Newsbytes: World’s Largest Frogger Sighting; Jurassic Park Pinball; Arcade Merchandise & Extra

Good day light reader, and welcome to a different thrilling version of Newsbytes. Let’s take a fast journey down the highway of transient arcade information objects to get your weekend into excessive gear:

New Sighting For The World’s Largest Frogger

We haven’t heard something concerning the World’s Largest Frogger because it was first discovered on take a look at again in June, however due to Jdevy, right here’s a brand new have a look at the sport that was posted to Instagram 5 weeks in the past. Oddly, the marquee is totally different from the primary model, however the management panel nonetheless has World’s Largest Pac-Man on it (it’s more durable to swap out CP artwork than the marquee). As you may see from this new picture, the participant made it to Spherical 5, the place as a substitute of autos on the highway, it’s nothing however snakes. My guess is that every spherical is totally different than the final, as we noticed with Area Invaders Frenzy. This additionally signifies that the sport is ready to amusement mode as a substitute of Redemption mode (the latter is only one spherical + jackpot likelihood).

Stern Premieres Jurassic Park Pinball At Replay FX 2019

Whereas I ordered my Jurassic Park pinball machine a few weeks in the past, there’s been a hold-up on the taxes, so it hasn’t shipped but. Luckily for different consumers, I’ve seen many places including one already, so for those who’ve been chomping on the bit to play this one, likelihood is good that you’ll find it this weekend at your native pinball parlor. Stern additionally launch new code for the sport this week, so when you have one, be sure to get the newest software program:

Talking of pinball, ColorDMD simply introduced their newest colorization mission, Williams’ Hurricane:

Additionally, Jersey Jack Pinball has launched new code for Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Manufacturing unit, bringing that one as much as v1.13.

Brian Colin’s Arcade Historical past Tour

Sport designer Brian Colin has been a busy man over the previous couple of minutes, and there’s no indication that he’ll be letting up quickly. I must see about getting him out right here to Utah in 2020, however anyhow, right here’s a slideshow of his many occasions that he went to final 12 months:

As we speak In Arcade-Associated Merchandise

Now we have a few issues through the the wonderful web site Shut Up And Take My Yen (only a phrase of warning when you have an issue in spending cash on nerd stuff 😀 )

Warmth Reactive Area Invaders Mugs

Pac-Man Ghost Salt & Pepper Shakers

And I noticed this on the retailer whereas looking the board recreation part. I used to be kicking round some concepts for an Arcade Heroes board recreation (sure, actually!), however in taking a look at this and doing a little analysis into the present board recreation market, it appears a bit oversaturated for area of interest content material in the meanwhile. Then once more, if readers actually demanded it…

I wasn’t conscious of the brand new Pac-Man board recreation till now. Virtually overwhelming to see what number of board video games are on the market nowadays, so having a reputation like that helps. pic.twitter.com/YjtbHT9pS3

— Arcade Heroes (@arcadeheroes) August 23, 2019

Promo Hyperlink: Arcade Heroes On Teepublic

As we speak in 3D Printed Arcade Elements: Suzo Happ PSU Fused Change

It’s an amazing little thought to make the method of coping with the ability provides usually utilized in most arcade machines on the market slightly simpler. A bit safer too (though I’ve by no means shocked myself engaged on the wiring with considered one of these).

Right here’s a preview of one other 3d printed design I’ve been engaged on: full shell Suzo Happ PSU cowl with an built-in fused swap. It makes use of an everyday three prong wire. It nonetheless wants some work, I’ll launch it when it’s prepared! #arcade pic.twitter.com/Ailgz1gFef

— Matt Joly (@QcRetro) August 23, 2019

NeoGeo: A Visible Historical past Lands In Japan

H/T to Kevin Williams. Launched to the West again in 2017, the NeoGeo: A Visible Historical past was launched to sturdy acclaim. Now, SNK followers in Japan get to get pleasure from it because the e book lastly acquired a launch within the land of the Rising Solar.

Film Stars At The Olympics

A meme to your consideration

Overview: Sooner, Tougher, Extra Difficult Q*Bert

Let’s finish with a evaluation from our mates over at Arcade Hunters:

Okay, that’s all for now. I must go work on my 2019/2020 Almanac and get it performed earlier than the 12 months is over…

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


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