Posted tagged ‘Korea’

Shooting Match by Yoony Electronics

February 16, 2010

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South Korea is really starting to belt out the military style shooting games, as you can see here with the new Shooting Match by Yoony Electronics. We weren’t sent much information about this and I can’t find a website for Yoony at the moment but it looks like it’s another airsoft shooter or something like that, possibly a shooting gallery style game with the realistic looking machine gun. According to the information we did receive, the game is “making good money” and is available now, if I can dig up more I will be sure to update this post.

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IRRobot’s MaruBot Football League

March 24, 2009

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One development that I have always kept an eye out for in the coin-op arcade sector is the creation of new kinds of experiences that are extremely difficult to reproduce at home and aren’t intended solely for huge FECs. This would include the creation of player-controller robot games, the likes of which we have seen previously with games like Slambot and Robo-Basho.

A new company out of Korea has thrown their hat into the ring for the development of arcade machines involving robots and that company is called IR Robot or Intelligent Recreational Robot. Their first product is called MaruBot Football League, a game that they say has the potential to “…replace world-wide popular table marubot2[air] hockey game[s] in the future.” I don’t know about that yet but I do believe that the potential for robotic games like this in arcades is huge because it does give us an advantage over home games and it’s the kind of thing that could attract people to come out and play on it’s own.

MaruBot Football comes in two flavors, a 2 player and a 4 player cabinet that is quite attractive and the game is simple enough for anyone to come along and play. They do state on their website that they intend to distribute these games all over the world but I do not know if they are planning on direct selling or if they intend to setup deals with various distributors in different countries. There is no price on it yet either so we will have to wait and see how that turns out – I know with Slambot they had a version that was reasonably priced so perhaps this will be too.  IRRobot has even created a redemption game called Golden Dozer that uses similar robots in a different kind of game than MaruBot Football. To top it off they are working on a very cool concept that combines real robot tanks with a virtual playing field called Battle Tank Robot. While they say that this is the first of it’s kind, I have seen something like that before in a video that was on Tom’s Hardware a long time ago although I do not know if what I saw there was intended for commerical use – this would be and it would be ready to go for arcades so we will keep an eye on that as if it’s done right it could be very cool.

In the meantime, check out their website for more.

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IRRobot's MaruBot Football League

March 24, 2009

marubot1

stinger11

One development that I have always kept an eye out for in the coin-op arcade sector is the creation of new kinds of experiences that are extremely difficult to reproduce at home and aren’t intended solely for huge FECs. This would include the creation of player-controller robot games, the likes of which we have seen previously with games like Slambot and Robo-Basho.

A new company out of Korea has thrown their hat into the ring for the development of arcade machines involving robots and that company is called IR Robot or Intelligent Recreational Robot. Their first product is called MaruBot Football League, a game that they say has the potential to “…replace world-wide popular table marubot2[air] hockey game[s] in the future.” I don’t know about that yet but I do believe that the potential for robotic games like this in arcades is huge because it does give us an advantage over home games and it’s the kind of thing that could attract people to come out and play on it’s own.

MaruBot Football comes in two flavors, a 2 player and a 4 player cabinet that is quite attractive and the game is simple enough for anyone to come along and play. They do state on their website that they intend to distribute these games all over the world but I do not know if they are planning on direct selling or if they intend to setup deals with various distributors in different countries. There is no price on it yet either so we will have to wait and see how that turns out – I know with Slambot they had a version that was reasonably priced so perhaps this will be too.  IRRobot has even created a redemption game called Golden Dozer that uses similar robots in a different kind of game than MaruBot Football. To top it off they are working on a very cool concept that combines real robot tanks with a virtual playing field called Battle Tank Robot. While they say that this is the first of it’s kind, I have seen something like that before in a video that was on Tom’s Hardware a long time ago although I do not know if what I saw there was intended for commerical use – this would be and it would be ready to go for arcades so we will keep an eye on that as if it’s done right it could be very cool.

In the meantime, check out their website for more.

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Mini Arcade Cabs for kids in Korea

August 18, 2008

[Image via the International Tae-Kwon Do Foundation of New Zealand (of all places)]

I thought that I had posted about something like this a long time ago but after using the search engine I couldn’t find anything about it so here we go. I have heard about these tiny cabinets before that were made just for kids and while the idea isn’t new (I know of a couple of games in the 80’s that used small cabs and were made for kids) it’s always interesting to see, especially where the only  time I have seen these types of cabinets in Korea is they are always red and they are always outside. Nice large screens though, those look like 25″ monitors but it’s hard to say really. I am surprised that there are more of these all over the place, just because a game is made for kids doesn’t mean that it doesn’t count (like with Pump It up Jump!). From the looks of things they haven’t made any special games for these cabinets and they mostly feature Neo Geo software. Thanks to reader Barrie for pointing this out.

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Eve’s Prophecy from Korea

April 17, 2008

This one is a little bit of a mystery – there is one page on it with a low rez picture and the translator doesn’t reveal too much about it. But we do what we can so what we do know about it is that it uses a cabinet design that is a lot like Konami’s Pro Evolution cabinet and from the page with the information about it, the game is called “Eve’s Prophecy” and apparently it is a fortune telling game of some sort, perhaps like a video version of the old Zoltan fortune teller coin-op machine. We’ll see if we can find out more.

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Eve's Prophecy from Korea

April 17, 2008

This one is a little bit of a mystery – there is one page on it with a low rez picture and the translator doesn’t reveal too much about it. But we do what we can so what we do know about it is that it uses a cabinet design that is a lot like Konami’s Pro Evolution cabinet and from the page with the information about it, the game is called “Eve’s Prophecy” and apparently it is a fortune telling game of some sort, perhaps like a video version of the old Zoltan fortune teller coin-op machine. We’ll see if we can find out more.

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