Holy Pinball! Star World Amusement in Kalamazoo Is A 90s Kid’s Dream
From Ms. Pac-Man, Donkey Kong, Space Invaders, Galaxian, and so much more, arcades were where you had to go as a kid.
Meeting up with friends at the arcade after school would be the hangout spot for 80's and 90's kids.
Since 1984, Star World Amusement has been serving the West Michigan area
From pool tables, air hockey, foosball, arcade games, jukeboxes, pinball, and more, Star World Amusement has everything a 80's or 90's kid would freak out about.
"specializes in collector-quality pinball machines & arcade games, and has one of the largest pinball showrooms in the Midwest!"
Star World Amusement in downtown Kalamazoo also sells its games to homeowners, bars, bowling alleys restaurants, etc.
Fred Wait, the general manager, told MLive that SWA has
"got game systems in 25 movie theaters and in businesses all over Michigan and Northern Indiana. Most people don't realize that almost all of the game machines around here belong to us."
If you have been to any Celebration Cinema theaters or Airway Lanes, you have definitely had a glimpse at the game products that Star World Amusement has.
According to the website,
"SWA has been Kzoo's #1 entertainment source for local establishments including theaters, bars, and restaurants. We strive to source from American-based manufacturers. Our all-star staff maximizes this incremental revenue stream for your business painlessly & consistently."
They also refurbish older games to resell as well.
If you are a vintage gamer or collector or simply someone who needs to a dose of nostalgia, you can also buy the games from Star World Amusement.
Once I moved into a permanent space, I will definitely be finding an older Pac-Man game for my home.