Welcome to VidiotArcade.com.
Back in 1994 my girlfriend at the time(aka The Future Wife) was nice enough to go on a hunt to find me an arcade game for Christmas. Lucky for me she found a Donkey Kong 3 in the local classified ads. Shortly after bringing it home we knew we would have to get another one, and from there 10 were not too far behind. So remember honey... this is all your fault!!!
We now consist of a family of four with two great kiddos who like to game at least as much as their Dad. Our high game count was 38 arcade games and 3 pinball machines. Currently we have ~16 arcade games and 7 pinball machines.
Throughout the years we have owned over a hundred different games and have had a blast meeting people from all over the northeast(and one in Kentucky!). We took a 4 or 5 year break from buying games while we raised our kids, but they are now old enough to know THESE GAMES RULE!!!
Like I post every year after the party... TONS has changed down in the basement. I have been bitten by the electro-mechanical rifle game bug and it has complete control over my impulse buying! So far I've bought FIVE total and FOUR of those are still in the house(Sniper Gun went to Robot City Games for the public to enjoy!).
What remains are Midway's Dog Fight, Williams Spooks, Midway's Wild Kingdom, and Midway's Haunted House. The only game not working 100% is Wild Kingdom but that should be fixed once a replacement motor gets here.
One of these days I will do a HUGE update to the site. I have tons of pictures and videos that I've taken of all the games passing through... I just haven't had the time and/or desire to do the deed.
Here are the pictures from last August's party... 2016 Vidiot for a Day
Two new pinballs were unboxed this year... Anthony's Ghostbusters LE and our Metallica Pro. It was a great day that went on well past midnight! Thanks again to everyone that showed up!
As always, things change down in the basement. I'm working on updating the site so there will be some broken links for a bit. Hopefully all the updates will happen over the next week.
The kit(and other kits) can be gotten at HighScoreSaves.com.
His annual get together was this past Saturday and after a little prodding he agreed to sell it. THANK YOU TIM! Defender is one game that I've never come across in the wild and I've always wanted. See... dreams DO come true!!!
In order to make room in the basement, Hurricane was retired to off-site storage... I mean was sold to Robot City Games down in Binghamton.
I'm hoping to get the Defender page up today or tomorrow.
First thing first... pictures for the 2015 Vidiot for a Day!
There are a ton more picture here... 2015 Vidiot for a Day!
I *finally* took a bit of time and added the Creature from the Black Lagoon and Elvira and the Party Monsters pages. I also added back and updated the Batman Forever page. Hopefully I'll finish the Elvira page and then add the Hurricane and WHO Dunnit pages later this week.
Also, here are some pictures of Elvira and the Party Monsters, Hurricane, and Creature from the Black Lagoon. The Creature is *not* ours, I took it in to fix and clean and in return we've been able to keep it for the past 5 or 6 months. It's a great game! The other two games have been completely fixed up, cleaned, and have had LEDs selectively added to them... I'll have to take some more current pics of them soon.
Again, hopefully I'll get to update the site with new pages for all the new games soon!
Heh... it almost sounds like we gutted the basement but we didn't. There are still plenty of games down there and there is a bunch more open space... which we will be losing a little bit of when we pickup a Star Wars Episode 1 pinball next week.
Hopefully I'll update the site this week with pictures of the new games... hopefully.
HERE are some pictures Michele took throughout the day...
And I figured while we had everyone here I may as well try to thin the heard a little. Lunar Lander, Space Encounters, the Tempest cabaret, and the Gorf cabaret have all left the arcade. In their place we will add *open space* and eventually another pinball machine. We're hoping for a Creature from the Black Lagoon!