Picking up the Pieces: The US Arcade Industry After the Crash

October 15, 2016

TCW Podcast Episode 028 - Picking up the Pieces: The US Arcade Industry After the Crash


We go over the arcade industry after the crash.  It has a surge in popularity with kits breathing new life into old cabinets. The JAMMA system standardization allowed for video arcade cabinets to penetrate into many locations.  These two things along with other technologies allowed arcades to thrive until home consoles surpassed them in nearly every respect.


Mr. Do: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VKnWXn02Tpw


Punch Out Arcade: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1TbozFcrP-0


Hat Trick: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LqVLSixaS5I


Toobin: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u6d5jOElAxs


Final Fight: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TW69J9AXOqI


Nintendo Playchoice 10: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bTXA3NfhFmU


Karate Champ: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Az308iZZClc


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Intro Music: Josh Woodward - Airplane Mode -  Music - "Airplane Mode" by Josh Woodward. Free download:http://joshwoodward.com/song/AirplaneMode 

Outro Music: RolemMusic - Bacterial Love - http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Rolemusic/Pop_Singles_Compilation_2014/01_rolemusic_-_bacterial_love 

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