It’s time for another update on new arcades that are opening their doors out there in the world, so let’s get to it!

Archie Brothers Electric Circus – Sydney, Australia

A new FEC has opened in Sydney, combining elements of a restaurant/bar, an arcade, bowling, bumper cars, VR kiosks, laster tag, a motion theater and more tied up with a classic circus theme.

When Andamiro first unveiled Pump It Up Prime 2 at the end of 2016, they mentioned that the game would be receiving updates on an enhanced basis over previous titles in the PIU series.

It has been a while since we last mentioned Houdini: Master Of Mystery pinball – October of last year in fact. While a bit of time has passed, development on the game continued apace, with newcomer American Pinball guiding this one through a tumultuous creation.

It’s been a little while since we had a proper newsbytes post but it is normal that arcade news not related to IAAPA is quite slow around the end of November/beginning of December.

Anyone ready for more IAAPA games? I knew you were. I am almost done with the videos from the event so perhaps I’ll find the time to procure other arcade stories.

It’s a little odd to realize that it’s been two weeks since IAAPA 2017 started. How time flies, etc. etc. I’ve still been working on videos to share from the event so let’s get you up to speed in case you don’t follow Arcade Heroes on Youtube or

Not long ago we found out about a new game for the Airframe JAMMA arcade platform, designed by Griffin Aerotech and launched with the horizontally scrolling shmup Skycurser. Called Rashlander, this gravity-based game is another indie created effort that will expand the Airframe library to two titles.

I’ve been meaning to get to this news about various new locations opening their doors but then IAAPA happened and it got thrown to the back burner. I still have more games to discuss that were at the show but until I can get those remaining videos thrown together, let’s talk about new arcade locations to open up recently!

It’s been a few days since my last update but I have been busy, busy, busy with post-IAAPA ‘stuff’. There is so much that came around from this show to talk about that I plan on doing a VLOG to summarize it all up – once the dust settles.