Sunday, October 14, 2018

The Arcade Games of Maximum Overdrive!

Remember when Stephen King decided to write and direct a movie? Well, not only did he manage to produce the horror masterpiece Maximum Overdrive, he also included a world class arcade in the truck stop location! Some of you may not remember when arcades were literally everywhere; every restaurant, deli, rest stop, truck stop, any physical place of commerce had a few arcade machines thrown in back in the 80's. Today we are taking a closer look at the arcade games located in the truck stop in the movie Maximum Overdrive.

Sunday, September 23, 2018

PCE Works' PC-Engine Memories: Shooting Legends II Review

PC Engine Memories: Shooting Legends II Front
PC Engine Memories: Shooting Legends II Back
We at the Arcade Hunters are no strangers to PCE Works; their caliber of quality when it comes to reproductions is impeccable. If you don't believe me, just check some of our previous reviews of their  Action and Arcade Box Set and Mahjong Dreams. Quality is number one over at PCE Works and their recent PC-Engine Memories: Shooting Legends II may be their best release yet.

Friday, September 21, 2018

The End of Summer 2018...

So, summer 2018 was pretty good for us, arcade gaming wise. We finally got to play a new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles beat 'em up which turned out awesome from Raw Thrills. So much love went into this game that it is seeping from the seams; between retro Krang, throwing Foot Soldiers at the screen; it was nice to see a genre that has been so neglected in the arcades get so much love. Who knew new arcade games didn't have to be enlarged iPhone apps? This guy and his company did:

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

SEGA Combat Electro-Mechanical Game Review

Our end of summer fun continues with a look at a true rarity, SEGA's Combat. Electro-mechanical games seem to become rarer and rarer every year, yet for some reason boardwalk arcades and beach arcades always manage to have a few pop up from time to time. I always wondered if it was old stock returning, someone finding a long lost relic in storage, or some sort of ancient rotation schedule that will see modern arcade games popping up 50 years later.

Even though I am sipping a pumpkin beer while typing about boardwalk arcades, we will continue on with more summer related updates over the next week and a half as we close out summer and lead into the beginning of fall. Be sure to check back next week and don't forget to head over to our Twitter and like and retweet our pinned post to enter our contest to win a summer prize pack!

Sunday, September 9, 2018

Arcade Hunters Podcast Episode 76: How I Spent My Summer Vacation...

This week we discuss some of our favorite arcade games to play during the summer along with some of our favorite summer past times. Everything from boardwalk arcades to alpine slides and fireworks are discussed in this weeks episode. We talk about standing shoulder to shoulder, button mashing our way through the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles arcade game for the first time, Disney World arcades, beaches, pinball... summertime Arcade Hunters style! Click the player below or listen to us over at iTunes as we wind down the summer and usher in the fall.