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BIP BOT

Hello, I am BIP BOT
This page is about arcade
Games will get their own
unique guide and scoreboard.
And remember the scoreboard.

FIRST TIME?

No worries, we have all had our first go here. Here is how we can get you ready for action.

1

Buy a playcard at the bar.

And add credits to it.

2

Find the game you want to play.

The BIP BOX is by the coinslot.

3

Bip the Box

And press “Start”, “1-Player” or “2-Player” button.

FAQ

What does it cost to play?

  • Playcard: 10 kr.
  • Arcade: 1 Credit = 2 kr to play per person per game.
  • Pinball: 2 Credits = 4 kr per person per game.

We kept the 80s prices and recommend a Playcard with 25 credits to begin with for 60 kr. You are also welcome to share it with your group. Arcade & Pinball are ol’skool hardcore cool so a card per person is often the blockbuster choice. 

What if I don’t use all credits?

The card is yours and as “practice makes perfect”, you are welcome to keep the card and use it again next time.

Superb! I bet you are soon ready for a highscore too. Don’t forget to submit it.

SUBMIT SCORE

No worries, we have all had our first go here. Here is how we can get you ready for action.

1

Buy a playcard at the bar.

And add credits to it.

2

Find the game you want to play.

The BIP BOX is by the coinslot.

3

Bip the Box

And press “Start”, “1-Player” or “2-Player” button.

FAQ

What does it cost to play?

  • Playcard: 10 kr.
  • Arcade: 1 Credit = 2 kr to play per person per game.
  • Pinball: 2 Credits = 4 kr per person per game.

 

We kept the 80s prices and recommend a Playcard with 25 credits to begin with for 60 kr. You are also welcome to share it with your group. Arcade & Pinball are ol’skool hardcore cool so a card per person is often the blockbuster choice. 

What if I don’t use all credits?

The card is yours and as “practice makes perfect”, you are welcome to keep the card and use it again next time.

Superb! I bet you are soon ready for a highscore too. Don’t forget to submit it.

SUBMIT SCORE

CONTROLS

Joystick:

2-ways, 4-ways or 8-ways

Button 1 

Fire/Shoot
Attack/Speed

Button 2

Jump/Block
Power-up

Standard classic control-setup

Joystick:
– 2-ways
– 4-ways
– 8-ways
Button 1  Fire/Shoot Attack/Speed
Button 2 Jump/Block Power-up

BIPTIONARY

Same as shooting.

Auto-fire is rapid repeated shoots automatically often obtained by holding the button down.

Platform games are all about jumping. You probably know Super Mario and how he jumps from one element (platform) to another.

Some games let you jump an extra jump in the air.

Some games let you jump longer when running and jumping at the same time.

Jumping as a tool: Sometimes you can hit something by jumping into it to acquire bonus.

Jumping as a weapon: Enemies are often killed by jumping on top of them.

Extra: Sometimes, holding down the jump button will let you jump again as soon as you touch the ground.

This is mostly an upgrade or a special weapon. Some games want you to hold the shoot (fire) button for maximum effect.

Some games let you run, drive (and the like) faster. Try holding a button down to see if you go faster.

A speedrun is when a player completes the game as fast as possible. Not necessarily looking for points.

Older arcade games where so difficult that they were not expected to be played for very long. However, players have been up to the challenge and never surrendered. 

Examples

Donkey Kong

When you have played for so long that the game is out of memory Jumpman (Mario) will die each time you move him up the screen. No matter if you hit the flame or barrel. All life left will be killed off one by one. You get to keep the points you have managed to acquire. 

Pac-Man

Suddenly you will see a glitch where a lot of “random” text is filling up in one side of the screen. You can still play the game.

Killscreens are only known to be achieved by skilled players and takes practise to reach.

Some games allow you to max up your score/points by doing moves over and over. Other times a bonus (stage) might appear.

A player who point press tries to get as many points out of each game no matter what it takes to play it.

Most classic arcade games has a “Joystick”. One joystick per player. This is how you control your character on the screen. It is typically a stick with a ball on top. 2-Player games can be turn based so you take turns with only one playing at a time before switching. Other games has got two joysticks so you can play together.

Robotron is the beloved odd one and has even got two joysticks per player. One to control the character and another one to control the direction of your shooting.

Other arcades might have a gun, steering wheel, spinner, slider, trackball or something else.

 Please note: Buttons & functions might be placed in a different order, depending on the game. Some games have more buttons than needed and the extra buttons are not defect, just not in play. On 2-Player games, the same setup is found for both players.

HOW TO START

For 1-Player game
  1. Make sure you have a playcard with credits on it.
  2. Place playcard on the cardreader once to bip 1 credit.
  3. Press the “1-Player” or “Start” button on control panel.
 
