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Sega’s Giant Tetris gets a new, slightly-less-giant cabinet; HUMMER MDX released

July 13, 2010

One of the nicer game surprises in recent memory was Sega’s release of Giant Tetris(or Tetris Giant – it can go either way) – Tetris with huge joysticks and giant blocks. The game could project a screen of up to 150″ and it was good fun – but it was a $10,000 game which for Tetris (which is available on almost everything that can play games) just seemed a bit too high, even with the funky controls and screen size. But Sega has decided to rectify that on some level, with a new Giant Tetris cabinet that ditches the projector in favor of a 47″ LCD screen and a slightly lower price. At the moment only one distributor, BMI Gaming, is listing the game for sale at a price of $7975 and a release date of October 2010. It’s great to see that Sega hasn’t given up on pushing a puzzle game in today’s arcade market.

So what are your thoughts? Good move on Sega’s part? Do you feel that the price is right? Any thoughts on the new, stylish cabinet?

You can read previous coverage of Giant Tetris here(IAAPA 09) and here(initial announcement)

Also in Sega arcade news, BMI is listing the dual-racer HUMMER MDX Mini-motion as available this month. This was seen at Amusement Expo 2010, it makes for a slightly different racing experience since it’s primarily intended for co-op play. Here’s Sega’s booth from Amusement Expo 2010 where you can see both Giant Tetris (in the deluxe cabinet) and Hummer MDX in action.

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Sega's Giant Tetris gets a new, slightly-less-giant cabinet; HUMMER MDX released

July 13, 2010

One of the nicer game surprises in recent memory was Sega’s release of Giant Tetris(or Tetris Giant – it can go either way) – Tetris with huge joysticks and giant blocks. The game could project a screen of up to 150″ and it was good fun – but it was a $10,000 game which for Tetris (which is available on almost everything that can play games) just seemed a bit too high, even with the funky controls and screen size. But Sega has decided to rectify that on some level, with a new Giant Tetris cabinet that ditches the projector in favor of a 47″ LCD screen and a slightly lower price. At the moment only one distributor, BMI Gaming, is listing the game for sale at a price of $7975 and a release date of October 2010. It’s great to see that Sega hasn’t given up on pushing a puzzle game in today’s arcade market.

So what are your thoughts? Good move on Sega’s part? Do you feel that the price is right? Any thoughts on the new, stylish cabinet?

You can read previous coverage of Giant Tetris here(IAAPA 09) and here(initial announcement)

Also in Sega arcade news, BMI is listing the dual-racer HUMMER MDX Mini-motion as available this month. This was seen at Amusement Expo 2010, it makes for a slightly different racing experience since it’s primarily intended for co-op play. Here’s Sega’s booth from Amusement Expo 2010 where you can see both Giant Tetris (in the deluxe cabinet) and Hummer MDX in action.

Videos from JAMMA including Shining Force Cross,KOF Sky Stage, Giant Tetris, taito’s table flipping game and more

September 26, 2009

Who wants just still photos of an event when you can have videos?

Sega’s Shining Force Cross. This is less like Gauntlet than I imagined it might be but it’s still cool. I really want a Gauntlet-like game for arcades again however.

Sega’s Giant Tetris

Taito’s Table pounding/flipping tantrum game also translated as “Ultra Low Dining Table”. The guys in each of these videos are a lot nicer to the table than most patrons would probably be.

KOF Sky Stage

Namco’s Tank! Tank! Tank! EDF 2017 wishes that it was this crazy looking. I like the bug parts flying everywhere, at least we know that of all of the titles on this post, this one is coming to Europe and the US.

Videos from JAMMA including Shining Force Cross,KOF Sky Stage, Giant Tetris, taito's table flipping game and more

September 26, 2009

Who wants just still photos of an event when you can have videos?

Sega’s Shining Force Cross. This is less like Gauntlet than I imagined it might be but it’s still cool. I really want a Gauntlet-like game for arcades again however.

Sega’s Giant Tetris

Taito’s Table pounding/flipping tantrum game also translated as “Ultra Low Dining Table”. The guys in each of these videos are a lot nicer to the table than most patrons would probably be.

KOF Sky Stage

Namco’s Tank! Tank! Tank! EDF 2017 wishes that it was this crazy looking. I like the bug parts flying everywhere, at least we know that of all of the titles on this post, this one is coming to Europe and the US.

Round-up from the JAMMA show (updated)

September 17, 2009

Since I don’t have the opportunity to visit the JAMMA show in Japan, we have to rely on what other sites are showing us in regards to what is going on over there. Thanks to several Japanese game websites, here is a run down of what has been going on at JAMMA.

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Sega launches a Giant Tetris website.

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More direct screenshots from Famitsu.

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Namco also has launched a teaser site for Tank! Tank! Tank! in Japanese. (Image above via Gpara)

While nothing has been shown on Arcana Heart 3, two teaser pics on the Examu blog seem to indicate that AH3 may in fact be a 3D fighter. (see the Upatsu scoop post on this link)

Just so I don’t overwhelm the front page with a long post with all of these big images, you can see more by hitting the link below. And to entice you further here’s what you get: Shots of Namco’s new pirate-themed light-gun title; a card-game from Namco; H2Overdrive in Japan; Shining Force Cross and more Giant Tetris; Project Cerebus; two new and unique games from Taito; Cyber Diver, KOF Sky Stage and more. UPDATE: Pics added for Tetris: The Grand Master 4, Speed Rider, Heat Up Hockey and others via Game Watch (which was found via AM Net)

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