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JAEPO 2016 #2: Now with 500% More Videos Of New Japanese Arcade Games

JAEPO 2016 #2: Now with 500% More Videos Of New Japanese Arcade Games

arcadehero February 19, 2016 1

It’s the second day for JAEPO 2016 in Japan and now we have more videos to share of the latest ideas and games that will be making their mark on game centers in the

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Ask Arcade Heroes: How Come All These New Arcade Games Aren’t On Home Consoles?

Ask Arcade Heroes: How Come All These New Arcade Games Aren’t On Home Consoles?

arcadehero February 18, 2016 31

Not long ago, a question popped up on our Facebook page asking a question that I have read often on the interwebs: why not sega and others make them on the pc and consoles? –

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Newsbytes: Silverball City, 1996, Space Invaders Skill Slots, NTG#73

Newsbytes: Silverball City, 1996, Space Invaders Skill Slots, NTG#73

arcadehero February 6, 2016 5

Happy weekend arcaders! News has begun to pile up finally so perhaps we are out of the doldrums of Winter…in that regard. Let’s get to it: Silverball City Coming To Johnson City, TN In April

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Discovered: Segasonic Bros. Arcade Prototype by Bubble Bobble Creator Fukio Mitsuji

Discovered: Segasonic Bros. Arcade Prototype by Bubble Bobble Creator Fukio Mitsuji

arcadehero February 6, 2016 2

In the past year or so we’ve seen some Japanese developed prototype games come to light, particularly Hammer Away, Kung Fu Master 2 and Wing Force. Now get ready for this look at a failed test

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Unreleased Arcade Shooter Wing Force (Atlus) Rises From The Grave

Unreleased Arcade Shooter Wing Force (Atlus) Rises From The Grave

arcadehero January 9, 2016 1

Back in 1993, a company by the name of A.I. was working on a new vertical scrolling shooting game called Wing Force. Atlus would publish the game but as things worked out, the game

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Newsbytes: 2015 Review; Games Turning 40; Brad Fuller Passing; NTG#70

Newsbytes: 2015 Review; Games Turning 40; Brad Fuller Passing; NTG#70

arcadehero January 2, 2016 3

It’s 2016 and I hope that everyone had a great week with the turn of the year. 2015 was really good for my own arcade business and I have heard reports from a few

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Mario & Sonic At The Rio 2016 Olympic Games Arcade Edition Gets A New Test In Japan

Mario & Sonic At The Rio 2016 Olympic Games Arcade Edition Gets A New Test In Japan

arcadehero December 9, 2015 3

We usually don’t cover Japanese arcade location tests, unless the game in question is known to be coming out to the West. In the case of the mouthful title Mario & Sonic At The

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New Arcade Watch: Free Play & Bit Bar Open In TX; Retro Museum in Indiana; Ikuri Arcade in Finland

New Arcade Watch: Free Play & Bit Bar Open In TX; Retro Museum in Indiana; Ikuri Arcade in Finland

arcadehero December 5, 2015 0

I was going to have this news as a part of the Newsbytes for the weekend but so much is accumulating for that post as I research that I decided it is better to

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IAAPA 2015 Recap #2: Point Blank X, Tekken 7, Ghostbusters, Pinball & More

IAAPA 2015 Recap #2: Point Blank X, Tekken 7, Ghostbusters, Pinball & More

arcadehero November 20, 2015 3

There’s plenty more to talk about regarding IAAPA 2015, which event ended today. For Recap #1 and the new games to find there, click here. Continuing our chronological order of when I posted the

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IAAPA 2015: MotoGP, Mario & Sonic Olympics Arcade; World’s Largest Pac-Man; Galaga Assault

IAAPA 2015: MotoGP, Mario & Sonic Olympics Arcade; World’s Largest Pac-Man; Galaga Assault

arcadehero November 19, 2015 2

With the IAAPA 2015 trade show in full swing this week, we’ve got plenty of news to chew over that will probably last us for the next few weeks. As always, I work on

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IAAPA Monday: Ghostbusters Cabinet; The Hobbit Pinball; New videmption by Coastal; Catch The Light

IAAPA Monday: Ghostbusters Cabinet; The Hobbit Pinball; New videmption by Coastal; Catch The Light

arcadehero November 16, 2015 1

Today marks the beginning of IAAPA week so stay tuned for a lot of arcade news. The trade show officially opens tomorrow with today being taken up by seminars and other events but that

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FUN IS Mobile App Announced To Drive Customer Interest To Amusement Locations

FUN IS Mobile App Announced To Drive Customer Interest To Amusement Locations

arcadehero November 5, 2015 0

The modern arcade industry is in an interesting spot – while retail spots face a lot of challenges up against the digital store juggernauts, arcades still require on-spot visitation. The gaming trends have also

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