It was curious that out of the different Game Time International expos that have been held over the past few years that is seemed like 2013 wasn’t getting much attention in the way of videos. But all it took was some waiting and here we are. These come from Highway Entertainment.
Allied Tank Attack (Injoy Motion)
The newest tank game on the market will be available worldwide, although I’m not sure of all the languages it will support (Chinese and English are certain). Judging by the brief video here, it looks like a heavily updated version of Panzer Elite Action, one of InJoy’s first games. The added co-op element of a pilot and gunner adds appeal to it but we’ll have to wait and see for some hands on time to see if its the next BattleZone or not. No idea when this will be available for purchase, except for this year sometime.
UPDATE: Injoy has posted a collection of pictures of their booth to their Facebook page. It includes more shots of this game as well as their new 4D motion cabinets for Top Gunner and Project X-Pher, both of which are available now, worldwide.
UPDATE: I had seen this video of Top Gunner at the show but I didn’t realize at first it was inside of their new 4D motion cabinet
IGS seemed particularly excited about their new street racing game, Overtake, as it had dancers and a full unveiling event. Unfortunately this video is so short that we don’t see how the game plays. It looks like it’s trying to do NFS Carbon (which was released to arcades about five years ago and it happened to have a yellow/black themed cabinet too)
Swimming Winner (IGS)
This is a videmption game that blurs the line on gambling which is too bad as the concept being slightly modified could work as a Track & Field, Toobin‘ or Steeplechase type of game. All players do is bet on who they think will win and the correct bet gets the most tickets. This could be modified with a couple of buttons per player and then you can actually try and control your swimmer. Include some obstacles and you could have an entertaining amusement-only multiplayer title on your hands too.
This is not the first time we’ve mentioned Muzibox but this is the closest I’ve seen the game in action. It’s a lot like Mozarc although I think that Mozarc’s cabinet look was cleaner than this.
Percussion Master 3 (IGS)
Drum away in the 3rd iteration of IGS’s Percussion Master. I have seen some PM machines in the US before, perhaps some of these will also find their way overseas.
Funny Table (IGS)
This is a competitive game we have covered before, it’s a mini-game compilation for up to four players.
Fish Lagoon (IGS)
This is an answer to Harpoon Lagoon, which was recently brought over to the US by ICE. HL has been a hit at the two trade shows I’ve seen it at. This is pretty much the same thing, except they use a knob controller for aiming, which if properly calibrated should work better than a joystick
Dance Core (Wahlap)
This is China’s answer to DDR, seems unlikely it will be coming out West anytime soon.
Under Defeat: The Ride
This sitdown creation for the vertical shooter Under Defeat may not have a moving seat, but it does grab your attention. Still uncertain about the legality of these.
That pretty much covers what was at GTI, although if there are any other substantial revelations stay tuned to Arcade Heroes for more.
As I said in my previous comment, Dance Core is not China’s answer to DDR. It’s a very different game. It’s freestyle focused, pad holds rely on various amounts of pressure, so stepping won’t get you very far.
“Dance Core, the most popular dancegame in China thesedays after Pump. It’s actually pretty interesting as it uses a body weight system. You don’t need to press any DDR arrows in the traditional way, just move your body weight.
Red arrows use feet, blue bar is for hands, the central red point is your body weight. You try to make the red points touch the red arrows for scoring.
Here’s a good video of it in motion at a tournament last year. The player level is pretty high! =]”
I only mean that in the sense that its the strongest competitor to the dancing game one sees coming from China but I get what you are saying.
That Under Defeat looks illegal as all get out….. I still want it however! lol!
They are selling one in China on eBay, a different model…… But I doubt that one is also legal….
Yeah it’s too bad as the cabinet does look cool from the pictures. If there’s one way to draw people to a vertical shooter game that they might not otherwise touch, this is one way to do it.
awesome vid dump here… and good info to boot!