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    • 3 years 9 months ago
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    I never liked the ticket games. Most of them weren't very fun to just play, and getting enough tickets to actually get a prize takes 10x more money in quarters/tokens that it would take to just buy the thing at a store. (Hell, I think I still have some tickets from an arcade that closed down over a decade ago. I was saving them up till I got enough to actually get something, you can see how that went....)

    The one exception is skee-ball. Skee-ball is actually fun in & of itself. I never got enough tickets to get more than some bumper sticker or whatever, but I just played it for the game itself anyway.
    I did manage to get a semi-decent prize from skee-ball once though (although not through tickets). The amusement park had stuffed animal prizes hanging over the machines to taunt you, but one small one had somehow fallen down onto the net over the back of the machine. Siezing the opportunity, I threw the balls at the net instead of the holes & managed to know the toy down onto the sloped part, where I could reach it.

    I've never heard of this ice-ball thing. Is it actually any different than skee-ball? (The pic looks like the same game, just with different graphics.)
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      As traditional video games decrease, more redemption games increase. That's just the future of arcades in the world. Ever mention the Westgate fake arcade? Y'all know Discovery Zone as well! More arcades will soon be video game free and only redemption games.
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        Pretty much all the games at places like Chuck E Cheese's.
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          There was also this Family Fun Center in Biloxi,Mississippi.
          It had these games like a sniper scope game,the Area 51 arcade game,a pinball game themed with the ''Big One'' earthquake,and a Nightmare on Elm Street Pinball Game.

          I got a cheap whistle.
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            grand80sfan wrote:
            As traditional video games decrease, more redemption games increase. That's just the future of arcades in the world. Ever mention the Westgate fake arcade? Y'all know Discovery Zone as well! More arcades will soon be video game free and only redemption games.


            Oh, there will still be just as much arcade coin-op video games coming out in the future as much as there are ticket redemption games.
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              • 3 years 9 months ago
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              Along the boardwalk in Wildwood, New Jersey, many of the arcades have casino-style slot machines that pay out tokens (not tickets) used for prize redemption, which can be used in combination with tickets won (at games such as skee-ball, etc.) to redeem prizes.
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                ActionBastard wrote:
                That old Sonic the hedgehog machine where you put the token in and it rolls onto the conveyer belt thingie. I don't remember what it's called.



                YES I remember that!!! :D






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                  liukangx wrote:
                  ActionBastard wrote:
                  That old Sonic the hedgehog machine where you put the token in and it rolls onto the conveyer belt thingie. I don't remember what it's called.



                  YES I remember that!!! :D





                  Hell yeah man, thats the one.

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                    thecrow174 wrote:
                    Skee-Ball is a good example.



                    I love Skee-Ball.
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                      demonpuppet87 wrote:

                      Oh, there will still be just as much arcade coin-op video games coming out in the future as much as there are ticket redemption games.


                      Aside from DDR, I haven't seen a new video game (outside of japan) in decades.
                      After the SF/MK craze, there was a brief flood of games which cars to ride (and they charged you $2 to play a hyped-up pole position game) and ones where you skiied/surfed/etc on "actual" skiis/board/etc, then nothing until DDR and nothing since.



                      Does anyone remember those multiplayer bingo things from the amusement parks? They kinda resembled skeeball machines, but played more like pinball (balls would land in holes & the holes would bingo-type holes).

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                        My favorites were Skee-Ball and the Basketball game where you get a bunch of little basketballs and have to shoot as many hoops as you can in like a a minute or soemthing. I never really won anything major from them other than little green army men or rubber bugs and snakes.
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                          I dunno what my favorite is, but all I know is that it seemed to be revived with Dave & Busters!
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                            Yes skee-ball and the basketball game were my favorites but whac-a-mole was a memorable one too.
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                              One of my favorites when I was in the arcade in the late 90's was Big Bertha:



                              I don't know why I remember that one so well, but my buddy & I used to feed the crap out of that one so well, I used to get so many tickets out of her.

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                                NY'ers know about Chinatown Fair? they have a lot of Redemption games, but I don't recommend it. You should wait for a Round 1 in NY someday! There's one in Puente Hills, CA. Games are a lot better there, and so are the prizes. NY'ers, you'd better hope for a Round 1 in your nick of the woods!
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                                  • 2 years 11 months ago
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                                  Whack a Mole game
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                                    • 2 years 11 months ago
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                                    I remember playing Gold Coast.

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                                      I've got an addicts disease with skee-ball, I also loved hop a tic tac toe, and when I was really little I liked the bozo grand prize bucket game.
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                                        • 2 years 4 months ago
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                                        A couple of fun and easy ticket redemption games.

                                        Wheel of Fortune



                                        Cyclone



                                        I think I hit the jackpot on both games.
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