This week we are back with a jam packed episode! We discuss newerish arcade games, our brief hiatus, and Gerard shares his thoughts on the new Ghostbusters movie! Remember, if you haven't played it, it's new to you!
Monday, July 18, 2016
Monday, May 30, 2016
This past Thursday Stern Pinball released a new revision to Ghostbusters. This new update included some balance updates, new speech that also includes a "Family Mode" and some new features like the "River of Slime hurry up shot" Sadly I wasn't able to show off much of the game because of just how hard the one my friend Dave has setup. I've seen a lot of people complain about the metal wire ramps they put into the game and it's something I also noticed on the machine I played at Pioneer's Lounge. When the ball hits the edge of the metal on the ramp, it won't deflect, but it'll loop around going down the left or right drain. Most of the time I'm not quick enough to nudge the table, but I've had the game promptly drain for all three turns with this. It's something I'll have to check message boards to see if other people are complaining about but until then it just further adds to the challenge of the game.
Also, I was a special guest on the Anime of Yesteryear Podcast! Dustin and I talked a lot about Japanese arcade games, Japanese arcades and the main topic, Initial D. Dustin was able to rescue an original Initial D (Stage 1) machine from being scrapped and he talks about his journey trying to fix it with getting everything to properly work. Make sure you check it out!
Anime of Yesteryear Podcast
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Sunday, May 22, 2016
Hey folks! At the Allentown Pinfest my good friend Dave got himself a Game of Thrones Pro and a brand new Ghostbusters Pro pinball machine! Since he wanted some help trying to setup the new Spike system on Game of Thrones with an update I decided to try my hand with Ghostbusters 1.04 code that fixed some of the game braking bugs that where found early on.
The game is super fast and challenging, and ton of fun. Ernie Hudson's calls are great and they even have it set like FunHouse where he'll give each player a nickname and he'll stick through it through the whole game. (Kid, Rookie, etc)
As always whenever Stern Pinball updates the game with new rules and features we'll be sure to share it with you! Hopefully next time, I'll get a better game and show off more of the modes. ;)
Friday, May 13, 2016
Here's a brand new video tour of the Silverball Museum in Asbury Park New Jersey! Since the last tour I did they've added in a couple of different games and a couple of other classic arcade games like Pole Position II into the mix. They're also getting ready to open a new location in Florida soon!
The museum is run on the time system. You can enter for an hourly rate or buy a full day pass for unlimited gaming! The museum has the very first Jersey Jack Hobbit machine which I also got a full video of...including the game crashing and freezing on me. I should note that yesterday Jersey Jack updated the game's code so hopefully they figured out what was wrong. Hopefully I'll be able to get a new updated look at the game with the new gameplay changes.
I wanted to get more video but since the arcade plays a mix of classic music through the PA system I decided not too. I'm actually waiting for the copyright strikes on our YouTube channel to roll in even though I don't have the video set to run with adds on it and I doubt somebody would watch my video to rip the music with me constantly talking over the music...but that's just YouTube in a nutshell. Hopefully the video will stay up, so make sure you check it out!