Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Tuesday Trade-In 2/11/2020 @Pixel Blast Arcade!


Greetings gamers! For those who missed the Tuesday Trade-in, we've got two new games on the floor at Pixel Blast Arcade in the Arcade816 Console Cabinets.

First up, Medieval Mayhem! Released in 2006 into the homebrew community for Atari 2600! It's essentially a clone of Warlords, with a lot of the arcade features put back in, plus a lot more improvements. You use the Paddle controller to control a shield and defend your castle from bouncing fireballs. If the castle falls, and your king is hit, it's game over for you. The game starts by presenting you with an options screen, which you can use to select number of players, speed and number of fireballs (up to 3), whether or not you can catch and release fireballs (or just bounce and defend), and how many wins to victory. Then a dragon flies out and spits out the initial fireball to a random player. Each time a king is defeated, an additional fireball enters play. A lot of improvements over 2600 Warlords including stereo sound! It also supports 4 players like the original, so we have an extra couple of Paddle controllers attached to the cabinet so a third or fourth player can enjoy together!