Archive for July 19, 2007

Let the brawler's begin!

July 19, 2007

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[Via SPoNg.com]

Our friend Kevin Williams latest SPoNG.com article looks over the latest wave of one-on-one fighting games that are suddenly flooding the scene this year after a decrease of such games in the arcades in recent memory. He discusses Tekken 6, Virtua Fighter 5 Ver.C, King Of Fighters Maximum Impact Regulation A and the recently revealed 2D fighter from Capcom. It’s a brief but interesting look at one of the pillars of the arcade industry and he even reveals that Sega may in fact be working on Virtua Fighter 6 to counter Tekken 6. Let’s just hope that Sega has some sense this time around and gives the game more exclusive time in the arcades. Of course, I wouldn’t mind seeing a completely new franchise either but say what you will about sequels, these should be big hitters for arcades.

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Let the brawler’s begin!

July 19, 2007

tekken6.jpg

[Via SPoNg.com]

Our friend Kevin Williams latest SPoNG.com article looks over the latest wave of one-on-one fighting games that are suddenly flooding the scene this year after a decrease of such games in the arcades in recent memory. He discusses Tekken 6, Virtua Fighter 5 Ver.C, King Of Fighters Maximum Impact Regulation A and the recently revealed 2D fighter from Capcom. It’s a brief but interesting look at one of the pillars of the arcade industry and he even reveals that Sega may in fact be working on Virtua Fighter 6 to counter Tekken 6. Let’s just hope that Sega has some sense this time around and gives the game more exclusive time in the arcades. Of course, I wouldn’t mind seeing a completely new franchise either but say what you will about sequels, these should be big hitters for arcades.

[Discuss on the Forum]

Shaggy's Weekly Review: Radikal Biker's By Gaelco/Atari Games

July 19, 2007

Sorry about missing last week, I plain forgot about it until Friday and was sidetracked by a few things to sit down and write a review. According to the site I’m posting this on Thursday but for where I am in the world, it still is Wednesday, so I’m not late just yet. This week I am going to review Radikal Bikers by Gaelco, licensed by Atari Games.

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Radikal Bikers by Gaelco
Licensed to Atari Games

Players: 1 per cabinet (linkable)
Released: 1998

Introduction

Not every game is a smash hit in the arcades and Radikal Bikers is one of those games. You still may run into it every now and then at a local arcade, although lately I have seen it’s cabinet being used for conversions to other titles. In fact when I worked at an arcade a few years back, this was consistently one of our least popular games, it only would beat out Beast Busters 2 most of the time.

You are a pizza delivery person who must race through the city to deliver the pizza to the set location before your opponent does. Plenty of obstacles get in your way, such as oncoming traffic or other urban hazards so you have to race perfectly to beat out the CPU or other player.

Gameplay

Your vehicle of choice is a moped and there are two characters to choose from. There are several tracks to chose from as you expect from any other racer and the tracks generally make you race through traffic packed streets. Much of the game deals in you avoiding objects to make it to the next checkpoint in time and this takes memorization and practice.  Fortunately the game does throw a few power-ups your way, including a cool one that allows you to destroy cars that get in your way by kicking them. You also will find a speed boost on occasion which is only really useful if you manage to avoid the obstacles. On top of that there are short cuts to find which once you know where they are at it will be a big advantage to you in winning the race.

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Shaggy’s Weekly Review: Radikal Biker’s By Gaelco/Atari Games

July 19, 2007

Sorry about missing last week, I plain forgot about it until Friday and was sidetracked by a few things to sit down and write a review. According to the site I’m posting this on Thursday but for where I am in the world, it still is Wednesday, so I’m not late just yet. This week I am going to review Radikal Bikers by Gaelco, licensed by Atari Games.

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rbikemarq.jpg

Radikal Bikers by Gaelco
Licensed to Atari Games

Players: 1 per cabinet (linkable)
Released: 1998

Introduction

Not every game is a smash hit in the arcades and Radikal Bikers is one of those games. You still may run into it every now and then at a local arcade, although lately I have seen it’s cabinet being used for conversions to other titles. In fact when I worked at an arcade a few years back, this was consistently one of our least popular games, it only would beat out Beast Busters 2 most of the time.

You are a pizza delivery person who must race through the city to deliver the pizza to the set location before your opponent does. Plenty of obstacles get in your way, such as oncoming traffic or other urban hazards so you have to race perfectly to beat out the CPU or other player.

Gameplay

Your vehicle of choice is a moped and there are two characters to choose from. There are several tracks to chose from as you expect from any other racer and the tracks generally make you race through traffic packed streets. Much of the game deals in you avoiding objects to make it to the next checkpoint in time and this takes memorization and practice.  Fortunately the game does throw a few power-ups your way, including a cool one that allows you to destroy cars that get in your way by kicking them. You also will find a speed boost on occasion which is only really useful if you manage to avoid the obstacles. On top of that there are short cuts to find which once you know where they are at it will be a big advantage to you in winning the race.

(more…)


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