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Arcade beat 'em ups from the past - Sengoku 3

In 2001, SNK was in dire straits. The company, reeling from financial losses in the late 90s and having retreated from the North American market in 2000, was acquired by Aruze who didn’t much care for its games as it did in using their IP for pachinko slot machines which was its main business. 1,959 more words


Arcade beat 'em ups from the past - Sengoku 2

The sequel to SNK’s 1991 beat ‘em up, Sengoku, was a huge leap from their previous efforts. It was also 1993, an age in the life of the arcade, and SNK needed to up their game to keep up with their peers. 1,510 more words


Painting a Likeness and Using Reference

Recently I started work again on a friend’s commision, after taking a holiday hiatus and being distracted by other projects. The painting was mostly complete when I left off back in December, the main figures being one of the few elements still in need of finishing. 1,052 more words


Hacking and slashing from arcade's past - Crossed Swords

In the early 90s, SNK started using the Neo Geo MVS (Multi Video System), a standardized arcade system requiring arcade operators to change only the cartridge a game was stored on if they wanted to bring in a new title without the costly route of buying an entire cabinet all over again or replacing the guts with new chips and/or PCBs. 1,428 more words


Movie adaptations from the arcade's past - Aliens

Arcades seemed to have a great track record when it came to certain media adaptations and Konami was one of those that did an exceptional job at it, especially during the late 80s and early 90s with hits like… 1,241 more words


I stashed my loot in a mine inside an arcade - Bagman

Not every arcade icon had a big name like Capcom, Taito, Williams, or Atari attached to them. A few were created by companies out from left field bursting on the scene with one or two surprising entries. 1,136 more words


Going commando with translations in the arcade - Bloody Wolf

There no question that Capcom’s Commando in ’85 took on the idea of a lone wolf destroying entire armies by himself to another level inspiring countless virtual soldiers to do the same in the following years. 1,314 more words