“It belongs in a museum!”
While remodeling Ground Kontrol in 2010, we discovered a hidden trap door leading to a secret basement. Inside was a crawlspace to the tunnel network beneath Old Town / Chinatown. Intrigued, we secured the services of a noted gameologist, Doctor Henry “Oregon” Jones of Portland State University, to explore further.
Deep in the musty catacombs, Dr. Jones discovered a trove of classic video games from the golden age of arcades: rare and quirky titles that haven’t been seen in the wild for decades!
Since Dr. Jones’ discovery we’ve been excavating these vintage arcade cabinets and dusting them off. As we revive them, we’ll exhibit each one for a limited time in Ground Kontrol’s “living museum” environment. Look for Dr. Jones’ insightful commentary and interpretive descriptions posted nearby!
The bounty of these raids are a golden opportunity to discover the secret treasures of gaming’s past, and maybe even see a lost jewel from your own childhood. Be sure to stop in often and keep an eye on the website; there’s no telling what long-forgotten favorite will be on display, or for how long!