Newsbag: Neon Retro Arcade; Fishbowl Frenzy; Big Lebowski Pinball Launch; NTG #17

arcadehero September 28, 2014 2

I meant to have this posted yesterday but then there was a major power outage I wasn’t able to access anything for the rest of the night.

Gamers and arcaders in Pasedena California will have something to celebrate here in the next few months when a brand new venue opens their doors. Called the Neon Retro Arcade, they are going to focuscomingsoon479 on the classics, using the standard payment model for retrocades these days of  charging a door fee with the games on freeplay. They have yet to unveil a full list of the games that will be available there but it will be “over 40 titles” that will be a mix of video arcades and pinball.  Among what they have unveiled to be there includes: Asteroids, Donkey Kong, Galaga, Joust, Joust, Ms. Pac-Man, Centipede, Millipede, Mappy and Space Duel. They also will have classic video game consoles setup on “stations” for patrons to enjoy. You can check out their website here, we wish them the best of luck in opening and moving on up from there!

The post right before this one was about EAS 2014 and the arcade games found there. In a couple of the pictures I noticed a banner for something called “Fishbowl Frenzy” but without any more data I didn’t think much of it until a commenter here asked why we didn’t cover it as it was apparently the “talk of the show”. That being the case, I’m not sure why it was not a part of the included EAS pictures but with a little digging I have found out that it is a new videmption game by Team Play Inc. In the past Team Play did release some arcade games but in recent times they have been more focused on Photo Booths. The game will be at IAAPA 2014 according to the Team Play website and looking on Youtube I came across this low quality video that was posted a few days ago:

UPDATE: Team Play has added some media about this to their website. Here you can see the cabinet in HD and their updated website shows them using fishbowls to create a sort of ‘Augmented Reality’ appearance to the fish. It is one of those things you can’t do on a phone 😉


A little while back we mentioned The Big Lebowski Pinball which was in development by Dutch Pinball. Dutch Pinball held an event yesterday where they officially unveiled the machine to press and was there to nab some pictures. It has an excellent and colorful art look to it while offering modern features like a color display. That display does maintain the dot matrix look, in case anyone was worried. the toys look to be very well done, the White Russian glass looks good enough to mistake it for a real drink on the field! Overall this looks very professional, which should be a boon to them in getting orders. I had thought this was supposed to come out in 2015 but this was billed as a “launch party”. Here is Dutch Pinball’s FB page if you wish to keep up with their latest developments. UPDATE: Pinball Magazine has more info on the launch.


Name That Game #17: I guess last week went too obscure again. Here are the answers, only one of which was guessed on:

#1 – 720° by Atari Games

#2 – 4-D Warriors by Sega

#3 – Logic Pro 2 by Deniam Corp.

For this week:





  1. 60Hz September 29, 2014 at 12:31 pm - Reply

    These quizzes are great, you should keep ’em all in one place!

    however i’m stumped on all three at the moment lol

  2. Sheri September 30, 2014 at 10:06 am - Reply

    Thanks for the interest and mention in your post.

    Fishbowl Frenzy™ is reminiscent of the carnival ball toss game everyone played as kids to win a goldfish. Fishbowl Frenzy™ is an augmented reality ticket redemption game with adorable 3D animation incorporated into 65 inches of high definition, transmissive LCD screen. The game play is quick and highly addictive fun.

    (Go to for new photos.)

    Team Play’s official release will be at Booth 2000 of IAAPA 2014 in Orlando, Florida November 18-21.

    And you’re right. It was the talk of the show at EAS.

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