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October 23, 2009 | | Comments 9

Lucky Strike’s New Arcade ‘Power Play’ – Now Open at Lincoln Square

Power Play - Bellevue - Lincoln Square - Lucky Strike

Power Play, which is part of Lucky Strike, is now open in Bellevue’s Lincoln Square. The grand opening celebration was held Thursday evening and attracted a full house.

The arcade’s 150 gaming stations were glowing during their first time in use Thursday. The games cost $0.50 - $3.00 per play. To entice gamers Power Play has a loyalty card rewarding frequent play with discounted game play pricing.

A favorite game from the night was the Sega HUMMER, an off-road simulation. The game, which has you first buckle-in, takes you through a turbulent road course and allows you to trade off with a team member while driving through the various obstacles. Another hit was the Sega Outrun 2 Super Deluxe. This car racing simulation game has 4 to-scale Ferrari rear-ends and allows 8 people to play simultaneously.

Other games that were popular with lines throughout the night included the Laser Maze, Sega Harley Road King, and a trivia game that had you playing with up to 6 other players in real time. There were several other skill or crane games, but one in particular stood out with items available to win such as iPods, Nintendo DS, digital cameras, and designer handbags.

When you’re not playing games you can enjoy Power Play’s “Power Bites” menu, which is under $10. The menu includes salads, pizzas, burgers, sandwiches, and more.

Power Play accommodates 800 people and will quickly become an essential landmark within Downtown Bellevue’s entertainment options.

Power Play Hours of Operation
Mon – Thurs: 12pm – 12am
Fri: 12:00pm – 2am
Sat: 11am – 2am
Sun: 11am – 12am

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  1. I went over there to check it out, but based on the ropes, security guards and thoroughly overdressed people I assumed it was an invite only event of some sort and didn’t bother going in. I’ll reserve judgment until I get a chance to actually check out the place, but something tells me that this place is going to be even shorter lived than the Garage was back in ’99.

  2. Finally arcade in style!

  3. I’m disappointed by the Guitar Hero machine. Some of the songs cost extra credits to play because they’re “premium” tracks.

  4. @Brian, the 23rd was a private event for the opening. The public opening was today (Friday the 24th).

    @Grey, Yeah, the Guitar Hero arcade cabinet isn’t all too special – it seems just like a home version with a heavier guitar.

    I have posted a detailed review of the arcade – check it out!
    http://www.pnwbemani.net/smf/index.php?topic=799

  5. I paid another visit to Power Play today to get a closer look, and it’s a nice place, but I get the sneaking suspicion someone missed the point entirely on what an arcade is supposed to be. I blogged about here:

    http://thesledgehammer.wordpress.com/2009/10/24/is-the-arcade-dead-or-did-it-just-sell-out/

  6. Excellent. My previous comment’s question was answered. Skee Ball? YES, PLEASE.

  7. So I went in today to grab a bite and check it out. Got the iced tea which was decent. Also got the Lucky Strike club. It would have been ok, but I think they over toasted the bread. Now I have Cap’n Crunch mouth. The other thing that kind of made me do a “baru” was that they required that they pre-auth my card before I ate… just seemed kind of weird, but I guess they aren’t staffed enough to trust that customers won’t eat and bail. Brittany, my server, was nice enough though. Overall, 7 out of 10.

  8. Thank for information.

  9. Prices??

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