Past the dusty racks of Sun Chips and Wise Hot Cheese Popcorn, adjacent to the coffee station and the imposing portrait of notorious Milwauakee mutant HODAG!, the gaming lounge at Koppa’s Farwell Foods is a perfect shrine to the early 80’s. The flickering Magnavox. The phallic plastic potted plant. The wallpaper pattern… a macroscopic depiction of the chlamydia virus wrought by Jackson Pollack in his own projectile vomit. And the centerpiece: the fabled Atari 7800, a console so antediluvian that any child exiled to the corner by his parents for a game of Dig-Dug would walk away utterly mystified. “I think it’s busted. It can only draw, like, 17 pixels at a time. And it smells like cat pee over there.”
If you want to bring your kid by for a glimpse at the horrors of retro-gaming, you can check out Koppa’s Farwell Foods in Milwaukee at 1490 N. Farwell Ave.