When Chinatown Fair shut its doors, NYC was left without an arcade in the early-'90s mold: a video-game dungeon where practiced hands could battle via fighting games like Street Fighter and Mortal Kombat.Thankfully, a new venue has opened up to fill the void: Next Level Arcade. The Sunset Park space is equipped with nine cabinets that focus on head-to-head button-mashers such as Street Fighter IV and Marvel vs. Capcom 3. Consoles like Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 are set up to play contemporary titles, which can be selected from Next Level's extensive library. Tourneys for hard-core players are held Wednesday nights at 6pm.
Next Level Arcade
|Venue name:||Next Level Arcade||Contact:|
4013 Eighth Ave
|Cross street:||between 40th and 41st Sts|
|Opening hours:||Mon, Wed, Sat, Sun noon–midnight; Tue, Thu 3pm–midnight; Fri noon–3am|
|Transport:||Subway: D to Ninth Ave|
|Price:||First hour $3, subsequent hours $2.50, all-day pass $10; arcade machines 25¢ per play|