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A little bit of arcade fever @ PAX 2010

September 4, 2010

While the Penny Arcade Expo isn’t intended to focus on arcade titles, there are a few setups there which pay homage to arcades in the form of an arcade cabinet.

These are via Gamesradar, I will update this post in case I find any front pictures of the Castle Crashers arcade machine.The worst thing about looking at these is the thought that each one would probably sell quite well in the current arcade market but none of them will be getting an actual coin-op release. But seeing the interest here that show attendees have in arcades, it would be awesome if some new, exclusive coin-ops made a showing at this PAX or a future one. At PAX East earlier this year there was a full-blown classic arcade setup for attendees, so why not bring some new stuff to the table and get the word out there?

Joystiq pulled through with a frontal shot of the Castle Crashers cabinet. It looks a little different than the prototype sketches (I expected a Darius Burst-style dual screen thing) but it’s likely they didn’t have enough time to complete the entire thing. It’s still pretty awesome however.

The new NBA Jam remake. Didn’t the original have a slightly larger control panel?

Mortal Kombat 9 once again, this time minus the Move controller. It seems that whoever made this was the only one unable or unwilling to give it some arcade controls but the double sided design is cool.

Castle Crashers The Arcade Game to be at PAX

August 14, 2010

While scrolling fighters have all but disappeared in the arcade industry in recent years (with a few notable exceptions such as Oriental Legend 2, Justice League or Dynamite Deka EX), the genre has been getting some love on home consoles, primarily through download services such as Xbox Live Arcade. One of the better brawlers would have to be a title called Castle Crashers, by The Behemoth. I’ve played the game a few times and often thought that it would make the perfect arcade title (right next to a four player super wide screen Geometry Wars) and apparently the developers have thought the same thing. What better way to capture people’s attention than with a bonafide arcade cabinet?

Early mock-up of the Castle Crashers Arcade cabinet

At the Penny Arcade Expo (or PAX) that is taking place next month, attendees will get a chance to play the first and only Castle Crashers arcade cabinet at the Behemoth booth(#3102). It looks like they are taking the approach that Oriental Legend 2 or Darius Burst Another Chronicle uses for four players, with two arcade cabinets and two screens setup side-by-side to create an even larger field of play. Whether there is any chance at all that they would consider giving this a full arcade release isn’t stated but I believe that support for such a thing would be there(perhaps we all need to let Behemoth know). I imagine that it wouldn’t be hard for a high-profile game like Castle Crashers to be picked up by one of the arcade manufacturers out there so those of us with arcades could enjoy having a 2D scrolling fighter to offer again, if Behemoth really wanted to pursue such a thing.

Via Kotaku

Source: The Behemoth Development Blog