Every where we look these days it’s ’3D this’ or ’3D that’. Honestly, enough 3D already.
Okay, we’re kidding, we like the 3D. Afterall, it does add a compelling element to any movie or…drum roll…in this case a video game. Konami has reissued a 3D version of their 1984 hit “Road Fighter”. Instead of opting for a screen comparable to that in the new Nintendo 3Ds, though, they’ve chosen to go with a pair of 3D glasses that are attached to a swing arm which is subsequently attached to the cabinet of the arcade machine. While we doubt that these will start popping up all over the place – arcades are all but dead thanks to high end at home gaming – it’s great to see a little of the old mixed with some of the new.
If you’re a bit skeptical about looking through a pair of heavily used 3D goggles you can switch off the 3D effect and play in the good old two dimensional version.
3D Shifts Drive Games into High Gear
KONAMI will release “ROAD FIGHTERS,” an all new 3D racing game featuring an online multiplayer mode, at video arcades from the end of this September. This revolutionary 3D game immerses players in one of the most thrilling arcade racing experiences on the planet.
The special 3D effects of “ROAD FIGHTERS” put players behind the wheel for racing excitement with stereoscopic and deep view. The action is fast and furious as players race neck and neck in a high speed adventure packed with thrills and spills. “ROAD FIGHTERS” delivers over-the-top excitement with a realistic sensory experience that puts players in the driver’s seat as they push the pedal to the metal in a bid to be first across the finish line.
Equipped with seat-mounted 3D glasses, “ROAD FIGHTERS” puts cutting-edge 3D game technology at players’ fingertips as they switch between 2D and 3D with the simple push of a button, enabling dual-adjustment of 3D effects. The game seat is equipped with a second 3D lens on the back so that spectators can get in on all the high-speed 3D action.
“ROAD FIGHTERS” features ‘Multiplayer Online mode’ that lets players at arcades across the country go head to head with one another in online tournaments as well as ‘Road Fighter Challenge mode’ where players can earn customized parts to tune up their car every time they successfully complete a mission.
“ROAD FIGHTERS” will be compatible with KONAMI’s PASELI digital cash system. Incorporating additional modes and unique playing features specifically designed for PASELI, “ROAD FIGHTERS” will enable arcade operators to offer gameplay and pricing that go light years beyond the limits of ordinary coin-operated systems.
KONAMI is continually leveraging the latest in technology to develop innovative products like “ROAD FIGHTERS” and the recently unveiled 3D game sensation, “METAL GEAR ARCADE”, as it brings arcade games to new heights.