A couple of friends and I have talked for a long time about starting an Arcade in our town. Up until now, it's mostly been a pipe dream. Now, we've got a potential investor, and this may actually happen.
In an ideal world, the arcade would be 100% pinball. But, due to the costs and interest, we'll probably start off with about four or five tables and fill the rest of the space with some good arcade cabinets. Here's where we finally come to my question:
If you could only pick up a handful of pins for an arcade, which would you buy? Unfortunately we won't be picking up Monster Bash or Attack from Mars anytime soon, but I know there are some awesome mid-range tables out there. We're looking to spend somewhere between $1,000-$4,000 per table.
There are also a couple tables hidden around town (Party Zone, Data East's Star Wars, and Freddy: A Nightmare on Elm Street) which we think we could pick up on the cheap and get restored without breaking the bank.
Anyway. Any and all suggestions are greatly appreciated.