Newsbytes: DDR A20 In The US; Strikers 2020; Experience The Wave; New Video games Proven In China & Extra

It has been a short time since our final information submit, so let’s take the chance of the weekend to meet up with issues in Newsbytes.

Bear in mind, if the positioning isn’t loading or pops up with a 503 error, simply refresh – it appears to nonetheless be experiencing some issues. I’m attempting to resolve them, however monitoring down the why hasn’t been simple.

Spherical 1 USA Brings DDR A20 To America

Given the main target that Round1 provides to Konami’s newest arcade titles, this announcement isn’t actually shocked, however that doesn’t preserve it from being welcome. Launched simply a few months in the past in Japan, Konami’s celebration of their iconic DDR collection has culminated in DDR A20, replete with a golden cupboard into the US. I wouldn’t depend on something altering with regard to how Konami treats their arcade content material within the US (don’t count on distributors to start out providing the sport any time quickly), as nothing has modified over at Konami that I’m conscious of…though it might be welcome in case they do. Round1 has additionally introduced that they’re bringing WACCA to the US, offering extra incentive for music followers to drop by.

That stated, alternate decisions are on the market, and I’m certain that Step Revolution isn’t complaining about Konami’s comparatively lack of curiosity in bringing DDR to the mass market, as we are able to see by the StepManiaX manufacturing.

Round1 PHM ⚡️ #DDR #DDRA20 pic.twitter.com/pW1SnmZShS

— bemanistyle (@bemanistyle) Could 16, 2019

Strikers 2020 Coming To Arcades

For those who frequented arcades within the late 90’s, then hopefully you had the pleasure of coming throughout one among Psikyo’s Strikers 1945 video games. They have been primarily Capcom’s 1942 (vertical scrolling STG with WW2 type plane), beefed up with extra enemies, power-ups, options and an alternate historical past of WW2 to play in because the “universe.” They have been nice enjoyable, nevertheless it’s one among many franchises that hasn’t been heard of a lot in current instances – till now.

In an interview with 4Gamer.internet, builders at Metropolis Connection (the current homeowners of the Jaleco and Psikyo IP; unsure in the event that they personal all or simply a few of the latter) sat down to debate the upcoming Psikyo Capturing Library Vol. 1, and within the strategy of that interview unveiled that they’re engaged on Strikers 2020. Whereas it’s talked about for multi-platform assist, they point out arcades as part of that. It’s also notable that Metropolis Connection was among the many first corporations to throw their assist behind the shoot ’em up heavy Exa-Arcadia. With that, I’d give it a 99.9% probability that they’re creating this for Exa. By way of:

Strikers 2020 (tentative title) introduced in an interview w/ Metropolis Connection’s Nobuhiro Yoshikawa & ex-Psikyo worker/former Zerodiv founder Takayuki Harakami. Meant for multi-platform, in trend of Strikers 1945 and slated for launch inside 2020 https://t.co/AFZft7O7Tv pic.twitter.com/fqtQKOJbZu

— Elixir (@shmups) Could 17, 2019

The goJAMMA Prototype Board

I can’t discover any further information on this one, other than this tweet, however this might find yourself being a superb various for any outdated failing JAMMA board you may need. It might be very nice to see extra FPGA options on non-JAMMA video games from the Golden Age of arcades too, however that could be a taller order as that’s quite a lot of expense and energy that may solely cowl just a few (or only a single) video games. Received any extra information on this? Let me know!

From idea to actuality, a common re-programmable arcade machine circuit board, for brand new and possibly outdated video games. #fpga #arcade #homebrew #retrogames #jamma #intel #altera #videogame #exeter pic.twitter.com/jBifyEGdv9

— boneyard (@boneyardx) April 5, 2019

Homepin Creates A Trendy Different To Taito’s Ice Chilly Beer

Whereas that is seen in a video down under, it’s value showcasing as there are quite a lot of bar/arcades on the market which could be on this. Again in 1982, Taito launched an electromechanical arcade machine that was created only for bars by the title of Ice Chilly Beer. The item of the sport was to information a metal ball up a playfield of holes, utilizing a balancing rail. It was robust as nails, however fairly a success in bars. Quick ahead to in the present day’s bar/arcade scene, many areas wish to get their fingers on that sport, however for one thing that’s virtually 40 years outdated and should not have been an enormous vendor again within the day (I don’t know what number of items it bought, but when it was one thing like 1,000, you actually don’t have that many working examples round by now, you then even have many extra bar/arcades on the market than 1,000), that’s not a straightforward discover.

Enter Experience The Wave, by Homepin. Homepin is liable for Thunderbirds pinball, and it appears like they’re diversifying their portfolio just a little with Experience The Wave. When you’ve got a bar/arcade, would you want one among these in your location?

The TRON Curler Coaster at Disney World is coming alongside properly

Per this video; as soon as open, I’ll must take a half day from IAAPA to run over to Magic Kingdom to provide it a spin just a few instances (if I can) 😛 Seeing this made me go and revisit TRON Legacy final night time and I prefer it much more now than I did initially.

The Video games of CIAE 2019 & AAA 2019

In the course of the undesirable hiatus, a few Chinese language amusement commerce exhibits came about, with completely different corporations exhibiting off their newest concepts. There all the time is an opportunity that a few of these merchandise will discover their approach over to Western shores (primarily those which might be clones or pirated video games :P), significantly something labeled with the UNIS title. There are some actually fascinating video games to be seen right here, together with a brand new basketball sport by UNIS that makes use of a full LCE display for the backboard of a basketball machine.

This second video by Freeway Video games is a bit longer and exhibits extra video content material, together with Pace Driver 5 (confirming one factor I puzzled about within the VLOG, that the again of the seat has an animated LED show, which is a cool little concept), that aforementioned video basketball sport by UNIS, Pace Rider 3DX and extra. There’s additionally a brand new crane sport management scheme seen at 17:46 that’s fairly spectacular:

Unboxing A NIB 1988 Cyclone Pinball Machine

Gotta love these sorts of finds:

Properly, I believe that covers it for now. Right here’s hoping the kinks within the website are ironed out over the weekend and we’ll be again to 100% to cowl extra information!

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I am a lifelong fan of video video games and I’ve been working my very own arcade, The Recreation Grid Arcade in West Valley Metropolis, Utah since 2008.


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