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Prototype Found: The Arena by Gottlieb

Prototype Found: The Arena by Gottlieb

arcadehero April 28, 2017 1

Prototype news was rather steady last year, thanks to a slew of discoveries from arcade collectors out there. For the news on this one, it was something we almost posted about last Summer but

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Wizard of Wor Prototype Discovered: Invisible Monsters

Wizard of Wor Prototype Discovered: Invisible Monsters

arcadehero March 27, 2017 3

(Thanks to Troy F. for sending us details and photos) If you follow the site on social media then last week you should have heard about our new page dedicated to tracking unreleased arcade

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Newsbytes: Domino’s Pizza Pinball; Star Wars Color Pinball; Pac-Dog; NTG#92

Newsbytes: Domino’s Pizza Pinball; Star Wars Color Pinball; Pac-Dog; NTG#92

arcadehero August 20, 2016 1

I’m not sure why but in my area it was back to school week for most districts. Seems a bit early for that as the schools also got out the 2nd week of June.

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Lost Arcade Title KenJu (Atomiswave)

Lost Arcade Title KenJu (Atomiswave)

arcadehero July 29, 2016 5

Back in 2005, Sammy was still promoting their Dreamcast based arcade hardware Atomiswave, hoping that it could pick up enough development to become the next Neo Geo MVS. We’ve highlighted some titles that were

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Newsbytes: World Tour Foosball; Ghostbusters Deluxe; RC Squared; NTG#85b

Newsbytes: World Tour Foosball; Ghostbusters Deluxe; RC Squared; NTG#85b

arcadehero June 4, 2016 3

June is here and with that school is out and the arcade stays busy. At least in my neck of the woods. We’ve got plenty of video to fill in your weekend: Unboxing a World

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Unknown NEO GEO MVS Fighting Game Discovered & Dumped (UPDATED)

Unknown NEO GEO MVS Fighting Game Discovered & Dumped (UPDATED)

arcadehero April 11, 2016 2

UPDATE: The game was tentatively titled Dragon’s Heaven and it would have featured an extensive story shared through text. It used elements of Voltage Fighter Gowcaizer for the code base, hence the reason why

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Beavis & Butt-head Prototype Now At The Galloping Ghost Arcade

Beavis & Butt-head Prototype Now At The Galloping Ghost Arcade

arcadehero April 7, 2016 21

During the 1990s while hand drawn cartoons were still a thing, the irreverent Beavis & Butt-head made waves across American culture, lasting on the tube for several years, getting a feature length film and

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Newsbytes: BOSA Awards; Video Whac-A-Mole; Coleco; Galloping Ghost Goes 500; NTG#77b

Newsbytes: BOSA Awards; Video Whac-A-Mole; Coleco; Galloping Ghost Goes 500; NTG#77b

arcadehero March 12, 2016 3

It’s the last weekend before the next trade show for the US arcade industry, the Amusement Expo International 2016 show. I’ll be there to check out the latest and greatest, including the new Ghostbusters

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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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The Unreleased Arcade Concepts Of Amazement Machines

The Unreleased Arcade Concepts Of Amazement Machines

arcadehero January 9, 2016 2

Prototype and unreleased concepts have always been fascinating to me, particular in the video game arena. There are a plethora of reasons as to why a product might not ever make it out of

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The Galloping Ghost Arcade’s Prototype Hunt

The Galloping Ghost Arcade’s Prototype Hunt

arcadehero September 28, 2015 1

As mentioned in the last post, I was very busy last week with running the arcade at the Salt Lake Comic Con. Moving huge games like Star Wars Battle Pod, Dariusburst Another Chronicle or

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