Montreal’s Time Out Market has a pop-up arcade with retro games

Get your hands and feet on a selection of classic and new arcade games on the top floor of the Eaton Center. The bridge that crosses Time Out Market features a pop-up arcade with Northstar pinball machines, Pac-Man, Pong and other entertainment to challenge you and your friends. A few steps away, the ARcade by Moment Factory features half a dozen 80s-inspired augmented reality (AR) games that respond to physical movement.

The facilities are part of the “I like working downtown”, intended to bring Montrealers back to the city center after the pandemic forced many to start working remotely.

The multimedia ARcade offers six interactive games projected on the ground. Teams of up to 20 people can Reserve a one-hour session until June 23. Each multiplayer experience borrows from classic 80s video games to create an immersive and comprehensive experience.

Nearby, in the heart of the Time Out food court, pinball machines themed around Star Wars: The Mandalorian, Guardians of the Galaxy, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles offer a more traditional retro gaming experience for your lunch break or after work. having dinner.

Someone holds a cocktail shaker at the Time Out Montreal non-alcoholic bar, while players play on an arcade machine in the background.@sofsilva.mtl | instagram

Sip a mocktail or prepared smoothie at one of Time Out Market’s stand-alone bars while you smash buttons on the classic Pac-Man machine. Or try the mechanical Pong game that works like an enclosed air hockey table without the risk of hurting your fingertips. An original Super Chexx Pro NHL Edition bubble hockey game is also available.

Someone crosses the Time Out Market bridge which has a selection of retro games, like pong, and a photo booth.Someone crosses the Time Out Market bridge which has a selection of retro games, like pong, and a photo booth.@w.princetagram | instagram

The games rely on chips to play – each chip costs $1. You can exchange cash for game pieces at a Northstar-branded exchange machine.

If you want to document all the fun you’re having at downtown Montreal’s digital playground, you can capture the moment in the on-site photo booth!

Moment Factory Arcade

Where: Until June 23.

When: Market close to dead time

Cost: Free, but reservations are required.


Time Out Market pop-up arcade

Where: In the heart of the Time Out market

Where: Ongoing

Cost: $1 per token, game prices vary.


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