Pretty much, yeah. The last gasp around here were arcades where you paid by the hour and had unlimited free play, but at that point interest had waned a fair bit.And as for the money... you just didn't play quiet as often as you do now that the big exciting games are fixtures in our homes. I usually went with a friend and $10, got a roll of quarters, and we played until we'd either burned through our money or were just ready to leave.
When I was a kid, I loved Rampage, and the only machine I had any access to whatsoever was at one of the many arcades at the Rhehoboth Beach boardwalk, which my family would visit for day trips once, maybe twice per summer.And Rampage.
It was a New Game. And one No One Had Beat. The allure when there weren't all that many games out there is hard to grasp these days.It does sounds kinda fun. It's hard to imagine Altered Beast being a popular though.