Memories For Gamers From Every Generation
Downtown Rapid City: cultural hub, amazing foodie scene and video game central. That’s right; Downtown Rapid City is home to a barcade that brings you back to the world of retro with pinball machines, everyone’s favorite arcade games and a new kind of Pac-Man!
Press Start is located in the basement of KOL and is a utopia for gamers of all skill types and abilities. I for one did not play a lot of video games as a child, and I definitely do not identify as a gamer, but I was surprisingly victorious in a game of pinball.
Instead of a prize table, you will find a fully functional bar. No, you cannot trade tickets for a drink, but it makes playing a game a different experience than when you were a kid.
As I walked through the rows of pinball machines and old Mario games, I couldn't help but feel the nostalgia screaming all around me. The pinball machines are delightfully retro, and the giant Pac-Man game in the middle of the room brought back memories of playing my dad’s Atari. Every generation of gamer will find a memory here.
What I loved most was how affordable the games were. Most games are only 50 cents, talk about affordable fun!
Pro Tip: popular games like Pac-Man might have a lot of people waiting to play. So, explore the other games because there are a ton to play, and they are all fun!
When you are finished playing head upstairs to KOL! Depending on the time of day you can grab a delicious pizza from their state of the art coal fired oven or grab a drink and dance the night away.
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