Think Classic Arcades are Dead? Tell it
to Star Worlds!
Posted by: James McGovern
|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
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!
Arcade Main Site
Star Worlds Arcade Photos
An Article About the Location from Midweek
James(2) commented on 10/13/06 :
looks awesome - great collection! I would totally be there all the
time if I were local...
James Hills commented on 10/13/06 :
hoping to make a trip out there this weekend to check it out, take
pictures and bring back more details etc.
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
Lucas2600b commented on 10/13/06 :
there everyday even though I've got a cab at home. what a time
GadgetGeek commented on 10/14/06 :
live 7 miles away and I'm going up to visit today. Hopefully I get a
chance to drop by. Droooooool.
? 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
James Hills commented on 10/15/06 :
there last night, what a blast.
This guy loves games and you
Stay tuned for more photos and my article and interview
with the owner.
john commented on 10/15/06 :
Awsome Pics and the manager is nice too
cdoty commented on 10/15/06 :
They have 3
Wonders, that definately looks impressive.
This must be a
labor of love!
James(2) commented on 10/16/06 :
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...;)
BarryFromBoston commented on 10/16/06 :
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!
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...
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.