My friend Clare and I were invited to the EAG expo show by BandaiNamco for participating in the Shaun the Sheep brief. It's basically a huge room full of free arcade games - yes Clare, FREE arcade games. :D
Putting me into an enormous room of sparkly colourful lights and free gaming made me feel a little like a kid in a sweet shop. The Sega section was probably the best; their amusements were covered in colourful lighting and adorned with their most popular signature characters. The Sonic the Hedgehog games usually always feature some kind of casino level, and this was like walking into the Sonic Heroes Casino Park! Look at these awesome slot machines!! Anybody wanna buy me the Amy Rose one??
The Sonic air hockey tables were beautiful, especially the four player table!!
Out of everything however, I think there was a definite favourite... Namco's DEADSTORM PIRATES!
This is probably the best arcade game in the world. It's the standard satisfactory shoot-em-up game, sprinkled with good piratey characters and stories. It's a 2Player game and each player has a cannon gun to blast enemies with. Both players also occasionally share the responsibility of helmsman, as at times you are required to steer the boat and dodge enemies. Due to free gameplay during the expo show, me and my friend were pretty much experts by the end of it (77% people, high five!) and we even went back for seconds.
Good day overall! And look, there was loads of Hello Kitty stuff there too! (Sorry, I just can't help myself can I?)
You can see more photos here if you like :)
All the best,