January has been sort of slow on the arcade news front, but at least we get to end it on a ‘bang!’ as Raw Thrills has released some info on new titles that we can expect to see as 2020 continues to bloom. They did so as a part of their latest e-mail newsletter.
Before we get to that, let me mention something about Big Buck Reloaded – I have confirmed that it is NOT launching in January (today was the last day for that to happen), but instead it will release in March. Just hang tight there Big buck fans!
Now for something that we first heard about from a location test spotting in September of last year, Bust-A-Move Frenzy. I am a little surprised by this, since it didn’t show up at IAAPA, and no one seemed keen to discuss it, so I kind of figured it had failed testing. That assumption was incorrect, as we now have a look at the cabinet and some other minor details. It is still using the “Frenzy” format that they used with Space Invaders, sporting a giant LED screen and mounted gun controls. The gameplay is only described as “Fun for everyone “Match 3”-style puzzle gameplay” with 2 player co-op (instead of competitive). Use the mounted blasters to aim your shots, then clear out lines to win tickets. It is also being aimed as a videmption game first, although we’ll see if a points-only/amusement version is in the cards. This game is in production now, although it is limited availability at the moment. It will be at Amusement Expo 2020 in New Orleans. As far as I know, it is the only puzzle game on the market right now.The last time that this name was seen in arcades was with Bust-A-Move Again, although