Happy Friday arcade fans. We had another busy week at All You Can Arcade HQ and are looking forward to the weekend. For this week’s Friday Funday competition, we’re going to do an audit on our Cosmic Avenger game. While the nuts and bolts of an arcade game’s operation tend to be pretty boring, we’re always fascinated by the number of plays a game registers on it’s odometer.
In order to help an arcade owner keep track of which games were most popular and whether or not quarters were disappearing while on location, most games include a counter that shows the number of total plays over the life of its game. We don’t know how many of those games were free or cost a quarter or even fifty cents, but it does give us an idea of how popular the game was and whether it was on location or hidden away in a home for it’s life.
Our Cosmic Avengers game is a bit unique in that it includes a counter for both the left and right coin slot. We’ll post a photo of the counters at the end of the day, but the closest one to guess the total number of plays that our game has received on both coin slots will be crowned this week’s Friday Funday winner. Feel free to leave your guesses on our Facebook page or in the comments below. We hope you have a safe and enjoyable weekend.