The best, one-stop-shopping, for the classic arcade game collector. Set your bookmark here as this page will offer the latest links to other collectors, as well as dedicated pages, parts, boards, and setting links. Here you will find the tools and information you need to get that classic game restored.
6/26/20 - Fixed the search engine problems on the "About Me" and History Pages. Added more info on the "About Me" Page. Switch Setting and Board Pinouts added to the Crazy Climber page
6/01/20 - Opened up the “About Me” area. Added a new History page for older history notes
5/14/20 - The Basement Arcade was founded May 5th 1998 and has been an active part of the community ever since...... but that doesn’t mean that we’ve haven't grown a little tired.
All the original HTML tricks, Java scripts, and flash plug-ins, That once made this area fun, have one by one ceased to work, making this site unpredictable
Announcing the Basement Arcade 2.0. Now back in HTML5 and mobile compliant with new features, stories, games, and helpful information.
With this unveiling we have re-constructed the original website preserving the general layout, and construction, while removing all the content that no longer functions and the links that no longer went anywhere. Add some fancy new video elements and a pulldown menu at the top of the screen and we’re good into the next century :-)
The early 1980's was a great time to be a kid. With the creation of a new entertainment machine called the "Video Game", the world would change for the better. Arcades all over the world popped up offering anyone with a quarter in his pocket, time to become the saver of a universe or the best racer of the Grand Prix. Best of all I was part of this movement and have now started to relive the glory days of yesteryear by starting my own collection of these quarter eating monsters. My collection has started out with my favorite machine, which is Crazy Climber. I have given it its own Web page as I could not find a page devoted to this classic game. On the Crazy Climber page you can relive the days when arcade game manufacturers emphasized game play over graphic quality. As you can see below, as my collection grows, so do new pages on the games collected with the newest pages saluting Space Dual and Ms. Pac Man. ENJOY!
Why might you go visit a library? To discover a new book? Borrow a DVD to enjoy a movie? Research something you don’t know or understand? It’s no different here.
An endless resource of manuals, technical information, repair blogs, videos, sounds, and book reviews all on our favorite topic
Back in the day, amusement auctions were plentiful in the New Jersey area, with the possibility of having three auctions a month at times. I tried to attend almost every one.
Unfortunately, those days are gone, but what remains is a list of machines and their prices Of all the auctions I attended. As inflation seeps in, this list will get less relevant and more nostalgic, but enjoy it nonetheless
Coin Op TV! Great site hosting videos on everything game related! Your truly makes a appearance in one show
Although CinemArcade.com is not an actual arcade site, You have to see his arcade and MAME intro movies
The Dragon's Lair Project. Visit my fellow N.J. collector's pages Jeff is the KING of laser disk games!
The sUpErDeFoRmEd Games Page is loaded with Arcade, 2600, and other game and emulator links!
Clay's Game and Technical Information site is great! Buy his Sega Multi game or other System kits
Al Warner's arcade pages are a personal favorite. Ceck Classic Vids and Pinball Machines as well as the Pins and Vids DVD!
Russ' Arcade Collecting shows the restoration of a poor Donkey Kong Currently under construction
Franks Instant Arcade, has one kick ass ASTEROIDS Troubleshooting Encyclopedia
Peter Hirschberg’s – Luna City Arcade is long gone but here is the archive of one of the best home arcades ever
Classics Reunited! Boasting info on Tapper, Pacman, Space Invaders and more, this page is a must see with online playable versions as well
See The World Of Owen R. Rubin. Original Atari pioneer who contributed to Major Havoc, Space Duel, and many other games Read some of this inside stories
Mikes arcade shop is HOT! With downloadable Operation Sheet, Instructions cards, Coin door inserts, as well as Technical Info! THE BEST!
New here is something different! Yllabian Space Guppy's Bizarre Arcade Game Archive reviews the strangest games to grace the arcades!
Another full featured site is Dave's Arcade filled with auction info restoration projects and more!
After a (very) brief absence, Game Room Classifieds now has a new owner and continues its excellent game services!
A new Grave yard site!!! Hold on... Why am I excited?? This is sad! Visit Andy's GALLERY OF THE GROTESQUE!! Includes CONVERSIONS FROM HELL
David Balsamini is a friend and the curator Morristown Game Vault, An arcade testament of what happens when you set out to make a dream reality
Another collector who took his love of the hobby and turned it into his day job - Marcade is owned and operated by my friend Marc Frega in the Rockaway River Commons
Pinball zone! I don't know where to start.. There is SO much info here it will take you months to go through it all!
Replace the price card in your pinball machine with one of these informative and colorful cards. An impressive display from The Pinball Rebel