Pac-Dog

pac-dog featuredHello Denizen‘s latest video features the adorable ‘Pac-Dog’ running around a live-action maze. The video is titled ‘Pac-Dog (Animal Arcade Ep. 1)’ – which leads us to believe there will be more cute videos like this heading our way, and that’s OK with us. Now enjoy the cutest little arcade character: Pac-Dog.


Source: Hello Denizen on YouTube via Laughing Squid

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End Game: The Different Goals In OutRun

OutRun_HDRAh, OutRun! It was the first street racing arcade game where you drove a Ferrari Testarossa at breakneck speeds with a female passenger in tow, feeling the wind in your hair as you raced to your next checkpoint area to progress further in the game. It was as simple as that, thank you Mr. Yu Suzuki.

OutRun’s simplicity was its biggest drawcard – the flash red car, gorgeous woman, awesome graphics (especially the crashes!), great European tracks (with uphill and downhill gradients!), brilliant music (oh that Magic Sound Shower tune!) and the choice of path to take when confronted with a fork in the road!

It was this choice of which road you took in OutRun which ultimately lead you to five very different goals (endings), some more humorous than others. For those of you that weren’t aware or had not seen all of OutRun’s different endings, here they are for your pleasure! Don’t forget to lock the Testarossa!

Choose your course – it’s as easy as a, b, c, d or e!
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Course: Vineyard (a)
End Goal:
No wine here for the easy winner. After the driver is hoisted aloft by the crowd, they then get distracted by a bikini clad lady and drop the driver to the bitumen. That’s gotta hurt!
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Course: Death Valley (b)
End Goal:
How apt is the name of this route as your Testarossa literally falls apart the second the winning line is crossed. Instead of celebrating, your driver will need to wait for a while for the Ferrari roadside assist van to rock up.
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Course: Desolation Hill (c)
End Goal:
What could be the winning prize here? Perhaps the camels to take the driver back to civilisation as the Ferrari has ran out of fuel? Hang on, what will the driver wish for when rubbing that lamp? Oh, a harem!
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Course: Autobahn (d)
End Goal:
As the crowd gathers to see the driver receive the big gold trophy, he gets embarrassingly bypassed by the presenter, with the trophy being handed to his female passenger! ZING!
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Course: Lakeside (e)
End Goal:
As the driver screeches past this most difficult of all goals, he is finally rewarded for his most excellent driving skills! Now he is ready to party!
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image source: The Video Game Museum

 

PinCade: All-In-One Pinball Arcade Machine

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If you are a keen arcade and pinball gamer and you don’t have the space in your home to cram a bunch of machines, perhaps this PinCade – an all-in-one pinball and arcade machine is your answer!

The PinCade is currently available on eBay and is going for a pretty penny (or best offer). If you factor in all of the pinball machines you can play (yep, we are well aware that they are digital) and all vertically oriented arcade games, then this machine becomes a pretty good proposition. It also doesn’t hurt that it looks damn awesome! Ah, if only we had the funds to add this to our games room.

Oo’er, are you scared stiff?
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Choose your pinball table!
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Flippin hell, it’s Indy!
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Once you are done playing pinball, get some Pac-Man into ya!
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If Pac-Man is not to your liking, then perhaps some shmup action!PinArcade5

source: eBay

 

LEGO Arcade Robot Breakdance Battle!

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This cute little video by BreaksBricks features adorable breakdancing robots and awesome LEGO arcade machines (follow the link to vote for the robots on ‘LEGO Ideas’).

‘When I was a kid in the 1980’s I became obsessed with arcade games like Donkey Kong, Pac-Man and Q-bert. This LEGO brickfilm is inspired by my love of the music, toys and video games from that era’.

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Source: BreaksBricks via Laughing Squid

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msausretrogamerMs. ausretrogamer
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The Fate Of Atari Is In Your Hands

TheFateOfAtari_TitleIf Growing The 8-Bit Generation: The Commodore Wars film is anything to go by, 8-Bit Generation (the creators) are on a winner with their latest in the series of gaming documentaries, Easy To Learn, Hard To Master – The Fate Of Atari. To make The Fate Of Atari film happen, 8-Bit Generation have gone to Kickstater to raise a modest 20,000EUR.

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Just like their successful first film, The Fate Of Atari will feature interviews with Atari heavyweights that have seldom appeared on film, including Manny Gerard and former Atari President and CEO, Ray Kassar. The late Ralph Baer, the father of video games, also makes an appearance.

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The Fate Of Atari will concentrate on the meteoric rise and equal fall of the gaming industry icon. The best part is, there is zero risk with this campaign, as the interviews and additional footage has already been completed! No matter if you are a gaming history buff or not, the story of Atari should be known by all! Pledge now!


source: 8bit generation

 

Secret Mortal Kombat Arcade Menus

MK arcadesAn amazing discovery has been made: a secret menu in Mortal Kombat 1, 2, 3 and Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 arcade games! The ‘EJB menu’ (named after co-creator Ed Boon) is purely a maintenance menu in  Mortal Kombat 1 and 2, while in  Mortal Kombat 3 and Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 you can also access a hidden Galaga-style game.

  • MK1 code: P1 block (x5), P2 block (x10), P1 block (x2), P2 block (x1), P1 block (x2), P2 block (x3), P1 block (x4)
  • MK2 code: P1 block (x5), P2 block (x10), P1 block (x2), P2 block (x8), P1 block (x2)
  • MK3/UMK3 code: P1 block (x5), P2 block (x10), P1 block (x3), P2 block (x1), P1 block (x2), P2 block (x2), P1 block (x3), P2 block (x3)

The Mortal Kombat 1 EJB menu
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The Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 EJB menu
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The Galaga-style game – cute!
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galaga game 2But don’t take our word for it, see for yourself in this video from YourMKArcadeSource.

Source: YourMKArcadeSource via Technabob

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Growing Up In Arcades: 1979-1989

Growing Up In Arcades: 1979-1989 is a beautiful collection of retro photos on flickr of, you guessed it, 1980’s arcades. Most photos have been contributed by Kevin R ‘Rad Arcade’.

A look back at the arcades that consumed much of our time and quarters back in the 80s. Looking for scans of vintage games in the wild. So if you have old arcade or Chuck E. Cheese birthday pics, dig ’em up! They belong here.’

Spend some time admiring the games (note the pleasing lack of redemption machines), the fashion, the smiles and the colours – great memories! Also, don’t forget to add a few of your own pics. Here are a handful photos to whet your appetite, but be sure to visit flickr to see the whole collection.

‘Pizza’ submitted by Ray Conrado
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‘Mark’s 7th Birthday Party’ submitted by Aaron Caldwell
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‘Broadway in S.F.’ submitted by James Aaron Dillon
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‘Hangin’ with my friends at lunch’ submitted by Elwood Rose
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‘Soviet Pre-Video Games’ submitted by Ben Madison
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‘Time Out Tunnel’ submitted by Kevin R
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‘Pinball’ submitted by Kevin R
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‘Fun Terminal’ submitted by Kevin Rfun terminal

‘Pinball’ submitted by Sulaco99
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‘Pool Arcade’ submitted by Kevin R
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Source: Growing Up In Arcades: 1979-1989 on flickr

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