Welcome to the Arcade preservation Wiki
Like coin-operated video and/or pinball games? Want to immortalize the arcades that you played them at, being past and/or present? Well, you can do that here!
Be sure to check out the how to write an article page for guidelines in regards to formatting specifically for this wiki (although it is quite simple as compared to others) and what we are looking for in order to help preserve arcade history.
Creating new articles
Pretty simple stuff, really:
- Type up the name of the game room you want to write about in the search box (at top center of this page [next to the magnifying glass]) and hit enter.
- Click on the Contribute button at the top right (right next to the page total), click on Add new page, then type in the name of your game room in the Write your page title here area and hit Enter to start the article.
And that's pretty much it! There's more to that though, of course, which can be seen in the how to write an article page, plus the head admin can be contacted at his talk page if you have any questions in regards to preserving arcade history.
Featured arcade of the monthJoystick was a chain of arcades in Israel (being our first featured one from that country to date) that operated from 1985-2016. It had a maximum of five branches all over the country in the 2000s. Its largest branches were in the Kiryon Mall in Kiryat Bialik that operated from 1989 until 2016, and in the Azrieli Tel Aviv Mall which operated from 1998 until 2011. Some branches were themed, but the themes disappeared when branches started to close. (The rest of the article can be seen here, along with a list of games that were rotated between branches.)
(Previous Featured arcades of the month can be seen here.)