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More games from the GTI Asia China Expo 2010

September 7, 2010

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We finally have an extensive look at what went on at the GTI Asia China Expo 2010 and along with plenty of games came a few surprises. I’m still trying to find any video posted from the event online but so far no luck – if anything substantial comes along I’ll update this post. Some of the games you’ll see below: the first non-glasses stereoscopic 3D arcade game, Disney’s 3D Ping Pong; Pentavision’s DJ MAx Technika 2; Dino Survivor 4D by Belrare; a new version of Konami’s Mocap Sports; Taito’s Gaia Attack 4; Hypaa’s Mozarc; Andamiro’s Pump It Up Fiesta; a 10-player game called Ocean Spirit 2 and much more than we had seen previously.

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Amusement Expo 2010: Sega booth

March 13, 2010

Prior to Amusement Expo 2010, one manufacturer we were hearing a lot about was Sega as they threw a few press releases out there regarding some new products they would be showing off at the expo. I misread one press release and believed that Let’s Go Island would have a cabinet there but I was mistaken and they had the same preview cabinet seen at EAG – so no luck there. But they had plenty of other games to check out, none of them “new” in the sense that we hadn’t seen the game itself before. I was quite surprised to see a new Ghost Squad cabinet that makes use of a large LCD screen as opposed to a projector. Also the presence of the Game Gate VU was a bit larger this time and was popular. You can see it all in the video below

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Sega announces Amusement Expo line-up: Let's Go Island cabinet, new Hummer and Rambo cabinets

March 3, 2010

As we soon approach the Amusement Expo next week in Vegas, we are starting to hear about the games we will be seeing there and today Sega unveiled the games that they will feature at the show in a press release.I have to say that it looks like Amusement Expo is shaping up to be a great show and I’m looking forward to getting some hands-on time with all of the new offerings.

First off, they will be showing off a Let’s Go Island cabinet for the first time. The cabinet will be shown in only one configuration with the motion base and a 42″ screen. As you can see in the picture, the cabinet is quite different from Let’s Go Island, it’s like a cross between Tetris Giant and Hummer.

Speaking of Hummer (which was released in the standard version last month), they will have a new version of the game to show off there called the “Mini-deluxe” (not unlike GlobalVR’s new mini-deluxe design on Twisted). The mini-deluxe configuration still features two seats but the footprint is smaller than the full deluxe. That should also mean that the price tag will be smaller too, leading to more sales.

In a surprise Sega also has revealed a new configuration of Rambo, with the game coming in a new mid-range cabinet with a 42″ LCD, putting the game in the realm of some other 42″ shooters we’re seeing pop-up out there.

Sega Racing Classic, which will be released this month will also be at the show and we’ll have to see if the software is different from what was shown at IAAPA.

Beyond that the line-up includes games we have already seen or new video redemption items, all of which we’ll get a glimpse at next week. I will be attending the show and capturing video once again (this time with my HD camera that has a much better microphone than what I had to settle with last time), so stay tuned for Arcade Heroes for a look at these and many other games!

[Via CoinOpToday.com]

Sega announces Amusement Expo line-up: Let’s Go Island cabinet, new Hummer and Rambo cabinets

March 3, 2010

As we soon approach the Amusement Expo next week in Vegas, we are starting to hear about the games we will be seeing there and today Sega unveiled the games that they will feature at the show in a press release.I have to say that it looks like Amusement Expo is shaping up to be a great show and I’m looking forward to getting some hands-on time with all of the new offerings.

First off, they will be showing off a Let’s Go Island cabinet for the first time. The cabinet will be shown in only one configuration with the motion base and a 42″ screen. As you can see in the picture, the cabinet is quite different from Let’s Go Island, it’s like a cross between Tetris Giant and Hummer.

Speaking of Hummer (which was released in the standard version last month), they will have a new version of the game to show off there called the “Mini-deluxe” (not unlike GlobalVR’s new mini-deluxe design on Twisted). The mini-deluxe configuration still features two seats but the footprint is smaller than the full deluxe. That should also mean that the price tag will be smaller too, leading to more sales.

In a surprise Sega also has revealed a new configuration of Rambo, with the game coming in a new mid-range cabinet with a 42″ LCD, putting the game in the realm of some other 42″ shooters we’re seeing pop-up out there.

Sega Racing Classic, which will be released this month will also be at the show and we’ll have to see if the software is different from what was shown at IAAPA.

Beyond that the line-up includes games we have already seen or new video redemption items, all of which we’ll get a glimpse at next week. I will be attending the show and capturing video once again (this time with my HD camera that has a much better microphone than what I had to settle with last time), so stay tuned for Arcade Heroes for a look at these and many other games!

