Rarely is there any news coming at us on a weekend so some general arcade interest stuff should suffice for us.
First here’s a video taken recently at a new Taito Gamestation that opened up in Japan. As mentioned in the tweet by Arcade Otaku that I’m borrowing this from, you’ll notice that all the units they are are sleek LCDs, not a single CRT was there from what I noticed. A lot of those cabinets seen are running NESiCAxLIVE, which is Taito’s own game download service for arcades that we have seen before. The guy filming points out most of the games, although at 2:28ish doesn’t mention Border Break or Dariusburst EX. Also doesn’t really mention the Gundam pods.Correct me if I’m wrong but there was even a Strider 2 in there next to the Metal Slug X, pretty awesome selection for any gamer to enjoy.
Speaking of Japan and NESiCA, they are releasing the following games to the platform this week: Raiden III, Raiden IV, Homura, Puzzle Bobble and Space Invaders NESiCA Edition.
For this week’s eBay find, I spent a little while browsing arcade games and lusting after plenty I can’t afford and here’s a cool one you don’t see too often – Atari’s I, Robot, famous for being the first game to use filled 3D polygon graphics. It also used a Hall Effect analog joystick and included an unusual player selectable mode where instead of playing a game you could sit there and draw using the games unique drawing engine. If I had around $3000 to spare I’d probably be scheduling the delivery on this one already but alas my day of having an I, Robot and Major Havoc will have to wait.
That’s all I got for now, but I will continue to seek out new news and stories