Pirate Revenge – another new title from IGS

Shaggy December 26, 2007 5

piraterev1.jpg

[Via Insert Credit] (Click on the image to enlarge)

Pirate Revenge is an arcade/redemption title by IGS (also known as American Alpha) that appears to be a new title from the aforementioned company although as to how new I am not 100% sure. The site says it’s been up since April, a picture of two cabinets is dated from May but I have seen no mention of this game on either the IGS or American Alpha website. It was however mentioned in a Stinger Report a short time ago but there was no further information on the game at the time.

There is a video of the game on the official website and it looks and feels a lot like an early 90′s arcade game that used 2D graphics while trying to get a 3D feel. It’s really hard to tell from the video how detailed the graphics but between that and some of the still found on the site it appears to mix 2D CG-rendered sprites and hand-drawn sprites which gives it a decidedly old school flavor to the game although that won’t bring mainstream players flocking to it by any means (I suppose that’s what the ticket dispensing option is for). There are a couple of different characters to choose and play and like all IGS games, they can be set to either arcade only or to dispense tickets. If this shows up on the American Alpha site then we can expect to see it overseas in an official fashion, otherwise you’ll have to import it. Personally I think the cabinet looks awesome and in fact I would go as far to say that it’s the coolest looking arcade cabinet I’ve seen come out this year – no where else will you get a pirate wheel for a controller that also includes built-in LEDS (until some shmuck thinks up such an attachment for the Wii since that seems to be getting all of the ridiculous different attachment designs these days).

[Pirate Revenge Site - choose the English option to read] [Discuss on the Forum]


5 Comments »

  1. Debaku October 27, 2008 at 12:08 am - Reply

    I work at a CEC and It’s my new favorite game… also love it because it seems to be a well built machine… no problems so far

  2. Josh Forde August 29, 2009 at 9:18 pm - Reply

    I played this today at Chuck E Cheese. It’s a very good game overall– definitely my favorite at CEC (though the rest of the games there weren’t great anyway..).

    Anyway, I’m going to try and develop a small Flash game loosely based upon Pirate Revenge. Don’t expect anything too great, as my experience in Flash is limited. However, my experience in game development overall is decent, so it should be at least decent, I think. :)

    Check my website and/or forums at some point in the future to see if I’ve finished it by the time you read this comment…

Leave A Response »