Dream Arcade on Shark Tank
Season 4 - Episode 412 - 1/04/2013
|The Ultimate Arcade Game|
I can still remember like it was yesterday. I would pick up my paycheck from a local restaurant I worked at as a teenager and head right across the street to the mall where my Dream Arcade was located.
My favorite games were Pac Man, Pin Ball and Galaga that I could play for hours at a time, always trying to beat that high score. Most likely I probably paid for a few of those games from my meager salary but constant playing, because yes, I was hooked.
Fast forward 30 some years. Just a few days ago on Christmas Eve (of all days) my kids were searching on their Wee gaming console for a new game to down load. Of all things, they chose to buy another old school game, Mega Man. They have all the latest consoles by all 3 makers and both have laptops capable of playing any online game that's been made, and yet, they sat there for hours playing a game from one of the first gaming consoles ever produced for home use.
What Goes Around - Comes Around
The moral of the story is that History always has a way of repeating itself. The entire arcade industry has gone through many changes over the years to the point that actual arcades have almost become extinct. Why on earth would anyone ever want to play an old game standing up staring at a big screen when they could be sitting on the couch with their little wireless controller?
It's because there is NO comparison. You may be playing the same game but it's just not the same. You can never replicate that feeling on any other platform
Bringing Original Arcade Games To The 21st Century!
Dream Arcades manufactures original big box arcade games and packs them full of 21st century technology. Instead of just one game to play you have over 200 classic games built right in and ready to play. You can even download more game pack's to play more current games as they become available. For you older kids looking to fill your Man Cave, what better form of entertainment then one you used to play so many years ago, especially if this arcade just so happens to have a beer tap built right into the machine.
How Much Does a Dream Arcade Cost?
|Several Dreams Arcades To Choose From|
|Sit Down Version of the Kegerator|
Specialized? Yes. But it's still a cool invention.
Will the Sharks take a bite out of bringing back the old school arcades and making them popular again? You can bet that all of the Sharks at one time or another have been in an arcade and played at least a few of these games. Bringing back the past (with today's technology) just might be a good investment for the future. The interest may be there but will the financial numbers make sense to invest in the Arcade Business with other alternatives available? A high price point in a specialized market may limit the over all return the Sharks are used to.
Then again, put a coin box on them and they would pay for themselves in no time.
Visit Dream Arcade's Website
Dream Arcade on FaceBook
Follow Dream Arcades on Twitter