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11 02, 2022

Screamer: Much more than a Ridge Racer ripoff

By |2022-02-12T13:45:50+00:00February 11th, 2022|Retro Consoles|Comments Off on Screamer: Much more than a Ridge Racer ripoff

Given Screamer’s 1995 release date, comparison’s to Namco’s Ridge Racer — which came out two years earlier — were inevitable. And I doubt developer Graffiti (today known as Milestone) were complaining, either; their game being regarded as the closest thing it was possible to get to Namco’s PlayStation (and arcade) exclusive on an MS-DOS PC [...]

1 12, 2021

5 reasons Ridge Racer Type 4 is still the best racing game of all time

By |2021-12-02T08:50:27+00:00December 1st, 2021|Retro Consoles|Comments Off on 5 reasons Ridge Racer Type 4 is still the best racing game of all time

As someone who enjoys both retro and modern games, there’s one retro title that I find myself returning to more often than any other — a game that I absolutely devoured back on its original release, and which I still play regularly now in a variety of contexts, both on original hardware and on emulation [...]

26 11, 2021

Excite Truck: delightfully absurd off-road arcade racing

By |2021-11-27T08:03:13+00:00November 26th, 2021|Retro Consoles|Comments Off on Excite Truck: delightfully absurd off-road arcade racing

You know, I don’t think I’ve ever heard anyone talk about Excite Truck for Nintendo Wii. And you’d think as a spinoff to one of the NES era’s most beloved games — Excitebike — more people would be aware of it. But nope, apparently not. Well, that all changes right now, ’cause I’ve been playing [...]

5 11, 2021

It’s time we had a new port of Pole Position

By |2021-11-06T04:45:49+00:00November 5th, 2021|Retro Consoles|Comments Off on It’s time we had a new port of Pole Position

A lot of classic arcade games have had numerous rereleases over the years — both in compilations such as Namco’s excellent Namco Museum series, and as standalone downloads like Hamster’s never-ending Arcade Archives franchise. One that we haven’t seen for quite some time is Pole Position — the game which, alongside Sega’s Turbo, helped to [...]

15 09, 2021

Midway Arcade Treasures: APB

By |2021-09-15T21:34:28+01:00September 15th, 2021|Retro Consoles|Comments Off on Midway Arcade Treasures: APB

Midway (and the labels that ended up under that banner, including Atari Games and Williams) put out some iconic arcade games during their time in the business. And many of them are celebrated in the three Midway Arcade Treasures compilations for Xbox, PlayStation 2, GameCube and PSP! So let’s delve into these pieces of history [...]

9 09, 2021

Midway Arcade Treasures: Hard Drivin’

By |2021-09-09T20:38:45+01:00September 9th, 2021|Retro Consoles|Comments Off on Midway Arcade Treasures: Hard Drivin’

Midway (and the labels that ended up under that banner, including Atari Games and Williams) put out some iconic arcade games during their time in the business. And many of them are celebrated in the three Midway Arcade Treasures compilations for Xbox, PlayStation 2, GameCube and PSP! So let’s delve into these pieces of history [...]

9 07, 2021

Midway Arcade Treasures: Super Sprint

By |2021-07-10T00:52:26+01:00July 9th, 2021|Retro Consoles|Comments Off on Midway Arcade Treasures: Super Sprint

Racing games are one of those genres that have undergone numerous changes over the course of gaming history — and this was particularly true in the early days. These days we tend to think of a hard divide between “arcade racers” and “sim racers”, with the difference being largely in terms of mechanics and game [...]

23 10, 2019

Betson & Raw Thrills Teases New Racer For IAAPA 2019

By |2019-10-24T19:40:29+01:00October 23rd, 2019|Arcade Game News|Comments Off on Betson & Raw Thrills Teases New Racer For IAAPA 2019

As mentioned in the last post to the site, the latter-half of October tends to be a time for game teases and reveals, and we’ve got another one to throw your way. This morning, distribution company Betson sent out a newsletter that teased a new arcade video game by Raw Thrills. While the title and [...]

14 06, 2018

Sega Amusements Releases Daytona Championship USA Standard Version

By |2018-06-15T12:06:36+01:00June 14th, 2018|Arcade Game News|Comments Off on Sega Amusements Releases Daytona Championship USA Standard Version

If you have found it difficult to come across Sega’s return to the iconic Daytona USA franchise then you are in luck – they’ve got a new, more affordable design shipping out to locations that was just revealed. Simply known as Daytona Championship USA Standard, this new cabinet model removes or downsizes certain aspects of [...]

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