Gameroom 2017: Let's switch things up!
What is the Gameroom?
The Gameroom is the place to be if you like any kind of video games. It’s a huge combination of the Pacific room and foyer with a combined 1800m² space filled with big TV-screens displaying a wide array of videogames.
The available games differ from classic old school 8 and 16-bit systems to the latest systems on the market; from simple puzzle games to intense fighting games and from relaxing fishing games to extreme race games we have it all. If you are missing you favourite game feel free to ask the staff, we might just have it with us. It's even possible to request a game trough our Facebook or Forum. There’s bound to be a game that will get you hooked, We guarantee it!
We also invite you to bring your own handheld game system, like your Nintendo DS(i), 2/3DS, PSP or Vita, so you can challenge other visitors to play your favorite handheld game. Obviously, other handhelds like your Virtual Boy, Atari Lynx or Sega Game Gear are welcome as well.
What can you find in the Gameroom?
A wide selection of the newest games around, and sometimes we even have games that aren't even released yet.
What is Pachinko? Pachinko is a Japanese gaming device used for amusement and gambling. A Pachinko machine resembles a vertical pinball machine, but with no flippers and a large number of relatively small balls. The player fires a ball up into the machine, controlling only its initial speed. The ball then cascades down through a dense forest of pins. In most cases, the ball falls to the bottom and is lost, but if it instead goes into certain pockets, more balls are released as a jackpot. These balls can then be traded for money or prizes at a nearby location.
We have a very nice Neon Genesis Evangelion Pachinko machine in the Gameroom, so you can try out how the game works, free of charge!
Arcades, for some a sweet memory of the glory days, for others it's just something totally alien to them since they grew up with some of the more modern home consoles and only know them from that one store around the corner that has a 20 year old machine that hasn't been working for ages and always steals your money.
No matter to which of these groups you belong you'll love our arcade machines we have some great classic gems, beat em ups, racing cabinets and some random surprise machines every year! Try out the fighting games of the glory days with real arcade controls, our just relax with a fun puzzle game, the choice is yours!
We've got some whacky games you probably haven't even heard of!
Drum on the beat with our costum made Taiko no Tasujin! This great drum games has been a #1 hit in Japan for years! Hit the drums to catchy tunes ranging from your favorite anime soundtrack to Japan's greatest hits! A giant NES controller, 4 player pong, a huge Katamari controller and way more weird stuff is being planned, we have games you can't even imagine!
Where can I find this “Gameroom”?
The Gameroom will be in the Pacific room in the basement of the World Forum.
Competitions and Signup
What are games without a little competition you say? Well you are correct, a game is twice as fun if you can brag about how you beat your opponent in a 265-Hit combo on Ultimate Marvel VS Capcom 3 or how you were two
laps ahead of him in Mario Kart by the time he finished.
There will be multiple game contests hosted in and around the Gameroom during the weekend and of course we will give you the opportunity to show off your skills at DDR. All visitors are free to join any and all competitions of their choice for a chance to win fabulous prizes.
For most competitions it is required to sign-up before the competition starts. You can find the sign-up sheets at the entrance of the Gameroom. Be sure to bring your friends (to rub it in their faces how you beat them!).
The usual rules apply. So, please leave your bags, food and drinks outside of the Gameroom. Please note that the no-smoking policy is also in affect in the Gameroom.
Since the Gameroom is usually pretty warm, please do not forget to use deodorant when needed....
Weekend and day visitors.
Pacific (-1 in the basement, just down the stairs).
Friday 16:00 - 02:00
Saturday 08:00 - 02:00
Sunday 08:00 - 16:00