While most of the attention towards expos has been going towards GTI lately, there was another expo that took place recently in Dubai that involved amusement products and that was the Dubai Entertainment Amusement & Leisure show or DEAL 2010 for short. Kevin Williams of The Stinger Report had the opportunity to go there and check everything out, so let’s take a look.
They always start these events off with a ribbon cutting ceremony. I sort of saw the one that took place at Amusement Expo but I was too busy checking out the new Pac-Man game to worry about it.
The first product we get to discuss is Star Predator by Golden Dragon Amusements in China. We’ve discussed this one before, it’s one of the first stereoscopic 3D arcade titles to make it to market since 3D became a big trend once again (as always a reminder how this sort of 3D has been done in arcades in the 80’s). You need to wear glasses to get the effect and they are attached the cabinet with a not-so-strong-looking cord.
“I’d hit that!” well, with a fake hammer anyways…
Butterfly Dancing was at GTI as well. At least from this shot the cabinet and graphics look nice, I wonder if that’s just an in-game video though. The real question is, how fun can a game based on catching butterflies actually be?
Tecway’s Super Hot Skiing was there. Burn, baby burn.
Tecway’s Pop Moto. While I’m not sure how the game plays(looks like a Nirin clone from what I’ve seen), at least the cabinet looks cool
Here’s another interesting one by Tecway called Speed Flyer. The name isn’t very inspiring but it looks like a racer with a balance board.
Happy Balance Ball was there too, Tecway’s answer to Sega’s Super Monkey Ball
Simuline had their boat racing game there, Aqua Race Extreme. I saw this at IAAPA but didn’t get a chance to try it out (or record it). It’s more like InJoy’s Power Boat racing game than H2Overdrive.
The gigantic turret game Vulcan-M by Rassen. It will be difficult to top this one when it comes to the level of detail they put into the gun.
Sega’s booth looked similar to what we saw at Amusement Expo or IAAPA but with four linked Hummer’s there instead of two.
A big Stacker machine by Sega (?) LAI Games called Mega Stacker
Terminator Salvation in a group of four.
IGS’s Speed Rider where you can ride, riding like the demon that drives your dreams. This reminds me, with all these motorcycle games coming back into style, isn’t it time we had a Road Rash-esque kind of game make a comeback?
Marubot Football League is really making the rounds around the world, they were at DEAL too
TrioTech’s ‘money printing machine’ known as XD Theater is always a popular attraction no matter what show it’s at
We’ll end with the after show banquet to leave you hungry.
Kevin has a bunch of pictures from Sega Republic but we will save those for a story he’s writing about his visit there.