> > I hate places that have the games on freeplay
> Agree 100%
> However, by doing this they skirt the legality of
> coin-operated devices and the permits / licenses
> they require. By acting as a museum or showroom
> with an admission cost, there's no need for permits.
> This also nets them a fair revenue.
> The worse, though, are time-based situations.
> I once effectively paid $4 to play one game of
> Burgertime due to cost-per-hour structure.
> Lastly, I notice freeplay arcades are less inclined
> to worry about game playability issues, since you
> did not lose money in any one game, you can be
> instructed to merely "play something else!"
Since I'm not a po' boy no mo, I don't worry about money lost. I'm concerned for the functioning of the game.
Also, the opportunity to play a real Burgertime I think is worth a few bucks if you're good enough to play that long.
Lastly, in this day, pretty much whatever methods help a retro facility to operate are fine with me.
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