Salem Willows

Salem, Massachusetts, USA
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Location games last seen on:2009-02
Last change to this page:2005-04

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Asteroids Capcom Bowling Centipede Galaga
Galaxian Ms. Pac-Man Operation Wolf Pac-Man
Sea Wolf Space Invaders Super Sprint Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Tetris The Simpsons Tournament Arkanoid Turbo Out Run (cockpit)

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2009-06-14Jim HannahLooks like they've added even more pins this year. Added 2009: High Speed, The Getaway, Terminator 2, Circus Voltaire, Attack From Mars, Theatre of Magic. 2008: No Good Gophers, Star Wars Episode I, Revenge from Mars, Cyclone, Twilight Zone, Adams Family, South Park, The Sopranos, Scared Stiff, Ripleys Believe It Or Not, Creature From The Black Lagoon. There might be a few more too, I was too excited to see Circus Voltaire to remember much else!
2008-05-28ZachSalem Willows' selection of classic arcade games has really deteriorated over the past 5 years. The last time I went there (today), they only had Asteroids, Capcom Bowling, Centipede, Galaga, Galaxian, Ms. Pac-Man, Operation Wolf, Pac-Man, Sea Wolf, Space Invaders, Super Sprint, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Tetris, The Simpsons, Tournament Arkanoid, & Turbo Out Run. Dragon's Lair 20th Anniversary, Ironman Ivan Stewart's Super Off Road, Rampart, and Tapper are gone. For some inexplicable reason, TMNT is now in the Casino instead of the arcade. Also, the Centipede game is in an entirely different language (might be German). Too bad, because I remember their classic selection had at least 33 or more games. Now it's just whittled down to 16. If you live in the New England area, skip Salem Willows' arcade and go to Funspot, Hampton Beach, or Salisbury Beach instead. However, I highly recommend Peppy's Pizza at SW, which has the best pizza in Salem.
2006-08-03CindyThe last time I went to Salem Willows was in 1988. My daughter was one year old and we took her there for ice cream and for her to ride the "flying horses". Boy, did she have fun. Back in 88, it looked very outdated, but fun, retro-style. From looking at the picture on-line, it doesn't look like much has changed! My family are Bostonians, but I am a native California, with fond memories of MASS. Anyway, I got to this site by typing in "chop suey sandwiches". Salem is the only place on Earth that serves them!
2006-03-31Born in the 60sToo bad the midway & rides have never been replaced. They used to have a full-blown amusement park at the Northshore Shopping Center, too! The theater there used to have ONE cinema, that's where I saw STAR WARS!! God, I'm old!!
2003-05-24Zachary CareyWell this arcade is still worth going to. It's just that they've gotten rid of some classic games. They still have some classics left. They don't have Carnival, Galaga '88, Marble Madness, N.A.R.C, Raiden, or Victory Road anymore. They still have Arkanoid(it's actually a Tournament Arkanoid), Asteroids, Galaxian, "Ironman" Ivan Stewart's Super Off Road, Ms. Pac-Man, Rampart, Sea Wolf, Space Invaders, Tapper, and Tetris. They also have Pac-Man, Centipede, The Simpsons, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Turbo Out Run, Capcom Bowling, After Burner, Super Sprint, Galaga, and Operation Wolf. The only other problem is that Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles has graffitti on it. This place also used to have Gimme A Break, Sente Mini Golf, Mercs, Jr. Pac-Man, Millipede, and Wheel of Fortune. There are better arcades out there though.
2003-05-17aso this arcade isnt good anymore, or did they just replace all those old games with newer ones. is it worth the hour drive
2003-04-30Zachary CareySalem Willows also doesn't have Wheel of Fortune anymore.
2003-04-28Zachary CareyAs of April 2003, this place no longer has Carnival, Millipede, Galaga '88, NARC, Marble Madness, Victory Road, Mercs, Jr. Pac-Man, Gimme A Break, Sente Mini Golf, Arkanoid, or Raiden. They also have Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, The Simpsons, Centipede, Super Sprint, Pac-Man, Turbo Out Run, Capcom Bowling, After Burner, Operation Wolf, Tournament Arkanoid, and Galaga. Ms. Pac Man wasn't working. Galaga was out of order. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles had graffitti on it. They haven't added any classic games here. This used to be a great arcade but not anymore.
2003-02-03JohnI have been visiting 'The Willows' for 20+ years. As stated above, the games are in great shape, same owners since the beginning of the '80's. They take pride in having all their games working and looking good. At least 2 new releases every summer. Worth a visit!
2002-09-14Zachary CareyThis place is excellent. This arcade is worth a look if you love old arcade games. I also noticed some classic games that should be added the current list on this site. Those games are Gimme A Break, After Burner, Sente Mini Golf, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, The Simpsons, Super Sprint, Centipede, Millipede, Galaga, Pac Man, Jr. Pac Man, Capcom Bowling, and Operation Wolf. There were also two games that are no longer there. Those games are Marble Madness and NARC.
2002-08-14Tom BrunoAnd the best part about Salem Willows? Two words: SKEE-BALL!
2002-04-29MatthewHi. I go to the Salem Willows with my girlfriend just about every weekend. The place is AWESOME. It's one of the only places I've found in MA with a large number of classic games as well as newer ones all mixed together. There's also pinball and air hockey. The whole Willows area (right on the ocean) is really cool to visit - especially on weekend nights.
2002-04-18Its MeThe boxing game they have is the best game. Sometimes when I'm too lazy to go to the gym, I just go over there and get my workout by boxing. It's a great game that actually requires you to move and punch...not just push buttons. Also the football game(the one with the actual footballs not the arcades) are great and I usually play 2 player games with my friends.
2001-04-21phili visited salem willows arcade on4-20-01. i was impressd with the games and condition of them. i felt like a kid again with all that great familiar noise.i played galaga , pacman terminator 2 video arcade and pin ball. all the favorites are here!!!! if your in the neighborhood definitely a good place to visit while are visiting the other sites of salem

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