Arcade Machines and You

We wanted to spend a bit of time today showcasing and explaining what type of games our Arcade will be offering.

This list will do its best to detail each game and its gameplay as best as possible at the time. We’ll also provide pictures of the machines as they are in the game right now. Everything shown is work in progress.

With this we hope to give insight into the Arcade project and our goals.

Speaking of goals, we are aiming to have a very high quality Arcade unlike any other Arcades in games you’ve encountered before.

To achieve that goal:

  • Each machine will be networked (excluding some 2D games, which we’ll detail below). This means players will be able to watch other players playing their games. This is an incredible feat and will separate our Arcade from other arcade games.

  • Ping lag should not get in the way of the game.

  • Tower Unite’s Arcade will contain games that are inspired by real arcade games to the best of our abilities. This includes lights, sounds, and gameplay mechanics.

  • Authentic arcade sound effects. To achieve this @Will will be working on mixing the sounds for both when you are near the machines and when you are far from them.

  • Each machine will have an attract state, just like real arcades.

  • Each machine will give out tickets and there will be arcade only prizes.

  • Games will rely on skill. We’re doing away with rigged machines (unlike the real arcades).

  • Custom player animations for each machine.

  • Machines will be modeled with extreme care and detail.


Super Hoopers

A basketball game.
Multiplayer: Yes
Singleplayer: Yes

Gameplay:

  • You’ve got 30 seconds to get as many points as you can.
  • Getting 30 points gives you 5 more seconds
  • Getting 60 points or more gives you 50 more tickets
  • Each hoop gives you 10 tickets
  • Hoop moves backwards, forwards, and side to side

Dizzy

Prize redemption game.
Multiplayer: No
Singleplayer: Yes

Gameplay:

  • Stop the light at the jackpot light.
  • Each play the lights will change speed to be faster or slower.
  • Jackpot increases each time a game is lost.


Wheel Of Fire

Prize redemption game.
Multiplayer: No
Singleplayer: Yes

Gameplay:

  • Pull the lever and hope you get a good award.
  • The only RNG machine there is in the arcade.

Wheely Rigged

Coin based prize redemption game.
Multiplayer: No
Singleplayer: Yes

Gameplay:

  • Insert the coin at the best possible time.

Skee-Ball (name and theme TBD)

Skill based ball toss game.
Multiplayer: Yes
Singleplayer: Yes

Gameplay:

  • Throw the ball down the lane and it jumps into a hole.

Whirl-a-Fish

Ball drop game.
Multiplayer: No
Singleplayer: Yes

Gameplay:

  • Drop the balls at the right time.
  • You get 3 balls to drop.

Whack-a-Mole (name TBD, design of board being reworked)

It’s whack-a-mole.
Multiplayer: No
Singleplayer: Yes

Gameplay:

  • Hit as many moles as possible.
  • Don’t hit moles that aren’t wearing protection, that’s just rude.

Mind Tester

Fun gimmick game.
Multiplayer: No
Singleplayer: Yes

Gameplay:

  • There’s really no gameplay. You press a button and it tells you how smart you are.
  • This was added because literally every arcade has one of these.

Pluck-a-Pal: Animal Snatcher

Crane machine game.
Multiplayer: No
Singleplayer: Yes

Gameplay:

  • Attempt to grab various plush animals.

Salmon Says

Memory game.
Multiplayer: No
Singleplayer: Yes

Gameplay:

  • Repeat the sequence of buttons in the order the machine plays out until you actually can’t remember the next one.

Birb Sky (machine design is being reworked)

Simple platformer game.
Multiplayer: No
Singleplayer: Yes

Gameplay:

  • Jump up on platforms and get as high as possible.
  • Themed around Little Crusaders.

Galaxy Police

Side scrolling shoot 'em up.
Multiplayer: Yes
Singleplayer: Yes

Gameplay:

  • 1-4 player side scrolling shoot 'em up.
  • Features around 2-3 environments and a boss battle

Más Fuerte 2K

Hammer slam game.
Multiplayer: No
Singleplayer: Yes

Gameplay:

  • Grab the hammer and tap as quickly as you can to adjust your power.
  • Don’t hit it too hard or you’ll miss the jackpot.

