??? It was my favorite!!! We need to go back. I loved it.

  2. I think Chiller was actually banned at one point for being too violent. This place looks like a blast. They have a similar place in Asheville, NC: The Asheville Pinball Museum

  3. WHAAAT! I never play arcade games because like you said, you spend a dollar for like 20 seconds of failure. This sounds super fun.


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