fever was running rampant inside the Renaissance Phoenix Downtown Hotel
this past weekend, as was a serious case of retro video game mania (and maybe even a few sprained wrists to boot) as ZapCon
took place on Saturday, April 6, and Sunday, April 7, offering up more than a hundred old school arcade games and vintage pinball machines available for play.
No quarters were necessary as hundreds of local gamers and joystick Jedi went through a warp zone into the arcades of yesteryear while either going full tilt boogie on more than 65 pinball titles or mashing the buttons on such legendary pixilated classics as Frogger
, Spy Hunter
, Space Harrier
, and other hits from the ‘70s and ‘80s.
Photos by Benjamin Leatherman