Hopeakuula Arcade is a salute to the sport we deeply love. Our aim is to offer lovingly maintained and neat machines in a traditional arcade atmosphere for both less experienced and seasoned players.
We make it possible, for a reasonable fee, to play unlimited games when we are open to everyone interested. You don’t have to be experienced, let alone ever to have even played pinball before, the staff of Hopeakuula Arcade will guide you in detail if needed on how to start.
Our arcade is not a simulator for a cigarette stained local bar, but is trying to bring out the positive side of the golden age of pinball. Our core customer base ranges from parents with children to forever young retirees, whose childhood game console was a pinball machine clinking in the corner of a service station!
Our collection consists of over 20 pinball machines, from the 70’s until the 2000’s. At times the collection may gain other kinds of machines, like video games or mechanic games. We have a video projector, which displays scores during contests or during free play days pinball tournament streams from around the world, for example.
We organize pinball evenings every Wednesday and approximately once a month a pinball day on a Saturday. Customers can enjoy unlimited plays throughout the entire event in exchange for an affordable playing fee. Our fridge contains cold beverages and if your sweet tooth demands it, you can get chocolate bars at the register. We accept card payments and cash, but we strongly prefer card payments.
We do not sell alcohol, and customers are not allowed to bring any alcohol of their own into the premises during public pinball evenings and days. Our guests absolutely must be in a condition that will not affect other people’s playing enjoyment. We have no age limits, but children must be able to understand the guidance the staff gives and the rules of the arcade. We also unfortunately cannot act as a daycare, children MUST have a guardian throughout their entire stay.
We strongly suggest you bring slippers or indoor shoes, as we ask you to leave your shoes at the door.
Outside of our weekly and monthly opens, we also organize private events, such as bachelor/bachelorette parties, birthdays, work place outings and anything and everything in between. The structure of the event may vary based on customers’ wishes, from casual playing to for example a small tournament, in which after the qualification we find out in the final game who is, say, the pinball wizard of your work place!