Archive for November 1, 2007

Arcade Heroes Impressions on i-Go's Panzer Elite

November 1, 2007

I visited my local distributor again and they had a few new games in stock. One of those games included something that I saw on the reports for London Preview 08 and that waspanzer-elite-action.jpg i-GO’s Panzer Elite. After sitting down (with my son who was with me) and buckling in (the game will not play unless you buckle up) I gave it a try.

First off the cabinet is interesting and unconventional for an arcade as you do not see any screen at first. After you sit down and throw in your coins then a widescreen LCD panel slides down in front of you, creating an environment where you’re completely surrounded in a simulator experience. It’s kind of cool actually but I can see where some people may not try it out without seeing someone play it first. I was told that they are working on a setup where you can hook up an external monitor to the game for both an attract mode and spectator mode. The seat itself is quite comfortable and there are two controllers at the players fingertips – a flight-style joystick on the right and a metallic shift stick on the left. The Panzer game doesn’t use all of the buttons on the joystick so it may look a little more complicated than it really is. On top of all that the entire game uses a motion-base to recreate a simulator experience that you cannot get at home.

So how does the game play? Hit the post break to read the rest!

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Arcade Heroes Impressions on i-Go’s Panzer Elite

November 1, 2007

I visited my local distributor again and they had a few new games in stock. One of those games included something that I saw on the reports for London Preview 08 and that waspanzer-elite-action.jpg i-GO’s Panzer Elite. After sitting down (with my son who was with me) and buckling in (the game will not play unless you buckle up) I gave it a try.

First off the cabinet is interesting and unconventional for an arcade as you do not see any screen at first. After you sit down and throw in your coins then a widescreen LCD panel slides down in front of you, creating an environment where you’re completely surrounded in a simulator experience. It’s kind of cool actually but I can see where some people may not try it out without seeing someone play it first. I was told that they are working on a setup where you can hook up an external monitor to the game for both an attract mode and spectator mode. The seat itself is quite comfortable and there are two controllers at the players fingertips – a flight-style joystick on the right and a metallic shift stick on the left. The Panzer game doesn’t use all of the buttons on the joystick so it may look a little more complicated than it really is. On top of all that the entire game uses a motion-base to recreate a simulator experience that you cannot get at home.

So how does the game play? Hit the post break to read the rest!

(more…)