Retro Arcade


Aviator Sports has brought in an astonishing collection of video games to the facility that span thousands of flagship titles like Mario Kart, Sonic, and Street Fighter you can play at our Retro Arcade.

We have nearly every console in house from Playstation 3 to the original Nintendo Entertainment System.

There will be a multitude of tournaments, parties, events, and reveals approaching and we couldn’t be more excited to deep dive in one of the most competitive professions in the world.

As the industry continues to grow with online multiplayer, elaborate control schemes, and deeper storytelling, Team1UpEm takes you to a time where anyone could pick up and play without the hassle of sitting through slow online matchmaking and sluggish cutscenes that take away from your time away from playing.

Our Retro Arcade is the perfect plug and play games for parties and meet-ups with Friday Night open play for the public.

Play games headlined by gaming’s biggest mascots like Mario, Sonic, and Pikachu in their respective classics.

We’re welcoming the ever growing gaming community under our roof with the hope that Aviator Sports can be a new home for the Brooklyn video game community.

Check back regularly with our Retro Arcade page to find out what events we have coming up.


Aviator Sports and Team1UpEM are bringing some of gaming’s most precious treasures to take your birthday party to the next level.

Choose from a nearly endless selection of retro video games from genres ranging from sports, racing, fighting, and much more.

Turning an ordinary birthday party into a Retro Video Game Party includes these amenities:

  • Choose from 200+ video game titles
  • Custom built video game consoles made by Team 1-UpEm
  • Console selection ranges from Playstation, Xbox, Nintendo, and Sega
  • Television set-up

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The Owner is a Baby Boomer, The Director is Gen-X, The Manager is a Millenial, The Intern is Gen-Z, what would happen if they came together to battle in Pong, Mario Kart 64 or a Wii Sports? Who would you put your money on?

Add a new element to corporate events with a free play set up or tournament format. Play games that have crossed the generational gap for some competitive matchups that anyone and everyone can pick up and play.

Installations can be customized to suit your needs, whether it is one system or a dozen.

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Bigger and better the Aviator’s Retro Video Game Tournament and Expo will be returning in 2019 after the overwhelming success of last years event.

Vendors, collectors, and gamers come together for an all-day event which celebrates the medium that jump-started a plethora of friendships and unforgettable nights.

Buy, sell, and trade some of gaming’s most prized treasures alongside plenty of charming video game knick-knacks and accessories.

Plenty of booths are set up with modern and retro video games scattered throughout the expo floor akin to the days when you needed to be in the same room as your teammate or opponent

A big highlight to last years Expo was the multiple tournaments with sponsored prizes. Games that were headlining our tournaments were WWF No Mercy, NFL Blitz, NBA Jam, among others for some serious competitive matchups.

Please check back for more information on the upcoming Expo once details begin to be finalized.

POWERPLAY NIGHT is currently postponed as we build a permanent location (see Retro Game Gallery tab)

POWERPLAY NIGHT on Friday nights at Aviator Sports at 7:00pm. Get the best of both worlds with our free play and ice skating bundle.

We’ll have several gaming booths set up for free play of our retro arcade, open to the public. There will be plenty of variations of classic racing, fighting, and arcade games set up in our party room.

3+ hours of fun and food for one low price. For only $25 get:

  • Admission and Skate Rental to Public Ice Skating
  • A plain slice of pizza and a drink
  • Unlimited Access to our Retro Arcade set up in the ice skating party room

Not a fan of skating but still want to game? Purchase a free play band for $10

The free play band gives you access to all of the video game setups

Unlimited Retro Arcade is included with every Day Pass.

Tournament participants will be playing for a variety of prizes against local competition you would be surprised were even hanging around in Brooklyn.

Anticipated Retro Video Games that could potentially headline future tournaments are:

  • Super Smash Bros.
  • Mario Kart 64
  • Tetris
  • Street Fighter
  • NBA Jam
  • NHL ’94

Tournament plans are still being finalized for monthly 1-Day tournaments. Check back for more information and visit as they are scheduled.