“Luigi’s Mansion” is now an Arcade Game in Japan

If you’ve been hoping for another dose of Mario and Luigi in the form of an arcade machine or arcade cocktail table, all you have to do is hop a flight to Japan. While Nintendo is behind the Luigi’s Mansion series, originally published on GameCube, Capcom has developed Luigi’s Mansion Arcade, marking the first time the company has developed anything for the series. Continue reading

Concept “Tappers Arcade Bar” Could Soon Be Coming to Indianapolis

Jeff Moulton and Austin Howard have been collecting any and all upright and cocktail table arcade games for sale that they can get their hands on. The result? Moulton’s living room is chock full of classics like Ms Pac-Man and Space Invaders, and he’s constantly on the lookout for more. Continue reading

Sega Bringing Classic Arcade Games to Nintendo 3DS in 2015

Are you itching to play one more round of After Burner 2, but you have not saved up enough cash to buy a classic arcade machine or cocktail table arcade game yet? If you own a Nintendo 3DS you are in luck. Sega has just announced that they will be bringing back multiple classic games to 3DS format in Japan this year. The games are expected to arrive to European and North American audiences sometime in early 2015. Continue reading

Play Over 900 Retro Arcade Games for Free With “The Internet Arcade”

Want to step back in time and feel like a kid again? You might have originally played these in their traditional vertical arcade games form, but now you can play them for free, right now, even if you have a deadline in a couple of hours. Continue reading

Why is Bandai Namco Releasing Pokkén Tournament to Arcades First?

One of the most highly anticipated Pokémon spin-offs is coming in 2015 to Japan arcades. Wait, arcades? You mean, Nintendo and Bandai Namco’s latest partnership isn’t producing a console version? You got that right. Pokkén Tournament won’t even be available as quickly as many other upright arcade games for sale, at least, not yet. Bandai Namco’s producer Katsuhiro Harada has stated that the plan is to target arcades in Japan before they begin work Pokkén Tournament available to order for Nintendo Wii U, or any other console for that matter. What reasoning could they possibly have to be going in this direction first? Continue reading

Visit the Japan Game Museum in Inuyama City

Inuyama City in Japan is home to Asia’s largest collection of pinball machines. Not only that, but you won’t have to scour the region long if you’re looking for classic arcade games for sale or for play. You can instead take a short journey to Inuyama City and play any game your heart desires at the Japan Game Museum. With over 150 classic pinball machines, hordes of antique electro-mechanical games, old-time music boxes, jukeboxes and other antiques, there is a day’s worth of travel down memory lane waiting. Continue reading

Retro Gaming Expo to Excite Portland Residents

Portland, Oregon is famous for its hipsters, its food carts, and its microbreweries. Not only is it one of the most environmentally conscious cities in the world, but now it is home to the Retro Gaming Expo – a convention of classic arcade games and challenges set to last through October 18 and 19. Continue reading

Nintendo’s 125th Birthday

If you’re old enough to recall fond memories of hours playing arcade game machines, you’re definitely old enough to remember the first time you played Nintendo. For years, Nintendo was synonymous with fun for kids, teens and adults everywhere. What you might not realize is how old the company actually is – 125, as of September 23, 2014. Wait - that means Nintendo was founded in….the 1800s? Continue reading

Bandai Namco Brings Star Wars Back to the Arcade

It seems like every week a new video gaming system is announced, and customers flock to the checkout lines in their rush to purchase the latest and greatest. In 2015, we’re going back in time. Star Wars fans – get ready to rejoice: Bandai Namco has created a new Star Wars arcade game, and they will have many arcade machines for sale beginning in January 2015. Continue reading

Tarpon Springs’ Replay Amusement Museum Brings Classic Arcade Games to Florida Residents

What if you could turn your hobby into a career? That is exactly what Brian and Becky Cheaney of Tarpon Springs, Florida have done. This past Friday, Replay Amusement Museum opened its doors to the public. From old favorites like “Dig Dug”, to rare finds like “Triple Punch”, the Cheaneys have collected a variety of upright arcade games and pinball machines for customers. Continue reading

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