Newsbytes: Indiana Town Unbans Pinball; Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robots; AVATAR Pinball Color; NTG#102

arcadehero December 17, 2016 0

Hello again fellow Arcade Heroes! It has been a little while since we did Newsbytes so let’s see what quick items have been happening out there.

Let’s get to the news:

Kokomo, IN Repeals 61-year Old Ordinance Banning Pinball

Believe it or not, there are still some towns out there which have archaic, generally unenforced laws or ordinances on the books that ban pinball machines or arcade games. Such has been the case in the city of Kokomo Indiana until December 13th, when Mayor Greg Goodnight reversed the decades long ban. Funny enough, almost everyone in the Kokomo City Hall had violated the ordinance according to the story in the Kokomo Tribune. Good on them for finally getting this taken care of.

Kokomo Mayor Signs the Pinball Ban Repeal – Credit: Kelly Lafferty Gerber, Kokomo Tribune

Rock ‘Em Sock’Em Robots Setup Via Arcade Hunters

Nick at The Arcade Hunters had the opportunity to unbox a new Rock’Em Sock’Em Robots game by Dave & Busters. I imagine that this D&B exclusive will be installed at all D&B locations by the end of the year. Rock ’em on…

Skycurser Level 4 Coming Soon

With the various Skycurser units out there having the WiFi upgrade, updates to this indie shooter are much easier to get a hold of now. The recent balancing update was a great demonstration of what they can do with it and soon we’ll be getting level 4 (out of 6) to enjoy:

AVATAR Pinball Added To ColorDMD Line-Up

The latest pinball machine to receive color support from the fine folks at ColorDMD is Stern’s AVATAR Pinball. It’s one way to spruce up an otherwise underwhelming game.

The Pac-Man Rickshaw (via Arcade Otaku)

I want one just as a decoration in my arcade ๐Ÿ˜›

Video Of The Power Play Arcade, Orlando International Airport

We mentioned the Power Play Arcade a short time ago and I just came across a video of it. From this shaky cam walkthrough, it appears to be a little bigger than the Billy Mitchell King of Kong Arcade that used to be there.ย The video maker doesn’t appear to be aware of the latest arcade developments…he needs to read AH to stay up to date! ๐Ÿ˜€

Name That Game #102

We can blame IAAPA for disrupting out normal Newsbytes reports but that’s ok. We’ll take that kind of disruption every once in a while. ๐Ÿ˜‰ For Name That Game #101, click here.

For the answers from last time:

#1 – Time Pilot ’84 by Konami

#2 – Driver’s Eyes by Namco

#3 – Gorkans by Techstar, Inc.


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