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May Arcade Releases: Shadow Gangs X; Wicked Tuna; Pac-Man Chompionship

May Arcade Releases: Shadow Gangs X; Wicked Tuna; Pac-Man Chompionship

arcadehero May 27, 2022 0

Memorial Day weekend is upon us in the US so it seems like a good time to get some quick news out there before everyone is away. Here are some games that have shipped

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Pac-Man Battle Royale Chompionship Update

Pac-Man Battle Royale Chompionship Update

arcadehero May 12, 2022 1

It’s been bit since we’ve heard anything about Bandai Namco Amusements’ Pac-Man Battle Royale Chompionship, so let me share a couple of quick items about it. These should interest operators looking to get one

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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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Amusement Expo 2022 Recap #1 – The Latest In Arcade Games

Amusement Expo 2022 Recap #1 – The Latest In Arcade Games

arcadehero March 19, 2022 0

Another amusement/arcade tradeshow has come and gone, and I was there to check it out. As always it’s great to see and talk with many in the business face-to-face, and play the games instead

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Bandai Namco To Launch Pac-Man Battle Royale Chompionship To Arcades

Bandai Namco To Launch Pac-Man Battle Royale Chompionship To Arcades

arcadehero November 15, 2021 0

I had the chance to catch a preview of IAAPA 2021 – in person – this afternoon, where our next big piece of arcade news comes once again from Bandai Namco Amusements. While the

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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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The Current Home Arcade Landscape

The Current Home Arcade Landscape

arcadehero November 26, 2020 1

Rushing towards Black Friday and the holidays, and we see a perfusion of retro-mini arcade cabinets hitting the shelves. Friend-of-the-site, and trend specialist Kevin Williams looks at a selection of the releases hoping to

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Newsbytes: Arcade Dreams Kickstarter; DoDonPachi New Test; More Assorted Fun

Newsbytes: Arcade Dreams Kickstarter; DoDonPachi New Test; More Assorted Fun

arcadehero October 24, 2020 0

Welcome to the latest edition of Newsbytes. I’m your host, Adam the Arcade Hero, and I’ll take you on a quick tour of some quick news items from the arcade/pinball/amusement worlds. I missed this

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Newsbytes: Billy Mitchell Victory; Pac-Man Collection; Delta Mission; WB Games Sale? & More

Newsbytes: Billy Mitchell Victory; Pac-Man Collection; Delta Mission; WB Games Sale? & More

arcadehero June 20, 2020 2

Welcome to Newsbytes, a curation of arcade content from around the web that is generally run on the weekends. While a lot of general news in 2020 has been terrible, to say the least,

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Newsbytes: Indie Arcade Updates (Exa, Step Revolution); Arcade Backpack; Pac-Man Minecraft & More

Newsbytes: Indie Arcade Updates (Exa, Step Revolution); Arcade Backpack; Pac-Man Minecraft & More

arcadehero June 6, 2020 1

Welcome Newsbytes, a semi-regular curation of arcade & pinball news content from around the world. Normally these are done just on weekends, although with the slowdown in amusement news as of late, I’ve had

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Newsbytes: Golden Tee Go; Insert Coin Review; Pac-Man Book; Elite Basketball & More

Newsbytes: Golden Tee Go; Insert Coin Review; Pac-Man Book; Elite Basketball & More

arcadehero May 23, 2020 0

Welcome to this edition of Newsbytes, a quick collection of arcade news from around the world to share with you. There hasn’t been a lot to share lately, thus I haven’t done a Newsbytes

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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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