Archive for August 18, 2008

ArcadeOtaku, a place to discuss Japanese arcade gaming and a Japanese arcade game blog

August 18, 2008

I know that a few of you are familiar with the arcade gaming forum known as Killercabs and as such you might also be familiar with the fact that it has been done for over a week and apparently it’s not coming back. Fortunately some members of the previous forum aren’t content to sit around and see what might happen, they made a new forum dedicated to pretty much the same thing. I hadn’t been a member of the Killercabs forum for long but I noticed that the people there were nice and were very knowledgable. In fact it’s because of the admin of ArcadeOtaku that I got the information I needed to get my hands on IGS’ Oriental Legend 2. While it’s dedicated a great deal to Japanese arcade gaming, I doubt they’d shun any arcade discussion so check it out.

[ArcadeOtaku]

Also I can’t remember if I posted this before and I’m in a hurry at the moment but one of our readers has a Japanese arcade blog of their own called Japhei Game Blog. If I posted about this before then no harm in repeating it again. 🙂

[Discuss on the Forum]

Advertisements

Mini Arcade Cabs for kids in Korea

August 18, 2008

[Image via the International Tae-Kwon Do Foundation of New Zealand (of all places)]

I thought that I had posted about something like this a long time ago but after using the search engine I couldn’t find anything about it so here we go. I have heard about these tiny cabinets before that were made just for kids and while the idea isn’t new (I know of a couple of games in the 80’s that used small cabs and were made for kids) it’s always interesting to see, especially where the only  time I have seen these types of cabinets in Korea is they are always red and they are always outside. Nice large screens though, those look like 25″ monitors but it’s hard to say really. I am surprised that there are more of these all over the place, just because a game is made for kids doesn’t mean that it doesn’t count (like with Pump It up Jump!). From the looks of things they haven’t made any special games for these cabinets and they mostly feature Neo Geo software. Thanks to reader Barrie for pointing this out.

[Discuss on the Forum]

Soopa Coin-Up Bros DIY mini-arcade cabinet

August 18, 2008

Here is an interesting DIY piece of art that allows you to design your own mini-arcade cabinet that is fairly similar to that Pac GentleMan artpiece we covered a while back. There are a few different colors and I imagine that there will be different skins you can either get or make for the cabinet. These would certainly make a nice piece for any arcade or gameroom.

[Soopa Coin Up Bros DIY vinyl cabs] [Discuss on the Forum]

Retro Space pays homage to Computer Space

August 18, 2008

Yeah, yeah yeah, another home arcade cabinet. This one however pays homage to a particular game known as Computer Space. It’s not completely identical to the 1970’s classic, but there’s enough there to evoke memories of Nolan Bushnell’s arcade game. Namely the bright yellow cabinet and the lady in white!

[Discuss on the Forum]