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Don't miss the ARCADE MASTER CHAMPIONSHIPS: coming this Friday!

Mon, 01/02/2012 - 5:29pm by dubaym

Image removed. If you've been Downtown this season for any of AADL-GT Gaming Events then you probably already know about the Arcade Master Series . But if you haven't, don't worry, there is still a chance to participate! The Arcade Master Series is an Old-school Hi-Score Contest (think "The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters") and each month we have had a different game. In August we took Ms. Pac-man out for a run. September had us battling space sprites in Galaga. Tapper in October taught us an important lesson about spending too much time at the bar. November was Frogger's 30th Anniversary, and with it came our first use of MAME in tournament play. This month is super special with Robotron.

To commemorate the big finish for this first-ever series, AADL and the UM Computer & Video Game Archive present the ARCADE MASTER CHAMPIONSHIPS, featuring LIVE MUSIC, OLD GAMES, and BIG PRIZES!

So how can you take part and fight for your chance to be crowned Arcade Master? not to mention win the grand prize: win an iPad2 with iCade mini arcade cabinet! Read on.

This Week is the last of the 2011 Season and it kicks off with:

Rhythm Masters Open Play

Thu 01/05 3:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

-For this event the basement of the Downtown Library will be louder than ever! We'll have rhythm games of all sorts pumping out the beats.
This event is the one chance before Arcade Master Championships to put your Robotron High Score points on the the board.

Followed by the main event:

Arcade Master Championship

Fri 01/06 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

The ARCADE MASTER SERIES wraps up with an exciting, shocking, illuminating evening of head-to-head battles on the best games of the '80s!
If you haven't already qualified, or your worried about your score being knocked off the list there will all five games available from 1-6 PM, then see if you can make it to this final round and win an iPad2 with iCade mini arcade cabinet! LIVE Chiptunes start at 6 PM - and we'll have food, of course. Don't miss it!


It's been awhile since I've checked out what's been happening Mario Kart wise at AADL, but I was wondering:

1. Is there a new site which holds all the information about events and whatnot?
2. Has there been a Mario Kart 7 online community created yet for AADL?

Hope all is going well.

Hey Omokusaki, good to hear from you! While there isn't a separate site, you can always see all upcoming game events at aadl here:


and as an old double-dash master, don't miss this event:

[|The Double Dash Duo Derby Dinner]!

Hope to see you there!


For the all ages Mario Kart Wii Tournament on Friday April 6, 2012: 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm, I see the rules state it will "require the use of Game Cube controllers". Is that a hard requirement, or can someone have wiggle room to choose to bring a wii-mote/wii wheel and still compete?

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