I just recently visited a new Round1 arcade that opened up in a local mall where I live. I had already been to the one in Bloomingdale, IL. I have to say that I am impressed. It's pretty much identical to the one there.
Pros - LOTS of arcade machines with a very balanced array of genres. Many different games in every category you can think of. A lot of Japanese arcade games including fighting games never released here in the US. Lots of other things to do there like karaoke, bowling, pool, basketball, ticket-redemption games, etc. The fighting-game section have the back-to-back setup like in Japan with stools for you to sit on which is cool.
Cons - It is extremely LOUD there. Far more than any arcade I've been to. I've been to Gameworks. I've been to Dave and Busters. I've been to the Galloping Ghost. None of them are this loud. Even the Round1 in Bloomingdale, IL was half as loud as this joint. You literally have to scream at someone stand right next to you just to hear them at all. It was so loud that we had to go outside the mall entrance just to talk to one another. The ground LITERALLY was shaking from all the noise and activity in there. It was literally jam-packed in there.
Speaking of which, the lines to get ANYTHING in there are ridiculously long. If you do not have a credit/debit card with a chip, you have to stand in a very long line to get a game-card at the registers. The food lines are just as long. This particular location literally is right above the food court in the mall so there really is no logical reason to stand in line for food there.
There were a lot of machines that weren't working but the place is new so they'll get to it in time.
All and all it is good to see the arcade-scene thriving in my hometown again after a long-break of not having one.
Listening to: Trance and Progressive
Playing: Slime Rancher