Gamester81 reviews the new mini 1/4 scale Space Invaders arcades by Numskull. This includes both Space Invaders and Space Invaders Part II aka Space Invaders Deluxe. My Space Invaders arcade is signed by the creator Tomohiro Nishikado.
More info about them can be found here: https://numskull.com/quarter-arcades/
“Space Invaders” holds immense significance in the history of video games as a groundbreaking arcade game that revolutionized the industry. Launched in 1978, it was one of the earliest shooting games, establishing many conventions and tropes still present in gaming today. Its simple yet challenging gameplay, coupled with its iconic pixelated alien enemies descending in waves, captured the public’s imagination and popularized the concept of high scores, fostering competitive gaming culture. Its success helped establish video games as a viable entertainment medium, contributing to the growth of arcades and the gaming industry at large, laying the foundation for future game design and influencing countless titles that followed. Its cultural impact endures, making it a timeless classic that remains an essential milestone in gaming history.
My 2023 Holiday gift guide! 10 gaming products I recommend including handhelds, keyboards, arcade machines, handheld grips, HDMI converters, books, controllers & more!
Super Pockets – https://amzn.to/3ueI4JQ
8bitdo Retro Mechanical Keyboard – https://amzn.to/3szk03N
Replicade Ghosts n Goblins – https://newwavetoys.com
Satisfye ZenGrip Ronin for Switch – https://www.satisfye.com
Stylth Grip for Steam Deck – https://www.satisfye.com
RetroTink 2x & 5x – https://www.retrotink.com
The Console Chronicles- https://bit.ly/MJRLIC
A Handheld History Book – https://amzn.to/3uhM1gO
Nitro Deck – https://amzn.to/3MJmJPd
Space Invaders 1/4 arcades – https://numskull.com
Retro Fighters controllers – https://amzn.to/46il36b
Grid Studio – https://gridstudio.cc
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Space Ace is a LaserDisc game made by Bluth Group & Cinematronics back in 1983. It came directly after the hugely popular Dragon’s Lair arcade game, which I distinctly remember seeing as a little kid. Now NewWaveToys has created TWO 1/6th versions of the classic Space Ace arcade cabs with some amazing details. I love these things! More info: https://newwavetoys.com
This Chinese retro console comes w/ 53,000 games (PS1, N64, Dreamcast, Arcade, etc) which sounds great…but it’s not. Bad performance, audio issues and a high price make this a system you probably should stay far away from.
Amazon: https://amzn.to/3GGR3WW (Affiliate link)
** DISCLAIMER: This was sent to me for review, but all of the opinions are my own. I mean, obviously. **
I recently picked up one of my absolute favorite arcade racing cabinets ever, San Francisco Rush The Rock Alcatraz Edition. Purchased this machine locally from a seller who said it had been sitting in a storage for almost a decade, and did not think it was in working condition. So I decided to see if I could bring it back to life! COOLTOY
I was at the Portland Retro gaming Expo I got to take a look and New Wave Toys for the first time and they had a lot of their future and current projects on display. I must say I was very impressed.
New Wave Toys Qbert Replicade Key features: *Replica Q*bert arcade machine in 1/6-scale*Plays the original Q*bert arcade ROM and Warren Davis’s previously unreleased sequel Faster Harder More Challenging Q*bert*Fully functional knocker coil*Arcade operator’s menu with customizable DIP switch and operational test mode*Miniaturized control panel featuring reproduction ball-top joystick and buttons*Plug-and-Play HDTV connectivity*Cabinet constructed from traditional materials including wood, metal, and plastic*Illuminated marquee and cabinet accents*Replicade signature amplified mono audio reproduction with volume control*High-resolution cabinet art reproduction on quality 3M vinyl overlays*Diecast metal coin doors with storage compartments*High score saving with non-volatile memory*Built-in, high-capacity rechargeable battery*Premium LCD color screen 4:3 aspect ratio (vertical orientation)*Officially licensed Gottlieb branding
Gaming Off The Grid – On today’s episode of Gaming Off The Grid, we dive into light gun games for the PlayStation 1. We discuss what all you need to get started, the two different gun options and the games available to play. We then talk about if it is worth it in 2022.
Do you like Metal Slug, Contra or Run and Gun games? Here are 9 Metal Slug clones I think are worth playing!
Mercenary Kings: Reloaded
Lilo and Stitch series
CT Special Forces series
My review of the MiSTer project, an FPGA based system designed to play arcade, console & computer games. It does this with almost 100% accuracy and zero latency. Get more information at: http://www.misteraddons.com
Arcade1UP New Cabinets 2021 – Countercades, Head To Head & More! – COOLTOY