Jealous: Father And Son Build Giant Basement Arcade

May 22, 2013


This is the giant basement arcade built by Redditor mertzlufft and his father. Mertzlufft sounds kind of braggy about it to which sucks because the last thing you want to hear from a person you're already jealous of is bragging. Have fun while it lasts, mertzlufft, but my dad and I built a rocketship. Let's see if your basement arcade will save you when the world is burning.

Hit the jump for seven more of all the games.








Thanks to RayleighJean, who wants to know how much they'd charge to throw a slumber party down there. Pizza included.

  • Brian Hooper

    The best man cave ever...possibly.

  • Rorial


    Nice to see works of art like this being preserved.

  • Thayne Knop

    No Skee Ball? That's unacceptable.

  • Deksam

    I remember all these games from the 80s, I spent thousands of quarters on all of these games, then I learned how to "jig" the quarters with some string and tape. =P

  • gnibs


  • penisbelenis

    So much electricity.

  • Chris

    It looks cool, but I"m sure most people would get bored of the old games pretty quickly.

  • John Whatmeworry

    You don't drink much do you?

  • Bubbubsky

    It must be nice to have money. I wonder what it's like.

  • Anna

    No pinball machines?

  • catallergy

    Seriously who wants a Dave and Busters in their basement?

  • Toby

    Dave and Busters doesn't have many decent videogames. They are all redemption or forgettable shooters/racers. This is an actual arcade and a real testament to what you can achieve if you work hard. Father and son should both be proud.

  • Turbidmist

    Are you being serious?

  • Wow! You're going to need a big van to steal all those.

  • Holy power bill, batman.

  • Tony

    I want to go to there..

  • jodamiller


  • LindaWolverine

    As a female gamer I noticed there's no mention of a wife. Does the father need a nice helpmate? I can help him play those games! Totally sweet setup. :)

  • Tyler AitchKay

    I see Tron, so I'm sold.

  • Isaac King

    I had a friend who had a bunch of arcades in his garage. Thing is, he couldn't leave them plugged in without paying a crapload in electric. So I imagine when it isn't photo day, this is just a room full of unpowered machines

  • 1jaxstate1

    I assume if a person can afford a basement like this, the utility bill isn't a big concern.

  • Atom Kahn

    Or the dad has more money than he could possibly need, leaves them all on, and continues to show his son how to grow up being a spoiled, twatty capitalist consumer piece of shit. Maybe....its just another theory anyway.

  • Holly Haze

    I'm going to agree with you on this one, cap'n. I don't think it makes you a "twatty capitalist consumer piece of shit" to build a massive arcade with retro cabinets in your basement. This is a testament to what one can do to build a monument to the joy of gaming. The only thing missing is pinball.

    AND this was a father/son project.

    Remind me again why you have a problem with this, Atom? Do you REALLY have a problem with people using their money to do cool shit? Or are you so distant from the concept of happiness and enjoyment that anybody with enough disposable income to fulfill a tangible dream is a piece of shit?

    I hate to get angry on forums, but you are exactly the opposite of what Geekologie represents. Good day.

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