Newsbytes: Bubble Bobble Whacker; Contact Magix Video games; Lightning Knights, Atari Lynx 30th & Extra

Welcome to the final day of August, which has been fairly sluggish for arcade information general.

Bubble Bobble Whacker On Take a look at

Let’s begin off with one other Japanese location take a look at, though that is one that would actually discover it’s option to the States. Taito has begun testing out a Bubble Bobble themed whacker recreation. Would you play this when you got here throughout it?


— タイトーステーションアリオ蘇我店 (@Taito_Ariosoga) August 28, 2019

Contact Magix Studies Success With Dicey Leap & Hop’N Stack

You’ve in all probability seen the promoting on the prime of the positioning, displaying off quite a lot of videmption items by Contact Magix. If Chuck E. Cheeses serves as your location of alternative, then you might be prone to come throughout two of their newest items, Dicey Leap and Hop’N Stack. The corporate reported that they’ve accomplished “transport of 100 items of Dicey Leap and Hop N Stack video games to Chuck E Cheese out of a big order of 150 items.” They’ve additionally despatched alongside some earnings stories, one thing I haven’t seen for a lot of video games shortly. You may seize that file as a PDF right here; they look like doing very well for unique video games that haven’t any licensed character or identify to them.

BTW, I’ve seen footage of Contact Magix’s subsequent videmption recreation, and it’s trying like it’s retaining the same spirit to those video games, whereas going the route of a driving recreation. We’ll see that one at IAAPA, so TM is staying busy.

Lightning Knights Testing In Japan

The Exa-Arcadia feed has been getting a bit busier currently, after asserting checks for titles like Aka & Blue Sort-R and Nippon Marathon Turbo Hyper Operating, one other beforehand introduced title is on take a look at this weekend in Japan. Lightning Knights is the arcade model of Iron Crypticle, a multiplayer top-down dungeon crawler that ought to remind you of Gauntlet. It’s a twin-stick shooter on console, so I’m unsure the way it can have modified for single stick use.






— exA-Arcadia公式 (@exaarcadia) August 26, 2019

The Atari Lynx Turns 30

Tomorrow (Sep. 1st) marks the 30th anniversary of the Atari Lynx handheld console. Whereas this 12 months additionally marks the 30th anniversary of the  Nintendo Recreation Boy (a handheld I did have at house and totally loved), I didn’t point out that on the weblog when it occurred, because the GB wasn’t actually recognized for arcade ports. It did have some, however the Lynx would turn into the hand held referred to as the “transportable arcade machine” due to it’s many high quality ports that would make the most of it’s highly effective, console-like hardware (to be honest, the Recreation Gear which was launched in ’90/’91, would even have quite a lot of Sega arcade exclusives, so we’ll have to say that subsequent 12 months). These would come with Metal Talons, STUN Runner, Paperboy, Rampage, Xenophobe, Ninja Gaiden, Rampart, Ms. Pac-Man, Double Dragon, Toki, Xybots and plenty of others. Which one was your favourite?

Outdated George Petro & Eugene Jarvis Interview

With the Atari Lynx information, I used to be additionally reminded of an previous interview the place Play Mechanix CEO George Petro had mentioned that he received a Lynx in order that he may play Paperboy on the go. I couldn’t discover that exact one (I believe it may need been on a Halfway Arcade Treasures disc), however I did come throughout this video from 9 years in the past that I by no means had seen earlier than. It interviews each George Petro and Eugene Jarvis, not lengthy after their two corporations merged, and so they had been producing Terminator Salvation. Test it out:

The Sega R360 Mini

Highlighting this fan-made miniature Sega R360. It doesn’t seem to have the gyroscopic rotation that the cupboard is legendary for, but it surely’s nonetheless trying like a pleasant labor of affection:

#ミニチュア #アーケード #R360

— gaug (@gaug888) August 28, 2019

eight Minutes Of The UKPinfest 2019

In case you want a pinball repair (with out enjoying a machine):

We’ll shut out with this fanmade Mortal Kombat video…yeah, it’s the newer MK, however no worries

I’ve had this concept for the final eight months the place Scorpion from #MortalKombat beats the shit out of me and uppercuts me by way of the ground— so I lastly made it.

— Deejay (@DeejayForte) August 29, 2019

Have an incredible weekend everybody!

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I am a lifelong fan of video video games and I’ve been working my very own arcade, The Recreation Grid Arcade in West Valley Metropolis, Utah since 2008.



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