NewsBag: Dave & Busters 2014 Location Openings; Pinball Comeback; NTG#28

arcadehero December 28, 2014 4

Here is the last Arcade Newsbag of 2014! I have been working on compiling a bunch of media for a special “Year-In-Review 2014” video, which I have had to scale back a couple of times as there is really so much that has been covered that it could take a few hours to discuss all of it if I really decided to cover everything. So I have had to edit it down and hopefully I will have it done before its officially 2015 😛

In the meantime I wanted to knock these items out while I am thinking about it otherwise I might not post anything for a few days.

Dave & Busters Location Updates: Earlier this year, we ran a story about an announcement from Dave & Busters that during 2014 they planned on opening 7 new locations in the USA. We haven’t ran any news about that since as I did not see any updates on it but looking through their web resources there are at least 4 new locations that have opened this year:





The Pinball Comeback – While this isn’t anything new to those of us who follow pinball regularly, it is nice when the same is put out into the ‘ether’ via mainstream news sources. This is a story ran by Fox Business about the comeback of pinball and they filmed a good part of the report at the Arcade Odyssey in Miami, FL, which just celebrated their 3rd anniversary. I can’t get the video to embed here so click on this link to check it out.

Name That Game #28 – Given that this will be the last NTG of the year, I’ll go a little further than usual but first, last week. All three titles were guessed; the first one was fairly easy being that there even the most obscure Pac-Man arcade release isn’t really obscure although finding Hyper Pac-Man in the wild is not going to be a common occurrence. The other two games even more so, albeit not impossible.

#1 – Hyper Pac-Man by Semicom

#2 – Sky Kid Deluxe by Namco

#3 – Oscar Psycho-NICS by Data East

And for this week (it might take a little time to load)




And your Super Happy Fun Hyper Challenge Question:



  1. Zaxxoff December 28, 2014 at 1:44 pm - Reply

    1. The Amazing Maze Game
    2. Psycho Soldier

  2. swamprocker December 28, 2014 at 5:16 pm - Reply

    There’s a Dave & Busters going in to an old Barnes and Noble bookstore in Grand Rapids, MI in 2015. Construction on the building and lot is currently underway…

  3. jasonartamis December 29, 2014 at 4:36 pm - Reply

    oh darn forgot the name of the third pic,…
    its band…
    or rock…something..
    i was going to bid on a machine but the playlist music wasnt so good ,not many songs

  4. chris December 30, 2014 at 9:09 am - Reply

    #3 Rock’n series by Jaleco.
    Really interested to know what the last one is.

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