text: Ice Cream Factory
Hours of
operation
Sunday 12pm - 9pm
Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 12pm - 9pm
Thursday 12pm - 9pm
Friday 12pm - 9pm
Saturday 12pm - 9pm
267-ICE-HERO
267-423-4376
4369 Main Street
Philadelphia, PA
Currently playing on Wall-O-Vision
Rainbow Islands

Taito's 1987 title Rainbow Islands is the second arcade game in the popular Bubble Bobble series. It stars Bubby and Bobby, the dragon protagonists of the first game, in their human forms. Players create rainbows which function as both an attack and a platform creation tool, climbing to the top of a series of vertical stages.

October 10, 2019

In this episode of Tubby Talk, Terry, Steve, and Chris complete their dash through Sonic the Hedgehog's checkered history. This installment focuses on the "bad years", which coincide with the arrival of 3D gaming consoles. We drill down into what we think went wrong, and try to make sense of the mythical "Sonic Cycle".

Games discussed include: Sonic Adventure, Sonice Adventure 2, Sonic Heroes, Sonic '06, Sonic Colors, Sonic and the Black Knight, Sonic Unleashed, Shadow the Hedgehog, Sonic Generations, Sonic 4, Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Sonic Advance, Sonic Rush, Sonic Lost World, Sonic Boom.

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October 04, 2019

We did not sufficiently anticipate your desire for crispy, warm kouign amann sundaes last weekend. You bought them all!

YOU. BOUGHT. THEM. ALL.

To make it up to the folks who missed out, Sugar Philly has agreed to make us a fresh supply each day THIS weekend. God Save the Kouign: Part II!

Once again, bring your same-day receipt down the street to Sugar Philly and get 10% off any order of $5 or more!

September 27, 2019

We are thrilled to announce a limited-time collaboration sundae with our friends at Sugar Philly: God Save the Kouign!

For those who are unfamiliar with it, a kouign-amann ( pronounced "kween ah-MON" ) is a delightful pastry known for its crispy, buttery texture. It was once described by the New York Times as "the fattiest pastry in all of Europe", and that's a better endorsement than we could ever come up with on our own.

To create our sundae, we split a kouign-amann, toast it, and serve it up with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and a dollop of whipped cream.

Hurry on by, because supplies are extremely limited and we're only serving these decadent treats through Sunday the 29th. If you try the sundae and find yourself wanting more, bring your same-day receipt down the street to Sugar Philly and get 10% off any order of $5 or more!

September 26, 2019

OK, we're a *little* early, but we just ate this prototype and we're too excited to wait.

We're serving a special sundae in collaboration with our friends at Sugar Philly this weekend. IT'S A BIG SECRET NOW but stay tuned tomorrow for the full details!

September 21, 2019

Today is MANAfest, which is Manayunk's celebration of the fall season. There's live music all day, a wide variety of fun activities, and more food and shopping than you can shake an autumnally-appropriate stick at.

As you might expect, we're contributing with what we do best: fall ice cream treats!

There are THREE seasonally appropriate items for you to choose from. First is our Harvest Apple ice cream, which is made from several pounds of baked and spiced granny smith apples. Second is our seasonal favorite Pumpkin Pie ice cream, which tastes exactly as you would hope. Last but certainly not least is the return of our beloved S'more Sundae, which pairs freshly toasted marshmallows with graham crackers, chocolate ice cream, and a drizzle of fudge.

We love this time of year, and we can't wait to see you on the street!

September 05, 2019

We know it's still technically summertime, but we're ready to move on and dive headfirst into fall.

To celebrate the upcoming season, we've introduced a new ice cream flavor: Harvest Apple!

Made with two sacks of minced granny smith apples and strong support from cinnamon and its spice cabinet friends, you'll be welcoming the return of flannel and long pants with open arms.

July 31, 2019

In this episode of Tubby Talk, Terry, Steve, and Chris dash into the world of Sonic the Hedgehog. This character hit some amazing high points in the 90s, but has had what we'd charitably call an inconsistent run in the two decades since. Of course, we can't talk about Sonic in the modern era with touching upon his powerful influence on the world of memes.

Games discussed include: Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic 3, Sonic and Knuckles, Sonic 3D Blast, Sonic CD, Sonic Adventure, Sonic Adventure 2, Sonic 4, Sonic Mania.

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July 04, 2019

Happy Independence Day, everyone! The Tubby Robot Ice Cream Factory will be closed on Thursday, July 4th.

We'll immediately resume our normal schedule on Friday, July 5th. Come on by and celebrate America commando-style with Super Contra!

June 28, 2019

In this episode of Tubby Talk, Terry, Steve, and Chris talk about video game marketing and how terrifyingly effective can be when done well. They quickly discover how these ad campaigns insidiously wrapped themselves around our brain stems from a very young age and are even successfully crossing generational lines.

Topics discussed include: The Nintendo Cereal System, McDonald's Happy Meals, The Sega Scream, David Fincher-esque insanity in 90s TV ads, Godzilla 2000 and Final Fantasy VII, Mickey Mouse-ification of franchises, Game Boy rap songs, Conan O'Brien's Clueless Gamer, Burger King advergames, and the entire monolith of Pokemon domination.

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May 16, 2019

This week marks the 100th unique game we've played on WALL-O-VISION, our custom projected arcade system. We've played a ton of classics and a nice collection of obscure curiosities, and we wouldn't have it any other way.

To mark the occasion, we're now playing a tragically unheralded gem. Sega's 1998 title Spikeout: Digital Battle Online is a 3D beat-'em-up game. Deceptively deep fighting mechanics allow players to use button combinations and charges to perform a wide variety of attacks, each with specific crowd-control applications.

This one holds a special place in our hearts, and this just might be the only place in the tri-state area you can play it right now.

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