Archive for March 1, 2007

Let's go Jungle in the Wild

March 1, 2007

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Another new machine in the arcades, at the Trocadero again. Probably one of my favourites just because you can’t beat an enclosed cabinet for the atmosphere that it creates. Hopefully more developers will follow suit and use this style of cabinet. For any one who hasn’t played it yet head over to Sega for more pictures and info.

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Let’s go Jungle in the Wild

March 1, 2007

lgj1.JPG

Another new machine in the arcades, at the Trocadero again. Probably one of my favourites just because you can’t beat an enclosed cabinet for the atmosphere that it creates. Hopefully more developers will follow suit and use this style of cabinet. For any one who hasn’t played it yet head over to Sega for more pictures and info.

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Alien Extermination DLX is out there!

March 1, 2007

So all those beautiful shiny machines that I got my hands on at the ATEI are gradually filtering thier way through in to the arcades. The first one I have spotted is Global VR’s Aliens Extermination DLX in the London Trocadero. Without the hustle and bustle of the trade show I was able to get some better pictures of the cabinet for those of you that have not seen it yet. Enjoy!

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Namco Station – London

March 1, 2007

 

In the first of, hopefully many, reviews of arcades that I get the chance to visit, I checked out the Namco Station in County Hall on the South Bank in London. This quite possibly has to be one of the coolest locations I’ve seen an arcade in, what with it being right next to the London Eye and over the river from Big Ben. Also the decors of the place is still quite new and modern, unfortunately the range of video games on offer is a little dated. Granted they have large selection of old favourites like Rally, Street Fighter, Daytona, Dance Stage, Silent Scope and Tekken, but there was a general lack of newer titles. Now you may argue that there has not exactly been a flood of new games, but I would expect an arcade in such a prime location to be right up to date with the industries latest offerings. One of the nicest features of this arcade is that downstairs there is a funky bar which also has a selection of probably the better machines like; Time Crisis 4, Outrun 2 and my drunken favourite Final Furlong. The other features of this arcade are; multiple bowling lanes and a bumper car track which is always a good laugh.

Game Range - 7/10 [Could do with some newer machines, Love & Berry and Dinosaur King don't count for me, large selection overall]

Game Condition – 9/10 [Only one machine out of order]

Additional Facilities - 8/10 [Bowling Alley, Bumper Cars, Pool Tables, Bar & a McDonald's concession]

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