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Pre-TPF meetup @ Cidercade - 03/15/18 6pm


By Frax

2 years ago



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    #1 2 years ago

    Is TPF not enough pinball for you? Want to check out Dallas' top (IMO) venue currently for location pinball, with many of the newest games, and some recent classics like Avat...(OKAY THERE'S NO AVATAR ANYMORE... >=( ) and Tron? Can't make it to all three days of TPF and just want to meet people and talk shop? Want a selection of 20+ quality ciders?

    This is for you. (And me. I'm the guy that can't be there Saturday during the day at TPF and had to cancel my hotel room due to my job being designed by crappy human beings that have no concept of work/life balance.)

    18 pinball machines per their site, but the number keeps changing. They've been adding more and more. I'm trying to get a current list and will edit soon as I have it.

    Where:

    2777 Irving Blvd
    Dallas, TX 75207

    When: 03/15/18 6pm-10pm (They're open until midnight, so feel free to stay later.)

    Cost: 10.00 entry. No coin drop. All games on free play. Ciders start at 6 bucks, and no, they don't have hard liquor or other alcohol! No outside beverages allowed inside, drink at your car in the parking lot or on the street at your own peril. They typically have a cop stationed at the front. You can bring food in from other places, or have it delivered there via Uber Eats or whatever.

    Current tap list: https://www.cidercade.com/ciders

    Fair warning: Parking is kind of crap there. The parking lot itself is kind of small. Parking on the street that is adjacent (THE SIDE DRIVE, NOT THE MAIN PART OF THE ROAD!) is allowed and where a lot of cars end up.

    Non-pinball things at Cidercade that are awesome:

    Killer Queen. You don't even know. It's the most fun you'll ever have being a part of the hive, and the only 5 v 5 multiplayer ONLY arcade game you'll probably ever play. Bring your best bee puns, bee-atches. :p

    Dariusburst EX: Another Chronicle - 4 player sit-down side scrolling bullet-hell type SHMUP. Lots of fun. Just realize you're going to die, a LOT, unless you're really good at bullet hell games, and don't give a crap because everything is on free play anyways!

    Towerfall Ascension - Arcade version of popular smash-ish style 4-player brawler....but with 5000% more archery.

    Tons of other retro arcade games. I personally get stuck on Killer Instinct 2 every time I go in there.

    #2 2 years ago

    aweosme!

    Wife and I will plan on it (assuming inlaws dont have other plans)

    #3 2 years ago

    Sounds like an neat place, will be there unless we already have something else planned (wife is planning Thursday out).

    #4 2 years ago

    I'll probably come with my brother as long as I get my games to TPF ok on Thursday.

    #5 2 years ago
    Quoted from SilverballNut:

    I'll probably come with my brother as long as I get my games to TPF ok on Thursday.

    Someone else is bringing the only game I will have at the show at all, so...lol. I really wanted Crescendo and LAH there, but LAH has some issues I'm working on and not going to ask someone to babysit Crescendo. Next year.. hopefully will actually have the time off.

    #6 2 years ago

    you put 3/8 in your thread title but 3/15 in the post. im assuming 3/15 since today is the 9th

    #7 2 years ago
    Quoted from InfiniteLives:

    you put 3/8 in your thread title but 3/15 in the post. im assuming 3/15 since today is the 9th

    God...too early in the morning. Thanks.

    #8 2 years ago

    Definitely an awesome lineup. Current count is 23. Houidini, MB, pimped out ST PREMIUM, iron man, COllector Quaility CFTBL, sw Prem, gotg Prem.

    Avatar is gone but not missing much on this one.

    #9 2 years ago

    also, KILLER QUEEN is amazingly fun!

    #10 2 years ago

    Actually...in good working condition, Avatar is one of my favorite games. That sucks. It was nice to get to play it again after Nickelrama disposed of theirs.

    AMP SOOOOOOOOT JACKPAWT!

    #11 2 years ago

    Killer Queen is a lot of fun! Make sure you watch the YouTube video on how to play before you show up. It makes it easier to jump in and play.

    Hopefully the flippers are both working on MMr this time.

    Cidercade is a really cool place but it gets crowded and the parking is terrible as mentioned earlier.

    If you want to try one of the best burgers ever, try Maple and Motor which is pretty close to Cidercade.

