Pretty brief update here but at ASI one game that I got a chance to play that I enjoyed was Big Buck Safari. While it had been announced before the show, it was still good to get a chance to play it. Personally I enjoyed it more than BBH but I haven’t tried out the online version of BBH yet.
One thing they had at ASI was a deluxe version of BBS which features the same game but with a larger screen. The version at the show was not 100% complete (they said about 60%-70% complete) which was shown by the fact that the guns didn’t register all of the shots but that was what they were primarily working on getting fixed prior to the full release. The price has now been revealed through one distributor and it looks to stand around $7699. This actually surprises me a little bit because we’re so used to seeing the ‘deluxe’ version of an arcade game costing above $10k more towards $15k or $20k. So kudos go out to Raw Thrills’ for releasing a fun game in a deluxe version with a more affordable price tag than what is considered “normal” these days. Now if Japanese arcade manufacturers could follow the same trend that American studios are setting we’d be in a better position as an industry.