Second successful run at my work’s holiday party. Had a good crowd for 20 minutes when first up, then just a steady stream of players throughout the night. Mostly they played Street Fighter and Mortal Combat - which are two-player games.

Lessons Learned

  • understanding controls is still an issue
    • Got a label-maker and that seems to help a little
  • need a separate box for selecting games and coin-ups
    • should also mimic controls like start game for each player
  • 2-player fighting games work well
    • could be the basis for tournaments or a champion who holds their spot (like in billiards)
    • it’s too crowded on one X-arcade for playing just a two-player game
      • need a way to auto-switch the second x-arcade or long term have four separate controls