Posted tagged ‘Location Test’

Konami Location Tests Reflec Beat in South Korea

September 1, 2010

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Alternate headline: “Konami strikes back in DJ Max Technika’s hometown”. The location test is actually over at this moment after Konami was able to gather player input over the period of a few weeks. Fortunately we have some extensive videos of the game in action now, it’s like a chaotic version of DJMT with the touchable notes floating all over the place as opposed to sitting on fixed points of the screen. Reflec Beat makes it’s Japanese debut next month in October but Technika 2 will not be far behind with a December release.

Source: Bemanistyle.com

Sega's Initial D AA Arcade Stage 6 in action

August 30, 2010

Sega’s recently announced Initial D AA Arcade Stage 6 was on location test in Singapore and ID fans were on hand to grab some video. I believe that this was an online test showing how the tag battles work. Graphically it looks quite good although it’s not a big jump over ID5; the play style has changed with some differences in physics and penalties too but whether that will be a good or a bad thing in the eyes of ID fans remains to be seen.

Source: Initial D World Forums

Sega’s Initial D AA Arcade Stage 6 in action

August 30, 2010

Sega’s recently announced Initial D AA Arcade Stage 6 was on location test in Singapore and ID fans were on hand to grab some video. I believe that this was an online test showing how the tag battles work. Graphically it looks quite good although it’s not a big jump over ID5; the play style has changed with some differences in physics and penalties too but whether that will be a good or a bad thing in the eyes of ID fans remains to be seen.

Source: Initial D World Forums

Taito’s Music Gun Gun 2 ; Darius Burst hands-on article + Taito’s JAMMA line-up

August 30, 2010

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Let’s start the week with some Taito news, first with a new game that the company is working on that is a sequel to one of their notable mash-up titles. Music Gun Gun combined two genres that always bring in the players to arcades – light-gun games and music games. With Music Gun Gun 2, we should expect a format similar to the first game with new songs (there will be around 100 songs total) including the Super Mario Bros. Medley plus new songs from Darius Burst Another Chronicle. Taito also has brought in some professional voice actors to do the character voice overs. The game will be testing at the Akihabara Hara Hey on September 4th & 5th. Source details: Game Watch / Music Gun Gun 2 website

Speaking of Darius Burst: Another Chronicle, AkihabaraNews.com has a hands-on preview of the game, along with a set of clear pictures. The reviewers state that they had a great time playing the game and that Taito is developing it as a way to draw more players into arcade centers. That should be the point of every arcade game but DBAC stands a good chance of playing upon nostalgia as well as impressing new players so they get a feel for a unique arcade experience.

UPDATE: Taito has released information on their line-up for the JAMMA show. Both Music Gun Gun 2 and Darius Burst Another Chronicle will be there but they also will be presenting a sequel to one of the strangest arcade games to come out in recent memory with their Dining Table Flipping game Part 2. Here’s the Taito JAMMA page.

Taito's Music Gun Gun 2 ; Darius Burst hands-on article + Taito's JAMMA line-up

August 30, 2010

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Let’s start the week with some Taito news, first with a new game that the company is working on that is a sequel to one of their notable mash-up titles. Music Gun Gun combined two genres that always bring in the players to arcades – light-gun games and music games. With Music Gun Gun 2, we should expect a format similar to the first game with new songs (there will be around 100 songs total) including the Super Mario Bros. Medley plus new songs from Darius Burst Another Chronicle. Taito also has brought in some professional voice actors to do the character voice overs. The game will be testing at the Akihabara Hara Hey on September 4th & 5th. Source details: Game Watch / Music Gun Gun 2 website

Speaking of Darius Burst: Another Chronicle, AkihabaraNews.com has a hands-on preview of the game, along with a set of clear pictures. The reviewers state that they had a great time playing the game and that Taito is developing it as a way to draw more players into arcade centers. That should be the point of every arcade game but DBAC stands a good chance of playing upon nostalgia as well as impressing new players so they get a feel for a unique arcade experience.

UPDATE: Taito has released information on their line-up for the JAMMA show. Both Music Gun Gun 2 and Darius Burst Another Chronicle will be there but they also will be presenting a sequel to one of the strangest arcade games to come out in recent memory with their Dining Table Flipping game Part 2. Here’s the Taito JAMMA page.

Darius Burst Another Chronicle location test reports

August 7, 2010

The waiting line for Darius Burst Another Chronicle's 1st loctest (by AM-Net)

Taito began the first public test of the new Darius Burst Another Chronicle in Akihabara yesterday and already the test is considered a great success. Between 140-200 showed up early to get a chance to play the new game for 200 yen each. There are a couple of location test reports on the web, one from Small Room Aries and a more detailed report from Game Watch. It sounds like it’s similar in many ways to Darius Burst on the PSP but with a number of improvements; enhanced graphics, a new craft to pick called Formula, new sound effects, changes in the stage configurations and how enemies attack, the ability to change the direction of your ship, and there will be a new Chronicle mode which was not available to play for this test. Small Room Aries mentions that it can be a little hard to grasp where your ship is at when there are four players on the screen which is something I have wondered about but hopefully Taito will be able to fine-tune that so it won’t be a problem in the final release.

Game Watch also has a number of new direct screenshots to drool over.

Source: AM-Net.jp

Super Street Fighter IV Arcade on location test

August 6, 2010

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Super Street Fighter IV Arcade is out testing and 4Gamer.net has pictures to prove it. The article mentions some fine tuning in the game with the health but beyond that there isn’t much else to report. Too bad they don’t try it out the Darius Burst cabinet since they insist on using the dual cabinet setup. Now THAT would really help set SSFIV apart from it’s console counterparts.

As for a release, the other day ArcadeUFO (a well-known arcade in Austin TX) stated that Super Street Fighter IV Arcade is confirmed for a December release and that they will be getting the game.

Visit 4Gamer.net for the full spread.


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