[Via CoinOpToday.com]

Arcana Heart 3, Tetris Dekaris(Giant Tetris) released in Japan; Tetris at D&B in Illinois

December 23, 2009

Arcana Heart fans can rejoice as today Examu released the latest version of AH to arcades in Japan, Arcana Heart 3. The game features new characters, new arcana (elemental alignments that determine special moves for your characters) and of course, updated graphics. I haven’t seen a price for the game yet on any importing sites but they are listing the game already so I imagine that we’ll know how much it costs soon. As it runs on the ex-Board, it can’t go for all that much, I recall Arcana Heart 2 going for some great prices. For those of us who would like to add a new fighter to their game line-up but can’t afford things like the new BlazBlue: Continuum Shift, this is certainly tempting to pick up. I played Arcana Heart 2 at AMOA 2008 and it was surprisingly fun.

[Via Dengeki Online]

Also we have word that Sega has launched Tetris Dekaris (or as they are calling it here, Tetris Giant) in Japan as well. That means that a US release for this one can’t be far off, as you remember it was at IAAPA 2009. It’s a great game I just don’t think that they should be asking $10,000 for it, because even with huge joysticks and a projector screen, Tetris itself is still one of the most available games out there. Obviously I don’t know what the base cost is for building one of these but I can’t imagine that they are needing to recoup development costs here.

UPDATE: I have been informed that the Dave And Busters in Addison, IL has a Tetris Giant on location. (Thanks Sam!)

[Via Andriasang (thanks igo!)]

[Discuss on the forums]

More IAAPA 2009 videos – Tetris Giant, Hummer, Twisted (+ NASCAR 2 news) & more

November 22, 2009

Here’s some more content from the IAAPA 2009 show.

Tetris Giant – We first heard about this interesting new Tetris game a few months ago and while it seemed like the perfect game for Western audiences, I was still a little surprised to see it at Sega’s booth. Where the blocks are pretty large the game can go by quickly but when you play against someone else it can be a lot of fun. Otherwise, it’s Tetris with huge joysticks. These are actually interesting as they make use of force feedback. I am not crazy about the price at all however – $10k for a Tetris game, even if it is huge is too much. At least you can project the image onto the wall for a 150″ image, which could be very useful in certain venues. It’s also good to see a puzzle game make it’s way back to arcades so hopefully this won’t keep it’s price tag for very long.

Hummer – After Sega’s Hummer Deluxe came and went I had expected it to end there but some time later they decided to rework the game slightly for a standard format. It’s actually an all right game and it was constantly being played at show. They only had two standard units setup next to two standard Sega Rally 3′s. Graphically the game looks pretty nice, once again proving what they can pull off Lindbergh platform and the boost feature in the game was nice as it focuses on targeting other Hummer’s to smash into them. You collect your boost depending upon things like nice landings and objects smashed so it does feel like Excite Truck in that regard. I admit that I am not as excited about racers as I am other titles at IAAPA(I know how important racers are to any arcade because they earn well, I can’t ignore that but at the same time I believe that it’s important to demand more titles that give us something different and earn well on their own) but this is a pretty good effort for the off-road racing genre that is worth checking out, if not for the racing than just for the destruction factor alone.

Twisted- GlobalVR was at the show after all, even though they hadn’t been listed on an interactive map system for the show (unless I was looking in the wrong place). They didn’t have any new games we hadn’t heard off but they did have their newest release, Twisted: Nitro Stunt Racing dominating the booth in it’s three configurations. The idea behind this one is to gain enough speed to pull off big jumps or to master loops, depending upon the track you race. As such you have unlimited boost at your fingertips, which is a little surprising but I found that overusing it generally results in a crash (not of the software, just your car). One thing I would have liked to have seen is a scoring/ranking system for the jumps, like it was an Olympic event or something (or even like with Sega’s Hummer, which rewards you with boost points for a good landing) – that would make the jumps feel more satisfying. As we’ve seen before the game looks really nice, whether it’s on the 32″ or 42″ screen. Like with Hummer there are so many racers out there to choose from right now that I’m not sure what advice to offer for someone looking to make a pick between all of them but this is a solid effort. The motion version is pretty cool, the base doesn’t go all over the place when you’re racing and I didn’t feel nauseous during gameplay so that’s a plus.

There was some news regarding GVR’s next effort- a major upgrade to NASCAR which they are calling NASCAR 2. In fact GVR is looking for some operators who own the game to test out the new software which adds several new things to the game including a feature similar to the old Wavenet. If you need to know who to contact, drop us an e-mail and we can put you in touch with the right person but you do need to actually own some NASCAR cabinets. ;)

And Speaking of NASCAR, there was an interesting redemption NASCAR based game at the Baytek booth where four players can race against each other around a small track using remote controlled cars.

Don’t worry, I have several more videos to put up, so stay tuned!

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