I paid my first visit to Arcade Odyssey last week and WOW! was I pleasantly surprised. What a cool place to check out. This is the one and only ""True"" Video Arcade that I know of in South Florida. When I was growing up in Miami there were video arcades all over the place in the late 70's, 80's and into the early 90's from stand alone locations to places in the mall to Pizza Parlors and Laundromats. Then Dave & Busters and Game Works attempted to create a video arcade experience but they really left much to be desired. And places like Boomers... Well, they shut down one building with video games and the other one is full of games with only half of them working. So I really missed the ""True"" Video Arcade experience and Arcade Odyssey does not disappoint. This is a place that will appeal to everyone from video game purists to little kids to big kids to parents with kids and even those that are just a kid at heart.
Now, there's a little bit of something for everyone. You have the classic arcade games for those that grew up playing games like Pacman, Robotron, Burgertime and Joust, and there's the rider simulation games like the Sega Wave Runner, Nascar Car Racing and Tsumo Ball which I call the ""Red Dome Battleship"" artillery game. You have the first person shoot'em ups like House of the Dead killing zombies and the like. Then there's the Terminator pinball machines which are a lot of fun to play. And let's not forget the room dedicated to network connected PvP games with rumble seats where fans of Call of Duty can congregate to show off their skills. And of course the ubiquitous Street Fighter series video games. And there's many, many more games to chose from. But what makes this place unique and not just another Video Arcade is the attention to detail and the fact that all of the games are in excellent working condition which is a rarity at most places with video games. Check it out, you won?t be disappointed.