Archive for April 2, 2007

Fast and the Furious Tokyo Drift – Video

April 2, 2007

 Was just tipped on this by one of our members on the Arcade Heroes Forum

 Shaggy writes;

“I noticed that Raw Thrills has a page up right now that features pics and video of their latest driving game, Drift. Graphically it’s pretty underwhelming IMO, it’s not much better than Rush 2049″

Would have to agree with him on the graphics front, probably doesn’t help that I’m currently playing my 360 and PS3 a lot. I’m sure it’s fun but is it just me or are some arcade game visuals going backwards?

Check out the video for yourself and see what you think.

Silent Hill – The Arcade Game – Japan Location Test

April 2, 2007

Please bare in mind than this is translated from Japanese to English through Babelfish, so excuse the inaccurancing in the wording etc.

– ‘ The silent hill arcade ‘ it went to the location test

In it is the location test which “AM サントロペ Ikebukuro” starts from yesterday, but it tried going right away. Trying playing, it tries collecting the point.

  • 1 play 200 Yen, continuing is 100 Yen. 2 human simultaneous plays are possible.
  • As for the latest version, you cannot use e-Amusement PASS.
  • You start life with “100”. When attack is received, approximately the damage of 10 – extent is received. When life becomes 0, it is the game over.
  • Directing the gun outside the picture, you shoot リロード.
  • You cannot verify the item.
  • With AOU version it ended mandatorily with the boss who is in the hospital, but when super attack of the boss is overcome, it is possible to advance to the following development.
  • 1 stage to “area 1” – “area 3” with the pattern which has divided into 3, area 1 was to the boss of the hospital where you can play with AOU version.

Until it enters into the hospital, attack of the enemy is still looser one, but when it enters into the hospital, you felt rather seriously. Absent-minded when it has done, oh with while saying, receiving the damage, you decreased life largely. When attacking the enemy, it is the point, but being to be written on the frame, it does, this but “aiming for the head, you shoot”. It seems that can give the big damage.

Saturday 13:30 arriving at around, some time playing, you looked at circumstances, but the person who is seen with interest sporadically was. Saying, that when you say whether whether the many people have played, so being not to be, it does, but….

South American Arcades

April 2, 2007

 This was sent to RetroBlast! from one of thier readers who is travelling about a bit. He was kind enough to send some photos of all the arcades he has found on his travels, looks like there’s more chance finding some old skool games out in South America than there is of me finding any around my area! Lucky git.

Hi guys,

Back on 07/17/06 I wrote in about arcades I’d seen in Dubai.  Well our 18 month holiday is coming to an end but I thought I’d email a few other images from Central and South America.

One is an arcade I saw around midnight in the very seedy bus terminal in Belize City, Belize.  I risked showing off (and having stolen!) my camera to snap this quick photo, before getting a taxi out of there.  Got to love their security hey?

The other is a little arcade, mainly full of fighting games like street fighter, that was in the market at Antigua, Guatemala.  Interesting to see arcades around the place.

And finally it’s not an arcade machine but heaps of Foosball tables in a plaza in Peru.  I took this on the Peru side of the Peru / Bolivia border.  They seem to love playing foosball in Peru, with tables just setup in the street.  Oh yeah you could also hire the toy cars in the background for your kids to play on.


High Score

April 2, 2007

There’s only one world to describe this story….. HARDCORE! But in a cool way, not in a sad way.

[via GameSetWatch]

This is the story of man vs machine. The machine in question is the arcade classic Missile Command, and the man is Bill Carlton, an average run-of-the-mill kind of guy.

High Score

Its perhaps safe to say that when most people hear about some expert game player, or at least someone who is obsessed with video games, they immediately make assumptions: among other traits, this person more than likely has zero friends, let alone a girlfriend, is perhaps unemployed, has poor hygiene, and maybe even “talks funny”. But not Bill. He has a decent job, friends, even a girlfriend, who may not understand Bill’s obsession but is nonetheless supportive.

He’s not some ball of angst like many diehard gamers but instead a rather charming, laid-back, and even genuinely funny guy. So as we follow along his quest to attain the record for highest score ever, instead of wincing whenever Bill hits a stumbling block, we, the viewers are actually sympathetic and even hopeful for his success. Though its Bill’s apparent normalcy that makes his obsession all the more intriguing and perplexing, since one must ask: what’s a normal guy like that doing stuff like this

Arcade '84

April 2, 2007

I know this has been about for a bit, but just stumbled across it again today. If only there was a place like that now, if only!

Arcade ’84

April 2, 2007

I know this has been about for a bit, but just stumbled across it again today. If only there was a place like that now, if only!