Sunday, June 18, 2017

Super Mario Challenge Coin Review




While perusing the "nerd section" at Target (where they sell wax packs, trinkets, and Magic the Gathering cards) I stumbled across what I presumed to be a revival of Pogs in Nintendo form. I snatched up a pack, finished off my shopping, and headed home. It wasn't until I went to open the package that I realized I was not opening a package that contained a metal slammer and some cardboard discs. No, I was opening up a Super Mario Challenge Coin. 

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Arcade Hunters Podcast Episode 64: Nintendo 64!


To celebrate our 64th episode we knew there "could be only one"...topic to cover and that is the legendary Nintendo 64! Now to separate ourselves from the pack, we concentrate mainly on the arcade side of things; arcade games developed (or supposedly developed) for the with the hardware and ports in mind. We share our memories of the big N's 64 from back in the day, talk about the flurry of news surrounding the system's release, how the system impacted our lives, and even discuss some off our favorite non arcade games for the system towards the end of the podcast. Only thing left is to ask "What's your name? Start with a C?"

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Snack Break: Super Mario Gummy Candy from Japan!



I use to write an article for Video Game Trader Magazine that covered all types of gaming snack foods; everything from Rondo of Blood energy drinks to Pac-Man Vitamins. I decided to revive the Snack Break article on our Arcade Hunters website. So sit back, pop the marble in the ol' ramune bottle and grab some Pocky as we tear into a fresh pack of Super Mario Gummy Candy - Cola and Ramune flavors from Japan!

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Arcade Hunters Podcast Episode 63: Fluffernutters and Ecto Cooler!


Arcades opening! Arcades closing! New games! New consoles! This week the boys discuss the sad news about the closing of the Pinball Wizard Arcade, the good news about the opening of John and Jay's Arcade at the Hangar Pub and Grill and Amherst Brewery in Amherst, Massachusetts.  They also discuss some new arcade game releases, the new Nintendo Switch, Space Invaders Frenzy, and Nick decides to classy up the joint by providing the perfect lunch pairing. All this and more in this week's episode!

Link to John and Jay's Arcade: https://www.facebook.com/johnandjaysarcade/



Tuesday, April 11, 2017

PCEWorks Mahjong Dreams Review



PCEWorks has been in the game of reproductions for quite awhile. They have produced some stellar reproductions over the years and are no strangers to going above and beyond by including crazy extras in their box sets (Rondo of Blood Energy Drink anyone?). For their Mahjong Dreams release, they have managed to take a rare, quirky Japanese arcade port, Super Real Mahjong PII-III Custom Special and make it even more Japanese by including...panties!