Arcade Pickup – The Simpsons and NARC is BACK!

In this episode, I get an unexpected call from a friend that there’s an x-men and Simpsons Arcade cabinet for sale. The guy needs to move, so he’s willing to negotiate, so hopefully we can get a good deal and come home with something. I also received a package from a friend with a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles PCB and JAMMA Switcher! Then, to top things off, NARC finally gets the proper 19” Medium resolution CRT!

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About the Games Featured in this video:

The Simpsons:

The Simpsons is an arcade beat ’em up developed and published by Konami released in 1991. It was the first video game based on the Simpsons franchise to be released in North America. The game allows up to four players to control members of the Simpson family as they fight various enemies to rescue the kidnapped Maggie.  It was a commercial success in the United States, where it was one of the top three best-selling arcade video game machines of 1991.

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Narc arcade game is a 1988 run and gun game designed by Eugene Jarvis for Williams Electronics and programmed by George Petro. It was one of the first ultra-violent video games and a frequent target of parental criticism of the video game industry. The object is to arrest and kill drug offenders, confiscate their money and drugs, and defeat “Mr. Big”. It was the first game in the newly restarted Williams Electronics coin-op division, after being acquired by Midway.

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X-Men (エックス・メン) is a side-scrolling beat ’em up game produced and released by Konami for arcades in 1992, based on the Marvel Comics superhero team of the same name. The character designs of the characters in the game are based on the 1989 cartoon X-Men: Pryde of the X-Men. In the game, up to six players control the X-Men to defeat their archenemy Magneto. The six-player version of the game utilizes two screens housed in a deluxe cabinet. It was one of the top five highest-grossing dedicated arcade games of 1992 in the United States, while the Amusement & Music Operators Association (AMOA) nominated it for the “most innovative new technology” award.

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles:

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, released in Japan as TMNT: Super Kame Ninja[a] and in Europe as Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles, is a 1989 beat ’em up arcade game released by Konami.[9] It is based on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise, including the first animated series that began airing two years earlier. In the game, up to four players control the titular Ninja Turtles, fighting through various levels to defeat the turtles’ enemies, including the Shredder, Krang and the Foot Clan. Released during a high point in popularity for the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise, the arcade game was a worldwide hit, becoming the highest-grossing dedicated arcade game of 1990 in the United States and Konami’s highest-grossing arcade game. Versions for various home systems soon followed, including the Nintendo Entertainment System.[10] A sequel, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time, was released in 1991. It was also released on Arcade1up with the original artwork and Turtles in Time.

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