Traditional Arcade Information Feed: Might 2019

Right here’s a abstract for you of the newest arcade-related information! This month, I believed I’d combine issues up a bit and pull collectively bunch of movies detailing what’s new referring to the pastime. Don’t overlook to let me know your ideas within the feedback under.

Paul Johnson is a 2D animator with a penchant for 80s/90s Japanese type cartoons, and he’s give you this cool animated brief which pays homage to basic Irem shooter R-Sort. It’s very well completed and value a glance:

Tempest maestro Marc Klinger dropped a remark onto a earlier article right here on the weblog, and linked to a video  displaying the 40 credit score and stage choose cheat that may be activated on Dave Theurer’s signature arcade recreation. It’s an excellent deep dive into the internal workings of the programming:

If you wish to see extra of Marc in motion on Tempest (and it’s price taking notes!) try his unimaginable 1,000,000 level recreation right here:

Jersey Jack, creator of one in every of my favorite pinball machines The Wizard of Oz, have launched a brand new desk based mostly on the Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Manufacturing facility franchise. It appears nice and I can’t wait to get my fingers on one! On this video, there’s some gameplay footage, and an interview with business legend Pat Lawlor, designer of the desk:

And speaking of pinball, I got here throughout this current video about collector Michael Schiess, founding father of The Pacific Pinball Museum. He has over 1700 machines in his assortment. he chats in regards to the collector mentality, and the way and why he’s on a mission to save lots of pinball:

A brand new arcade documentary is within the works! Arcadia The Film appears on the historical past and amassing of basic coin operated arcade machines from electro-mechanical efforts, by means of to the explosion of video video games within the early 80s. It appears to have very excessive manufacturing values. Take a look at the trailer right here:

Extra data in regards to the film might be discovered at this web site.

In addition to being an ideal host throughout my current go to to San Francisco, Andy Welburn is considered most likely essentially the most educated arcade PCB restore man on the earth. Take a look at his newest restore video, the place he fixes a problematic Hearth Truck PCB – it’s a bit totally different – lastly, somebody has made restore movies attention-grabbing!

And eventually, I believed this vid was fairly cool. Small Change Arcade, take unique arcade hardware pulled from trashed cabs, and repurpose them into pint-sized replicas of the unique machines. Proprietor Matt appears to do good work:

Thanks for testing the weblog this week. When you’ve got something so as to add, or have a information merchandise that you simply wish to see featured in a future put up, let me know within the feedback under.

See you subsequent time!

Tony

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