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Sportsworld
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Outdoor sign. Taken in 2005.

Years active 1991-2007
Number of games 100+
Located 200 NJ-17

Paramus, NJ

07652

Status Closed

Sportsworld was located at the Paramus Towne Square shopping center, located on 200 Route 17 in Paramus, New Jersey.

Indoor FeauresEdit

Sportsworld had many indoor attractions such as:

  1. Simulation motion theater.
  2. Bumper cars.
  3. Other rides, including a Himalaya ride and tea cups
  4. Bowling alley.
  5. Over 100 cabinet arcade games including DDR.
  6. A children's play area with tubes and slides
  7. Pizzeria
  8. Haunted house. (Seasonal).
  9. Laser Tag.
  10. Miniature golf.

The arcade/known gamesEdit

All machines used specially-designed Sportsworld tokens. Many games would award players tickets based on their score. Players could then take their tickets up to a prize counter and reward themselves from a variety of items, such as: school supplies, mood rings, stuffed animals, or small electronics.
S Token
  • Dance Dance Revolution (several)
  • Time Crisis
  • Time Crisis II
  • House of the Dead
  • Initial D
  • Others

ClosingEdit

Sportsworld unfortunately closed in/around 2007 and the space was taken over by a Raymour & Flanigan.  Unfortunately, the owner of Sportsworld was never very vocal about why the popular arcade had to close.  Residents of NJ still hope for its return.

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