S2 Episode 5: Anthony Dandrea and Art Santana of Ground Kontrol Classic Arcade
Well, things ran more smoothly after Karl left the studio. Unfortunately, he returned to create the audio problems that you know and don’t love. Nevertheless, we had an awesome time talking to Player 1 (Anthony) and Player 2 (Art) about video games and found out very quickly that Ground Kontrol Classic Arcade (located at 511 NW Couch in Portland’s Old Town) isn’t just a business venture or a job for these guys; it’s a labor of love.
Featuring 60 classic video games such as Donkey Kong, Defender, Centipede and Robotron: 2084 and 27 pinball machines, Ground Kontrol is a cherished spot for nostalgia buffs, celebrities and kids of all ages to wade deeply into electronic nirvana at 25 cents a pop. We talk to Anthony and Art about how the arcade got started, learn some video game history and find out why Pac-Man’s back and better than ever.
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