Having grown up in Southern California, I have many fond memories of hanging out at Magic Mountain having the thrill of my life. The roller coasters held most of my attention, but in the back of the park they had an arcade where you could play all kinds of classic titles.
As times have changed, so has the park and when Magic Mountain axed the games, they fell onto the auction block in Covina, CA. In total there are 25 games up for sale. Most of the early bids are people hoping to snipe a game for $10, but we don’t think anything will go that cheap since Covina is so close to Los Angeles. You never know though, this could be your opportunity to get an entire game for cheap. None of the games would be considered grails in the industry, but there are a few games that we’d love to have.
The Super Bikes are a lot of fun to play. Because you get to ride on top of the joystick, it creates an experience that can’t be replicated on the consoles. The Lost World deluxe cockpit also looks awesome, although it would be tough to move a beast that size.
There will be a preview of the arcades on Tuesday March 18th, 2014. The auction ends on March 19th at 8pm.
Update – Looks like they are having trouble catching a bid on this one, so they’ve extended the auction to April 8th, 2014 at 7pm.