Taito announced a new arcade game named MUSIC DIVER scheduled to start operation this winter. This is is a musical game that uses 2 stick to hit two types of input areas: the screen device and the edge device that surrounds it. Each is divided into upper, lower, left and right and there are a total of 8 locations. During play, notes appear from the center of the screen according to the music and flow toward the outer circumference, so if you hit the input area specified when the judgment line is reached with the stick at the right time, the input will be successful. Each song has four different levels of difficulty: "EASY", "NORMAL", "HARD", and "EXTREAM". The songs are divided into 12 levels from 1 to 12. The biggest feature of this game is the "Create Dive" mode. In this mode, you can freely arrange the notes of the song and create a musical score of your choice, and you can change the instrument that sounds when you hit it. The created musical score can be saved on the amusement IC card, and can be uploaded to the server and shared with other players. MUSIC DIVER location tests will be held at Round 1 in Yokohama and Osaka from May 27th to 29th.
Released towards the end of 2021 on NeoGeo console, Neotris is finally available in MVS format. This variation of Tetris made by Chips on Steroids offers a caravan mode, a two-player versus mode and a single player mode where it is possible to play with or without time limit. The game is very colourful and has a funky atmosphere. You have to clear a certain number of lines in order to reach the next level, which grants you with a 3D bonus stage where you have to catch stars and a nice animation that tells you a bit of the story. As far as the gameplay is concerned, it is of course possible to rotate the pieces in both directions and bring them down directly. But it is also possible to put a piece aside to use it later. It should be noted that unlike the console version, this MVS version does not support the Neotap or the official SNK 4-player adapter, so it is not possible for more than 2 players to play at the same time. In addition to the game cartridge, the MVS kit includes a mini-marquee, flyers and an instruction sheet. Neotris is available for 180€ + shipping (35€ for Europe, 50€ outside Europe). To order it, send your details (name, surname, address, phone number and Paypal email address) to firstname.lastname@example.org and you will be contacted back.
CHUNITHM NEW PLUS is out in Japan today. New songs are available and new collaborations are held until May 11th. The first one with the TV anime Tokyo Revengers. The second one with Project Sekai Colorful Stage! Feat. Hatsune Miku Episode 2. You can get, character nameplate by advancing the event map. The Groove Coaster and The Irregular at Magic High School collaboration event and will reappear until June 8th. In addition to the characters you got in the previous event, you can now get new nameplates. If you couldn't get the character at the previous event, please take this opportunity to participate in the event.
The new version of BASEBALL COLLECTION is out in Japan today. To celebrate the release of BASEBALL COLLECTION SEASON 2022, two campaign are held until Arpil 27th: a Startup Campaign for youg players and an Opening Stamp Campaign tp get items that are useful for training.
maimai deluxe UNiVERSE PLUS is released today. The latest upgrade of the rhythm game from Sega brings new popular songs in POPS & ANIME, Vocaloid, Touhou Project categories and new collaborations. The first new collaboration will be held with Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid S until May 12th. You can get in-game rewards such as tour members, Nameplates and Frames.
Pokemon Corogarena starts operation today. This is a new medal game with video game parts from Sega. You start the game with a Pikachu and you roll a virtual dice. Pikachu makes a number of steps determined by the dice. If he stops on a Get spot, you will meet different Pokemon that you can catch with Pokeball. When you get a party of 6 Pokemon, you enter the Battle Mode. When you win a battle, you get a bonus roulette that gives you various bonus including encountering Mew and Mewtwo.
Chase Chase Jokers is a new action game from Konami that will be released this year. A location test is held this week-end. This a 3vs3 games where players are divided into two groups, humans and Oni, and compete against each other. The two teams compete in a maze to collect keys and avoid being touched by their opponents. The cabinet features a thumbstick to control the characters. There are different kinds of buttons. 3 colored buttons: action, jump and slide. 1 big white: camera move and a "Skill" button to activate skills when you became an Oni There is a touch screen that allows chatting. All the characters are fully voiced.
QuizKnock STADIUM is out today. This is a virtual quiz game from Konami developed in collaboration with QuizKnock, a knowledge group from the University of Tokyo. Players can enjoy a Dream Challenge in which up to 99 players compete online, as well as Survival Live, in which they can compete against players from all over Japan in various quiz formats. All questions are read out loud by QuizKnock's Takuji Izawa using the latest text-to-speech technology, providing a realistic quiz show-like experience.
Konami releases DANCE aROUND, the successor to its former dance game DanceEvolution, today. DANCE aROUND uses a pair of cameras to track the player's movements and compare them to those of the avatar. The game displays special markers that tell players to repeat the previous action or perform a mirror position. There are three game modes: Training (you can play for six minutes without a song limit), Light (you can play two songs with the first one up to LEVEL 6) and Normal (you can play two songs without LEVEL limit and if you pass both songs and your total score exceeds 200 points, you can go to the EXTRA stage). You can also choose between two different avatar styles, which are displayed during the game. In the NORMAL style, the avatar on the screen dances as it is modelled. Beginners can therefore easily have fun dancing by simply imitating the avatar's movements. The Performance style is for those who want to move freely with their own original choreography. Only the player's arm and leg tracks are displayed in the centre of the screen, and the avatar reflects the player's movements in real time in the preview window. Unlike DanceEvolution, which used realistic avatars, the avatars in DANCE aROUND are anime-style characters.
Today the 2022 edition of the EAG International amusement trade show opens in the English capital. After one online edition, it's time to meet again! As usual, it will be the occasion to test the latest arcade novelties from the biggest manufacturers. Let's have a look at the biggest exhibitors; Sega Amusements will once again have a huge stand with all kinds of new amusment games. Video games include the 2-player deluxe version of Mission: Impossible Arcade, VR Agent, Jet Blaster and the standard version of ATV Slam. In redemption, Men In Black and Jumanji will be featured. On Bandai Namco Amusement's side, the new Harley Quinn Mallet Mayhem, which is still in development, will be on display for everyone to try out and get an idea of what the machine will be like when it will be fully developed. There will also be Pac-Man Power Pellets from Bandai Namco Amusement but also Hungry Hungry Hippos from Adrenaline Amusements and SpongeBob Pirates from Andamiro. Electrocoin will also be present with the latest Stern pinballs like The Mandalorian but also Dance Dance Revolution A (Konami) and the latest Golden Tee Live Golf (Incredible Technologies). On Instance Automatics' stand, UNIS products will be present in number with titles such as Wicked Tuna (4-player fishing game), Elevator Action Invasion (shooting game) and Ultra Moto VR. Taito's On Point will also be present. Fans of dance games will be able to try out StepManiaX (Step Revolution) at the UDC booth. JNC Sales will come as usual with its refurbished second-hand games. EAG International is held at Excel London until Thursday, so don't hesitate to go there to discover all these new products.
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