IAAPA 2023: The Adrenaline Amusements Line-Up

arcadehero November 28, 2023 0
IAAPA 2023: The Adrenaline Amusements Line-Up

We’re still a ways off from finishing up the IAAPA 2023 news, so continuing with the posts is Adrenaline Amusements. Based out of Canada, this company has come a long way from when we first saw them join up with GlobalVR 13 years ago. They always have had a blend of video and videmption games, with the occasional electromechanical redemption game to play. Let’s see what they are up to presently.

In case you missed/overlooked previous recaps:

IAAPA 2023 – The Overview

IAAPA 2023: The Raw Thrills Round-up

New Fighters For Arcades: Omen of Sorrow

IAAPA 2023: The Sega Amusements Round-up

IAAPA 2023: Pinball (Stern, Jersey Jack, American, Chicago Gaming)

IAAPA 2023: The LAI Games Round-up

IAAPA 2023: The JET Games Recap

The Adrenaline Amusements Booth

For starters, here’s the booth tour – although I should note that there was only one new-new product launch this time. As such, this post will be short, as this video covers all of their legacy games which you might be familiar with already.

Drakons: Realm Keepers

The big new piece from Adrenaline was Drakons: Realm Keepers. This initially started out as a ride-your-own-dragon game but evolved into something like the Typhoon with guns. Or, if you will, a virtual roller coaster with guns. You can’t die in the game but the way it handles that is requiring a credit to battle the boss. I know that rubs some gamers the wrong way, however, if you pay for that, it also pays to play the next level, so you’re still guaranteed a few minutes of fun. There are nine levels to explore.

I still find it lame that it has scoring while in game but no leaderboards, although at least it says which player performed better than the other – if you’re in 2-player mode.

Graphically, it carries a distinct look thanks to the LED screen. I do like how this is implemented, I just wish it didn’t drive the cost up to the level it does. On another note, the motion is done well and that always helps drive earnings. In fact, it’s right up there with Virtual Rabbids, from some numbers that I saw. Being a bit cheaper than Rabbids and requiring no wearables is also a plus.

In the event that you missed it earlier this year, here is Adrenaline’s other motion video game:

What do you think of Adrenaline’s game line-up, at present?

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