Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Arcade Hunters Podcast Episode 79: Is This a Good Combo or What?



This week we provide the ultimate combo episode! First we discuss how our Halloween evenings went, what we like to do for Thanksgiving, and we ask the eternal question; do you March of the Wooden Soldiers? Then we jump into the recently announced Beatles pinball table by Stern. We dive deep and discuss the issue of reskinning Sea Witch, the era choice, and the pricing. All this and more in this week's episode.

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Arcade Hunters Podcast Episode 78: Hallows and Deadpools

We have a special episode of the Arcade Hunters Podcast just in time for Halloween! In this episode Nick shares his thoughts and insights on the new Deadpool pinball table by Stern while his partner in crime shares his cold! All this plus some Halloween arcade memories and other nonsense in this extra episode!

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Rampage and Xenophobe for the Atari 2600!

As we begin to count down the clock to Halloween and squeeze out the last remaining hours, here are two more videos to enjoy!

Rampage for the Atari 2600



First up is a video of the Atari 2600 homeport version of Rampage. It amazes me what people can manage to squeeze out of the black and woodgrain box from the 1970's. Rampage being an ideal Halloween game was a perfect fit for me to track down and give a go to see if it translates at all to the Atari 2600.

Xenophobe for the Atari 2600



Next is a video of Xenophobe. This has to be one of the last games released for the Atari 2600 (released in 1990!). It is crazy not only that they made a port of Xenophobe on the Atari 2600, but that they did so, so beyond past the system's prime. Xenophobe fits in the sci-fi horror realm with the obvious influences from the Alien franchise.

Hope you enjoy these two extra Halloween videos. Bonus points if you turn them into drinking games. Take a shot every time I say "amazing" and see if you are still able to stand!

Arcade Hunters Podcast Episode 77: Electrifying!


In this special podcast we discuss some recent pinball news, a trip to the American Classic Arcade Museum at Funspot, the Shocker electric chair arcade amusement and its variants over the years plus other random spooky arcade shenanigans!

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Crossbow for the Atari 2600!

A sealed copy of Crossbow
Here's a look at Crossbow on the Atari 2600. I still find it amazing that Atari decided to port Exidy's Crossbow over to the Atari 2600. Not just because of the Atari 2600's limitations, but also because the game is a light gun shooter! The fact that someone thought we could port this game and have it controlled by the Atari 2600 joystick is simply madness. The real crazy part is, the game is actually fun. Atari did a great job with the homeport of Crossbow, even if they had to cut a couple of stages. Check out the video below where we also compare the arcade version of Crossbow to the Atari 2600 version.