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arcade drums
« on: May 26, 2002, 08:46 PM »
today my wife and i went to the Hard Rock Hotel/Casino. (i live in Las Vegas). i'm not much of a gambler, but my wife likes to play every now and then. when i finished my cigar, and my wife finished playing (lost $40), we headed out. as we passed the arcade i noticed an e-kit. there was a three sided booth, with a throne, a pair of sticks, and 5 e-pads. you put in $2 and a small screen directs you to pick a music catagory: hip-hop, rap, alternative, 80's/70's rock. once the catagory is pick a list of goups appears and you pick songs. i went with The Allman Bros Band-Statesboro Blues (i'm a FOG) you get a visual cue and the song begins.

so there i was, playing in the Allman Brothers Band.  very cool. anyone seen or played on this?

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Re:arcade drums
« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2002, 09:20 PM »
My sister has told me about these ... but not at a casino. They have these at museums for kids, which gives them hands on experience with various things. It's a novel idea ... perhaps someone else has tried them out as well.
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Re:arcade drums
« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2002, 12:26 AM »
there are different variations on it, like Konami`s BeatMania, in where you have to play silly patterns on a pad for points


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Re:arcade drums
« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2002, 01:14 PM »
I played one this weekend. Very strange concept, basically you get to play an electronic drum set for a few minutes for a dollar.
Cheaper to go to GuitarWorld ;) No high hat pedal though.

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Re:arcade drums
« Reply #4 on: August 22, 2002, 08:22 PM »
yeah ive played on them i was playing with red hott chillipeppers


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Re:arcade drums
« Reply #5 on: August 22, 2002, 09:57 PM »
They suck.  You cant do anything with the bass drum pedal, its a cool concept but sucky.


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Re:arcade drums
« Reply #6 on: August 22, 2002, 11:27 PM »
I played one in ocean city on the board walk,  I thought that it was pretty cool except for the fact that i couldn't hear the music over what I was playing

There was a setting you could put on to play by yourself without the music.  So this is what I did and i thought it was awesome cuz I obviously did'nt have a drumset down in Maryland with me for the week!


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Re:arcade drums
« Reply #7 on: August 23, 2002, 09:03 AM »
i saw that ones when i was in london.. over at this giant sega arcade..
i didn't try it cuz i wasn't much of a drummer back then.. i will next time i see one :)


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