Another castle arcade bar just upgraded their ddr max 2 machine to an open itg machine doubles isnt playable but single and verses it holds up really well the place has new and old vintage games and a great friendly environment.
I am very happy to report that this machine is back in awesome condition. The last time I came to Evergreen a few months ago the sound was not working at all (before that the sound was very low). I returned today not knowing what to expect, and the sound was the loudest it's been in probably a year, IMO it's set just right.
Played 8 songs on the 2P side (two sets + extra stages) and did not have one pad error. Both bars seemed secure.
The other Everett Extreme machine in the theater at Everett Mall is in bad shape, tons of pad misses (and I stomp pretty hard!) and the Majestic Lanes ITG machine is even worse... so be sure to enjoy the only good machine left in the north end!
I just wanted to note that if you put your machine up there, Tony and I would go play it. Everett is about as much of a pain to get to as Tukwila for us, but with the difference in traffic flow, there are some times when it's easier to go North than South. Plus, Extreme + ITG in the same place = awesome.
Yeah, I still haven't talked with anyone yet about ITG2. I keep telling myself I need to get my ducks in a row before I go down there with a proposal, but I keep finding myself getting tied up doing other things. I'm hoping one of these days I just happen to meet the guy there while I'm playing and I can discuss it with him impromptu. That's how I like to do things like that.
It's obvious that some of you regular Evergreen players would love an ITG2 machine there, but I would need to do my homework and talk with Darrel before we (the ITG2 owners) make up our minds.
I have some questions for the players that could help me make some decisions...I'd like to know is how much you spend each time you visit Evergreen on DDR. Is it $5 a visit, $3, $10? Also, what would you say is the average amount of money you spend on DDR at Evergreen on the average week? I'll be honest, ITG2 will probably cost a little more than the DDR Extreme game. Would this affect your spending habits? Specifically, would you still spend the amount I mentioned above each visit, or do you think this would cause you to spend more to play the same amount of games on the ITG2 machine?
For instance: I spend $5 each time I go to play DDR. I presently go 1/week, though I used to go an average of 2.5/week earlier in the year.
I just wanted to comment on the AWESOME condition this machine is in. I've come here to bowl many times ($1 games from 9-close FTW) and finally tried out the Extreme Machine.
Most EX machines left in this are are in fair condition at best, and some are nearly unplayable. I played two complete sets on this machine with Extra Stages, and got a total of ZERO pad misses playing on the 2P side. It was unbelievable.
And pretty much all my playing has been at ACME recently... and it's nuts how easy Extreme is after you play ITG for a while! This was my first time on an EX machine in probably 6-8 months and I got two new personal bests including 39 on HVAM (lol I know that's not a spectacular score but really good for me)
I'll be heading up there a lot more often, especially since they took the EX machine out of Tech City. That pad was getting nasty anyways