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Portland Ground Kontrol

Portland Ground Kontrol Guide.   The Portland Ground Kontrol is a classic Portland arcade featuring cheap arcade games and many classics that you know and love.  Most locals seem to prefer it to Electric Castle's Wunderland, but Wunderland does tend to be cheaper (5 cents as opposed to a quarter).  Either way, they are fun Portland arcades worthy of spending time for either your own kids or your own inner child.  Seriously, some of these old school arcade games are gonna take you back: Frogger, PacMan, Donkey Kong, Tetris, Joust, Q-Bert, Centipede, Gauntlet, Super Mario Brothers,  Street Fighters, and--wait--Q*BERT?!  I forgot all about Q-Bert!  Galaga?  I can whup anybody in Galaga--bring it on!  If you enjoy your competitive sport to be of the gaming sort, then welcome to the arcade heaven called Ground Kontrol.

It's like going back in time to your teenage years, or if you are a new teenager, you can fall in love with what made the 1980s so much cheesy fun.  Also, pinball fans will fall in love.  Nice beer selection, and DJs too.  In fact, they have a great sense of humor about their DJs.  Here is a sample description from their website: "Ground Kontrol helps you vent your customer service rage with an Industrial / Darkwave audio assault by DJ Tibin. Fans of Ministry, KMFDM, Skinny Puppy, et al will feel right at home blasting enemies in Area 51 or vanquishing foes in Gauntlet: Dark Legacy while savoring a cold one. Just don't wear white!" 

Yep.  This is a GREAT way to spend a dreary Portland afternoon, and blow off some steam while trying to improve your hand/eye coordination.

Ground Kontrol

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Open 7 Days a Week
Noon - 2:30AM - All Ages Admitted Until 5PM
21+ & I.D. Required After 5PM

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Arcade Games - Visit Website for Updated Lists

1943 (in "Trigger Zone" cabinet)
Alien Vs. Predator
Area 51 (in "Area 51/Maximum Force" cabinet)
Area 51: Site 4
Arkanoid (in "Multicade" cabinet)
Bad Dudes Vs. Dragon Ninja (in "Street Justice" cabinet) <- NEW!
Battle Garegga (in "Trigger Zone" cabinet)
Bubble Bobble
Blazing Star (in "Neo Geo" cabinet)
Blazing Star (in "Neo Geo" cabinet)
Bust-A-Move Again (Tetris Multi-Game #2)
Captain Tomaday (in "Neo Geo" cabinet)
Centipede (also in "Multicade" cabinet)
Championship Sprint
Columns 97 (in upstairs Tetris cabinet)
Cruis'n Exotica x 2
Crystal Castles (in "Multicade" cabinet)
Dance Dance Revolution Extreme
Dig Dug
Discs of TRON
Donkey Kong
Double Dragon II: The Revenge
Dr. Mario
Dragon Blaze (in "Trigger Zone" cabinet)
Final Fight (in "Street Justice" cabinet) <- NEW!
Galaga ‘88
Gauntlet: Dark Legacy
Ghosts 'n Goblins
King of Fighters '98
Mario Bros.
Marvel Vs. Capcom 2
Maximum Force (in "Area 51/Maximum Force" cabinet)
Metal Slug 3 (in "Neo Geo" cabinet)
Millipede (in "Multicade" cabinet)
Missile Command
Mortal Kombat II
Mr. Driller 2 (in downstairs "Tetris" cabinet)
Ms. Pac-Man (fast)
NFL Blitz '99
Ninja Gaiden (in "Street Justice" cabinet) <- NEW!
Pac-Man (fast) (cocktail table)
Pole Position
Raiden II
Rampage World Tour
Robotron: 2084
San Francisco Rush: 2049
Shock Troopers (in "Neo Geo" cabinet)
The Simpsons
Smash TV
Soul Calibur II
Space Invaders Deluxe
Star Wars (Atari, 1983)
Sunset Riders
Super Punch-Out!!
Super Street Fighter II: Turbo
Street Fighter III: Third Strike
Street Fighter Alpha 3
Strikers 1945 (in "Trigger Zone" cabinet)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Tekken Tag Tournament
Tetris x 2 (upstairs and downstairs)
Track 'n' Field
Two Crude (in "Street Justice" cabinet) <- NEW!
Vampire Savior
Virtua Cop 2
World Class Bowling Deluxe

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Rent Ground Kontrol! - "Add "Host Of The Year" to your résumé by renting Ground Kontrol for your next event! It's the ideal place for birthdays, fundraisers, and company get-togethers. Drinks In The House (after 5PM, earlier serving hours require advance approval). Enjoy Ground Kontrol's great selection of beer and wine during your event. Buy from the bar, or bring your own (private parties only); our OLCC licensed staff serve with style and skill. We accommodate public and private events of all kinds for up to 100 guests. For full details, please refer to our Rental Rates and Information page."

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Ground Kontrol Classic Arcade
511 NW Couch St.
Portland, OR 97209
phone: (503)796-9364

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