    #12 2 years ago
    Quoted from Pinless:

    Cidercade is a really cool place but it gets crowded

    It does, but I'm hoping with it being a thursday night it won't be too too bad. If any of the hipsters get unruly, just grab them by the handlebar moustache and escort them out.

    #13 2 years ago
    Quoted from merccat:

    Sounds like an neat place, will be there unless we already have something else planned (wife is planning Thursday out).

    Alright, we’ll be there! Looking forward to trying some of those interesting sounding ciders... Guava Habanero sounds awesome!

    #14 2 years ago
    Quoted from merccat:

    Alright, we’ll be there! Looking forward to trying some of those interesting sounding ciders... Guava Habanero sounds awesome!

    Right? I don't drink much, but I gotta hand it to Cidercade and this other little micro in Garland called Intrinsic...really appreciate them guys and gals putting some heat into cider and craft beers, and sours have been blowing up around here too seems like, which is right up my alley. IPAs can burn in hell!

    #15 2 years ago

    Okay, a quick update. Fire Marshals went and basically raided several craft breweries and other locations a few months ago. Cidercade was one of the places they got to. They were shut down for several weeks redoing their sprinkler system, and apparently there's still some lingering effects.

    Short of it is, the capacity limit at Cidercade for the moment is 150. Once they go over that, they are making people wait to get in. I don't have an issue with this, because safety is important, but it's just kind of a heads up that if you can get there earlier than later, it might be a good idea. I don't know what their typical numbers are on thursdays, with it being spring break...might be higher than normal. Also, next week, once I get there after work, I'll assess the situation and make a post about it then as well.

    #16 2 years ago

    cidercade capacity is now 200 til mid/end of April will be 515 capacity.

    #17 2 years ago
    Quoted from collectorpin:

    cidercade capacity is now 200 til mid/end of April will be 515 capacity.

    515?! They don’t have parking for 1/4 of that many people.

    #18 2 years ago

    Thanks for the info.

    And yeah...515...that's like...way more than should ever be in that space. You won't be able to even move if there's 400+ people in there..

    #19 2 years ago

    WAs over there last night...got there right around 4:30 and it was already hopping. Must've been people lined up at the door when they opened at 4! Yeesh. Still, I didn't see them turn anyone away, but the fire marshalls were there camped out at the front door! SRS BZNSZZ.

    I meant to take a picture of the lineup, but I was distracted by getting to Tour the Mansion on ball 1 on Addams and murdering the hell out of the prior Grand Champ by like 150 million LMAO.

    What I remember:

    Tron (played okay. Not AWESOME, but perfectly suitable for a busy location game. I got to Sea of Simulation, at least.)
    AC/DC (Played good. Blew up the Grand Champion with 80+ million from Thunderstruck and a 2x jackpot for like 111 million. )
    Houdini
    AFMr LE (Flippers nearly flat when extended..takes some getting used to LOL.)
    Star Trek Premium
    Metallica pro
    Family Guy (weak flippers...can't make the Lois shot..basically unplayable since that spinner lights all the modes)
    Iron Man Vault - SUPER UNGODLY FAST...plays VERY nicely!
    Whitewater
    Addams Family - Plays great, magnets are ON so look out! Thing Flips actually hit the swamp.
    Monster Bash
    Spiderman (not vault)

    And....others that my brain apparently glossed over. =Þ

    #20 2 years ago

    Wheel of Fortune, WWE LE, Creech

    -1
    #22 2 years ago

    I'll be at Cidercade tomorrow around 4:30p or so, for any early birds that want to show up earlier.

    I'll have my "Make Pinball Great Again" hat on...which is actually my favorite JJP product to date lol! *ducks*

    #23 2 years ago

    Cidercade opens at 5pm today for the record... Oops ie. I'll be waiting out front if anyone shows up by then lol

    #24 2 years ago

    Crap I should probably mention it's 21 and up after 8pm also.

    #25 2 years ago

    Fun place! Was a little disappointed that the habenro cider was gone but all of the ciders we tried were fantastic. Every time I saw you were in a game, I’ll have to catch ya at the meet n greet tomorrow.

    #26 2 years ago

    I guess I should've said to flag me down... I wasn't having a good pinball night anyways and now drama bullshit.... I'm going home and going to try to calm down before I start punching shit at random.

    #27 2 years ago

    Nice meeting you last night frax.

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