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Only surviving Arcade of its kind in Miami-Dade
From recognizable classics like PacMan and asteroids, to modern titles like Mario Kart and Dance Dance Revolution, to extremely rare games like Meltdown, Arcade Odyssey is offering an oasis for gamers in Kendall and South Florida. The retro spot opened in 2011 and is one of the only surviving arcades of its kind in Miami-Dade.
The Last Arcade
Surprisingly, options for Classic Arcade Gaming in Miami, Florida are pretty limited. I found myself in town for a couple of days back in November 2018 after visiting the Free Play Florida event, and was taken aback by Googles distinct lack of suggestions for places to check out, given the size and cultural significance of the city itself.
The Ten Best Things to Do in Kendall
Owner Rick Medina's truly epic collection of collectibles has become a black-lit mecca for gaming and anime culture fanatics.
Kendall, say hello to your newest barcade.
H-ll to the yeah! There's a cool, fun new way to consume alcohol in Kendall. Popular venue Arcade Odyssey at 12045 SW 117 Avenue, just started serving beer.
7 Unique Ideas For A Killer Night Out In Miami
Everyone has their idea of what constitutes a perfect night out — whether it’s dinner and a movie, drinks at the bar, or live music to dance to, there’s always a way to spice it up and get the most out of the night. Here we profile seven popular places (and a few quirky ideas!) for a good time while out in Miami!
Arcade Odyssey Featured CCNN Live
When you think of an arcade in Miami, youd probably think of places like GameTime or Dave and Busters that exist basically as casinos for people who arent yet able to gamble. Arcade Odyssey is currently in an attempt to take that recognition from those big competetitors.
Arcade Odyssey Featured in South Florida Today
Since the birth of gaming in the early 1970s its grown to epic proportions. The classic arcade spot saw its peak in the 80s and early 90s which afterwards it withered down with the increased production and affordability of personal home gaming consoles like Nintendo and Sega. Adults today grew up enjoying dark arcade rooms with lights flashing, bells ringing and the power of the joystick.
Fox News Channel: The Return of Pinball
Pinball making a comback? FNC's Phil Keating explains why pinball games are making a comeback.
Popular Mechanics: Gamer's Pilgrimage
Remember the old black light reflective carpeting that was the hallmark of the 80's arcade? Arcade Odyssey has that. Whether you prefer racing, fighting, Japanese imports, or pinball, you're bound to find your favorite here.
Read more: http://www.popularmechanics.com/culture/gaming/g1633/make-a-gamer-pilgrimage-to-these-old-school-arcades/?slide=5
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If you are big into reward cards and programs, there's a new program out there that makes it much easier. 7's Lynn
Martinez has all the details in tonight's Money Monday.Does your wallet look like this? Customer reward punch cards for everything from coffee to dry cleaning, so if you buy 10 you get one free. But half the time you can't even find the card.
Read more: http://www.wsvn.com/features/articles/moneymondays/MI99454/#ixzz2iewSZgOf
10 places to check out while in miami for the BCS championship!
This place will remedy that for you while you take a trip down memory lane into some of the hardest and most challenging arcade games from your past.
Kendall Area Arcade Provides Community For Gamers
Pinball Wizards: From air hockey to pinball tables, Play Stations to high end gaming PCs, there's something for everyone at Arcade Odyssey.
Arcade Odyssey, one of the Top Old school Arcades in South Florida
Modern day arcades exist, but they are full of overpriced entertainment that leaves the player broke and unsatisfied with the game time value. Then, you have those arcades. The arcades worthy of a gold medal built on nostalgia and still thriving from the days of old. The games there are classic, simple and yet to be topped. Sure, they are 16-bit and full of pixel, but they are so near and dear to our hearts that we just cant get enough!
Arcade Odyssey was listed on where to go on a first date in Miami, Florida
Sit-down dates are the norm and highly predictable, so how about switching it up with some friendly competition at an arcade?
Arcade Odyssey is the place to go in South Florida
Many arcades have called it quits with the internet boom except for a relative few, including the one in Miami Florida called Arcade Odyssey.
Arcade Odyssey voted one of the top fun things do in Miami Florida
Luckily, while some arcades are in the decline, there is a wonderful place to visit in Miami that will fill all those gaming needs.
Arcade Odyssey voted #1 of the 10 best Arcades in South Florida by yelp
Let the Kids Play!
Arcade Odyssey is where to go for Miamis premiere arcade experience. This old school arcade harkens back to a time when arcades were a main staple in every major city.
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Local Ten Top 10 Winner
Held over the course of several weeks each category of business was voted on by the local residents of Miami. The people have spoken and have chose Arcade Odyssey as one of the top places to visit while in the Miami area. Thank you all!
Arcade Odyssey is Winning the Game
Arcade Odyssey, with its wide collection of the traditional games we all know and love, serves as a time machine back to when arcades were popular places to hang out with friends and spend extra allowance money on competing to get the highest scores on games.
Arcade Spotlight by Arcade Sushi
We’ve covered quite a few arcades around the country, but we have yet to head down to The Sunshine State, where they not only have babes in bikinis and Disneyworld, but also some sweet arcades! Arcade Odyssey is located in Miami, Florida and is a nice throwback to the arcades of old. They have nothing but arcade games here. No crazy rides or ticket redemption machines. Nope. This is for the gamer who likes their stuff old school. They not only have the greatest in fighting games, old school classics and schmups, but they also have Japanese Xbox 360 consoles, Japanese games, snacks and even some pins! And they’ve got over 100 classics so you’ll be plenty busy. But that’s not all! They also hold cool gaming events and fund raisers, and they even have cosplay events! And you know we love us some cosplay here at Arcade Sushi.
Chosen by NewTimes as Miami’s Best Arcade 2012
Rick Medina had amassed one of the largest private videogames collections in the area. The collection included hundreds of rare items, including hard-to-find consoles and arcade games. But videogames — like DVDs, guitars, and the gullible are meant to be played. So he set out to open an old-school arcade. The result is Arcade Odyssey. There you'll find tons of machines you'll remember pouring countless quarters into during your childhood (Mortal Kombat II, Terminator pinball) and several rare games imported from Japan or that were never mass-produced (check out The Act: An Interactive Comedy for one sweet example). Because Medina's collection is too large for the space, a handful of different games are rotated in about every month. A warning, however: If you stop by, we can't promise we won't be hogging the 1992 X-Men six-player cabinet. If you're lucky, there might be room for you as Dazzler.
Arcade Heroes Honorable Mention
As we get ready to sign off on 2011, what better way to compliment the ending of the old year and the beginning of a new one with yet another story on a new arcade location opening it’s doors. I can’t recall a time where we’ve had this many stories on new locations opening up in such a short period of time, although I am sure that there are many out there that we don’t hear about until well after the fact. This newest one is called Arcade Odyssey and is now open in Miami, FL. The owner, Rick Medina is quite the video game collector in fact, Arcade Odyssey was originally going to start off as dual purpose museum for both arcades and consoles but due to economic restraints just the arcade is opening for now. Check out this post on the AtariAge forums showing his substantial game collection that spans not only arcades but consoles as well, and how that transformed from personal gameroom collection to public arcade. The thread is quite good and I would recommend it to anyone doing research in the field of opening their own arcade as he covers the trails faced in such an endeavor, many of which I know first hand.