Archive for the ‘Gundam’ category

Mobile Suit Gundam Vs. Gundam kit

November 2, 2007

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In Japan there are no shortage of Gundam themed games and that is a trend that is reflected even more by Japan’s arcade scene with the likes of thos awesome dome shaped cabinets and the Gundam games inside. In March 2008 another Gundam game makes it’s way to arcades, known as “Mobile Suit Gundam VS. Gundam” and a kit for the game will be available at that time. Coinopexpress has posted information about the kit so at this point we simply have to wait. It is unlikely that any distributors outside Japan will pick up this game but you can always hope.

Speaking of this game, it appears their site has been updated with new screenshots, which is always a bonus for Gundam players that want to check this game out.

[Gundam VS Gundam Website

[Gundam VS. Gundam kit @ Coinopexpress.com] [Discuss on the Forum]

Mobile Suit GUNDAM – Spirit of Zeon ADVANCE

July 3, 2007

For now I would chalk this up to another Japan-only release (until we hear differently of course). The appearance of the cabinet looks like a stylized version of the Time Crisis 4 SD cabinet, with the addition of the machine guns. It is a light-gun game and it doesn’t look too bad but it would be cool to see them bring this outside of Japan as I’m sure there are enough fans that would really enjoy the game. It’s always fun to blow up giant robots!

Spirit of Zeon does have an official teaser site but it reveals nothing about the game. Perhaps it will before too long, I just hate these teaser sites that give us nothing. To make up for it here are a few pics I found on Dengeki Online(click to enlarge). UPDATE: Fixed the name of the game as it wasn’t ‘Spirits” but ‘Spirit. Also I need to point out that this is a Banpresto game with this title being a sequel to the GUNDAM game launched last year. The gun used on this cabinet uses an unusual multi-button system which looks to give the game a little more depth than simply pointing and shooting.

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[Spirit of Zeon Teaser Site] [Discuss on the Forum]

Stinger Report’s Next-Gen Amusement Highlights; Holographic Amusement next?

June 22, 2007

The latest Stinger Report covers some interesting aspects of the amusement industry and what it is attempting to to do next. Big amusement parks always are looking for (and need) something bigger and more attractive than a local arcade or FEC and it appears that a number of developments will bring on interesting attractions in the future.

Some of the more interesting news however is that of one company’s development of aholodeck22.jpg non-invasive 3D display that does not require glasses known as ‘Holography’. Of course anyone who has watched Star Trek: The Next Generation knows that the ultimate future of entertainment will be holographic entertainment, but it certainly will be a long time before that will make it to the home – so the first logical step is to bring it to the amusement sector. The company that has developed the technology, known as SeeReel Technologies, is set to soon demonstrate their new technology to the masses. Read on past the post break for more details on this as well as other big attractions that are in development for amusement parks (including the new Harry Potter theme park, The Simpson’s Ride, NASA’s latest simulator, GUNDAM the ride and more).

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Stinger Report's Next-Gen Amusement Highlights; Holographic Amusement next?

June 22, 2007

The latest Stinger Report covers some interesting aspects of the amusement industry and what it is attempting to to do next. Big amusement parks always are looking for (and need) something bigger and more attractive than a local arcade or FEC and it appears that a number of developments will bring on interesting attractions in the future.

Some of the more interesting news however is that of one company’s development of aholodeck22.jpg non-invasive 3D display that does not require glasses known as ‘Holography’. Of course anyone who has watched Star Trek: The Next Generation knows that the ultimate future of entertainment will be holographic entertainment, but it certainly will be a long time before that will make it to the home – so the first logical step is to bring it to the amusement sector. The company that has developed the technology, known as SeeReel Technologies, is set to soon demonstrate their new technology to the masses. Read on past the post break for more details on this as well as other big attractions that are in development for amusement parks (including the new Harry Potter theme park, The Simpson’s Ride, NASA’s latest simulator, GUNDAM the ride and more).

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