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

Image from http://groundkontrol.com/arcade/index.php

 

Admission


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

Reviews
of Ground Kontrol on Yelp.com

Arcade Games – Visit Website for Updated Lists

1943 (in “Trigger Zone” cabinet)
720°
Alien Vs. Predator
Area 51 (in “Area 51/Maximum Force” cabinet)
Area 51: Site 4
Arkanoid (in “Multicade” cabinet)
Asteroids
Bad Dudes Vs. Dragon Ninja (in “Street Justice” cabinet) <- NEW!
Battle Garegga (in “Trigger Zone” cabinet)
Battlezone
Bubble Bobble
Blazing Star (in “Neo Geo” cabinet)
BurgerTime
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!
Frogger
Galaga
Galaga ‘88
Gauntlet: Dark Legacy
Ghosts ‘n Goblins
Gorf
Joust
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)
NBA Jam
NFL Blitz ’99
Ninja Gaiden (in “Street Justice” cabinet) <- NEW!
Pac-Man (fast) (cocktail table)
Paperboy
Pole Position
Q*Bert
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
Tempest
Tetris x 2 (upstairs and downstairs)
Toobin’
Track ‘n’ Field
TRON
Two Crude (in “Street Justice” cabinet) <- NEW!
Vampire Savior
Virtua Cop 2
World Class Bowling Deluxe

More Information

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."

Official
page on Facebook
! Keep up with Ground Kontrol events, discuss your
favorite games, share photos and meet fellow fans of classic arcade
gaming. 

On Twitter at @GroundKontrol

Blog: http://groundkontrol.com/blog/index.php

 

Map of Portland Ground Kontrol Arcade

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


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We hope you enjoy your visit to Portland Ground Kontrol.  Looking for more
fun things to do in Portland?  Visit our
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