4.12.09

DG's ARCADE




DG's ARCADE
- Airport Plaza, Warwick All the latest & greatest games from 
Pacman & Donkey Kong to Dragon's Lair & Tron It was a local teen hotspot. 
Closing in the early 90's.

Photo Courtesy of Dave Andrade, Coventry, RI

20 comments:

  1. DG's moved to Bald Hill Rd at some point. Many games, pool tables, skee ball... your local full service arcade.

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  2. I used to go to that place all the time when it was on Rt2 in the early 90's. I'd spend $5 in tokens with my friend just playing Total Carnage every Wednesday night. The Whirlwind pinball game is the one that made me love pinball. No good arcades like that around anymore, except for Fun Spot in NH.

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  3. Used to ride my bike down to the old DG's in airport plaza. every weekend, 5 bucks in tokens. For a kid, that place was magical. Sit down Star Wars was a favorite. I think at the time, there was also a bailey alladin's in both Midland and RI mall. Used to keep them pitch dark, and people would smoke in there? how crazy is that. DG's was much bigger than both combined.

    Almost every pizza joint had 1 or 2 video games also, as well as laundry mats, and corner stores.

    And Cosmics! classic cosmics, that takes alot of people way back!

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    1. Haha DGS and cosmics!! Hell yea

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  4. I remember Friday nights there with my friends watching the videos on the big tv in the back. I can still remember watching Bon Jovi singing " Runaway"

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  5. My brother was one of the first customers they ever had when they opened in Airport Plaza

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  6. I remember DG's very well!! I would spend like $20.00 of my great-grandfather's money there every saturday. Does anyone else recall the security guard, the thin guy with the beard, he was very cool. Oh and John's Army/Navy Surplus next door. He's still there.

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  7. Getting a red token to us back then was like winning the lottery. 1 red token can be exchanged for 25 tokens.

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  8. we have a new group on fb that would love new members to share memories and pictures or whatever you can contribute.

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    1. My family owned the games at DGs. We are still in business. Beck games inc.

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  9. Wow, DG's Arcade - shooting pool, quarters lined up on the Galaga machine, smoking in tha back, Van Halen blaring on the speakers and hot chicks in Jordache jeans. Those were the days!

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  10. Used to go there when it was on Bald Hill Rd in the late 80's...

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  11. Every week my kids hit me up for money. Those tokens were all over the house. Wonder how many went up the vacuum ???

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  12. The airport rd one I think was where two guys CDs used to be but I could be mistaken. But the one where town fair tire is that arcade was badass me and my brother would fight each other all the time mostly cause he was a sore loser lol! Does anyone remember a game you would sit in it it was a spaceship type game but when you moved the whole chair you were in would move with you I thought that was cool for the 1990s but God rest your sole grandpa and thank you for taking me there for all the fun memories I love you grandpa!!!

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  13. This place was awesome. Spent a good part of the early eighties at the one in Airport Plaza. My buddy Matt played in a band that played there on Saturday nights. we'd hit Walt's afterwards. Didn't even have to drive just walked on down.

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  14. Does ANYONE remember the name of the car racing game at DG's Arcade (it was when DG's was in Airport Plaza) It was one of those car games where you would sit in a seat, similar to sitting in a car. (It had the steering wheel and gas pedal etc) As you drove, you had to drive through these neon green suspended dots and they would give you more life.
    I loved that game and played it all the time!! I can't remember the name and it's making me crazy!! Anyone?

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    1. Hard Driving?? I loved that game too! Spent most of my tokens on it!

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  15. I used to go to DG's on Route 2 in Warwick with my now wife back when we were dating in the early 1990s. That, Aladdin's Castle in the mall and the Challenge House (I believe it was called) in North Kingstown.

    We will have been together 25 years come July.

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  16. God!!! Used to play Mortal Kombat 2 religiously. Alot of great Competition. We represented the Dream Machine in licoln mall. Killer instinct was a great game as well. So many nights of great memories. Bunked school the day they got Mortal Kombat 3. One of the first to play it there!!!

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  17. How did you like it when the just shut the power off at 12 midnight as a "everbody out" we are closed now ! ��

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