Hello gentle reader, and welcome to another exciting edition of Newsbytes. Let’s take a quick journey down the road of brief arcade news items to get your weekend into high gear:
New Sighting For The World’s Largest Frogger
We haven’t heard anything about the World’s Largest Frogger since it was first found on test back in June, but thanks to Jdevy, here’s a new look at the game that was posted to Instagram 5 weeks ago. Oddly, the marquee is different from the first version, but the control panel still has World’s Largest Pac-Man on it (it is harder to swap out CP art than the marquee). As you can see from this new image, the player made it to Round 5, where instead of vehicles on the road, it’s nothing but snakes. My guess is that each round is different than the last, as we saw with Space Invaders Frenzy. This also indicates that the game is set to amusement mode instead of Redemption mode (the latter is only 1 round + jackpot chance).
Stern Premieres Jurassic Park Pinball At Replay FX 2019
While I ordered my Jurassic Park pinball machine a couple of weeks ago, there’s been a hold-up on the taxes, so it hasn’t shipped yet. Fortunately for other buyers, I’ve seen many locations adding one already, so if you’ve been chomping at the bit to play this one, chances are good that you can find it this weekend at your local pinball parlor. Stern also release new code for the game this week, so if you have one, make sure to get the latest software:
Speaking of pinball, ColorDMD just announced their latest colorization project, Williams’ Hurricane:
Also, Jersey Jack Pinball has released new code for Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory, bringing that one up to v1.13.
Brian Colin’s Arcade History Tour