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IAAPA 2017: Raw Thrills booth with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles; Injustice Arcade; X Games Snow Boarder

IAAPA 2017: Raw Thrills booth with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles; Injustice Arcade; X Games Snow Boarder

arcadehero November 14, 2017 2

The first official day of IAAPA 2017 is over and with that, I have had a chance to play some of the latest games that are headed to the amusement industry. For American developer

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New Arcades: Fear The Walking Dead Survival (NV); Offworld Arcade (MI); Rev’d Up Fun (MI); Emporium SF (CA); Aeon Mall (Jakarta); VR World (NY)

New Arcades: Fear The Walking Dead Survival (NV); Offworld Arcade (MI); Rev’d Up Fun (MI); Emporium SF (CA); Aeon Mall (Jakarta); VR World (NY)

arcadehero September 8, 2017 0

It has been a little while since we took our last look at new arcades opening their doors but several have popped up out there to share – enough that I almost have thought

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Touring Orlando & Dallas Arcades + A Quick Visit To Disney Quest

Touring Orlando & Dallas Arcades + A Quick Visit To Disney Quest

arcadehero March 30, 2017 3

The site has been sort of quiet lately as I have been out and about travelling in the warm state of Florida, then a visit to Dallas for Amusement Expo. Not to mention spending

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From one historic landmark to another, The Story of a Sega R360 and my 14 month search to find the long lost game from my childhood

From one historic landmark to another, The Story of a Sega R360 and my 14 month search to find the long lost game from my childhood

SaraAB87 March 14, 2017 6

This article will chronicle my 14-month search to find a long lost arcade game from my childhood. As many of you already know the Sega R360 is my favorite arcade game ever made. I

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Why Arcades Haven’t Died In The United States

Why Arcades Haven’t Died In The United States

arcadehero February 20, 2017 7

This past week, I had a few readers point out an article by Brian Ashcraft on Kotaku entitled Why Arcades Haven’t Died In Japan. It offers up that writer’s perspective as to why the

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Q&A With Eugene Jarvis: Cruis’n Blast And The Modern Arcade Industry

Q&A With Eugene Jarvis: Cruis’n Blast And The Modern Arcade Industry

arcadehero February 17, 2017 2

With a new year and various game releases upon us, it is well past time for a new developer interview. The last time we talked with Eugene Jarvis, CEO of Raw Thrills, it was

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Getting Detailed: Atari Gotcha Color Edition & Arcade Raid on a Boat

Getting Detailed: Atari Gotcha Color Edition & Arcade Raid on a Boat

arcadehero May 27, 2016 0

Two very detailed stories related to arcades have popped up on the interwebs so instead of leaving them for the weekend post, let’s take a look at both here. Atari Gotcha Color Edition Restored

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Konami Launches Dance Dance Revolution A In Japan

Konami Launches Dance Dance Revolution A In Japan

arcadehero March 30, 2016 1

The latest version of Konami’s legendary arcade series Dance Dance Revolution has launched in Japan, known as Dance Dance Revolution A. The new version offers more songs and some other aesthetic changes to the

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Q&A On Jurassic Park Arcade With Eugene Jarvis

Q&A On Jurassic Park Arcade With Eugene Jarvis

arcadehero February 23, 2015 10

The name Eugene Jarvis is well-known in video gaming circles although more than once I have surprised someone by mentioning that he is not only still in the industry but he is also still

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Arcades Are So Dead That They Are Packed With Customers…Wait, What?

Arcades Are So Dead That They Are Packed With Customers…Wait, What?

arcadehero June 17, 2014 24

(Thanks to Nik Thorpe of Retro Gamer Magazine and formerly a writer of Arcade Heroes for sending this my way) This morning I was sent a video on Facebook that is another in the

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Megatouch Ceases Development/Production Operations

Megatouch Ceases Development/Production Operations

arcadehero January 7, 2014 8

Here on Arcade Heroes we have rarely touched upon “bartop touchscreen games”. While they do fit into the out-of-home entertainment angle, they are an oddball, at least among other options that can go into

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This Week In Arcades – Location Tests and Trade Shows

This Week In Arcades – Location Tests and Trade Shows

arcadehero September 27, 2013 6

Well that was a sudden slowdown in news, after the spurt we had with Batman Arcade and Star Trek pinball. Admittedly I have been partially distracted by the arrival of a Nintendo WiiU into

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