Arcade_Heroes - If you are into gaming history, this one's for you. Originally developed in 1985 under the direction of Brian F. Colin (Rampage, Sarge, Spy Hunter, Arch Rivals and others), The Spectre Files is a unique adventure mystery game that was intended to release as a laserdisc arcade game. It was canned, but now Game Refuge and Galloping Ghost Productions has brought the game back to life for a few select arcade venues to offer to play. NOTE: This restoration does NOT use a laserdisc, but a normal Windows 10 PC. - Who's up for more Gimmick! footage? This video shows a quick comparison between the new HD and retro Famicom graphics; explains that they are NOT filtered but new; & shows the first level through the boss. This game will be released worldwide in 2019. - After posting a ton of info about the upcoming Exa-Arcadia platform, I decided it was time to do a VLOG about it. It's a bit long, but covers pretty much everything we know about the new system, along with a little bit of arcade history thrown in for fun. Footage captured from the Exa livestream, JAEPO 2019, Japan. This game takes the concept of a classic arcade puzzle fighter and combines it with a shmup. Pretty interesting. Game release TBA 2019, worldwide. For more information on the Exa, check the Arcade Heroes blog. - (Note: there is a bit of crosstalk on this one as this was captured from the Exa JAEPO livestream). If you played Gimmick! on the NES as a kid, and have wanted to see a comeback, then you are in luck as Sunsoft is supporting the Exa-Arcadia arcade system with a remastered arrangement version of the game. - Footage captured from the Exa-Arcadia live stream at JAEPO 2019, showing the upcoming 1v1 fighter Axel City 2 by Project Atsuki. The final release will NOT be windowed, but full screen. - With 2019 upon us, it's time to look back at 2018 to see what new arcade machines were released to the thriving market. Quick footage of each game plus a little preview of 2019! - It's time for a VLOG, where I discuss a possible new trend in "fighting pinball" machines that we're starting to see out of Japan. Space Invaders Pinball Jam and Super Panic Ball are discussed! Also includes footage of the elusive I-Hockey game by Imply. - Time for some more House of the Dead Scarlet Dawn, as filmed at IAAPA 2018 in November 2018. My brother and I continue the journey into the House and fight a nasty squid-like abomination in the process. - Separating out about 5 minutes of VR attractions that were at the IAAPA 2018 expo, just to make part 1 not quite so long (or as big a file, given it's in 4K). This shows titles such as Total Recoil, Virtual Rabbids, VRcade, We Play VR and more. - Now for something a little bit different, a cash/money blower machine. Designed by LR Money Machines, these have been around since the 1990s as a way for out-of-home entertainment venues to draw some attention to their businesses. - Sega Amusements and Hollywood Gaming had a new videmption game to show at IAAPA 2018, a licensed candy game where you catch Jelly Bellies to win tickets. - Jockeying is back, with Derby Champion Club. This is a sequel to Derby Championships by UNIS from a few years back, but in a more elaborate cabinet with better game graphics. This is the kind of game that shows what arcades can do that consoles and phones just can't - let you ride on an almost life-sized motion horse ;) - Continuing with the Wahlap content, the headlining driving games for the company was Overtake. The game itself was designed by IGS back in 2011, but they've been updating both the hardware and the software since. The latest versions both use a motion base, while the VR version takes it a step further with a virtual girlfriend companion. - The popular web/mobile game is making the jump to arcades and in a way that is unique to the format. 1-3 players collects the glowing dots, grow, get power-ups and win tickets. Coming soon. - And now for something different...and for the ladies. The Lipstick Challenge is an interactive merchandiser where the user attempts to win make-up items by playing a simple touchscreen game. - American game maker Coastal Amusements had another large booth area this year, and as always, they had some new videmption pieces to show off. Following their success with Ice Man, they are importing many similar games; here we have Dragon Hunter, Zombie Land Battle and Bug Cruncher. - Checking out the Pro version of Deadpool, designed by George Gomez for Stern Pinball. The classic Midway/Williams sounds were a very nice touch for this one. - We've already shown you the 2-player deluxe model of Halo: Fireteam Raven, so let's check out the much bigger brother, the Super Deluxe. This one supports up to 4 players and has slightly different software. - Hitting on a couple more videmption arcade games here, Indian company Touch Magix just keeps on swinging with more releases to their name. These two were introduced at IAAPA 2018, boosting their coin-op game offerings up to five. Both of these games involve jumping to progress. - Now for another "different" product that was seen at IAAPA 2018, some Carnival-centric games by a Canadian company called Aquaventronics. Simple games for midways, carnivals, theme parks and so on, using the wonder of modern LED lighting. - Chinese arcade game maker Wahlap was at IAAPA 2018 with a good sized booth, showcasing their Overtake racers and this new co-op shooter, Bounty Ranger. It's a motion seat game that certainly grabs attention with the size of the overall cabinet and Old West theme.

Video available in 4K - After 10 years of being a smashing success on the arcade market, Trio-Tech's Typhoon machines are getting a 4K upgrade. - Another odd surprise to be found at IAAPA 2018 was Poogie Race, a strange, kid-friendly racing game by Capcom. Andamiro said they were selling it "internationally," but not exactly focusing on the US market. Reminds me of Armadillo Racing by Namco. - Among the interesting oddities found on the IAAPA 2018 show floor was this 4-player sniping game called Sniper Strike. Developed by a Chinese company called Hua Tai Bai Shun, the setup drew a lot of attention, being played every time I walked past it. Another fine example of Augmented Reality.


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