While we haven’t had a Newsbytes in a little while, but as long as there are quick/short stories, there will be newsbytes. 😛 The arcade where I’m at is also much slower than usual today, must be where most people have gone out of town for Easter and/or Spring Break…and the local Comic Con is in its last day. Apart from that, I do want to thank all of the new subscribers to our social media channels, the AH Youtube channel recently passed 2000 subscribers and Twitter is almost to that same point.
Major Havoc Reproduction Cabinets Now Shipping – Arcade-Museum Forums user MarkRL has begun creating and shipping out reproduction Atari Major Havoc arcade cabinets. These do not include hardware like the color vector monitors/power supply/controls/game board so you have to get your hands on all of that but if you can’t get your hands on an original and you have those parts, the time and the motivation to complete the game, then this is the perfect way to go about it. An arcade collector local to me bought 3 of them and already has one of them about ready to go which you can see in the second picture below:
Stern Pirates of the Caribbean Pinball Going Color – ColorDMD has announced their latest color upgrade for pinball, POTC by Stern. As usual, the color upgrade is looking sweet while maintaining the ‘dots’ look that fans love to see with pinball.
Pump It Up PRIME 2015 Update v.1.15 Trailer – A new update is coming soon to Andamiro’s Pump It Up PRIME 2015 arcade game, which adds in several new songs, a new quest zone and new step types. Check it out here:
Skycurser New Update – I’ll have some footage of this soon, but the latest Skycurser update is finding itself at more locations out there as Griffin Aerotech finds more locations interested in the kit. In case you haven’t been following it, the current version has 3 levels to enjoy along with a character providing voice commentary to what to do:
— SKYCURSER dev team (@skycurser) March 26, 2016
Nintendo and Taito Team Up To Offer Splatoon Toys For Claw Games In Japan – ‘Nuff said so here’s the video:
Flyer of the Week: Superman – Here is something new to start, a Flyer of the Week. Superman hasn’t received as much love in arcades like Batman has so with the Batman Vs. Superman movie launching, let’s remember Taito’s Superman from 1988. That was one of my first arcade pick-ups, which I got from my uncle back when he was running a small swapmeet business. Unfortunately it never did very well at the arcade so I ended up converting it over to a Strikers 1945 II, which it stayed until the CRT croaked. It was ok as Superman games go (light-years more fun than Superman 64). Atari also had released a Superman pinball game back in 1979. What did you think of Taito’s effort? Direct link to the flyer @ Flyer Fever
Name That Game #78 – Finally, your answers for NTG#77 😉
#2 – Metafox by Seta
And for this week: