It has taken longer than usual as this year I am not uploading just raw video footage of what took place at a recent trade show, instead I took the time to edit and comment on everything. This is time consuming even when the videos aren’t terribly long. But I have finished it all up and here are all of them collected into one handy post that will unfortunately curb stomp slow connections.
Let’s start with the overview, which I shared in the last AE post:
And from there in alphabetical order:
Aliens Armageddon – (reposting my review – it was at the show but I didn’t catch footage of it there since I posted this review just a day prior to leaving for Vegas) by Play Mechanix / Raw Thrills
Allied Tank Attack by InJoy Motion / Barron Games
Battleship Videmption by Baytek Games
Deadstorm Pirates Special Edition by Bandai Namco Amusements America
Hit The Beat by Andamiro
Jetpack Joyride Arcade, Monster Factory, Skylanders cloud Patrol, Black Out, Fruit Ninja FX2 videmption games by Adrenaline Amusements
Mario Kart Arcade GP DX by Bandai Namco Amusements America
Mustang, Star Trek, Metallica Pinball by Stern Pinball
NEON FM by Unit-E
Plants Vs. Zombies The Last Stand videmption by Sega Amusements
ReRave Plus by Step Evolution / Coast To Coast Entertainment
Sharpshooter by Coastal Amusements (Played by Eugene Jarvis)
Storm Racer G / Storm Rider by Wahlap / Sega Amusements
Super Alpine Racer by Bandai Namco Amusements America
Whew! It doesn’t look like so much work when put into a post like this for some odd reason. But I hope it gives everyone a chance to get an idea of how these games work out if you haven’t played them yet. There are some more video updates coming soon – I have been meaning to finish up a Transformers Human Alliance review and I will also have more on the Allied Tank Attack above with some software changes which are supposed to affect some of the game flow. There could be more beyond that later this month but it depends on opportunity and work flow (going to Vegas for the show was hardly a vacation, more like a breather. There has been a lot of work to do). Again, I offer my thanks to those that helped me out or just took the time to chat at the show.
I should note that while a lot of what was seen at the Expo was first seen at IAAPA 2013, that does not mean that everyone is done for the next year. There are many behind-the-scenes games in the works, just about everyone hinted that they have great ideas and new stuff that is being worked on, some of which will be at IAAPA 2014. I had a thought as to who might be picking up the Star Wars license already for Star Wars 7 next year (no insider info on that, it really is just a wild guess after my brother and I were discussing Sega’s excellent Star Wars Trilogy Arcade the other day which was one of many examples as to how good of a track record the franchise has had in the arcade space)
Great thread, I’ll be watching those videos in depth in a couple of hours!