Avalanche

Ball throwing game.
Multiplayer: Yes
Singleplayer: Yes

Gameplay:

  • Knock down as many cats with your snowballs as fast as you can.

Bird Feeder

Ball toss game.
Multiplayer: No
Singleplayer: Yes

Gameplay:

  • Throw bird seeds into the nest as quickly as possible.

Ring God

Ring toss game.
Multiplayer: No
Singleplayer: Yes

Gameplay:

  • Toss rings around the bottles as fast as possible.
  • Bottles in the back award more points.

Stack 'Em

A time skill game
Multiplayer: No
Singleplayer: Yes

Gameplay:

  • Stop the blocks at the right time to keep stacking them. Any blocks not stopped correctly will fall.
  • Will have infinite stack mode.

Piano (name TBD)

Repeat the sequence of notes
Multiplayer: No
Singleplayer: Yes

Gameplay:

  • Repeat the shown notes as quickly as possible.
  • One mistake will end the game.
  • We might reuse this cabinet for a rhythm game.

Air Hockey (name TBD)

It’s air hockey.
Multiplayer: Yes
Singleplayer: Yes

Gameplay:

  • Knock the puck into the other player’s goal.

Zombie Shooter (name TBD)

A rail-gun shooter.
Multiplayer: Yes
Singleplayer: Yes

Gameplay:

  • Shoot as many zombies as you can.
  • It’s all in 3D and features the zombies from Zombie Massacre.

2D cabinets

Various 2D games.
Multiplayer: No (might see about solving this in the future).
Singleplayer: Yes

Gameplay:

  • These cabinets will feature various games such as simple top down shoot 'em ups, basic platformers, and other genres.
  • We’ll also have workshop support for these so players can create and share their own games.

Other games (currently being made and don’t have artwork just yet)

  • Shooting Gallery will be moved to the Arcade
  • A racing cabinet is being made
  • Another carnival inspired game is being made
  • A quick reflex (Target Practice) shooter game is being made
  • A duck shoot game is being made
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Now, this is EPIC. One thing I would like to see is multiplayer support for the purchasable cabinets but it looks like you already have that in mind

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There are so many, you guys have been busy! wonderful, I can’t wait. thanks for sharing

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Love the transparency, it’s what sets the bad game companies apart from the good ones. Keep it up!

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is pool/pingpong being considered?

Ermahgerd, spoilers!

Just kidding; this is amazing, and I literally cannot wait.

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Billiards might make it to arcade, but we find it be more of a bar game than an arcade game.

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I think billiards would work better in the night club

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whoa, this looks crazy good

and the fact this is all going to be skill based makes me very happy :smiley:

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Congrats on the great looking arcade!
I didn’t see my favorite game unfortunately, its the one where you put in dollar bills and it spits out tokens for the games.

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I remember years ago when TU first started development and being excited for the arcade to come out. Honestly, though, I’m glad it’s taken so long. The arcade you guys are making now will be much better than what would’ve been made around 2015-2016.
This looks absolutely amazing and I can’t wait to play it. Keep up the incredible work, devs.

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The Wheely Rigged machine brings a lot of nostalgia. The design is so perfect.

Happy to see skill prioritizes luck/house odds. Although nothing is wrong with a few RNG games, casino already has a ton.

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I love it! Very surprised to all this progress

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If that’s the case, perhaps house it somewhere at Project 12?

Is the racing cabinet going to be similar to Out Run or Hydro Thunder?

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I love love love this! I have been waiting for this arcade since you announced it, and it looks so great!

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More like Daytona and Rush, cabinet wise. Gameplay is still being designed.

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or casino, maybe with new casino update ? :stuck_out_tongue: casino 2.0

Well done dev team.

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This looks absolutely fantastic so far, keep up the great work

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