Bringing this one back as I feel it is still relevant and not necessary for a new topic.
I am in Portland this week for business and so I of course made my first stop at Ground Kontrol. I must say, it was VERY cool! A great selection of pins and arcade games. Most of the video games were older, but they had some great ones like CarnEvil and one of my all time favorites, Sunset Riders! All of them seemed to be in pretty good condition too. Nice bar selection, places to sit and chill and overall a really nice layout.
Almost all of the pins were working, a few were not. A good selection though. They had a bunch I had played but quite a few I had yet to see so it was very cool to get a game in on all of them. I was let down a little bit to see LOTR was on but not accepting coins. When I saw it I got all excited since I would be able to see if I liked it as much as I did in Vegas a year ago but was down when it didn't work. That and POTC. As a happy owner of Black Rose, everyone always says POTC is the better pirate pin. I didn't get to play it as some guy had a monolopy on it, but it did look fun. I would have to play it to see if it was for me but it definitely interested me, visually.
Other notables... Walking Dead - Finally got to play it and I really enjoyed it. However, after a few games I felt like it was missing something. I can't pinpoint what that is and while I don't think I would ever want to own one, I did enjoy it. Spiderman - After reading so many posts of how great this pin is, I was expecting more. It almost feels like a poor Stern version of AFM and overall, I wanted my 50 cents back. Wasn't feeling it. WC94 - so happy to get to play this one. Just a lot of fun. I could see myself owning one. TOTAN - More confirmation I need more money because I really just love this pin. it was so dark, but even still it is a favorite. Sleeper pin of the day for me... NGG. Wow, what a fun pin. I wasn't expecting much, it just seemed like a joke of a pin but press start and man this pin is fun. Good layout, great theme, and a whole lot of fun. I could see myself owning one, easy.
Overall, such a cool place to spend a few hours and some cash. Highly recommended if you find your self in Portland. I am here for a few more days. I have the C-bar to check out and Crow Bar or Vern's (gotta play me some I500) and then who knows, will probably end up back at Ground Kontrol again!