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.



Saturday, September 1, 2018

Killer Shark Items!



Growing up roughly a stones throw away from salt water on Long Island meant that I was introduced to the movie Jaws at a very young age (possibly too young). While some of the elements of the film went over my five year old head, there were two takeaways; the sheer carnage of Bruce, the animatronic shark and the awesomeness of the 1972 arcade game Killer Shark by SEGA! The fine people over at Horror Decor put together a limited release collection of items based on the Killer Shark arcade game. Lets "dive" in and take a look...


Friday, August 17, 2018

Arcade Hunters Podcast Episode 75: Another After Dark 2: Electric Boogaloo!


This week we discuss a recent visit to the boardwalk arcades over at Weirs Beach and how they have changed over the past 15 years. We also discuss the recently announced new Stern pinball game Deadpool. Of course, some Disney park stuff manages to creep its way into the discussion along with some more arcade goodness in this weeks episode!