Riley Coppage likes playing video games against his friends online, “but it’s nothing compared to being with friends in real life and having fun with somebody in person, rather than online,” he said.
The 15-year-old Brookfield High School student has a new option with RC3’s Arcade, the new video game arcade that has opened at 7107 Warren Sharon Road, Brookfield.
The arcade, operated by Candace and Robert Phipps of Liberty, features driving games such as “The Fast and the Furious,” “Rush 2049” and “Super Bikes”; shooting games such as “Sea Wolf: The Next Mission,” “Aliens: Extermination” and “The House of the Dead”; and pinball machines such as “Wrestlemania,” “Iron Maiden: Legacy of the Beast” and “Star Trek.”
Other games include “Donkey Kong,” “Ms. Pac Man,” “Centipede” and “Frogger.”
Eleven-year-old Iris Zucco of Hubbard said she liked playing “Luigi’s Haunted Mansion,” a Super Mario game, and “The Fast and the Furious: Super Ride.”
“I love it here,” Iris said. “It’s just a bunch of fun things we can do.”
Riley said he liked “Fighting Xmen,” the racing games and air hockey.
“This is definitely one of the bigger ones (arcades), I’d say,” Riley said. “I’ve been to smaller arcades that are only, like, one room. This is, like, three.”
Candace Phipps said the arcade was her husband’s idea.
“He decided, let’s find something for kids to do, because there’s nothing for kids to do around here at all – something fun for them,” she said.
The games are a mix of old and new, all bought at auctions.
“We tried to get a variety of everything for everybody,” Candace Phipps said. “We asked our kids, ‘What would you want to play?’ as we were doing auctions.”
The Phippses also operate C and G Retail, Hubbard, which used to be located where the arcade now is.
RC3’s Arcade’s hours are 3 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, 3 to 10 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. The Phippses also post on Facebook at RC3S Arcade.