WELCOME TO AUFO - Austin, TX
Welcome to Arcade UFO, the only Japanese-style Game Center in Texas!
Our goal is to bring you the newest and most interesting arcade titles from Japan, Korea, the USA and other countries while providing a haven for the fighting game, music game and racing game communities.
At the same time, we respect the origin of arcades and always try to feature a few great classic games with our limited space.
We opened Arcade UFO to follow in the footsteps of the legendary Einstein's Arcade (R.I.P.). Our goal is to continue Austin's 20+ year tradition of community-based video arcades.
We welcome gamers of all ages! Alcoholic beverages are not served nor allowed for consumption at the arcade.
RANBAT TOURNAMENT SERIES SEASON 7
Running from Sunday, August 26th until Sunday, Oct 28th, 2012! $2 entry, Live Stream and Prizes!
Arcade UFO is the first arcade in the U.S. to proudly present Daemon Bride, Examu’s newest VS fighting game to our lineup.
What’ve we been up to lately, you ask?
First, let’s show you some pictures. These aren’t just any pictures; they’re the champions of our recent United States SBO Qualifier tournament! The lucky 6 are all being sponsored by Arcade UFO to fly to Japan this August and represent the grand ole’ USA with the baddest of the bad (in a The Wizard bad way) at Tokyo’s Dome City.
Let’s have a round of congratulations for all of these fine gentlemen! SBO will be taking place on August 14-16 this year, and everyone deserves our full support for representing our country’s skill.
Next on the platter, we’ve settled on our next new title: Daemon Bride by Examu. The arcade-exclusive release is launching on July 16th, and as usual, we’ll have it shortly (within a week) afterwards.
Yeah, it looks awesome.
There’s one more thing to briefly mention that most of you might not even notice; however, I think it will be a great (but subtle) upgrade. We’re about to upgrade all of our high-definition Delta 32 cabinets to use electronic coin mechanisms. Originally, we thought plastic was the way to go (no moving parts) but there is still a problem with that; the coin has to pass through a sort of ‘trigger’ after it passes through the mech. The trigger IS a moving part, which means that on occasion a coin will jam after passing through the coin mechanism but before registering your credit. This phenomenon is more frequent on Japanese-style machines, since American coins are bigger than Japanese ones. It may have happened to you a few times, although it’s infrequent enough to write off and forget about.
Electronic coin mechs, as long as they’re getting electricity, should take that failure rate to zero percent. To us, that is definitely worth the upgrade! They should all be installed by Friday for the curious, but there will be no visible difference to you.
Keep staying cool this summer, ideally while at UFO. We have marvelous air conditioning!