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#1 travistouchdown OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:51 AM

Are they--In cabinet form?  I haven't seen anything in ages (granted I live in a small rural state.)

 

There are some good local retro-themed barcades and I see stuff up to the early 2ks, but I can't recall having seen a NEW arcade game in ages.

 

Obviously they still make them in Japan and elsewhere but has anyone seen anything in NA? 



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Posted Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:03 AM



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Posted Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:15 AM

There's some indie arcade games...

Cosmotrons is a new one

Skycurser

 

Galloping Ghost is working on a fighting game called Dark Presence

 

Really, it seems like there's a whole new homebrew arcade scene. 

 

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If Atari wants to come back, it should license its name to hombrew arcade machine developers.

 

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Of course early prototype machines are showing up, but I'm assuming that's not what you meant


Edited by Inky, Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:15 AM.


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Posted Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:05 AM

There's a new TMNT cabinet using the modern cgi cartoon art, 4 player, appears to want to act like the old Konami stuff.  There's also quite a few gun/driving games still popping up in huge sit down beasts too just far more detailed than stuff 20-30 years ago.



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Posted Fri Jan 12, 2018 1:16 PM

Are they--In cabinet form?  I haven't seen anything in ages (granted I live in a small rural state.)

 

There are some good local retro-themed barcades and I see stuff up to the early 2ks, but I can't recall having seen a NEW arcade game in ages.

 

Obviously they still make them in Japan and elsewhere but has anyone seen anything in NA? 

 

Having been in a Dave and Busters and other modern arcades,  I'd say yes!

 

The new arcade machines are different from the classics.   They don't stick to the classic form factor,  they are larger, brighter, and often have feature games from well known mobile game franchises. 



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Posted Fri Jan 12, 2018 4:43 PM

A lot of the modern games target the Dave and Busters type of establishment where head to head play is popular.
You often hold a gun, or drive a car/truck/motorcycle/boat/????
 



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Posted Fri Jan 12, 2018 4:46 PM

Yeah, that's what I was going to say.  If you don't mind paying to play a larger version of a mobile game, then there's plenty.  Angry Birds, that jumping game, the one where you catch candy or something... The last time I was in a Dave and Busters, I found all of about three games I wanted to spend money on.  A Donkey Kong, a racing game (it was themed, but don't remember the theme now), and skee ball.

 

I wish I lived closer to some of those barcades or retro themed arcades... the one in the National Video Game Museum is pretty good, but smallish...  that was the last good one I was in, but of course it was all old machines and therefore not really fitting the theme of this thread.

 

Edit:  Doodle Jump... that's the "jumping game"...  everything is just ticket redemption crap...


Edited by Eltigro, Fri Jan 12, 2018 4:47 PM.


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Posted Fri Jan 12, 2018 6:21 PM

The new Walking Dead gun game is pretty sweet. Also look up the Star Wars Battle Pod. Couple years old, but awesome. They also made a fighter jet shooter in the same cabinet.

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Posted Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:44 PM

Namco and Taito have gotten into the modern arcade.  It's like a mod of the later 90s/00s style where you have the base with a stick or two with some buttons, but instead of like a few feet wide screen, it's a massive panel like 6+ft tall and wide.  I've seen Pac-Man, Galaga, and a Space Invaders and the devices have the option to reward you with tickets to get from the game rooms crappy prize shelf if you earn enough.  The games play like the old school stuff, just with the added reward and I think they had non-classic modes too.



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Posted Sat Jan 13, 2018 11:27 AM

Namco and Taito have gotten into the modern arcade.  It's like a mod of the later 90s/00s style where you have the base with a stick or two with some buttons, but instead of like a few feet wide screen, it's a massive panel like 6+ft tall and wide.  I've seen Pac-Man, Galaga, and a Space Invaders and the devices have the option to reward you with tickets to get from the game rooms crappy prize shelf if you earn enough.  The games play like the old school stuff, just with the added reward and I think they had non-classic modes too.

Ah the tickets.  You combine all the tickets earned from your group and it fills the plastic container they use to weigh them... and it's enough to get a pencil.
 



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Posted Mon Jan 22, 2018 12:02 PM

Yeah, Raw Thrills (run by Eugine Jarvis) makes arcade games that are movie licensed based drivers or shooters.  You can find these in movie theaters if you can't get to an actual arcade...



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Posted Mon Jan 22, 2018 12:09 PM

If you go to beach boardwalk type areas, there are still quite a few actual arcades. At the end of last summer I went to the Jersey shore for the first time, and I saw probably half a dozen arcades on the various boardwalks.

 

I go to Coney Island probably once a year also and I'm pretty sure there are at least a couple there too.

 

There are definitely new games being made, though I don't know how many are in the traditional standup form factor. I know some are, though, but to me at this point they always look kind of low-budget so I don't really bother with them. A lot of big new games are in kind of showpiece, almost theatrical cabinets with a lot of stuff to attract people, and I'm not immune to that. The two games I played the most at the arcade last summer were The Walking Dead (great light gun game), and Space Invaders Frenzy, both of which have massive cabinets.

 

There are definitely a lot more in Japan, and some of those must make it over here too, but I'm not sure. But there's gotta be like, a Tekken 7 cabinet in the USA, right?



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Posted Mon Jan 22, 2018 5:18 PM

course I live probably in an equally rural area- the last place I saw new arcade-type stuff was at Incredible Pizza.  It looked like they were mainly going towards the 'mobile games on the big screen' with some of the car simulation-style games.

 

One of our local doughnut shops has the 'giant Pac Man' machines in their stores.



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Posted Wed Jan 24, 2018 2:07 PM

Taito is testing out the US market at round1 arcade locations

 

The issue for Japanese companies is that they been using Network PC's and generally force locations to buy lots of them, and some like Bandi's Gundam Pods basically means buying 8+ pods and other equipment which would cost around 1 million US.



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Posted Wed Jan 24, 2018 6:14 PM

We have a local place with Space Invaders Frenzy...No idea if it comes from Japan or North America, but I played it and then afterwards realized I had a wad of tickets to pick up...Enough for a Tootsie Roll...LOL.



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Posted Wed Jan 24, 2018 9:12 PM

There's Killer Queen.



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Posted Tue Jan 30, 2018 8:08 AM

Stern and Jersey Jack still make pinball machines.





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