What is Freeplay?
Freeplay is an area where you get to re live video game history! You can select from various home video game consoles, arcade machines, and PCs as they were in the 70s, 80’s and 90’s. Enjoy gaming with iconic characters such as Sonic, Mario, and Pac-Man. Team up with a buddy to take on a level boss. Or, go head to head in a sports classic. Experience the first ever PC FPS. No DLC! No load times! No RROD! And we aren’t even counting the museum which could be a freeplay area all in itself!
Check out the Smash Room, a dedicated area for multiple versions of Super Smash Bros.
Duke it out in our Console LAN section, and engage in some Mario Kart:Double Dash, Twisted Metal Black Online, Halo and more. No online here! You need to be able to see your friends face as you blue turtle shell his behind! Included in this area are Xbox One Stations running Halo CE Anniversary, brought to you The Extra Life NYC & LI Guild. Xbox One Consoles provided by Microsoft Store Roosevelt Field.
Our Lounge also features old video game magazines, retro handhelds (with link cables) and a few Nintendo Switch docks for a little BYOMK8 (bring your own Mario Kart 8) action.
Our PC Level (the entire third floor) is where you will find not only a huge PC LAN party going on with all of your classic favorites (like Warcraft 3, Unreal Tournament, and X-Wing vs Tie Fighter, Descent, Starcraft, Quake 3, Diablo II, just to name a few) but you will also discover a number of classic single player PC experiences. Everything from Oregon Trail and onwards!
Old adventure games. Great couch co-op. Consoles ranging 30 years. And a lot of “holy $#%^, I forgot all about that game!”