New Games Spotted At The IAAPA Asian Attractions Expo

arcadehero June 23, 2016 4
New Games Spotted At The IAAPA Asian Attractions Expo

Recently the IAAPA organization held their annual Asian Attractions Expo event in Shanghai, China and we’ve received a little bit of info about some new arcade content shown there. The event saw record breaking numbers according to a press release but coming by information has been a little spotty so far. Here’s a “trailer” of sorts to preview the event, using clips from other IAAPA shows:

Then to look at a few of the products, this video was posted by agisgame. The show had several booths with VR but interestingly enough, several Mixed Reality (MXR) setups including an interactive orb at 1:31:

For a couple of games:

Ultra Race (IGS/UNIS) – IGS has several racing titles under their belt, the most recent being Overtake, which was similar in some ways to the Fast & Furious  arcade games with a few unique touches to it. Now they have a new title that appears to be focusing on competing with Wahlap’s Storm Racer & Storm Racer G. The only info I’ve been able to find about it is this tweet as there is no information on it from IGS’s or UNIS’s websites at the moment:

Kinect-based scrolling fighter – As much as I want to see a scrolling fighter return to arcades, I don’t think Kinect is the way to go. As we see here, it looks quite cumbersome:

Magic IslandAfter Sega first toyed with the idea of MXR based sandboxes for out-of-home entertainment, now everyone is doing it. Here is a variation from an unknown Chinese company, that doesn’t quite touch the level of quality that Sega manages with their interactive sandbox.

DOF Robotics Hurricane VR – This company based out of Turkey has been promoting their motion simulator rides for a while and at this expo they showed off their new version of the 360° Hurricane simulator that instead of using a dome screen, it uses VR HMDs. With Simuline recently showing off their own variation of the X-Rider that does the same thing, I will not be surprised if this soon becomes the norm on motion theaters.

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While I have been scouring the web for more details on games from the show, so far this is all that has appeared so far. What are your thoughts on the new content?


  1. Arcades4ever June 25, 2016 at 6:35 am - Reply

    Quite a few interesting products on the display in the video but are they more likely to come to the west than games that tend to stay in Japan?
    There are some good ideas though

    • Voltz June 25, 2016 at 12:41 pm - Reply

      Actually someone should be talking to them about negotiating a proper distribution channel so we can get those games we missed for over the past decade. We haven’t had any “real” arcades without them in ages. (Companies like Raw Thrills are just holdovers like Stern)

    • arcadehero June 28, 2016 at 12:25 pm - Reply

      I imagine the racing game will find its way here but the rest…probably not. Many are really just rip-offs of what Japanese companies are already working on. And the VR games are not addressing the issues of public VR use. I saw one of those egg-shaped VR motion seats in Vegas but it was never turned on due to zero interest.

  2. polster July 9, 2016 at 10:14 am - Reply

    I never thought they make a sequel to Overtake, called Ultra Race, it looks more awesome than its predecessor! and it’s got cool looking supercars!!! I’m beyond excited!!! SIGN ME UP!

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