text: Ice Cream Factory
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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.

May 01, 2019

In this episode of Tubby Talk, Terry, Steve, and Chris explore the money and ego-fueled realm of rappers and rock stars in video games. Now you will have to live with the knowledge that David Bowie starred in a sci-fi game on the Sega Dreamcast.

Games discussed include: Journey, Michael Jackson's Moonwalker, Revolution X, Omicron: The Nomad Soul ( AKA the David Bowie game ), Kiss Psycho Circus, Space Channel 5, Def Jam Vendetta, Wu-Tang Shaolin Style, Shaq-Fu, 50 Cent: Blood on the Sand, 50 Cent: Bulletproof, Xplora1: Peter Gabriel's Secret World, Brutal Legend, Guitar Hero, Rock Band, and Dropmix.

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March 20, 2019

We can't believe how time has flown, but Tubby Robot is officially two years old!

We've now served up over 86,000 scoops of ice cream, but we have big plans to spread the love even further this year.

To celebrate, Ice Cream Hoagies are back for the first time in 2019! If you greet us with a hearty "Happy Birthday!" tonight ( Wednesday, March 20th, 2019 ), we'll give you a 50% discount on any Ice Cream Hoagie you purchase ( while supplies last ).

Oh hey! Lavender Honey ice cream is back, too. I hear people like that one.

March 16, 2019

In this episode of Tubby Talk, Terry, Steve, and Chris take a deep dive into their favorite gaming music and the real-world bands it came to inspire. There's a little bit of group therapy during a discussion on emotional end credit themes, followed by an exploration of the chiptune and video game cover scene. The episode is capped off with a little game of "guess that tune I'm humming poorly".

Bands discussed include: Tanguy Ukulele Orchestra, Smooth McGroove, The Megas, The Minibosses, Arm Cannon, Mega Ran, XOC, and Kirby's Dream Band.

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March 11, 2019

This weekend we were thrilled to be featured on PHL17's Weekend Philler. We think they did a wonderful job highlighting what we do, and we're very thankful for the opportunity. Check it out!

February 28, 2019

In this episode of Tubby Talk, Terry, Steve, and Chris talk about Kirby and his wide-spanning gaming career. Thanks to Steve we get deep into the philosophy of Kirby's lore, and it gets very dark very quickly. Also: Is Metaknight a Kirby?

Games mentioned include: The Kirby's Dreamland Series, Kirby's Adventure, Kirby Super Star, Super Smash Bros., Kirby 64, Kirby's Air Ride, Kirby's Canvas Curse, Kirby's Dream Course, Kirby's Tilt 'n Tumble, Kirby's Epic Yarn, Kirby Planet Robobot, and Kirby's Return to Dreamland.

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February 07, 2019

It's February and that means it's COOKIE SEASON MUCKLEFLUPPERS!

As part of Girl Scout cookie month in Manayunk, we're donating a portion of the sales of our Cookie Season sundae to support local Girl Scout troops.

Cookie Season starts with our own Chocolate Mint Chocolate ice cream and is topped with homemade hot fudge, cookie crumbles, and two Thin Mint cookies. It's everything you could hope for, and, quite possibly, more than you deserve.

January 30, 2019

In this episode of Tubby Talk, Terry, Steve, and Chris spark some controversy and discuss beloved games that are much worse than we remember. We also discover that there were a wide range of (incorrect) ways to hold the N64 controller.

Games mentioned include: Final Fantasy VII, Goldeneye, Perfect Dark, Mario Kart 64, Donkey Kong Country, Sonic the Hedgehog, Killer Instinct on the Game Boy, Banjo Kazooie, Spiderman 64, Cannon Spike, Resident Evil, Terminator 2: The Arcade Game, the Coleco Vision controller, Jumping Flash, and Star Fox.

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January 17, 2019

In this episode of Tubby Talk, Terry, Steve, and Chris talk about games based on Disney properties throughout the years. We also ask a very important question about Launchpad McQuack: is he a "very muscular pelican"?

Topics discussed include: Mickey Mousecapades, Duck Tales, The Little Mermaid, Darkwing Duck, Aladdin, The Lion King, The Jungle Book, Pinocchio, Mickey Mouse Castle of Illusion, Disney's Magical Quest, Mickey Mania, Hercules, Kingdom Hearts, Epic Mickey, and Disney Infinity.

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January 09, 2019

We'll be using half of WALL-O-VISION this week to stream Awesome Games Done Quick, a wonderful charity event focused around video game speedrunning.

The speedruns are streaming non-stop day and night, but we're particularly excited for Crypt of the Necrodancer on Thursday at 6:19pm and Super Mario Odyssey on Saturday at 7:49pm.

On the other half of WALL-O-VISION you can play Strider, because anyone can Strider.

January 04, 2019

In this episode of Tubby Talk, Terry, Steve, and Chris talk about the vast world of failed video game mascot games. This dark path takes us to some unexpected places, ranging from manufactured "cool" characters to blatant advertisements to lifeforms composed entirely of balls.

Topics discussed include: Plok, Earthworm Jim, Boogerman, Zero the Kamikaze Squirrel, Gex, Bubsy, Bonk, Rocky Rodent, and so very many more.

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