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Bonus Round Free Play Party – Tuesday 8/16, 10pm-close

Close out your Tuesday night with Bonus Round Free Play! From 10pm-close on Tuesday August 16, every arcade game and pinball table at Ground Kontrol will be set to free play. Over 90 games spanning decades of arcade history from the vector classic Asteroids to the indie game Killer Queen, all for one low $3 cover! Feel like you're not…

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No Pun Intendo featuring Becky Braunstein – Thursday 8/18, 9pm

Stand-Up Comics & Stand-Up Games! Every Third Thursday, No Pun Intendo brings fantastic comedians to our lounge! Plus - video game competitions between teams of audience members with fabulous prizes! Each month, we feature fantastic comics from Portland & beyond. This month's lineup: Becky Braunstein Neeraj Srinivasan Harry Riley Natalie Holt Maddie Downs Hosted by Portland's Funniest Person, Nariko Ott!…

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Back in the Arcade: Tempest

Nightmare-inspired, unrelentingly difficult, and Lemmy's favorite game: The 1981 Atari classic Tempest has finally returned to Ground Kontrol!

Considered one of the top 10 arcade games ever released, Tempest stands out in arcades even today. This artistic, highly stylized game is also intelligent and engaging, not to mention appropriately difficult. It was created by acclaimed game designer Dave…

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Clash of the Classics: Smash TV VS Forgotten Worlds

Fans of musclebound men with unlimited firepower and the ability to shoot in any direction, take note: You've got a tough decision to make during this month's Clash of the Classics! One game stays, one game goes, and only your quarters can truly decide. We're pitting the 1990 Williams shoot 'em up Smash TV against the 1998 Capcom shoot 'em up Forgotten Worlds! Similar…

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Raiders of the Lost Arcade: Forgotten Worlds

“Emperor Bios, the god of destruction and creator of evil. Eight evil gods he created were destroying every civilization. Destroyed cities turned into ruins called the Dust World. But aura of people’s angry mind created two super warriors to fight against evils.”

A strangely worded narrative from the 1988 promo flyer sends us into straight into the action of…

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