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:

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!

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Polybius Urban Legend to Appear in New Hulu Anthology Series!

Polybius is one of the most notorious urban legends in the arcade world. The story goes that back in 1981 in locations around Portland, Oregon the game randomly appeared. Players began feeling psychological effects due to Polybius. From the Wikipedia article:

players [were] suffering from amnesia, night terrors, and a tendency to stop playing all video games. Around a month after its supposed release in 1981, Polybius is said to have disappeared without a trace.

Skip ahead 36 years to Hulu's trailer for their upcoming sci-fi anthology show Dimension 404 and we get a nice teaser for a Polybius centric episode! Below are some screen shots from the trailer. We will definitely be checking out the show on April 4th.

Dimension 404 is being produced by RocketJump and Lionsgate Television.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Arcade Hunters Podcast Episode 62: Starts Right Now!

This week we talk about the new Walking dead Game from Raw Thrills, the recent crazy round of snow storms, and the ColecoVision before we take a trip to the past to revisit message boards, Neo Geo, and the community outcry against a fine chap and his Metal Slug article in Retro Gamer! Light the torches and grab your pitchforks because the Arcade Hunters podcast Starts Right Now!