Pac-Man 256 – Games of 2015

Not that I needed much selling beyond the fact that Crossy Road developer, Hipster Whale, was working on a Pac-Man game, but Pac-Man getting chased by a kill screen the entire time is a nice bonus. The zeitgeist in my office around the release of this game was intense. One minute we’re all figuring out… Continue reading

Arcade Challenge Report – Jungler

A bunch of snakes got stuck in a Pac-Man maze and started shooting at each other’s butts. Jungler was released by Konami in 1981. “The player controls a snake-like ship moving around a number of mazes chasing three similar computer controlled ships. Being hit by bullets reduces the length of the ships. Ships are destroyed either when… Continue reading

Game Association: Mortal Kombat

Mortal Kombat was released in arcades in 1992 before coming to consoles the following year. It’s impact at the time is probably just as large as its legacy that continues on into 2015 with the release of Mortal Kombat X. Mortal Kombat? MORTAL KOMBAT! Cole – I remember my friend had a Prodigy account and he printed… Continue reading

The Cursed Checkpoint #401 – 2015 Louisville Arcade Expo

A fivesome of Horrible Night staff members descended upon the Louisville Arcade Expo. This year’s trip came with free breakfast and of course all the pinball and video games we could handle. Let’s look back on the highlights. The Cursed Checkpoint is a topical video game podcast focused on discussions and interviews about a single video… Continue reading

Louisville Arcade Expo This Weekend with Horrible Night

This weekend Horrible Night is poised to have our biggest group yet in attendance of the Louisville Arcade Expo. The expo features a family friendly environment where one ticket gets you free access to enjoy classic arcade games, pinball machines, and every console imaginable. There are also plenty of panels and guest speakers, cosplay competition, music,… Continue reading

Arcade Challenge of the Week – Commando

I wanted to start of the 2014 arcade challenges feeling like the true heroes that we are. One man against an entire army seemed like a great way to go about that. Commando delivered on that premise, however, it also reminded us that being a one man army isn’t a good tactic unless you are… Continue reading

Arcade Challenge of the Week – FixEight

Vertical shooters tend to flourish when you are controlling an overpowered aerial flying object, but we’ve flown enough recently. We wanted something grounded and with a bit more style than the classics soldier shooters like Commando and Ikari Warriors. I can’t say I know much about Toaplan’s catalog of shooters, but stumbling into FixEight has… Continue reading

Arcade Challenge of the Week – Mystic Warriors

Mystic Warriors is set in a dystopian future in New York, where an evil organization known as the Skull Enterprise has taken over the nation and are now plotting a worldwide takeover. The player takes control of one of five young ninja who are being targeted by Skull forces: Spyros, Keima, Kojiro, Brad, and Yuri… – Wikipedia Upon… Continue reading