Archive for the ‘UFO Stomper’ category

Videos from ASI 2008

March 29, 2008

In addition to a few pictures I also managed to get some video footage from the ASI 2008 show floor. As mentioned in previous posts I have had some problems with my digital camera corrupting many files so unfortunately some videos aren’t loading into my computer and I can’t get them to work but I am looking into a workaround at salvaging a few.

Indiana Jones Pinball @ Stern’s booth – this is a lot of fun and it was quite popular.

GlobalVR’s Booth. 10 NASCAR games linked = good fun

Sega’s Booth. I forgot to mention in the video that with Primeval Hunt it is very easy to see the influence that the Wii has had on this game – the guns use some sort of motion sensing control (which I believe works most when the touch screen is deactivated) and it also has a small speaker in the butt of the gun. It’s cool but whatever they did made the gun weigh more than it should and by the time you’re finished with the game your arms are tired.

Click on the post break below for videos of Sea Wolf and UFO Stomper (I had them on the main page but too many videos seem to be causing loading problems for the site).

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Pricing for Blazing Angels and UFO Stomper

February 29, 2008

We have more price ranges for two new arcade titles, GlobalVR’s Blazing Angels and Trio-Tech’s UFO Stomper. Keep in mind that these are prices according to one distributor and different distributors will carry these same games for a different (and hopefully lower) price. So how much will these games set back your local operator? Blazing Angels is listed at $9000; UFO Stomper a “mere” $28,999 or $30+ after taxesufoprice.png and shipping. Both games (especially UFO Stomper) are going for higher than I expected but as always my local distributor usually carries games for less than BHM but I’m not expecting the prices to be that much lower through my channel.

Of course FECs will always have the advantage over small operators in purchasing games but it sucks for us small frys when there is pratically no chance we can raise the capital to purchase one of these games (much less pay them off in a reasonable amount of time). At least UFO Stomper is so drastically different that it won’t be coming to home consoles ever but it would be far easier to swallow the price if it were more reasonable – say $10-15k less. Of course the only other interactive floor I know of costs around $20k (LightSpace) so these interactive floors aren’t cheap no matter where you go.

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Sega ATEi 2008 Impressions

January 24, 2008

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Let’s start with the big guns, first up is Sega.

The first thing that struck me was the variety of games on offer especially after the recent news that Sega had signed a distribution deal with Trio-Tech. This added some additional games to the blue hedgehog’s stand. Jett Rider and Mad Wave, both simulators, were present as well as UFO Stomper, which we are all familiar with now after it was shown at IAAPA recently. The best game on the Stomper had to be thier take on the Guitar Hero gameplay system, but instead of a guitar, you were using your feet to hit the notes. Other 3rd party games on offer were Coastal Amusements Sea Wolf which was good fun and surprisingly holds up well on it’s own as a video game.

Back to the real video games now and my favourite on the Sega stand had to be Race TV. I’m not so convinced by the single player game, but as always, when it comes to multiplayer Sega knows what it’s doing. In some ways it’s cheap, but the boost system works well in helping you catch up with your rivals. Also, if timed correctly, the boost allows you to smash in to the back of opponents and take them out. The tracks are also incredibly wacky and theres a good selection of licensed cars which is unique for a game like this.

Primeval Hunt impressed me too because it would be so easy for Sega to churn out another run of the mill shooter and for it to do well. But that’s not what they’ve done. The main innovation in this game is the fact that it is set in a free roaming environment and you control your path using a touch screen placed near the gun holsters. It is possible for you to plan out your entire path at the start of the round, this allows you to take out the dinos in a quicker time. Each dino has a vital hit point too, which is pointed out to you at the beginning of the round. Hitting these point brings down the creatures in one shot which is particularly handy when they are charging straight at you! Also they are three choices of weapon, that I saw, and these were; crossbow, shotgun, and rifle which all have the own strengths and weaknesses.

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Sega ATEi 2008 Videos: Race TV, Primeval Hunt, UFO Stomper & More

January 23, 2008

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Primeval Hunt

UFO Stomper

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Sega Europe Sign Distribution Deal With TrioTech Amusement

January 20, 2008

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I have been really looking forward to playing the UFO Stomper and seeing how it works. So I guess I’ll be heading towards Sega’s stand at ATEi to do so (as if I wasn’t heading that way anyway!).

[via Highway Games] (again)

Sega Amusements Europe have signed an exclusive deal with TrioTech Amusement for the exclusive distributor rights of their coin-op products to Europe, Russia, the Middle-East and Africa.

TrioTech Amusement specialise in creating motion-based platforms for the amusement and coin-op industries. TrioTech’s product line includes the Mad Wave Motion Theater, a two seat simulator with up to ten different ride experiences; Jett Rider, a motion simulator for kids; XD Theater, a multi-seat 3D motion simulated thrill ride, and the new UFO Stomperwhich features 10 multiplayer games played on an interactive floor with a shadow free projection system.

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UFO Stomper in action

November 16, 2007

Here is a video from Trio-tech’s website showing their new UFO Stomper platform in action at IAAPA 2007. It certainly is attracting a lot of attention at the show.

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