Since Computer Space, getting a score on a video game has been an essential part of the experience. When games advanced to tracking high scores on the machine itself, including the ability to let players to register their score as their own with a name or initials and saving the score from one day to the next, that enhanced the arcade experience.
At The Game Grid Arcade, we take it a step further by working to track your scores! We have a whiteboard where scores are tracked manually; for the #1 player on a game you can become an "Arcade Hero" where we will post your picture to the game with the achieved score so everyone can see who it is that made it.
We are now excited to announce that we have teamed up with Aurcade.com, the premier website for tracking arcade locations, games and high scores to electronically verify, track and show off new scores obtained at The Game Grid!
The electronic scoreboard as seen at the front desk
The process for registering and tracking your scores is pretty straightforward:
- First create a free account at Aurcade.com. (Click here to go straight to the sign-up page!) You can also sign-up for free using one of the computers at the Game Grid.
- Come into the Game Grid and tell us which game it is you wish to set a score on and what your name is on Aurcade.com.
- We will verify that you get the score properly. There are certain rules on most games like no warps, 1 credit only, no cheats of course, etc.
- Whatever score you get, we can log online using your Aurcade account which you can show off to friends!
Remember, you don't have to be aiming for breaking the world record score every time, just see if you can improve over your previous scores or on some games you can see what scores are posted from users at other arcades in the USA! It's an easy and fun way to keep track of your game progress and prowess!