I live very close to this arcade, was just there last week with my kids for the first time this season. I too grew up playing at Jillys, but it seems every year the pins get less cared for, or maybe just never get cared for and progressively get worse. Its a shame really, the place is a great location and has potential to be so much more than it is. I was really turned off by the games this past week, the rubber was shot on most of them, and Scott is not exaggerating about the monster bash hole. It doesn't really matter IMO if its only .25 to play. Its frustrating to play on such poor condition machines even for casual players, and that translates to people not wanting to come back to play more. Keeping these places alive requires TLC on the machines by the operator, and honestly it does not really take much. Hopefully they get it together, because I would definitely spend more time here if the games were shopped once in a while. Most of these places have gravitated towards the redemption machines and the large format video games, so it is nice to see some places keeping the pins on location even if just for posterity and not profit.
I didn't walk down far enough to find out if it was still there, but Powerhouse arcade on the other side of the boardwalk closer to Gillian's Wonderland used to have a small line up of pins, one EM was in there, and was being operated in the same arcade from when his parents purchased it new. He had a TZ, Phantom of the Opera, cant remember what else. His games were in much better condition than Jilly's last time I was in there.