There has been plenty of new developments made on the Arcooda Video Pinball machine since the prototype was revealed late last year, which we outline in video one of our all new Checkpoint series.
Keep your eye out for our Checkpoint videos, as this is where we will be revealing more details about the video pinball project and other company happenings.
In Checkpoint video 001, we explained why the Arcooda Video Pinball machine has not yet been released.
We demonstrated the prototype machine at the Australasian Gaming Expo, Pinfest and IAAPA Attractions Expo in 2016 with the hope of an early 2017 release.
However, after much thought, we decided to push this release date back to re-engineer hardware and software components in the machine to deliver a product that looks and feels like a real pinball.
Key component upgrades so far include adding a smart tilt IO board, a custom pinball coil mechanism and a dual flipper opto board.
In December, we announced a partnership with FarSight Studios – creators of The Pinball Arcade – to launch the Arcooda Pinball Arcade.
We asked FarSight Studios to write new software code, which will allow for backglass support on all tables included in Arcooda Pinball Arcade (there is more than 70).
Other areas we have been focusing on is power management for the machine’s coils, lights and motors, new camera angles for the games, 3D support, a new player interface and full touchscreen support.
We are now in the trial phase.
We’ll keep you posted on when the software is ready to play.
Want to know more? Watch the Checkpoint video.
The International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) Expo 2016 marks the worldwide unveiling of Arcooda’s highly innovative arcade and pinball machines. During the 15th – 18th November international audiences will be presented with game-changing machines such as Xtreme Game Wizard, Arcooda Video Pinball, Touch Wizard, Mystic Dragon and more!
Arcooda’s booth 6106 will feature a line-up of never-before-seen machines suitable for both home and commercial use. These state-of-the-art machines will be available play and Arcooda plans to release a few surprises during the tradeshow that IAAPA attendees do not want to miss.
The new Arcooda machines planned for booth 6106 include the Xtreme Game Wizard which has been well received since its release in late 2015 as well as Arcooda Video Pinball which was launched at the 2016 Australasian Gaming Expo. IAAPA will witness the release of; Touch Wizard; the most versatile desktop machine in the market; Game Wizard for Android, a full sized 2 player arcade machine compatible with 1000s of games, Mystic Dragon; the latest title in the fish hunting series designed to played on Arcooda’s 8 player fish machine and new machines yet-to-be announced.
“We are very excited to release our new models at IAAPA,” Arcooda CEO Steve Josifovski said.
“We have been working for the past three years with a number of leading software and hardware companies from Japan, Italy, Australia and USA to produce what we believe are the most advanced arcade machines for the home market.
Our philosophy is that the owner buys the machine once and continues adding software titles for unlimited gaming options. Game players have a variety of options in playing our machines, whether it is our video pinball machine or our joystick and touchscreen arcade machines. They can use touch, joystick, hand controllers as well as different gaming consoles – all on a plug in and play system.”