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Indianapolis pinball

By Bud

2 years ago

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#43 2 years ago

Head about a half hour south of Indy to Shelbyville and there are currently ten machines in two very unique locations.

Rupert's Kids Arcade (charity arcade started by Rupert Boneham of the TV show Survivor) is downtown there:
World Cup Soccer 94
The Simpsons
WWF Royal Rumble
Batman Forever
Rescue 911
Also tons of vids, including a killer Out Run 2 Twin, Track and Field, duel Hydro Thunders, lots more classic vids and a killer classic console area.

Over at the Skyline Drive In (an AWESOME legit drive in movie theater) are four more:
Jurassic Park
KISS (Bally)
Iron Man Vault
And yes vids featuring Fix It Felix, Pac-Man, Area 51 Site 4, and more.

We do our best to keep games in great shape, so come on down and join the fun!

#44 2 years ago
Quoted from Bud:

Thank you very much for the compliments and for your visit! Please feel free to let me know of any issues or ideas for improvements!

What are your hours? I work downtown and would totally go there for lunch ( I don't need to eat!)....

#46 2 years ago
Quoted from chaskett:

My wife and 2 kids headed over there tonight. What an awesome place! Really enjoyed the atmosphere. Loved the mounded parking to get the viewing angle just right frim the car.
We got there early and had the Skycade to ourselves. My 4 year old loved the "Fun Chicken" prize machine. My wife and 6 year old son liked the Iron Man. I had a blast with the Jurassic Park. Was really pumped to play KISS, as it is the same vintage as my Mata Hari, but it wasn't crediting quarters. The Stargate had a stuck right flipper, but seemed like a pretty fun game otherwise. It was also my first time to try "Green River" cola.

Sorry about those issues on the machines, we will be working on those to get them corrected!

Green River is ok IMHO, but the winner there is definitely XXX Root Beer. Man that stuff is great.

#50 2 years ago
Quoted from Sonic:

Don't listen to RD...he secretly loves Green River, but being a native Hoosier - he can't admit the Windy City nectar of the gods that is known as Green River is the best soft drink on the planet....although Cheerwine is up there too....

I like Cheerwine. That promo about there bein no whining at the drive in is cornier than the fields behind the Skyline though!

#51 2 years ago
Quoted from indypinhead:

Does anyone ever listen to RD???
Just my 2 cents....

Nor should they! Lol

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#122 2 years ago

Updated pics of Rupert's Kids Arcade in Shelbyville. Our arcade is for charity, with all proceeds going to Rupert's Kids. $5 for the hour, $10 for the day, all games on free play.

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#123 2 years ago

Come for the pinball, stay for the Out Run 2!

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#125 2 years ago

Less than 20 minutes away. Rupert's is at 48 Public Square in Shelbyville, open 1pm - 8pm tomorrow and Sunday.

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#150 1 year ago
Quoted from chaskett:

Between Pinvault, Centerpointe, Round Town, the Sinking Ship, and Tappers, pinball is alive and kicking in this town! Not 5 years ago it was impossible to find a group of machines on location. You were lucky if you found 1. Thanks to all of you who are bringing the machines back out of basements!

Don't forget Rupert's and SkyCade in Shelbyville. A half hour drive, and there's 10+ more machines on location...

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#152 1 year ago

I try to not beg for things, but honestly, tonight I am going to beg my fellow Indianapolis Pinsiders for help. We are working hard to make Rupert's Kids Arcade in Shelbyville, IN the best it can possibly be. A lot of folks on Pinside have done their part definitely! Long story short, Rupert's Kids is a charity, and the arcade has helped that charity a lot.

However, now the arcade itself needs help in the form of repaired air conditioning. We are endeavoring to raise the funds needed via a special CASINO NIGHT on Friday, March 30 at 7pm at Rupert's Kids Arcade. It's at 48 Public Square in Shelbyville, IN. We have pinball machines, arcade games, air hockey, you name it.
This will be a 21 & older event. We'll be doing 50/50 raffles, but also more importantly for you guys call out tournaments where you can wish cash for your pinball and arcade skills (i.e., "Who wants to play Aerosmith? Throw your money in, winner takes half, arcade gets half.").

Wine, beer, and food will also be included in your ticket. I believe the beer is SunKing, though I am not 100% sure.

Tickets are $50 each. I know that is a hefty chunk of change but the air conditioning repairs are anything but cheap. And I know how much everyone here loves pinball and arcades. If you would be willing to help keep one alive in the upcoming blistering summer months, I sure would appreciate your assistance. You can PM me for tickets or more information.


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#155 1 year ago

We're also doing the Rupert's Kids Arcade Casino Night this Friday...if you're not going to Bud's, we'd love to have you at Rupert's as we are raising money for the Rupert's Kids Charity! 7pm start time at 48 Public Sq. in Shelbyville!

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#166 1 year ago
Quoted from misterschu:

Centerpoint needs a change machine... would've loaded coins into No Good Gofers but the bar was out of quarters...

We have one for sale if they're interested.

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#194 1 year ago

New update is in our Aerosmith at Rupert's! All our pins are included in our $5 for an hour, $10 for the day pricing. And it's all for charity. Come join the fun!

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#204 1 year ago

Amazingly impressive! Nice job!

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#240 1 year ago
Quoted from Bud:

I’ll check them out tomorrow

Also...I noticed the other day that Batman 66 turntable wasn't, well, turning. Kept saying to hit the Batphone but it would never spin into place.

Again, great collection there. I was in awe just looking at everything.

#244 1 year ago
Quoted from Bud:

Yeah, it started doing that with the last code update. The only thing I know to fix it is power cycle the machine. If you know of any other fixes let me know please

I don't own one, wish I did! If you ever get bored of that one, you have a buyer in me. LOL

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#253 10 months ago

Haven't mentioned it in a while, but Rupert's Kids Arcade in Shelbyville has all pins on Free Play with $5 for the hour, $10 for the day admission.

And all proceeds go to the Rupert's Kids charity, so it's a win there too!

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#341 26 days ago

Quick note we are doing a New Years Eve party at Ruperts in Shelbyville. Open 4pm to midnight, all our pins are on free play with admission of just $10.

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