With the first weekend of April comes the first major holiday of the season. It is quite busy for entertainment venues around this time, in my area in addition to Easter there is Spring Break at schools. Happy Easter and Happy Spring Break (if you get that) everyone!
Magic Girl Pinball – There are quite a few updates for The Pinball Inventor’s Magic Girl pinball machine to be found on TPI’s Facebook page…here is one of the videos:
flipping……”you didn’t last long did you, huh?”
Posted by The Pinball Inventor™ on Saturday, April 4, 2015
TRON Illuminated T-Molding – When Aliens Armageddon showed up using illuminated T-molding (if you are new to arcades, that is the hard plastic that lines the edges of arcade cabinets and it is usually black), I wondered when this might happen – Midway’s TRON arcade game getting a refit with the technology. A new company called illumicade has created some Electroluminescent T-molding, which is different that what is on Aliens (and several other recent games) as those solutions use embedded LED light strips inside of them. EL wiring technology is different and for TRON, it looks like a natural fit. I wouldn’t mind this on my Asteroids Deluxe or my BattleZone (seems like a perfect fit for vector games); any number of cabs would look pretty sweet using the tech. Which ones do you think would look best?
Jurassic Park Arcade Hyperspeed Unboxing Video – As mentioned a few times, I wanted to do a video of unboxing Jurassic Park as well and with the game arriving at my arcade yesterday I was able to do just that. I will have to do this sort of thing on all future arcade machines I get the chance to unbox.
Mortal Kombat X Arcade Cabinet – With the chances of us getting an official Mortal Kombat release in arcades once again hovering around zero, it is left up to collectors to pick up the slack, making something for their own collections. KLOV Forum user zenomorp has done just that, showing his step-by step process of taking an Atari War: Final Assault cab and converting it over. He did that with the last Mortal Kombat console release as well as InJustice; more pictures of the finished products are here.
Name That Game #40 – It feels like it has been a while on NTG although I only gave it a hiatus of one week. The last one can be found here and the answers for that round are:
For this week: