posted by Angry Pregnant Lawyer at 9:10 PM
Abso-frickin-lutely. I love skeeball, from the malfunctioning lanes at the arcade that occasionally give you an extra ball, to the long skein of tickets with which you can get plastic spider rings, super balls, the paddle with the ball attached, etc. LOVE IT. In fact, I very happily spent my 32nd birthday playing skeeball on the Jersey shore.Pinball is pretty cool, too. Still, not as great as skeeball.
I spent many a summer perfecting the art of skeeball in the arcade on the strand at Myrtle Beach. There's something so satisfying about the clack of the wooden balls and the thwock! as they land in the holes. And don't get me started on the sensory overload that is the whirling alarm light and buzzer combo that went off when you reached the winner's threshhold! And the smooth, unbroken chain of tickets! I used to try to outdo myself -- to see how long that chain could get! what else in life could there but skeeball with a celebratory ice cream cone after a rousing game? Ah, nostalgia. :)
Prizes? Who gives a frickin' frick about the prizes? SKEE-BALL RULEZ!!!! (Although I did win a pretty cool stuffed polar bear playing skee-ball at Busch Gardens when I was a kid.)
I so love skeeball. It requires zero athletic ability and still has "ball" in the title... And it costs like a quarter... And you win stuff just for playing!
Love, love, love it...I hadn't played in years until just recently - took the kids to an arcade where they went to all the high tech, flashy games while I played game after game of skeeball. Guess what? Next thing I knew, they were all lined up beside me, playing it, too.
I love, love, love skeeball. Was there ever a better game?You have just reminded me of the time I won Kid L a bear bigger than my car. We actually had to buy twine to tie it to the car to drive home.
I will depart- whilst I love skeeball (perhaps not as much as the rest) my favorite has come along in recent years- the linked driving game.Two was the previous driver limit- now I have seen as many as eight. Whether it's a family of four or you and seven of your best and/or drunkest friends, nothing beats the shouts of 'you cheated!', 'Is that you in the red car', and 'could you at least TRY to stay on the road?'In the blogosphere, history is to be respected. However, technology has done well in some respects.As an aside, the proliferation of gun-centered games WITH GUN SIMULATORS has me very unhappy. Taking a child to the arcade is nearly a waste of time, because 4 out of 5 games is a shooting simulator. I don't mean Galaga, Space Invaders, or other fly and fire games- I mean House of the Dead, Sniper, Deer Hunter, etc. My 9 year old daughter and 13 year old son now have nothing to play, because Mom and I object.
Skee Ball Rules!!!! Whack-a-mole is a close second :) And if I feel like looking like an idiot, I'll get on the dancing game...the one with the platforms next to each other where you try to complete the steps more accurately than your competitor. My younger cousins have the home versions and it is a great way to burn off Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners!
Right ON! Skeeball!
Pink, we have been saddened to discover that AB is actually frightened of whack-a-mole and all its whacking derivatives (whack-a-gator, whack-a-shark, etc.).
I've clearly not been spending enough time in arcades lately since I can't picture either a linked driving game or whack-a-whatever. But I love, love, love skeeball! The only arcade game I was ever any good at.And one of the few games I played as a kid that I still like playing as an adult.
I love me some skeeball. I also love the water gun games where yo pop the balloon. Yeah.
I love skeeball and I rock at it too!! I used to work at a place that had thier christmas party at a sort of arcade/bar/banquet place and we would all play I kicked all the guys asses!!!
Does anybody remember the scoring system for the skeeball game at Myrtle Beach? I'm working on a novel with a small skeeball angle. Also, did they tear down that old roller coaster in Myrtle Beach? What about that crazy Rainbow thing that was like a flying platform?
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