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Sportsworld

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 Feaures[]

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 games[]

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.jpg

  • Dance Dance Revolution (several)
  • Time Crisis
  • Time Crisis II
  • House of the Dead
  • Initial D
  • Others

Closing[]

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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