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.
Image from http://groundkontrol.com/arcade/index.php
Open 7 Days a Week
Noon – 2:30AM – All Ages Admitted Until 5PM
21+ & I.D. Required After 5PM
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)
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)
Columns 97 (in upstairs Tetris cabinet)
Cruis’n Exotica x 2
Crystal Castles (in “Multicade” cabinet)
Dance Dance Revolution Extreme
Discs of TRON
Double Dragon II: The Revenge
Dragon Blaze (in “Trigger Zone” cabinet)
Final Fight (in “Street Justice” cabinet) <- NEW!
Gauntlet: Dark Legacy
Ghosts ‘n Goblins
King of Fighters ’98
Marvel Vs. Capcom 2
Maximum Force (in “Area 51/Maximum Force” cabinet)
Metal Slug 3 (in “Neo Geo” cabinet)
Millipede (in “Multicade” cabinet)
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)
Rampage World Tour
San Francisco Rush: 2049
Shock Troopers (in “Neo Geo” cabinet)
Soul Calibur II
Space Invaders Deluxe
Star Wars (Atari, 1983)
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!
Virtua Cop 2
World Class Bowling Deluxe
Ground Kontrol Bar: http://groundkontrol.com/bar/index.php
Events Calendar and DJs: http://groundkontrol.com/events/calendar.php
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."
On Twitter at @GroundKontrol
Map of Portland Ground Kontrol Arcade
Ground Kontrol Classic Arcade
511 NW Couch St.
Portland, OR 97209
We hope you enjoy your visit to Portland Ground Kontrol. Looking for more
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