I did a comparison of all three of Namco’s Galaga ’88 ports: PC Engine, X68000 and Arcade. If you like, you can click here. I picked up PacPix and Meteos for Nintendo’s DS yesterday, and there’ll be a review of both very soon. Initial impressions: PacPix is really well done, challenging and varied, but so […]
A very rare, possibly unreleased arcade game called Spriggan Powerd, was recently sold on Yahoo’s Japanese auction site, and it cleared a thousand dollars in bidding, making it one of the most expensive PCBs in the world. There are some pics of the PCB and in-game screenshots on the auction page, but you can’t view […]
I’ve recently acquired a Capcom CPS Changer system, a kind of bizarre Capcom console sold to a very few lucky souls. Have a look!
Something I noticed at the AOU show last week but only recently put together with actual facts was the EDY contactless cash-card from Bitwallet. Launched in Japan in 2002 it’s a prepaid cashcard that users can fuel up at over 1,400 AM/PM stores in Japan, among other places. Based on technology from Sony the EDY […]
Today I went to Shinjuku to meet up with Rayforce (from #shmups). He showed me a half dozen great arcades and I actually played some arcade games for the first time in too long. Here’s what I played and what I thought about ’em. Ketsui (Cave) – This game is the absolute bomb. Total kickass […]
I’ve posted a smackload of screenshots for the as-yet unemulated DoDonPachi 2. Coming soon: a review!
Found my old SNES JAMMA system under a pile of MSX hardware today. It’s ugly, but it works. Also here’s an early look at a WIP: Konami’s 3DO M2-based Polystars.