Firstly let us apologise for the lack of blogs. This is due to our hectic workload and the relocation of our workshop. But its all sorted and we’ve survived another Christmas so we’re back on track! For this week’s blog I thought id mention 5 great arcade games that play fantastically on your Media or Elite arcade machine.
Crazy Taxi trilogy
If you feel like stepping back to their heyday of modern arcade gaming and a time when Sega’s AM2 division were pumping out original games then take a look at Crazy Taxi 1 , 2 and 3.
Simply drop your passenger off within their alloted time limit and get there anyway you can. Think of it as a friendly arcade format Grand Theft Auto where no one gets killed and you can perform 1080 style stunts on the way. Its immensely stylised California-esque locale and the low poly count suits the design perfectly. To get the most out of this game, I would recommend plugging in a 360 pad so you can get some analogue action going.
House Of The Dead Series
Always a firm favourite when a lightgun is in their mix. Watch the cheesy nightmare unfold as you dismember hordes of zombies with your trusty pinpoint lightgun at your side. This is always a showstopper thanks to the ability to ramp up the resolution to maximum and running at a silky smooth 60 frames per second.
Let’s take a step back to take a gander and take a look at one of the gun genre’s originators. This game was a firm favourite with arcade goers back in the day and it was easy to see why. It takes a keen eyes and a fair bit of skill to progress through the various levels and rescue the hostages. I remember playing the Amstrad cpc version via my trusty quickshot joystick and never being able to reach level 3.
With one of our modern lightguns at the ready you have the best chance possible to be the John Rambo of the arcade world! It’s available as part of the Taito Legends game pack and is available here
Street fighter IV Arcade Edition
Play the game which jump started the life back into the fighting game genre. The company which started it all delivers the next generation of one on one fighting games and it’s instant hit.
This latest update exceeds the console versions as you can again increase the resolution to its full settings, set all the parameters to maximum and the characters look like they’ve been lifted from a Pixar movie. However if you are a console fan- you can always play via the PS3 or Xbox 360 if you purchased a compatibility upgrade when purchasing one of our machines but in my humble opinion- the pc version is superior.
Virtua Tennis series
Another of Sega’s seminal franchises- Virtual Tennis brings the tennis circuit to your very own arcade machine. The latest Virtual Tennis doesn’t stray from the originals winning formula and is a great 2 player experience where rallies regularly ensue- each volley becomes increasingly important and can result in raised voices (to put it politely). A great example of a modern arcade game which can stand the test of time.