Bespoke Arcades

Month: September 2016

Magnavox Odyssey

The Magnavox Odyssey, although not being a major success, still stands at the world’s first commercial home video games console. It was originally designed and created by Ralph Baer, who has since received a ‘National Medal of Technology’ for his work on this system. After development and work started in 1966, the console was first released in America in September 1972, and further distributed worldwide only a year later. …

Early Arcade History – 1976 Part 2

Road Race / Moto-Cross / Fonz (1976)

As we move into the late 70s, racing became big news in the arcade. Road Race was developed by arcade legends Sega and published by Gremlin Industries. Within a year, the game was re-branded twice, first as Moto-Cross (Man T.T.) and then as Fonz, named after the crazily-popular character on Happy Days, a TV phenomenon of the time. The game is a racer that focused on motorbike racing. When originally released under Road Race, it introduced graphics ahead of their time. Boasting pseudo-3D, forward scrolling, and third-person graphics. When re-released under Moto-Cross, Sega featured haptic feedback in the game, triggering the handlebar controls to vibrate during collisions with objects in the game. …

EGX

Bespoke Arcades are excited to announce that we will be at EGX later on this week! We will be there for the whole show, so come and play on our machines – they are all free to play! …