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Amusement Expo 2010: GlobalVR and Andamiro booths

March 13, 2010

To save on space on the front page (slightly) here are videos for two different companies: GlobalVR and Andamiro.

First off GlobalVR was showing off two new products, one of which we heard about as early as IAAPA when it came out that GVR was working on an update to their NASCAR racing title. That update was at the show with the name NASCAR Team Racing and it includes some cool new features – online play that will allow players to race against people from around the country; team play which includes team boosts; fantasy tracks, updated graphics, music and a few other things. Players can save their stats to the machine by using *any* card with a magnetic stripe, which is a feature that I think is pretty cool (I should have tried my Subway card). The game will be released in April with the online starting June 15th.  They also had an interesting redemption product there called Kaboom (not to be confused with the classic Atari 2600 title by Activision) where you demolish buildings for tickets, by Adrenaline Amusements. Also they had Twisted there with updated software, which should be available soon and it adds new tracks to the mix which are quite colorful and fun to race on.

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Next is Andamiro. When you first came to the booth you noticed two things – Winner’s Cube and the Pump It Up games. There were quite a few fans there to play both PIU games, giving everyone a good demonstration of how the games play. Better details on these games can be found at Bemanistyle.com

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Stay tuned for more videos, I’m not even halfway done yet.

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A few more details on Twisted

July 21, 2009

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GlobalVR has released a few more details on their new racer Twisted, which debuts this Friday at the Distributor Gala in Chicago. According to the flyer, the game will have 5 tracks to race on (which is similar to NASCAR – perhaps they will add more later, as they did with NASCAR) and it can link up to four units. The mini-motion cabinet is a new feature, although motion cabinets by GlobalVR in themselves have been done with their previous racers. While there are only five tracks, it sounds like you can change the type of terrain you race on with each one and they have three track categories: Aerobatics, Jump and Supercross.  You can read the details by clicking on the link below (or the image above) for the flyer.

Twistedflyer.pdf

I have also added Twisted to our Arcade Game Release list for 2009.

[GlobalVR] [Discuss on the forums]

GlobalVR debuting new racer next week – Twisted: Nitro Stunt Racing

July 18, 2009

After I got a chance to play GlobalVR’s last game, Justice League, at ASI, I asked them about what was next in their line-up of games but all they did was smile and say that they didn’t have anything to say about that yet. Well it looks like we’ll all get a look at it next week when they debut their latest game at the Distributor Gala in Chicago next week on July 24th. NSR_05Named Twisted: Nitro Stunt Racing, this game will come in 3 flavors, a “mini-motion” cabinet which features a motion seat and a 42″ LCD, a non-motion 42″ LCD version and a standard 32″ LCD version. Each version will be released at different times, with the mini-motion version coming in August and the other two coming in September.

After doing a little bit of research, it appears that the game was created by French studio Game Seed, and this will be a port of the PC version of the same game, although that was just called Nitro Stunt Racing as opposed to Twisted, so we will have to wait and see how the two differ. Either way I don’t know how well-known this game is outside of France but from what I have seen of it so far, it looks like a very fun game where you get to race along giant loops, jump off huge ramps and other jumps or race through twisting tubes. Graphically it is very sleek, quite colorful and carries a solid frame rate from the video I have seen of the arcade version. I’m not able to share that video yet although I did find a bunch of videos of the PC version of the game on Youtube, one of which I’ll post here.

Some sites with a little info on Nitro Stunt Racing

[Game Seed] [Nitro Stunt Racing Site] [GlobalVR] [Discuss on the Forums]