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10/13/06

Think Classic Arcades are Dead? Tell it to Star Worlds!
Posted by: James McGovern

StarWorld

Our man James Hills was driving around Dekalb, Il. recently and to his amazement he spotted this little gem called Star Worlds Arcade. James must have thought he was in a serious timewarp as the location had a "OPEN" sign on the door. Sadly, he was running very late for an appointment and could not stop in (man that must have hurt), but he sent us a link with a promise to head back soon for a full report.

Once you check out the website and see the photos from inside the arcade you will think they were taken 15 years ago. The place is a living time capsule of classic arcade games and atmosphere. We can't wait to hear more about this location, if you've had the oppourtunity to check them out please let us know!

Star Worlds Arcade Main Site


Star Worlds Arcade Photos

An Article About the Location from Midweek News


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James(2) commented on 10/13/06 :
That place looks awesome - great collection! I would totally be there all the time if I were local...

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James Hills commented on 10/13/06 :
I am hoping to make a trip out there this weekend to check it out, take pictures and bring back more details etc.

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Andrew M. commented on 10/13/06 :
Yup, I have been there many times. When in naperville I always take the drive in. Its a great place, Pat the owner is a real neat person. They are always rotating new games in. They have some great games, and its very cheap too. Last time I was there they had a EM sking arcade game-cool, crime patrol-a laser disk game, 3 pinballs, and lots more.

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Lucas2600b commented on 10/13/06 :
I'd be there everyday even though I've got a cab at home. what a time capsule

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GadgetGeek commented on 10/14/06 :
My parents live 7 miles away and I'm going up to visit today. Hopefully I get a chance to drop by. Droooooool.

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? commented on 10/14/06 :
even though i live about an hour and 15 minutes away, i come here a lot. its worth it and it never gets old.

there is even a high score board and free popcorn.

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James Hills commented on 10/15/06 :
I was there last night, what a blast.

This guy loves games and you can tell!
Stay tuned for more photos and my article and interview with the owner.

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john commented on 10/15/06 :
Great Article, Awsome Pics and the manager is nice too

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cdoty commented on 10/15/06 :
They have 3 Wonders, that definately looks impressive.

This must be a labor of love!

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James(2) commented on 10/16/06 :
...AND the owner is pictured on a GREEN MACHINE in his MySpace profile...Green Machines RULED. They were the Coleco or Intellivision to the standard "Big Wheel" Atari 2600 kids...;)

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BarryFromBoston commented on 10/16/06 :
I travelled to STAR WORLDS ARCADE, the premiere retrocade of the the Northern Illinois University area several times. With obscenely low prices for games, I can't imagine a student in that town (Dekalb) with or WITHOUT a buzz on that wouldn't pop in for a few games... nightly! STAR WORLDS is EXCELLENT! Check it out, gamers!

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Matt... commented on 10/17/06 :
My kids do their chores for StarWorlds tokens! The games are great. The price is great. The popcorn is great. Pat's great. Definately a favorite family activity for us...

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paul commented on 10/17/06 :
This place is incredible! I'm not sure how long it's been there, but I'm still sorry that I didn't find it sooner. Definatly adds a lot to this sometimes bland campus town.

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