Welcome to the first in a series of sneak peeks into what will eventually become Ground Kontrol 3.0: bigger, better and featuring even more classic games! Throughout this series, we’ll be taking quick looks at various things like equipment, construction, design, and most importantly: games! But we won’t be pulling up the curtain completely – rather, we’ll just give you a brief glance. To see the rest, you’ll just have to wait!
To kick this off, let’s take a look at a classic arcade cabinet that will be joining our line-up. Introduced in the mid-80s, this arcade cabinet nearly perfected a synthesis between the arcade entertainment industry and the quickly-advancing console entertainment industry in one neat system. Various configurations were produced to meet the needs of different types of arcades and game rooms, and the game selection grew steadily while it was being produced. The cabinet even helped you learn how to play your selected game, but you were better off studying up before dropping a quarter, because time was money!
Think you know it? Email us your answer by Wednesday 8/11 with the subject “Mystery Game 01″! Out of the correct responses, one random person will get free admission to our next Free Play Party (8/19). Whoever has the most correct answers by the end of our GK 3.0 Preview series will get a very special prize at our grand re-opening! (Sorry, this installment of the contest is over! Stay tuned for the next mystery game!)
So, what was the game? Nintendo’s PlayChoice-10! It features up to 10 Nintendo Entertainment System games (and in some cases, import-only games) reworked for the special arcade system.
Update, Wednesday 8/11: Congratulations to Mike J., who was chosen randomly from the many correct answers we received! Thanks to everyone who participated – stay tuned for the next preview of GK 3.0!