The men behind the arcades.
To all you retro gamers out there, there's some good news in the horizon; After a year long hiatus, Retro Arcade Night returns this Saturday, September 20, at Arcade Game Sales.
It's the first Arcade Night held at the new location on 279 E. Oakland Park Boulevard with double the space and double the games. Additionally, this will be a particularly auspicious event because, announced earlier in the week, gaming celebrity, and star of the documentary King of Kong, Billy Mitchell, will be in attendance.
We caught up with event host Steve Kleisath, who on July 22, scored 3,784,050 points on the original Mario Brothers game and found himself landing as the second highest ranked Mario Brothers player in the world (as verified by video game world record tracking website Twin Galaxies.) Local music fans may recognize Kleisath as the steady beat-keeper for influential proto-emo group Further Seems Forever, but many may not be familiar with his alter ego as a retro gaming mack daddy. Kleisath has done a stellar job balancing between drum stick and joystick.More »