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Topic   Tilt

reneeatworld
Double Gold Good Trader Has Written 20 Reviews
9-Jul(#1)
Anybody remember the arcade Tilt? I wonder what happened to them. When I was younger there was a Tilt arcade room at the local mall, right next to the movie theater.
Anxiouz
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* 9-Jul(#2)
I remember them quite fondly. For me it was in the Laguna Hills CA mall, and I vividly remember how amazing it was to be there when they got Dragon's Lair and that weird hologram game. At the time it was life-changing haha.
Tony
Double Gold Good Trader
9-Jul(#3)
In our area it was Aladdin's Castle. Every mall had one. One year they had a pinball contest. For the first 5 weeks, the person with the highest score for the week qualified for the playoffs. The 3 game total playoff was held in the middle of mall. I qualified in the second week and came in second (by only about 20,000 points in a 3 game total) in the playoffs. I won five record albums and a small gift certificate. I think the winner got a trip to Chicago for the national playoffs.
Grenadier
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10-Jul(#4)
I think I remember seeing Tilt. The one I saw more often was "Time Out".
John
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10-Jul(#5)
Anxiouz wrote:
> I remember them quite fondly. For me it was in the Laguna Hills CA mall, and I vividly
> remember how amazing it was to be there when they got Dragon's Lair and that weird
> hologram game. At the time it was life-changing haha.

We had a local, non-franchise arcade and I remember it getting Dragon's Lair. It was crazy and I only played it a few times because the game would last like 15 seconds. No one had any idea how it worked, at first. smile

thatonedude
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* 10-Jul(#6)
Tony wrote:
> In our area it was Aladdin's Castle. Every mall had one.

Growing up in Iowa this is what our mall had. My uncle was working there for awhile, loved it. My friends and I would be given as many tokens as we could spend in the time we were allotted as long as my uncle was there. Very fond memories of playing unlimited co-op N.A.R.C., The Simpsons, TMNT, Street Fighter, etc.
Scott
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10-Jul(#7)
John wrote:
> Anxiouz wrote:
>> I remember them quite fondly. For me it was in the Laguna Hills CA mall, and
> I vividly
>> remember how amazing it was to be there when they got Dragon's Lair and that weird
>> hologram game. At the time it was life-changing haha.
>
> We had a local, non-franchise arcade and I remember it getting Dragon's Lair. It
> was crazy and I only played it a few times because the game would last like 15 seconds.
> No one had any idea how it worked, at first. smile

So you were basically in Stranger Things.

Grenadier
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10-Jul(#8)
Scott wrote:
> So you were basically in Stranger Things.

Any of us old enough to grow up in the 80's were basically living in Stranger Things. Minus the Upsidedown and telekinetic children, of course. But the rest of that show is basically a love letter to life as a kid in the 80's.
SilverOwl
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10-Jul(#9)
When I was growing up, the mall had Aladdins castle. It used to be the meet up spot at the mall. It was there one time, and the next time I went to the mall it was closed. Very sad indeed
John
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10-Jul(#10)
Grenadier wrote:
> But the rest of that show is basically a love letter to life as a kid in the 80's.

Indeed -- that and The Goldbergs on ABC. Love that show and every episode is like "Yes! Totally grew up with that!" They've done episodes around Knight Rider, Star Wars, The Breakfast Club, Karate Kid, Ferris Bueller, The Goonies, Dirty Dancing, Say Anything, Risky Business, The Princess Bride, Caddyshack, and A Christmas Story. And I'm not talking just idle references -- those are all the time -- but those topics were actually entire shows. Like, homages to the originals! So good! yes

SirConnery
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10-Jul(#11)
Grenadier wrote:
> I think I remember seeing Tilt. The one I saw more often was "Time Out".

I still have toys I won and tokens from Time Out.
Sun
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10-Jul(#12)
We had Tilt here in Portland, OR. My parents would take us to the mall, leave my brother and I there, each with $5, and we would hang out there for multiple hours while they shopped. Lots of watching people huddled around the newest game (throughout the years, then included MKII, MK3, Marvel vs. Capcom).

I still had tickets from there that I kept until a couple of years ago. Ended up tossing them when they went under.
Noid
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10-Jul(#13)
John wrote:
> Grenadier wrote:
>> But the rest of that show is basically a love letter to life as a kid in the 80's.
>
> Indeed -- that and The Goldbergs on ABC. Love that show and every episode is
> like "Yes! Totally grew up with that!" They've done episodes around Knight Rider,
> Star Wars, The Breakfast Club, Karate Kid, Ferris Bueller, The Goonies, Dirty Dancing,
> Say Anything, Risky Business, The Princess Bride, Caddyshack, and A Christmas Story.
> And I'm not talking just idle references -- those are all the time -- but those
> topics were actually entire shows. Like, homages to the originals! So good! yes
>
>

I've heard about that show. But, I had no idea it was any good. Thanks for the high praise, @John; I'll have to check it out. yes

Topic   Tilt