What’s going on?

To some, Bip Bip Bar is a new type of bar and it is a joy to tell you: It is very straight forward — visit ud like you would visit any other bar. However, we realize that the games offer something extra and it is completely understandable why we get asked questions all the time – besides, the questions we get over and over are actually the best questions for that very reason.

We have collected some of the main questions here and below you will find some extra informations, if you want to dig in deeper.

Super FAQ

More Qs & As

Where do we get the machines from?

We have been collection for about ten years now. Most of the time we buy a defect game and turn it back to life. The games are from all over Denmark and are from basements, bars, storagerooms, mancaves – you name it. And if you got a machine or spare parts you would like to sell/donate, then please contact us through: https://bipbipbar.dk/contact/

Do we sell machines and games?

Nope, we are not in the line of selling machines or parts. The reasons are many but we enjoy fixing machines and offer them to be played for credits instead of collecting.

What happens to the machines that are put away?

There are many reasons why a machine is no longer on the floor. Most common reason is that it needs to be fixed. We also like to change the titles which means that for a new title to be added an old one has to be taken out.

Will a title return once it is gone?

One thing we stand for is that nothing is ever really gone. And if you want to play a game that you know we have in our collection, then tell us.

How do we fix the machines?

We often get mails about how to fix privately owned machines. The best way to get an answer is to turn up and have a chat. We do not service machines through emails, phone or the like. It is simply too time consuming and too much can be wrong with the game and also too much can go wrong if not being handled with correctly. Some repairs can be dangerous to do and we recommend that you find a professional and/or seek advice from: www.spille-maskiner.dk

Is it possible to help Bip Bip Bar with the machines?

We are always looking for extra hands. Do you know how to redo an EPROM or fix the chassis of a CRT? Then please get in touch with us though https://www.bipbipbar.dk/contact

What is your favourite game?

That is one of the greatest questions of all time. But it is even better if we get to talk about how complicated and nuanced the answer really is – in person.

What is so special about these old games?

To some it starts with nostalgia. To others, it is something quite different. However, the experience of classic games transcendence what ever time they are met in. That is, what makes them classics. The “retro” genre is often defined by requiring “hand-and-eye coordination”, “fast reflexes” and “pattern recognition” and to this you might add “memory”, “fast learning” and maybe even more. However, to us, the social side of playing the games plays a huge role in this too. How does it feel to play in front of others? To play with others? To leave a score, for others to find? And another level to this, is the “easy approach” or “simplicity” the games offers at first glance. The old games are forever young and you can even learn the basics after you have had a few pints. Yes the classics are playable and enjoyable to everyone at all time.

How much do the guests know about the games?

It is really different from person to person. The main thing we see is that guests want to experience the games and/or experience the unique atmosphere the games provide. It truely is a special vibe when you hear people having fun together while playing the games. We have guests of all ages and naturally some guests are younger than the games they try and at other times some guests have waited years to replay their favourite one. There is nothing required except wanting to have a good time.

How often do the games break down?

This depends on the quality of the repair we did ourselves earlier and the age of the game. It also depends on which type of game it is and how popular it is. But let us go back to the mid 80s – back then, the games also had to be repaired and serviced from time to time. Let us skip on to the 90s when Street Fighter II hit the arcades. The machines still had to be looked at by a technician and maintained quite often. So we do what always have been done. We fix what is broken and restore with original parts.