22 10, 2021

Kevin Williams Reports On The 2021 Autumn Coin-Op Show

By |2021-10-23T03:33:51+01:00October 22nd, 2021|Arcade Game News|0 Comments

In another of his occasional guest features for Arcade Heroes – industry specialist Kevin Williams returns from the UK’s last major amusement event of the season – and reveals details on some new amusement pieces. The Autumn Coin-Op Show (ACOS) 2021, took place in central London. This is the second of the UK trade events, [...]

22 10, 2021

Moon Patrol: a practical example of how to get good at classic arcade games

By |2021-10-23T03:34:01+01:00October 22nd, 2021|Retro Consoles|0 Comments

Classic arcade games can be great fun — but they’re also designed to be very challenging. After all, remember that the original purpose of these games was to keep people pumping quarters into them so the arcade owners could make a profit! When you play ports or emulation of classic arcade games today, it can [...]

21 10, 2021

Stern Pinball Opens Insider Connected Kit Orders

By |2021-10-22T03:24:35+01:00October 21st, 2021|Arcade Game News|Comments Off on Stern Pinball Opens Insider Connected Kit Orders

Stern Pinball issued a press release to announce the availability of their Insider Connected kits today, marking the official launch of the system for arcades to grab. They had already launched the app so that users could create their account, but the only game out there that uses it at the moment is Godzilla. I’ll [...]

21 10, 2021

Getting Into Retro Gaming: what retro gaming hardware should you buy to get started?

By |2021-10-22T03:25:00+01:00October 21st, 2021|Retro Consoles|Comments Off on Getting Into Retro Gaming: what retro gaming hardware should you buy to get started?

We’re not all grizzled retro gaming veterans — some of us are new to the hobby. So our regular Getting Into Retro Gaming guides are here to help you get up and running as soon as possible! If there’s any topic that you’d like to learn more about, be sure to let us know and [...]

21 10, 2021

AUTUMN COIN-OP SHOW 2021

By |2021-10-21T03:12:28+01:00October 21st, 2021|Pinball News|Comments Off on AUTUMN COIN-OP SHOW 2021

The Autumn Coin-Op Show is the little sibling of the annual EAG International which is usually held each year in east London at the massive ExCel Exhibition Centre. This smaller Autumn show (also known as ACOS) has been hosted at various venues in the capital but, after skipping 2020 due to the pandemic, has arrived [...]

20 10, 2021

Super Castlevania IV is the quintessential SNES game

By |2021-10-21T03:15:30+01:00October 20th, 2021|Retro Consoles|Comments Off on Super Castlevania IV is the quintessential SNES game

One thing we’ve lost somewhat over the procession of console generations we’ve lived through is a feeling of “uniqueness” for each platform, and Super Castlevania IV brings that very much into focus. Sure, Nintendo still does its own thing with the Switch and its games are immediately recognisable, but I’m talking more about a very [...]

19 10, 2021

10 of the best horror game enemies from retro titles

By |2021-10-20T03:06:10+01:00October 19th, 2021|Retro Consoles|Comments Off on 10 of the best horror game enemies from retro titles

We all love a list, so every Tuesday we’re posting one, on a variety of retro-themed topics! Feel free to share your own favourites down below — and let us know what other lists you’d like to see on future Tuesdays! What are the best horror game enemies? There’s certainly plenty to choose from — [...]

18 10, 2021

Castlevania III and the perils of greed

By |2021-10-19T02:56:35+01:00October 18th, 2021|Retro Consoles|Comments Off on Castlevania III and the perils of greed

Prior to the release of Konami’s Castlevania Anniversary Collection, Castlevania III: Dracula’s Curse was not a game I had any experience with whatsoever, aside from one critical aspect: its music. Specifically, back when the PS1 was current, I had an original copy of Symphony of the Night (which, believe me, I severely regret getting rid of now!) that came with [...]

15 10, 2021

The Video Arcade Industry Turns 50 As We Mark The Launch Of Computer Space

By |2021-10-16T02:27:19+01:00October 15th, 2021|Arcade Game News|Comments Off on The Video Arcade Industry Turns 50 As We Mark The Launch Of Computer Space

50 years ago today, things would change forever in interactive entertainment – not just for the coin-op amusement industry, but for video games as a whole. While a day in September is for some reason marked as “National Video Game Day,” it really should be today – October 15th – that carries such a mantle. [...]

15 10, 2021

Splatterhouse and the core elements of horror

By |2021-10-16T02:27:29+01:00October 15th, 2021|Retro Consoles|Comments Off on Splatterhouse and the core elements of horror

Splatterhouse is a classic 1988 horror game from Namco, and there are a variety of ways you can play it today — the most recent and readily accessible of which include the excellent Namco Museum on Switch, or the PC Engine Mini, if you were lucky enough to nab one. It’s also a very interesting game to look [...]

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