Mar 15, 2018

Retro Gaming In The White Rose City

Timeline Arcade
Market Street - York, PA
I've been to the Timeline Arcade in Hanover a few times over the past year and a half.  I even got to meet Howard Scott Warshaw and Phil Moore there.  However, this was my first time checking out their arcade in the historic city of York, Pennsylvania.

If I had to pick one, I have to say that I prefer the atmosphere of the Timeline Arcade in Hanover, but in no way do I mean that as a slight to York.  This is a fantastic arcade where you easily spend a full day without spending a lot of money, and with plenty of games to play so that you'll never get bored.

There are tons of arcade cabinets and pinball machines, all set to free play.

Ready Player One has me keyed up to play Joust (check out my snazzy St. Patrick's Day Phillies gear).

There is a mini living room set up with vintage consoles hooked up to a woodgrain CRT television.
You could just start at one end and work your way all the way through the arcade, one classic arcade game at a time.  The best part is that you can play as much as you want and finish games that would have cost a fortune to beat back in the 80's.
Golden Axe was one of my favorite beat-em-ups when I was a kid.  I played it every morning on Genesis when I was in Middle School.

The Pole Position sit-down cabinet was in the far corner of Aladdin's Castle in the Laurel Mall when I was growing up.  I was pretty lousy at it back then, and I'm not too much better today.

One of these days, I want to write more about Revolution X.  It was one of my favorite arcade shooters when I was a teenager, and I feel like it doesn't get the appreciation that it deserves.

I've haven't seen the Pigskin 621 AD cabinet before.  In fact, I've never even heard of it, but it's a pretty interesting concept for a football game.

Look at all of these pinball machines.  I could spend all day here!

There's a very nice mix of pinball tables from the 70's, 80's, 90's and modern games.

This is a side view of one of the older pinball machines - Bally's Future Spa

The Jurassic Park table has some pretty cool artwork, including a sweaty Dennis Nedry.

I absolutely love the Deadhead head in a jar on the Elvira backglass.
The Addams Family (1992 Bally) - this is the best selling pinball machine of all time

Check out the early 90's ads for GamePro, Thermos and Pepsi products on the Rollergames table.

If you enjoy playing retro arcade games and you're withing driving distance of York PA, you owe it to yourself to check this place out.  It's a treasure of vintage gaming.