Newsbytes: Another Castle Arcade Opens; Artcade; Golden Axe Screams; Ship This Arcade; NTG77

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Let’s add to your weekend with this quick round-up of some arcade items:

Another Castle Arcade Edition Opens New Location In Bremerton, WA – If you are close to Bremerton in Washington state and you have a craving for some arcade gaming goodness then Another Castle Arcade Edition should fit the bill. Bremerton is the latest location, the company also having spaces in Edmonds and Bellingham. Most of the game selection is classic but they have some new titles including Pac-Man Battle Royale and newer pinball machines like WrestleMania LE; but for other titles in their line-up you can find: Area 51: Site 4, Bubble Bobble, CarnEvil, Centipede, Crazy Taxi, Donkey Kong, Galaga, Gauntlet Dark Legacy, Ms. Pac-Man, Street Fighter II, Tapper, Tempest, Terminator 2, Tetris, X-Men: Children of the Atom and more including a nice line-up of pinball machines. You can check out their main webpage here; the Facebook page for the new location is here.

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Artcade Coffee Table Book Available for Pre-Order (Thanks to Michael Louie for the tip) – If you’ve heard about the upcoming coffee table book dedicated to the fantastic artwork found in classic arcade games, then you can rejoice as the game is available in April. Nintendolife got their hands on a copy and have this review up with plenty of pictures to enjoy (which does cover more than just the Nintendo arcade titles).

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Golden Axe Screams – This great video shows where all of the screams in Golden Axe came from. In case you ever needed evidence how movies in the 80s had a deep effect on video games, well here you go:

How To Play Sega’s Ship This (“Kancolle”) Arcade – I highly, highly doubt this game will get face time in the USA (apart from the low key location tests at a few select import locations) but in case you are interested in how Sega’s latest arcade title works, here you go:

New Videmption or Redemption Game Sighted – Pop The Lock: Not long ago, eagle eyed reader JDevy caught a couple of new videmption games on test at an FEC in Wisconsin by the name of Badger Sports Park. Being in BayTek Games’ backyard, they seem to be the place for testing and thanks to this newer Facebook picture that JDevy caught, it looks like BayTek might have another videmption game on test by the name of Pop The Lock. Given the side shot there’s no way to know what the game is like but perhaps one of these games will be at Amusement Expo 2016.

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Senior Spends Over $30k on Fishing Videmption Game (thanks to Michael Louie for the tip) – By his own estimates…he really, really likes those kinds of games. Right now in the US market it’s a battle between ICE’s Harpoon Lagoon and Namco’s Ace Angler – while I can see the appeal of the quick play, I can’t quite fathom spending that much on such a simple title. Read the full news story over at Asia One.

Name That Game #77 – Last week was a tough one! I thought that the second game might be more recognized since it is newer but there are still those obscure new titles to be found out there every once in a while:

#1 – Nastar / Rastan 2 by Taito

#2 – Desert Gunner by GlobalVR 

#3 – Hatch Catch by Semicom

Now guess on:

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3 Comments »

  1. john March 6, 2016 at 2:09 am - Reply

    hey wheres the “games turning 10 in 2016” video at?

    • arcadehero March 7, 2016 at 7:16 am - Reply

      Coming soon – I had to get a new camera and now it’s a matter of time…definitely before Amusement Expo 🙂

  2. john March 7, 2016 at 9:21 pm - Reply

    AWESOME AND THANKIES!

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