A virtual reality game begins taking over the minds of teenagers.



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Alex Manning is a troubled suburban teenager. Her mother committed suicide and the school counselor feels that she has not dealt with her feelings properly. Manning and her friends decide to visit the local video arcade known as "Dante's Inferno" where a new virtual reality arcade game called "Arcade" is being test marketed by a computer company CEO who is more than willing to hand out free samples of the home console version and hype up the game as if his job is depending on it, and it is. However, it soon becomes clear that the teenagers who play the game and lose are being imprisoned inside the virtual reality world by the central villain "Arcade". And it gets worse when a virtual reality game begins to take over the minds of teenagers. The computer company felt it would be a good idea to use a boy's brain cells in order to make the game's villain more realistic. Instead, it made the game deadly. And so now Nick and Alex must enlist the help of the game's programmer and head to the... Written by Anthony Pereyra {hypersonic91@yahoo.com}

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The game wants to play with you...real bad. See more »


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Release Date:

30 March 1994 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Arcade - A Realidade Mortal  »

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Peter Billingsley, who plays Nick, also took part in re-doing the film's CGI effects. See more »


Alex Manning: You're the donor?
Arcade: The donor... was a little boy! His mommy hit him until he went to sleep forever. But Vertigo-tronics stole his pain and I was born! Now no one can play with me ANYMORE!
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References The Simpsons (1989) See more »


Written and Performed by Matt Wegner
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Luke-Warm Sci-Fi
18 September 2001 | by (Ohio, USA) – See all my reviews

There really isn't anything special about this movie. Filmed 2 years before its release year. Charles Band wanted to punch up the CGI to make it look better...He should have tried again. The acting is decent with such actors as Megan Ward, Peter Billingsley and Seth Green to hi0llite some of the main characters.

Arcade, though one of Full Moon better, not great, but better movies, really tries to be something big, but due to a poor script, fails to deliver the goods.

5 out of 10

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