Ground Kontrol


New in the Arcade – Captain America and The Avengers

One of the things that we love doing at Ground Kontrol is buying an old video game that's been converted to a crummy game, and restoring it to its original glory. Last year we purchased a cabinet that we quickly realized was originally a Captain America and The Avengers. After peeling away the old artwork, filling various holes, cutting a…

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles In Time

Our TMNT: Turtles in Time game just got better! We had a spare generic black Konami cabinet that had seen better days, so our tech team bondo'ed the rough edges, installed new artwork and new controls, and made it look as good as a 25 year old game can. Most people would put it in a museum behind velvet ropes,…

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Raiders of the Lost Arcade: Shinobi

Destroy anyone that gets in your way! An evil organization of ninjas and outlaws known as "Zeed" have captured ninja children and taken them hostage! It's up to Ninjutsu master Joe Musashi to venture into Zeed's headquarters and single-handedly rescue his students while wiping out the opposing villains! Shinobi is a side-scrolling hack and slash action game released in arcades…

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Clash of the Classics – Bubble Bobble VS Sinistar

This month, Bubble Bobble faces a rather "sinister" opponent in Clash of the Classics. Yeah, we went there! Bubble Bobble is going up against Sinistar and it's up to you to decide who keeps their spot on the floor! Taking after some established platforming tropes, Taito released Bubble Bobble in 1986 with a mechanic new to the genre. Playing as…

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Raiders of the Lost Arcade: Sinistar

Beware! Sinistar lives! Fast-paced, gripping and utterly ahead of its time, the 1982 Williams outer-space shooter Sinistar is an early example of what would become known as a "twitch" game. You pilot a lone fighter ship, initially blasting away at drifting planetoids to mine Sinisite Crystals to create Sinibombs while contending with agile Warrior ships.  Meanwhile, Worker ships work to construct…

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