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« on: February 26, 2015, 04:29:00 PM »

Star Wars Battle Pod

This looks awesome!

Sure, it's over in the blink of an eye, but I would not care at all.  My 10 year old self would in a state of pure euphoria the entire time.

Now to find one near me...
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« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2015, 05:45:09 PM »

Very cool!  Here's a GoPro video of the whole game.

I wish they didn't feel the need to go nuts with so much "C-C-C-COMBO BREAKER" stuff flying at you in the screen, but I've got to try this regardless.  Must find one.
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« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2015, 05:58:35 PM »

We keep getting ads on TV that this game is exclusive to Dave & Buster's (Chuck E Cheese for grownups, basically).  Sadly, we don't have any of those in Utah.  frown
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« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2015, 06:00:42 PM »

Come on down to Texas.  We have a few
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« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2015, 06:04:05 PM »

Albuquerque got its first Dave & Busters just in the last year or so.  I'll have to see if they have this.
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« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2015, 09:03:04 PM »

There's a D&B about 40 minutes away from me.  I'm trying to confirm with them over the phone, and I keep getting bumped back to the main menu.

Much as I want to do this, the idea of an hour and a half round trip without knowing if it's even there is a little overwhelming.


EDIT:  ...and they just hung up on me before I got anywhere near a human.
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« Reply #6 on: February 27, 2015, 04:10:09 AM »

I would love to play this.   Only arcade around here is in Chuck E Cheese.  I have lots of good memories of blowing through my allowance back in the 80's at the local arcade.
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« Reply #7 on: February 27, 2015, 04:29:12 PM »

D&B confirms that they have one.  I think I may head over there this week.
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« Reply #8 on: February 27, 2015, 05:02:50 PM »

I played it at the D&B here in Phoenix.. It was awesome.  Its more of an experience game than a challenge, and its somewhat on rails, but having that giant wrap around screen, being in a pod...feeling air blowing on you, the music, the whole package made me want to go out and fight stormtroopers..  It was fun!

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« Reply #9 on: February 27, 2015, 05:44:20 PM »

For me, the best part is that I'm going in the middle of the week in the middle of the day.  It should be dead in there.
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« Reply #10 on: February 27, 2015, 06:19:20 PM »

How much does it cost to play a game?
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« Reply #11 on: March 01, 2015, 03:40:25 AM »

Quote from: Jimmy the Fish on February 27, 2015, 06:19:20 PM

How much does it cost to play a game?

The Eurogamer article says "at 2 a play for each of the missions, I blasted through a tenner to see the 15 minutes of fun the game offers".  A direct conversion would put that at something near $20 total US, but it may be cheaper in reality.
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« Reply #12 on: March 02, 2015, 02:42:47 PM »

Checked this out over the weekend and tried the Yavin Death Star attack, Hoth snowspeeders, and Falcon vs. Death Star II.  I'm afraid I'd only rate it as "that was kinda neat."  The panoramic bubble screen was really cool and immersive, almost like VR without depth perception, but the gameplay was shallow even for a rail shooter.  "Turn this way, now press the fire button, now you can't press the fire button anymore, ok now press the other fire button."  The throttle didn't seem to do much more than let you slightly vary how far away your only allowable target enemy appeared.

I'm glad I tried it, and I'll probably go back another time to do the two scenarios I skipped and replay the two Death Star runs, but I don't think it's worth going through extraordinary lengths to find the game if you don't have one nearby.

Quote from: Jimmy the Fish on February 27, 2015, 06:19:20 PM

How much does it cost to play a game?

I think the card reader said it cost 15 "chips" a scenario, and you get X chips per dollar if you get the $10 card but Y chips per dollar if you get the $20 card, and you can SUPERCHARGE your card to get 25% more chips for an extra cost which may or may not give you more chips per dollar. 

Really I have no idea how much real dollars moneys I spent.
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« Reply #13 on: March 02, 2015, 04:38:26 PM »

Even better than Vegas, since their chips have the denominations printed on them.  smile
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