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Newsbytes: Heavyweight Champ Footage; Pac-Mom; The PolyRetro; New Raw Thrills Mobile Game; Spinal Tap Pinball & More

Newsbytes: Heavyweight Champ Footage; Pac-Mom; The PolyRetro; New Raw Thrills Mobile Game; Spinal Tap Pinball & More

arcadehero April 9, 2022 1

Welcome to Newsbytes, a semi-regular collection of arcade & pinball news items from around the world. This week has quite a few interesting stories, particularly when it comes to arcade history, so I hope

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2021 Year-In-Review With The Top 10 Posts

2021 Year-In-Review With The Top 10 Posts

arcadehero December 31, 2021 0

Welcome to something of an annual tradition here at Arcade Heroes, albeit something sort of rare on my part – a Top 10 list. I’m not big on such lists since most of them

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Kevin Williams: GameWorks – The Slow Collapse Of The Dream!

Kevin Williams: GameWorks – The Slow Collapse Of The Dream!

arcadehero December 27, 2021 0

Ending the year with a new guest post for the site, industry specialist Kevin Williams takes time to look back at the tempestuous history of Gameworks – when Hollywood came to arcades. He sent

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KWP Guest Post: Nintendo & Others Return To Out-Of-Home Entertainment

KWP Guest Post: Nintendo & Others Return To Out-Of-Home Entertainment

arcadehero December 2, 2021 0

Apologies for the various issues plaguing the site over the past few weeks. While my hosting service has been quick to fix them when I alert them to it, it’s also not something that

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Amusement Goes To The Olympics

Amusement Goes To The Olympics

arcadehero July 26, 2021 2

In another of his occasional guest features for Arcade Heroes – industry specialist Kevin Williams, marks the celebration of the Tokyo Olympics 2020, and charts the influences that the video amusement industry has taken

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PAC-MAN Going Strong at Forty-One

PAC-MAN Going Strong at Forty-One

arcadehero May 25, 2021 3

In another of his occasional guest features for Arcade Heroes, entertainment industry specialist Kevin Williams, turns his gaze, after Mario, to the other leading video amusement gaming character: the iconic legend that is PAC-MAN.

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Newsbytes: New Save The Arcades Campaign; Slugterra VR; Indies; Splatterhouse Art & More

Newsbytes: New Save The Arcades Campaign; Slugterra VR; Indies; Splatterhouse Art & More

arcadehero February 13, 2021 2

Welcome to Newbytes, a curated compilation of arcade news from around the world, generally covering items that didn’t necessarily need their own full-blown post but are still worth mentioning. This week has seen arcade

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Happy Space Invaders Day!

Happy Space Invaders Day!

arcadehero June 16, 2020 2

It’s time to celebrate another game anniversary, as Taito appears to have taken a page from all of the celebrations surrounding Pac-Man’s 40th, and come up with their own ways to celebrate the game

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Over-The-Hill – Pac-Man Turns 40 Today

Over-The-Hill – Pac-Man Turns 40 Today

arcadehero May 22, 2020 1

Back during the “Console Wars” of the ’80s & ’90s, big game consoles were known for their “mascots,” a game with a protagonist that served as the face of a particular console and brand.

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Blowing Off Steam With These Re-imagined Arcade Art Pieces

Blowing Off Steam With These Re-imagined Arcade Art Pieces

arcadehero April 16, 2020 2

It’s time for another guest post, although I (Arcadehero) is doing a lot of the writing, while the guest, Gozer5454, has created the artwork. This was offered to us as some good fun, so

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The Game That Would Become Area 51: Bounty Hunter

The Game That Would Become Area 51: Bounty Hunter

arcadehero March 2, 2020 3

If you’ve been a reader of the site for any length of time, then you know that we enjoy researching and discussing unreleased arcade games. My interest in these games is enough that we

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Arcade Anniversaries In 2020

Arcade Anniversaries In 2020

arcadehero January 7, 2020 2

With a new year and decade upon us, it’s time to alert everyone to some important anniversaries that will be coming along this year. We won’t cover every game celebrating a birthday in 2020,

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