If you’ve ever wondered what a North Korean propaganda clip for arcade gaming looks like, well, it apparently looks like this.
Sky Rogue looks like it was ripped right out of an arcade. Colorful graphics, fun combat, and wonderfully realized community content combine for a damn good time. It’s this week’s Indie Pick.
“I was torn between the irrational fear that someone else would stumble on and publish my 40 year old discovery before me, and the very real fear that when I did, no one would care.” Former Microsoft developer Ed Fries went on one heck of a journey to try and recreate one of the earliest easter eggs in video game…
Primal Rage II, a video game cancelled over 20 years ago, was never released. But if you want to enjoy it now, in The Year Of Our Lord 2017, knock yourself out, because there’s a build available and playable via an emulator.
Square Enix just announced Lord of Vermilion IV, the next entry in its long-running card-based arcade series. The game will be shown at next month’s Japan Amusement Expo.
Any Super Smash Bros. Melee player will tell you that its fans are dedicated and particular. If you play seriously, you will play on a CRT for minimal lag with a brand new GameCube controller. And you will never, ever touch Pichu.
Every dusty old arcade cabinet sitting in the corner of a pub or rotting in a warehouse somewhere was once shiny and brand new, assembled by workers on factory floors just like these.
Imagine Pong but with weird, ever changing physics and colorful shapes that can move freely through the space rather than being tied to either edge of the screen. On the surface, that’s what VOLLEYGON is.
As you can probably guess, a lot of old arcade cabinets from the 80s aren’t exactly in the best shape in 2016. That doesn’t mean they can’t be salvaged though, as long as you’re willing to put a little love, cash and elbow grease into it.
Released this week for iOS and Android, Galaga Wars turns the classic arcade shooter into a fast-paced, phone-friendly survival shooter. It’s good stuff.
To mark the 30th anniversary of shoot ‘em up Darius, Taito is releasing a huge box set with seven CDs, the PS4 version of the game, a Blu-ray disc, and a special booklet. It’s all priced at 13,800 yen ($134).
But the one we never got. Here’s a spectacular fan-made Legend of Zelda cabinet that shows what could have been, but what wasn’t.
Strike Vector EX is a fast paced flight combat game that pretty much feels like you’ve brought an arcade cabinet right into your living room. From the dogfighting to the near sensory overload of information, it really makes me feel like I should have some quarters on hand in case I need to continue.
This is KenJu, an unreleased arcade game from 2005 that had been thought lost. Until collector ShouTime got his hands on it.
This guy is good at Taiko no Tatsujin. And as My Game News Flash points out, he’s playing on the hardest difficulty.
Known for creating full-sized arcade cabinets packed with emulated arcade games, Dream Arcades is getting into the console business with the Dreamcade Replay, bringing arcade and console classics to anything with an HDMI port.
In 1996, Atari started work on a Beavis & Butt-Head arcade game. It tested poorly, was never completed and few of the 12 prototype machines were believed to be alive and obtainable. Until Galloping Ghost Arcade got their hands on one and got it working again.