Welcome to the last day of August, which has been pretty slow for arcade news overall.
Bubble Bobble Whacker On Test
Let’s start off with another Japanese location test, although this is one that could certainly find it’s way to the States. Taito has begun testing out a Bubble Bobble themed whacker game. Would you play this if you came across it?
— タイトーステーションアリオ蘇我店 (@Taito_Ariosoga) August 28, 2019
Touch Magix Reports Success With Dicey Jump & Hop’N Stack
You’ve probably noticed the advertising at the top of the site, showing off a number of videmption pieces by Touch Magix. If Chuck E. Cheeses serves as your location of choice, then you are likely to come across two of their latest pieces, Dicey Jump and Hop’N Stack. The company reported that they’ve completed “shipping of 100 units of Dicey Jump and Hop N Stack games to Chuck E Cheese out of a large order of 150 units.” They’ve also sent along some income reports, something I haven’t seen for many games in a while. You can grab that file as a PDF here; they appear to be doing really well for original games that have no licensed character or name to them.
BTW, I have seen footage of Touch Magix’s next videmption game, and it’s looking like it is keeping a similar spirit to these games, while going the route of a driving game. We’ll see that one at IAAPA, so TM is staying busy.
Lightning Knights Testing In Japan
The Exa-Arcadia feed has been getting a little busier lately, after announcing tests for titles like Aka & Blue Type-R and Nippon Marathon Turbo Hyper Running, another previously announced title is on test this weekend in Japan. Lightning Knights is the arcade version of Iron Crypticle, a multiplayer top-down dungeon crawler that should remind you of Gauntlet. It’s