For 2-Player game
  1. Make sure you have a playcard with credits on it.
  2. Use playcard on the cardreader twice to bip 2 credits.
  3. Press “2-Player” button on the control panel.

TIPS & BIPS

Highscores are often set by point pressing and not just by getting to the end.

The bonus can, however, be related to the time you have left in the game: A lot of time left = a lot of bonus points. 

Konami Code, コナミコマンド or Konami Komando is a “cheat” code. Many of the Konami games will add something extra by doing this with the joystick ↑↑↓↓←→←→ and then press button: B and then A. When Konami Code is used the highscore is no longer valid.

Mortal Kombat codes

 

HIGHSCORES

What the Bip?

Bip Bip Bar is a bar with classic arcade machines, pinball tables & often a retro console hooked up to the big big screen projector..

The games can be played by everyone and the bar welcomes both guests who play & guests who don’t. 

It is a unique atmosphere when you combine all sorts of electronic games with all sorts of guests and we love seeing you added  the mix.

We have collected some of the main questions and answers below. 

Upon arrival

1) Buy a Playcard at the bar.

And add credits to it.

2) Find the game you want to play.

Bip the Box. (box is by coinslot)

The box will deduct credits outumatically 

3) Press “1-Player”/”2-Player” or “Start”.

Depending on the game.

GENERAL GUIDE TO ARCADE
GENERAL GUIDE TO PINBALL
Click here for prices.

All unused credits can be used at a later date within a year.

Prices per game is between 2-5 kr per person.

When your playcard is ready, the game has been fed some credits and you have found the game you are ready to give a try.

ARCADE

Then look for “Player-1″/”Player-2” or “START” button. 

PINBALL

Press “START” button (usually located in left side” and then pull the plunger” (usually located in right side).

EXTRA

You are also welcome to scan the unique QR code found on the machine, use our “On Location” free web app or go to GAME PLAN.

GUIDE

Yeah, so we have also made a general guide to make sure you are well equipped when hunting for highscores.

GENERAL GUIDE TO ARCADE
GENERAL GUIDE TO PINBALL

What are the prices?

Choose one of the links for updated prices:

 

Bar Menu

 

Pricelist

Where do we get the machines from?

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

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

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 through out the year so when a new title is added sadly an old one has to be taken out.

Titles can always return to the floor.

At Bip Bip Bar; nothing is ever really gone. And if you want to play a game that you know we have in our collection, then tell us. 

Polls/vote is also a membership feature.

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 (especially Wednesdays). 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

We are always looking for extra hands. Do you know how to flash/rewrite an EPROM or fix the chassis connected to a CRT?

Then please get in touch with us!

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. So for now, thanks for answering and I will think about it until we meet and then some afterwards.

To some it starts with nostalgia. To others, it is something quite different. However, the experience of classic games seems to transcendence what ever time they are created and/or 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” skills 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 play against 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. You can even learn the basics after you have had a few pints. The classics are playable and enjoyable to everyone at all time.

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.

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 (mechanical pinball, gun control, joystick etc.) 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 as much as possible.

We recognize that Bip Bip Bar provides the games and a frame in which you can experience them in. Arcade & arcade culture has excited way before we did and we owe a huge thanks to developers, owners, players, fans, collectors & more. 

Chassis Arcade is the former name. Although I, Chrisstoffer, had started collecting and somewhat tried to learn how to restore and fix arcades for some time, the first step to bring the games back to the public started late 2011 & first official opening party was in February 2012.

Other versions: Bip Bip Pop-up Bar @ Huset in Magstræde. Mönt Arcade, Albertslund as part of Forbrændingen. 

Bip Bip Bar is not a political organization and will not be excluding guests from owning an option different from ours.

CULTURE:
Gaming culture can be personal, individual, social and community driven. Our expression is a reflection of the guests we meet and backed by our own love for playing.

PLANT BASED:
One of the owner is living life according to the typical plant based diet/lifestyle and everything at Bip Bip Bar is plant based. This is done as a bonus for the experience while not being something we feel a need to visually demonstrate when visiting us on location. It simply just is.

LGBTQ+
We welcome all genders and identifications, also if yours is still to be found, fluid, not present, under development, new to us, some “thing” else, different tomorrow or like most others (whatever that is). We are here to have fun and have no problem in playing with you/those/us who challenge the contemperary world we live in. Let’s stick up for people who gain from our voice to grow in numbers and be heard by more. Be with the one, none or the many, love who you love if it is not hurting them in a way they would rather be without. One life but endless power-ups from us and may it become the standard one day. Game on, gay on – well – play on!

 

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Fælledvej 7

2200 Copenhagen N

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