Archive for November 2007

Edge Arcade Reviews Nov. 1998

November 30, 2007

For those of you that remember, a few weeks back I posted up some scans of an Edge arcade article from way back in 1998. Also something I notice was that way back then Edge used to do arcade reviews (how times have changed). So as promised here is the first, of many, of thier arcade reviews. First up are reviews of Dirt Devils, Tetris & Ocean Hunter. Also in this issue was a round up of JAMMA ’98. Enjoy.

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Apologies for the quality but I couldn’t post up the 15MB plus scans as they would take a month of Sunday’s to load.

Don’t forget to check out Edge’s website, let me know if there’s any arcade news on there.

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Atari's Laserdisc Malibu Grand Prix

November 30, 2007

I stumbled across this on Digital Press and would love to know more about it. Below are links to test footage for Atari’s never-released laserdisc driving game, shown here in 3 parts. Filmed at Malibu Grand Prix in Redwood City, there’s not much to see as far as gameplay but it does contain some behind-the-scenes footage of Atari’s lab. I have searched high and low for some more info on this unreleased laserdisc game but so far nothing. So for the moment hit the links below to see these videos on You Tube. For some reason the ability to embed the videos has been removed, what the hells that about!

Video 1                                                                         

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Video 2

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Video 3

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Atari’s Laserdisc Malibu Grand Prix

November 30, 2007

I stumbled across this on Digital Press and would love to know more about it. Below are links to test footage for Atari’s never-released laserdisc driving game, shown here in 3 parts. Filmed at Malibu Grand Prix in Redwood City, there’s not much to see as far as gameplay but it does contain some behind-the-scenes footage of Atari’s lab. I have searched high and low for some more info on this unreleased laserdisc game but so far nothing. So for the moment hit the links below to see these videos on You Tube. For some reason the ability to embed the videos has been removed, what the hells that about!

Video 1                                                                         

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Video 2

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Video 3

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Wheel of Fortune on location

November 30, 2007

Thanks to tipster IcePagoda for pointing out this video of Stern’s newest pin, Wheel of Fortune on location. It looks like a lot of fun as you may expect to experience from Stern. Video produced by Web Wide Video.

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SlamBots in action

November 30, 2007

When I caught the news about a product called SlamBots on the latest Stinger Report, I was intrigued. I have personally thought about the application of robotics in coin-op games before but this is the first time I had heard of someone actually trying such an idea. To my astonishment, SlamBots (which made an appearance at this year’s IAAPA 07 event) has actually been available as a coin-op title for more than a year already although I have not found it on any distributor sites yet. Here is a video of the game in action by the company, posted to Youtube. Perhaps by them showing the game at IAAPA again (it washown at last years IAAPA as well, according to the website) it will garner more attention. The sites description of the game is fairly simple:

The goal of SlamBot is simple- SLAM your robot into the targets when they light up! Play solo or head-to-head! SlamBot can be enjoyed by up to 4 players simultaneously (or more on custom systems).

Players can earn points for slamming targets (playing offense) or they can prevent their opponents from scoring by bashing into their robot (playing defense).

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Mini Rider 2 Video

November 30, 2007

Thought I’d do my usual check through all the arcade manufactures websites. New to Sega Amusements Europe’s we have a Mini Rider 2 promo video. As most of you would have read already from IAAPA reports, this ride was shown at the American trade show. Hit the link below to check out the video.

[Mini Rider 2 Video]

Now let’s see if there’s anything new on other manufactures sites, stay tuned…….

Edit: Nope nothing else new, don’t forget if you spot any great news that you want share with us, use the link in the top right to contact us.

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Sega's Disney Dancing Card Game

November 29, 2007

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What do you get if you cross one of Sega’s kids games, Disney and a dance mat.

Well one of the above of course.

I don’t know how well the kids games did over here and in America. But let’s be honest, how can this fail. It has the Disney IP and a dance mat for good measure, plus collectible cards by the looks of it. Granted dance mat games aren’t the latest craze, but hey, this could be good fun for the little ones.

I don’t normally take an interest in these kinds of games, but this one I will keep a look out for. I’ll be interested to see how the gameplays works. I guess It’ll be similar to Love & Berry.

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