exA-Arcadia

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Re: exA-Arcadia

Post by zak » March 3rd, 2020, 12:29 pm

I got "Power to the EXA" tattoos on my biceps. I have since been getting free games and invitations to trade shows. I pose with Japanese cosplayers and fist pump for all their photos. All expenses paid. Life is good.

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Re: exA-Arcadia

Post by LEGENOARYNINLIA » March 6th, 2020, 1:36 pm

Well, that looks kind of fun.

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Re: exA-Arcadia

Post by zak » March 6th, 2020, 3:18 pm

Wish I had a spare grand :D

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Re: exA-Arcadia

Post by Jan » March 6th, 2020, 3:50 pm

for that ? really ? :wtf:
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Re: exA-Arcadia

Post by zak » March 6th, 2020, 4:21 pm

Jan wrote:
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for that ? really ? :wtf:
It looks really fun!

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Re: exA-Arcadia

Post by nem » March 6th, 2020, 4:24 pm

https://www.ebay.com/itm/283403741889

Cheaper than the NES version.

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Re: exA-Arcadia

Post by Jan » March 6th, 2020, 7:15 pm

i give up.
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Re: exA-Arcadia

Post by Grinning Cat » March 6th, 2020, 11:44 pm

This is 100% the exA killer app (well, at least for me) :P Shame I have no money, exA hardware, or Vewlix :lolno:

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Re: exA-Arcadia

Post by kuze » March 7th, 2020, 4:12 am

Looks like great fun to me. I wonder have any Round 1 locations picked up Exa yet?

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Post by Dache » March 7th, 2020, 3:08 pm

Yeah, it looks fun and I'd like to play it, but I can imagine for an operator outside Japan, spending $1k+ on Gimmick would feel ROUGH. You'd have to be really confident in your customer base that it'd be worth it. And I don't think there's many around that would.

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Post by MrJBRPG » March 7th, 2020, 4:09 pm

I can relate to you in the same way on wanting arcade games to be more available globally.

I tried getting various operators within my home area, SF/East Bay and Santa Clara County, to invest in Exa Arcadia. However, not many seem to be interested in getting kits only since they have to provide additional components to make an arcade cabinet either through assembled products like Viewlix or custom made with a JVS IO board. While many of us hardcore arcade fans and collectors know about JVS IO boards, the operators I spoke to don't know anything about JVS IO boards.
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March 7th, 2020, 4:12 am
Looks like great fun to me. I wonder have any Round 1 locations picked up Exa yet?
I checked the Hayward Southland locations and no Exa Arcadia games yet. Have not yet seen any Exa Arcadia in any Round 1 USA locations. Might try San Jose or Antioch, but too far to travel.
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March 6th, 2020, 11:44 MP
This is 100% the exA killer app (well, at least for me) :P Shame I have no money, exA hardware, or Vewlix :lolno:
If I had the money, I would gladly buy a single 2 player cabinet (maybe Viewlix clone) with a single 2+ player game for location with 50/50 revenue share. Otherwise, I have to wait until Exa Arcadia shows up in the SF Bay and Silicon Valley.


By the way, I feel so happy that Exa Arcadia are making more frequent posts on their website, such as the latest "GImmick! Exact-Mix!" pre-order celebration. Hope they can keep it up as more games and conventions are happening like they used to a year or two ago.

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Re: exA-Arcadia

Post by SuperPang » March 7th, 2020, 5:32 pm

Gimmick! should do well in Japan (although I bet arcades are really suffering at the moment with Coronavirus) but yeah, the game library isn't quite there yet for your average western arcade with its flashing lights and ticket redemption. Hats off to those that have adopted early. A&B is the hardware's killer app but only if you have an STG community.

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Re: exA-Arcadia

Post by arcnl » March 8th, 2020, 12:36 pm

Until they realize it was made by a gaijin that is.

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Re: exA-Arcadia

Post by nem » March 8th, 2020, 1:13 pm

exA should have hacked in a two player mode to it. Wouldn't even matter if it's game breaking. 1P is commercial suicide in the west. This applies to A&B as well.
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(although I bet arcades are really suffering at the moment with Coronavirus)
A friend of mine is currently in Japan. He just sent me a text and told me that Try is closing tomorrow for two weeks. What the ****'s going to happen in two weeks? Might as well close for the next six months.

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Re: exA-Arcadia

Post by Jan » March 8th, 2020, 2:28 pm

What the ****'s going to happen in two weeks? Might as well close for the next six months.
i`d rather close all of the IKEAs for a few weeks. :problem:
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Re: exA-Arcadia

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Re: exA-Arcadia

Post by Ikaru » March 8th, 2020, 6:57 pm

A Ghouls N’ Ghosts like on exa .Available on Nintendo switch :shifty:

https://exa.ac/en/games/super-battle-pr ... 177369a3b7

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Post by MrJBRPG » March 8th, 2020, 8:50 pm

Ikaru wrote:
March 8th, 2020, 6:57 MP
A Ghouls N’ Ghosts like on exa .Available on Nintendo switch :shifty:

https://exa.ac/en/games/super-battle-pr ... 177369a3b7
Arcade versions sometimes have to cut or "trade" content from other versions, either ones that don't fit with core mechanic, pacing is too slow, or those that give too much filler padding.

I followed various articles throughout and known the following changes:

Akyrios EXA ditches shot and focus laser customization / unlocks and replaces with three preset configurations for specific play styles.

Nippon Marathon trades away other game modes (lobster and bowling) for three more courses and refined gameplay that will be more chaotic.

Super Battle Princess Madelyn will probably have the nonlinear part (story / campaign) cut because that is excessive padding. A more refined arcade mode will likely be the focus.

Super Hydorah AC might not have that robot chase mode since that is filler content.

Those are some examples on the games that will not have everything for the arcade version due to arcades being a different game environment.

Some games add even more content than the home version:

Vritra Hexa adds 2P simultaneous, customized color select, music tracks, and refined levels

Cosmic Digger includes one or two more items that are not found in home version.

We can only know the differences when we have both versions.

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Re: exA-Arcadia

Post by EOJ » March 8th, 2020, 10:33 pm

Insider info claims CAVE is making a version of Dodonpachi Saidaioujou for exA:

http://cave-stg.com/forum/index.php?top ... 5#msg32875

I hope it's true!
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