This would have been a week full of new game announcements and videos were taken at IAAPA 2020. Since that was canceled, I wasn’t really expecting anything to discuss such games right now (although I did check with various manufacturers to see if they wanted to discuss anything, it’s still too early as lockdowns continue or re-open in certain places). My expectations were then subverted when I checked with UNIS on a couple of games.
At IAAPA 2019, there were two titles that were shown off for the first time – Crazy Ride and Space Invaders Counter Attack. Those games were eventually listed on UNIS’ website, but only under the “International” category and not the USA one. In checking with Steven Tan today, he confirmed that both games are in fact available for US locations to grab, among their many other recently announced titles.
Before getting into a refresher on these two games, Tan also stated that all of the Elite Park titles excepting Hyper Glider and Rowing Champs are also available, although they are not stocked, so expect a lead time between ordering and delivery. All of these changes are reflected on the Arcade Releases 2020 tracking page, with the Elite Park titles located under the “Other” tab. Also, note that I am hoping to get some footage of Formula Race soon as well.
In case you forgot about or missed the news on Crazy Ride, this is UNIS’ take on the Crazy Taxi style game, updated for today’s “ride-share” culture. It also adds an “app” on a second smaller screen and comes with seat motion. I played this at IAAPA 2019, which you can watch here:
Space Invaders Counter Attack
This particular game was a surprise at IAAPA 2019, it being one of those games that weren’t announced in advance. The state