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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.

Paperboy concept art and an MK9 arcade cabinet

September 2, 2010

The two subjects of our headline have nothing to do with each other except that I found them both on the KLOV forums today. Yes, it’s a slow news day. So here goes a post combining Paperboy and Mortal Kombat into one (hey, there’s a new concept, Paper Kombat)

First is some concept art for a few classic Atari titles. See how they created the sprites for Paperboy, along with some Agent X artwork and a sweet poster for Atari’s Arabian arcade game here on this Flickr photo feed. These were all taken by Scott, who runs

Some of the concept artwork

Following on the heels of that is something that should be in arcades but it won’t be except for fan-made efforts – the new Mortal Kombat 9 in an arcade cabinet of sorts. It’s not a complete cabinet, lacking proper arcade controls as it is a kiosk display for some event, with the game running on a PS3 (no, the game does not have MOVE support;too bad they didn’t take the approach that the Castle Crashers guys have). Still, seeing how the last time we had a Mortal Kombat released to arcades was with MK4, one longs for a chance that perhaps they would give the series some real arcade love once again, like Capcom has at least done with Street Fighter.   This picture was found here and brought up by KLOV user Tighe