The Nuka-Cade is an arcade-hall featuring different kinds of arcade games. There are five different kinds of playable games in the Nuka-Cade that require Nuka-Cade tokens to function: Hoop Shot, Atomic Rollers, Whac-a-Commie, Bandit Roundup and Nuka-Zapper Race. The arcade game winners are awarded with Nuka-Cade tickets that can be redeemed for prizes. The prize selection rotates around every few days and prizes range from souvenirs to power armor. Weapons received from the prize machine can have legendary effects.
The Nuka-Cade consists of a large building divided into several rooms. The Sole Survivor enters into a reception area with two token dispensers that dispense Nuka-Cade tokens in exchange for pre-War money, and a desk with a first aid kit beneath it. Down the stairs in this area is the prize terminal where tickets may be redeemed and then spent using the available menus.
The northern room contains the Bandit Roundup game, the southern room contains the Nuka-Zapper Race, the northeast room contains seven stations for Whac-a-Commie and five stations for Hoop Shot. In the southeast room, there is one station for Whac-A-Commie and five stations for Atomic Rollers, as well as an employees only door that leads into a generator room with a fusion core and a weapons workbench.
This is a shooting gallery game with two rows of various targets. As time goes on the targets will begin moving faster until time is up. A pipe pistol and some .38 rounds are provided, but any projectile weapon may be used. No points are deducted for missing a target. The targets are each worth a different amount of points:
- Rabbit - 100 points
- Pig - 150 points
- Duck - 200 points
- Star - 250 points
- Nuka-Cola bottle - 300 points
The targets that spawn in each game are randomized, so the highest score that can be achieved varies from play to play. If all of the targets are hit in a game, the high score fluctuates roughly between 7,000-10,500 points, although the average is about 8,500. This game yields the greatest token-to-ticket ratio of the three Nuka-Cade games, with a point-to-ticket multiplier of roughly 0.09.
- Star core - In the southern-most room on the weapons workbench.
- Fusion core - In the same room, on the fusion generator.
- 2 Commie Whackers - In the area with the Whac-a-Commie games, on the ground.
- 2 Thirst Zappers - In the area with the Nuka-Zapper Race game, on the counter.
- Acid Soaker - Randomly generated in the redemption terminal.
Nuka-Cade prize terminal rewardsEdit
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There are 5 prize levels and there are at most 8 items available at the same time for each level. Each item can only be bought once but there can be several copies of the same item available, e.g. 3 Nuka-Cola Dark in the level 5 prize list.
The list of prizes changes every few days and the stocks are replenished.
On top of the list below, the terminal also proposes to redeem various weapons, armor parts and power armor parts for the prize levels 4 and 5. Armor parts and weapons redeemed through the terminal have a high chance of having a legendary effect. Those items often cost more than 10,000 tickets and sometimes are upwards of 20,000 tickets.
Note: When redeeming a power armor chest piece from the terminal, it is possible that the item would get stuck inside the mouth of the Cappy, making the piece of armor unobtainable.
|50 tickets||Paddle ball string||1|
|50 tickets||Souvenir coffee cup||1|
|50 tickets||Souvenir drinking glass||1|
|50 tickets||Souvenir plate||1|
|100 tickets||Souvenir plastic bowl||1|
|150 tickets||Souvenir magnet badge||1, 2|
|150 tickets||Souvenir magnet cat||1, 2|
|150 tickets||Souvenir magnet cow||1, 2|
|150 tickets||Souvenir magnet flower||1, 2|
|150 tickets||Souvenir magnet frog||1, 2|
|150 tickets||Souvenir sloth toy||1, 2|
|150 tickets||Souvenir teddy bear||1, 2|
|250 tickets||Souvenir toy car||2, 3|
|500 tickets||Paddle ball||3|
|1000 tickets||Nuka-Cola Orange||3|
|1000 tickets||Nuka-Cola Wild||3, 4|
|2000 tickets||Nuka-Cola Quartz||3, 4|
|2000 tickets||Nuka-Cola Victory||3, 4|
|2500 tickets||Nuka-Cola Dark||4, 5|
|3000 tickets||Jet Fuel||5|
|5000 tickets||Mini nuke||5|
|6250 tickets||Acid Soaker||5|