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The AM show (JAMMA) Mega Preview Post : Elevator Action, Razing Storm, KOFXII, Harley Davidson, CastleVania & more

September 18, 2008

There is another arcade event about to take place next week and this time it’s in Japan. Known as the AM Show, also called the JAMMA show, it brings with it a lot of information on games we’ve been hearing about for a while along with new games. It should be interesting to see what comes along over the next week but at the moment here is what we have for you as a preview of what to expect.

BTW – For interest of space, I’m just using thumbnails on this post. Click on them to expand and images taken from various sources I’ll credit at the end.

New games:

Holy frak, Taito is bringing Elevator Action back. Labeled as “Elevator Action: Death Parade” we currently have a picture of the cabinet and nothing else. Of course the cabinet has to have something which looks like an elevator door covering the screen so no clue what the game looks like but it’s not longer a joystick game but a light-gun title. The cabinet has a Too Spicy feel to it, I wonder if the game will mimick that or not.  Notice that it also has a surround sound system on it, much like those Konami cabinets are using (ex. Silent Hill, CastleVania). If this plays elevator music at certain points then this is going to be one of the coolest cabinets ever.

Taito also was showing off a new mini-game party title (I’m surprised that there aren’t more of these after the Wii came out) called Senor: The Nippon (?) and Hoppingurodo, which apparently has something to do with simulating jumping on pogo sticks.

Konami will not be at the show but they are still exhibiting games on location tests so I am sure that people will be talking about these games and they have what I think is a new fighter but the cabinet pictured shows a control scheme that is unfamiliar so it’s hard to say exactly what Brave Heroes is going to be. The game has something to do with the War of the Three Kingdoms – perhaps it’s a Dynasty Warriors style fighter (which I have always thought would make a perfect arcade title, which would have been done with the War of the Grail).

Namco has also shown off a new light-gun not based on Time Crisis (it appears) called Razing Storm. From the flyer the graphics look pretty good and it looks like it uses a bit of destructive environment geometry as well. The game is powered by System 357 (which I believe is the PlayStation 3 based hardware) and it uses a 62″ screen along with a cabinet design that sort of reminds me of Rambo.  Whether this will make it to the States or not is beyond me, I was pretty disappointed with Namco’s lack of games at AMOA but maybe as they see others gearing up they will too.

Now for some more info on games we knew about already – hit the jump or this will take up too much space on the main page 🙂 But we’ve got a look at Sega’s Harley Davidson, KOFXII, a new look at the CastleVania Arcade cabinet, first screens of Hummer Extreme and more.



First image of Hummer Extreme

June 4, 2008

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Naturally it didn’t take long for this to come around but we have the first image of Sega’s new Hummer Extreme. The compression is a little high on the image so you can only check out the cabinet but it certainly is an interesting looking game with the Hummer exterior (it is strange with the front facing backwards though) and you may notice the two wheels per cabinet which is something that reminds me of Outrun 2 SPX. It has a nice big screen too and I think that this increases the number of possible racing games being released this year up to 10.

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Racing news: Sega testing Hummer Extreme; another RaceTV update; NFS Carbon converted cab

May 31, 2008

Thanks to a tip we have found out that Sega is currently testing another new racing game, this time in the US that is based on Hummer’s. From what we know the game is called Hummer Extreme and at this point in time, we know nothing else about the game other than it was on test at Gameworks in Chicago this last week (I am trying to find out if the game is still there) and that the game was fun.

So at the moment this means that this year alone we will see or have seen a total of at least nine new racing games and who knows what else we’ll see as the year progresses. I am happy to see so many new games coming to arcades, this alone proves that the industry is doing well but as you know I would like to see some more original content that breaks away from the norm. I know that it’s hard to complain if the current games are fun and bring their own interesting innovations to the table but I still feel the need to push for some different kinds of games. I was expecting to see some more motion-controlled games by now as the rumor was that thanks to the Wii we would be seeing more of those kind of games but so far I have only seen a couple this year.

Anyways Sega Japan has also announced yet another update for RaceTV (which I have found out that it was part of the game already and is a simple time release, thanks RJAY), which will include new tracks, characters and a new car. This makes the 2nd update that I know of for the game, the first adding a password feature. We’ll have to see if the new low price and this update will help improve RaceTV sales as well as earnings.

We also have a look at a Need For Speed Carbon converted cabinet. It looks like GVR wasn’t going to stand by and watch Raw Thrills pass by with the Tokyo Drift kits as this looks to also allow an operator to do a complete makeover on any NFS cab they happen to have on hand. This image via BHMVending (click on the thumbnail to enlarge).

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