Posted tagged ‘IGS’

Getting a closer look at the somewhat new Crazy Climber

April 13, 2010

If we hop on the way-back-machine and check out an post here on AH from May 2007 then you’ll find that a new Crazy Climber game had been announced for arcades in Japan. After that announcement however, we heard nothing else about the game, expect for a port to the Wii in 2008.

It seems that last year IGS picked the arcade title up and just so happens to be distributing the game through whatever channels support them (strangely enough, except for one import company, I don’t really know who officially supports IGS – perhaps one of you could kindly fill me in on that). They kept the controls the same as what we saw in 2007,  which are a pair of vertically set gears you spin down on to climb. As far as the game itself goes, I just so happened to find a video of the IGS version in action. IGS has an English teaser site about the game,where if you look closely you can see that there is an English version of the game, I don’t know if it’s a simple menu selection in the service menus or something else. I’d certainly appreciate that sort of feature on Oriental Legend 2.

Judging from the video it looks like fun. Combine that with the original controls and you have a game that stands out from others in the market right now.

[IGS Crazy Climber website– English]


First pics from the big arcade show in London called EAG 2010 by Kevin Williams UPDATED

January 27, 2010

Thanks to Kevin Williams of The Stinger Report, we have a first look at the European Amusement and Gaming Expo 2010. To give you an idea of some of the games you’ll see by clicking below, here’s a brief list of what’s new: Let’s Go Island (Sega); Bejeweled (?); Vulcan M (Rassen); Big Buck Hunter Pinball (Stern); Stomper DLX (TrioTech); Rok N’ Bloks (ICE); The BishiBashi (Konami); and one game that’s sure to grab us plenty of hits for the rest of eternity on the name alone, Box4Sex (don’t worry, it’s SFW – just a boxer game that dispenses condoms and such) and of course there’s more. But you’ll have to click below to find out. All the pictures are courtesy The Stinger Report; the commentary is all mine and just so you know, I wasn’t at the show. This also marks just one of our EAG related posts – more information will be forthcoming (including videos!) in the coming days so stay tuned! In fact, I already have found one video showing the games there, which you’ll find embedded below as well.


Pics from the London Preview 2010 show

October 8, 2009


Another arcade trade show has come along and this time we have pictures (unlike with AMOA ’09, which I still haven’t seen anything from that one). To see all of the pictures, I’ve placed them after the post break so check it out, there are a couple of new games we haven’t seen previously, like Big Hammer, Robot Football and Challenger. All pics courtesy of Kevin Williams of The Stinger Report.


IGS prepping Speed Rider for arcades

October 6, 2009



While Taiwanese company IGS is mostly known for their work with 2D games, they are slowly exploring the 3D realm with titles like their upcoming racer, Speed Rider. Some information on SR was seen at JAMMA and now IGS has launched a website for the game and it was even seen on location test recently. According to the website, it appears that the game will have a configuration where you sit on a motorcycle controller but at both JAMMA and the recent location test the game was shown off in a modified Taito Vewlix cabinet that featured a motorcycle steering mechanism but not a seat.

[Official IGS Speed Rider website] [Location test info via AM. NET blog] [Discuss on the Forums]

Sega and IGS working together to build arcade hardware for the Chinese market

June 25, 2009



The makers of coin-op games like Oriental Legend 2, Pirate Revenge, Speed Driver 2 and Battle Stations is teaming up with Sega to develop arcade machiens specifically for the Chinese market. All of those aforementioned titles were made primairly for that particular market, with a few of their games making it to other territories with English translations (as is the case with Speed Driver 2 and Battle Stations), but this is an interesting development as Sega gets a foot into the Chinese market and IGS gets to use better hardware than what they typically use. According to the announcement, IGS will “design a Chinese-language Sega machine with localized features”. Shipments begin in the 3rd quarter of this year, so we’ll keep our eyes open for more developments on this front.

[Via the DigiTimes] [Discuss on the Forums]

Speed Driver 2 lands in the UK

May 30, 2009



It seems like London is a getting a lot of arcade love recently with different companies testing out games there. The latest game to show up is IGS’s Speed Driver 2, a 3D racing game that reminds me of Sega’s Initial D. I do like the cabinet design as it’s sleek and flashy – if you have had a chance to play it, comment on what you thought about it below. I know that the 3D stuff is still somewhat new for IGS as they have primarily focused on creating 2D games (including Oriental Legend 2, which I have played and it’s excellent).


Finally, a better look at Battle Stations

May 14, 2009


Way back during IAAPA last year, one surprise we got was that Smart Industries had picked up a submarine combat game from an Asian developer that they called Battle Stations. from the reports we got at the show, it sounded like those who played the game walked away impressed but unfortunately we did not see much else about the game after that – there were a couple of cabinet pictures and no videos. For a time, Smart put the game up on their website, only to remove it not long after that. It wasn’t at ASI and I asked them about it and they told me that we would hear more “in a few weeks”. It’s been much longer than that with no word from Smart and I have e-mailed a couple of people there about it and have never got a response about what they are doing with the game. As such, I do not know if Smart is still going to bring the game to light in the US but if they aren’t willing to then I hope that someone else does as I have finally found some more information on it and it looks pretty neat.

As it turns out, the game was created by IGS, who has created a number of arcade games that include games like Oriental Legend 2, which I have at my arcade. In Asia the game has a different name however, which is why I overlooked it until now when I found some time to do some digging. The game is called Ocean Force there and fortunately they have a small website dedicated to the game where we get a look at how the game plays and on top of that, I have discovered a video of the game in action on Youtube that I will be posting in a few minutes that has to do with another arcade event, stay tuned!

[Ocean Force/Battle Stations IGS site]