Newsbag: Magic Girl DevBlog; Mini Cabs; Flyer Video; NTG #38

arcadehero March 7, 2015 3

It’s that time of week again, time to check out some of the quick stories for our Newsbag feature, covering those stories that are too short or I found myself without the time to cover in excruciating detail…

^I had to laugh at this one^

Big Buck HD Wild Countdown – Thanks to Federico for pointing this out – now has a countdown for the upcoming update to Big Buck HD Wild on their website. This lands on April 1st so I imagine that Amusement Expo 2015 will be the ‘official’ preview of the game. I’ve actually had this game on test at my arcade but I’ve not been allowed to spill the beans on it yet. I will have a video ready around release time though. Suffice it to say, the software tweaks they have made during the test period have made it more playable and its been getting a steady stream of attention lately, in fact I think it has been getting more play than the new animals like the Irish Elk. Stay Tuned and pay close attention to the background on a video I posted below…



Magic Girl Pinball DevBlog – Having mentioned The Pinball Inventor’s work on the blog previously, John Poupadiuk’s latest table Magic Girl has a devblog where he details alchemy2the process of making the machine. While there hasn’t been a ton of talk that I have seen of this game, I think the artwork is really top notch and it looks like it will be a fun game. I just imagine that it will be pretty rare to come across one on location. As he mentions in one post:

Pinball is large, complicated and making pinball cabinets, although it sounds like an easy thing “wooden box huh”, actually in reality it is a real challenge to make a good one.

Yes it is. Check out the devblog if you are interested by following this link.

Mini Arcade Cabs – Last week I re-discovered some files online to print and make your own miniature arcade cabinets, which I placed up front on a display table at my arcade. While not terribly difficult to put together, I did not get a few of them lined up so the level on those is a little skiwampus.  If you don’t want to deal with that particular headache, here is an Etsy shop called Pinball Arcade where you can purchase some nice handmade (and level!) mini cabs.

Flyer Video – After news broke about FlyerFever the other day, I realized that with a bunch of the modern flyers I have laying around that I can document that in a video way. So here is this 10 min vid of some flyers I picked up at IAAPA2014; I can do more of these if anyone is interested. I am also thinking of doing a quick “how-to” video on starting a pinball machine (for a reason I will explain on that video) 😉

Warehouse Raid – I came across this video on one of my social media networks after posting this, warehouse raids can be awesome as an arcade collector, moreso when they have games like this:

Name That Game #38 – Last week was a hodge-podge of odd assortments and this week that shall continue just because. Your answers for last week’s guessing game, with the last one was so obscure I forgot what it was called and had to re-look it up but the other two are much better known. Although I never personally cared for Hat Trick:

#1 – Hard Drivin’ by Atari

#2 – Hat Trick by Bally Sente

#3 – Drakton by Epos

Aaaaaand for this week:





  1. Steffen March 8, 2015 at 1:06 am - Reply

    1. Dragonninja (Data East)
    2. Ragnagard (Saurus)

    The last one looks like Xevious but it’s not.

  2. CAT March 8, 2015 at 3:15 pm - Reply

    3. Fire Battle (Taito)

  3. Federico Read March 9, 2015 at 6:41 pm - Reply

    Thnx 4 crediting me! 🙂

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