Nobody Makes Awesome Arcade Machines Anymore. But These Guys Did.

Whether it’s a PC monitor or a smartphone display, indie game-makers tend to thrive on smaller screens. But when Josh DeBonis and Nik Mikros worked up the idea for their co-operative strategy/platformer hybrid Killer Queen, they went really big. So big they had to make their own unique stand-up machine for it. But, don’t worry: you don’t need quarters.

Like Bennett Foddy’s Speed Chess, Killer Queen debuted at the New York University Game Center’s No Quarter exhibition, which commissions new games from creators that get presented to a curious public. Killer Queen mashes up the layout and feel of Joust and Super Mario Brothers but complicates things letting you harvest, kill or snail-ride your way to victory. Yes, you get to ride a giant snail. Watch the video. It’ll explain things.


  • Now, all we need is the revival of the video game arcades in which to place a 10 person arcade machine in…

  • Actually looks like loads of fun. Just getting 10 people together to play stuff like this is a pain.

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