Lone Star Arcade


Years active Unknown
Number of games 17
Located U. S. A.?
Status Unknown/probably closed


The Shadow Realms Arcade is an online game where the player, on their last day at work at the fictional Lone Star Arcade, is going to try to gain access to the back room that has always been locked and has been off limits, as their boss had stated that it has a gypsy novelty machine that will grant the player whatever wish they want.

Lone Star ArcadeEdit

The arcade (which is possibly closing for good; see Trivia section) is not in good shape, having exposed wires hanging, discolored and missing ceiling tiles and a mallet controller is absent from one of its games. However, the arcade is decorated by a neon-lit joystick and a space invader on its walls, along with a physically crafted Pac-Man and space invader in its entry room.

The arcade has video games only (i. e. with no pinball machines), along with a skill and miscellaneous novelty machine as well as a cola machine.

Games, videoEdit

The games run on gold and silver tokens. All are fictional (see Trivia).

  • Isle/Island?
  • Polybius
  • Rech cab?
  • Pops
  • Slash
  • Vortex Point
  • Zombie Mall
  • Others


  • Test Your Love
  • Whack A Zombie


Starting in the first room of the Lone Star Arcade in The Shadow Realms Arcade game, the player can only move in between three rooms (and the back room if they are able to unlock it). Hovering the cursor over an area that contains a clue will show a gears icon; items that can be manipulated or moved can be done so with the press of the left mouse button.


  • Although there are machines similar to the Test Your Love and the Whack A Zombie games in real life, all games in the arcade are fictional, including Polybius, which was thought for years to being an urban legend, which stated that it was only tested in a few arcades, men in black would empty the machines occasionally, the game would track data and patrons who played the machine had nightmares and some gave up video games for the rest of their lives. Most of these rumors would end up being untrue/unproven. The Polybius machine in the Lone Star Arcade did not function as a game, but rather as a puzzle mechanism needed to beat The Shadow Realms Arcade game.
  • There is a Zelda the Mysterious gypsy novelty machine in the back room (if the player is able to make it there) and not in the arcade.
  • It is unknown if the game room actually physically exists in a real world country or not. Texas in the U. S. A.’s nickname is “the Lone Star state”, so it could exist somewhere there. The game’s description (and during the end scene) also tells of how the arcade exists in the “shadow realm”, a possible off-world location that defies the laws of physics and/or space and time. However, if the player is able to get to the game’s ending, they will either find a person trapped in the back room or they are the trapped person themselves. It could be the latter, as the trapped person can be seen on a “missing” sign shown at the game’s introduction and ending scenes. It is also assumed that the arcade has been closed, as during its intro it states it is the player’s last day at the game room, which could mean that they quit their job. However, if the player is indeed trapped at the very end, their boss could be closing the location down and it could be assumed that they are trapped in the arcade forever.



Play game

This arcade was featured in March, 2017.