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Fridays are now even better!

Fridays are now even better!

Yes, that’s right folks. We’ve redesigned our original Friday segment to be even better! With a new title, our “Retro Rewind Friday” column will be showcasing arcade classics and the retro gems that you may have missed. From the classics you will know, to some games we

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Retro Review Friday #5: Dungeons & Dragons – Tower of Doom

Retro Review Friday #5: Dungeons & Dragons – Tower of Doom

In 1980, the pencil-and-paper, dice-rolling fantasy roleplaying game, Dungeons & Dragons introduced “Mystara” as a nation of the “Known World”. A popular campaign setting that was rolled out in the adventure module, “The Isle of Dread”, this would serve to be the setting for our adventure game,

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Retro Review Friday #4: I, Robot

Retro Review Friday #4: I, Robot

In 1983, Dave Theurer created the groundbreaking game, “I, Robot” for Atari, which was released in 1984 after extensive development, testing and troubleshooting delayed its release. Heralded as being the first commercially produced arcade game to have filled 3D polygonal graphics, this game was revolutionary, as it’s

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Retro Review Friday #3: Captain America and The Avengers

Retro Review Friday #3: Captain America and The Avengers

With the Avengers: Age of Ultron coming to theatres soon, I felt it was the perfect time to give a review on Captain America and The Avengers, the arcade game released by Data East in 1991. A generic side-scrolling brawling and shooting beat-em-up, it features a number

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Retro Review Friday #2: Xevious

Retro Review Friday #2: Xevious

One of the world’s first vertical scrolling shooter games, controversially referred to by many players as being “a beautiful looking game with some of the least enjoyable game-play”, is Xevious. Released by Namco in 1982, this easily recognizable arcade game quickly interested arcade patrons with it’s unique

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Guy Vachon’s Titan Bartop

Guy Vachon’s Titan Bartop

Guy Vachon’s Titan Bartop This custom bartop was built by Guy Vachon using our Titan Bartop Arcade Cabinet Kit. Guy is using a Hyperspin front-end, a custom one player control panel layout including a joystick, buttons and a trackball, and has incorporated buttons on the left and

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Retro Review Friday #1: Pac-Man

Retro Review Friday #1: Pac-Man

When you think of video games, you can’t help but think of that iconic little yellow ball, chomping pellets and chasing ghosts. Yes, I’m talking about one of the most identifiable video game characters of all time: Pac-Man. Pac-Man was designed by Toru Iwatani in 1980 for

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Gameroom Designs Galaga Bartop

Gameroom Designs Galaga Bartop

Gameroom Designs Galaga Bartop This Galaga Bartop was built for one of our clients’ game room, using our Galaxy Bartop Arcade Cabinet Kit. Interested in building your own Galaxy Bartop? Our bartop arcade kits are found here, and the Galaxy can be found here.

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Arcade Resources, or “What do I do now?”

Arcade Resources, or “What do I do now?”

What Do I Do Now? When people are looking to improve their game room, they inevitably look to arcade games and pinball machines to fill them. This means one of two things – either bringing in a classic machine that may need some TLC (in some cases,

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Gameroom Designs Galaxian Bartop

Gameroom Designs Galaxian Bartop

Gameroom Designs Galaxian Bartop We built this Galaxian Bartop as a birthday present for a friend of the company, using our Galaxy Bartop Arcade Cabinet Kit. Interested in building your own Galaxy Bartop? Our bartop arcade kits are found here, and the Galaxy can be found here.

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