Nostalgia over Sixties Arcade Games, Kansas City, Missouri
The original, mechanical pinballs were amazing, or better are amazing. I was started playing in a very early age, six or even five years old. And by watching this article I thought how recreation in our society has evolved over the last thirty to fourty years. And more specifically how recreational games have evolved: from pinballs to Facebook, from video games to PS4.
Arcade Games was located in 12th str. and Grand in Kansas City, Missouri. The photos were from 1968, these games – shooting galleries, skee-balls, mechanical fortune tellers, pinballs – were the most common way for one to relax and enjoy her spare time. The place was present from the mid fourties until 1983 as the building was renovated.
“[…] two old ladies make their way through the milling crowd. […] they ignore the pinball, the screaming video games, and the hotdog breakfasts, and stride directly to the ancient mechanical fortune teller enclosing a gypsy mannequin which looks about their age“. It was great place for every age, for every group. Enjoy.