Bespoke Arcades

Month: January 2017

N64

The Nintendo 64 (N64) is one of the most influential and popular games consoles of its time, rivalling both the Sega Saturn and Sony’s PlayStation. The console differentiated from the new hype in the market wherein most consoles on the market preferred to use CD rather than cartridge to support the games, as Nintendo chose to stand with their cartridge format.

Nintendo 64
N64

Q*Bert

Gottlieb’s Q*Bert is arguably their most successful game. Upon release being flooded with praise and sales. The game’s protagonist, Q*Bert, has become one the most recognisable characters from an arcade game. In 1983, having 125 licensed products on the market which ranged from lunchboxes and Frisbees to plush toys. The game’s popularity shows as is was even made into a Saturday morning cartoon as part of CBS’s Saturday Supercade. In more recent media appearances, Q*Bert has played major roles in both Disney’s Wreck It Ralph (2012), and Sony’s Pixels (2015).

Nintendo Switch

As many of you may know, earlier today we all got a closer look at the latest Nintendo console – the Nintendo Switch. Overall the reaction to the system seems very positive, with fans and industry experts only targeting their criticism at the higher price tag of the console and it’s accessories.

Nintendo Switch