> I haven't been in an arcade that set their games to freeplay since I was 5 years old > and the local mom n pop charged 5 bucks at the door. There are plenty that charge a > door price then set the games to 25 cents but that's not the same thing. Been all > around the US, arcades my whole life, never seen freeplay in the last 35 years.
Isn't it the Galloping Ghosts model? At one time I believe it was anyway.
It also seems pretty common in bars etc. with these old cabinets, as they're making the real money selling you drinks etc. anyway.
At least until all the xx-in-1 boards came along and the cabs were replaced with those and they started charging for them again.
The last time I went to an arcade they had the classics on freeplay too, the modern games charging, but 99% of the floor was just coin pushers, ticket games and fruit machines anyway. The whole place just gave off a soul-crushing sense of exploitation.