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ExA-Arcadia - The New Neo Geo MVS

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Original classics are fairly widespread still, although how many originals have survived to today is a question we'll never know the answer to. In my case, all my games are originals. Running MAME in a business like mine would probably never be "caught" by whomever polices such a thing, but I don't do that anyways.

 

I still run into people who say that graphics don't matter. They don't to small kids and super casual gamers, who are fine with terrible looking stuff like Roblox or Minecraft. But they really do to everyone else. I think that's a big thing always driving PlayStation sales no matter what the generation, they're always talking about the graphics in that case (even though you can always get better on a PC :P )

 

Arcades these days do what's needed. While they could use RTX cards, chances are that wouldn't really make the game earn any better than without such a thing. All exA games support 4K, although nothing on the platform has really pushed it yet as they've focused more on the games/gameplay.

 

Speaking of the exA again, here's the latest release, Rival Megagun XE. Think Twinkle Star Sprites, but you get to become a boss character to fight your opponent:

 

 

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Looks good. I would play that.

 

Many times shooters are innovative in the art department, if not in the same'ol same'ol hypersteroidal action. Working through this style of game is not unlike playing a musical instrument. Focus on the art of the pattern, yet with no strict requirement to adhere to it. A trance. If that makes any sense..

 

In a odd sort of way, one shmup blends into the next into the next.. Easy to segue from one to the other and somehow feel it's a continuation. One long-ass game. Till you're done.

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This thing is really cool! Thanks Shaggy for sharing with us. I would love to have one of these in my house.

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The trance thing is what made me fall in love with Tempest 2000. That was one of the first times I really got into the zone with a game. Also did with Dariusburst. 

 

23 hours ago, Cobra Kai said:

This thing is really cool! Thanks Shaggy for sharing with us. I would love to have one of these in my house.

No problem :) You can buy them for home, but they do charge arcade prices for it (believe it or not, this one of the cheapest brand new games you can get in the biz these days)

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Would a car combat game be doable on the ExA Arcadia if it supported a steering wheel, pedals, and a shift stick?

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On 8/24/2021 at 11:38 PM, SlidellMan said:

Would a car combat game be doable on the ExA Arcadia if it supported a steering wheel, pedals, and a shift stick?

Sure, some JAMMA and JVS setups have used that, so I don't imagine it would be too difficult to support, it's just that the main platform is made for the joystick/button controls.

 

In exA news, SNK is now an official exA partner, which means that SNK titles will be coming back to arcades. Samurai Showdown V Perfect is the first, but they have several others in development (can't spill what they are yet, but some exciting stuff is on the horizon with SNK & exA)

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4 hours ago, Shaggy the Atarian said:

 

 

In exA news, SNK is now an official exA partner, which means that SNK titles will be coming back to arcades. Samurai Showdown V Perfect is the first, but they have several others in development (can't spill what they are yet, but some exciting stuff is on the horizon with SNK & exA)

I agree Shaggy. Looking forward on seeing more regarding it. Ooooh, can't spell the beans what they are? The suspense is killing me bro. :)

 

Anthony..

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We'd likely know by now, but unfortunately with the pandemic hurting exA's home market of Japan a bit harder than places like the US, this keeps pushing things back. 

 

That said, the stuff we can expect to see from SNK are names that you all definitely know :) 

 

In other exA news, Cosmic Digger 3671 is now up for pre-order. Remake of a super obscure  Japanese arcade game from 1980, now with 4-player support and Jeff Minter-like graphics.

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