Disney Quest – Lucky Hit Arcade Perfect
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Disney Quest – Lucky Hit Arcade Perfect

August 18, 2019


Back in September of last year, me and Cherry Terrier were in Orlando, Florida. during our stay we squeezed in two visits to Disney Quest. Located in the Downtown Disney area of Walt Disney World. it’s a multi-floor indoor theme park that
opened in 1998 very much like what the sadly departed SegaWorld in London was like. unfortunately some the interactive
rides are starting to show their age a bit such as the virtual reality Aladdin
game complete with heavy uncomfortable VR head sets and a Pirates of the Caribbean
cannon shooting game which is made long before the famous
movie series…and it shows. The best ride here by miles is Cyberspace
Mountain It lets you design a virtual rollercoaster
which can then ride on a machine that spins you about with the large screen in front of you as far as the rides go, this place could do with a bit of an update is all. But we’re here to talk about how arcade
perfect this place is and that’s one area where Disney Quest still shines as one of the biggest and best arcades I’ve been to yet. For starters, you pay an entry fee to get in but all the games are free to play! This is an excellent idea that arcades are only just now starting to try out, such as the Heart of Gaming in London and Astro City in Southend with it’s all nighter locks ins. Considering how much play these machines get, they seem to be very well looked after too with barely a knackered stick, screen or wheel in sight. In fact the only game I did see out of order on my first visit was repaired by the time we returned to it less than a week later, so they must really keep on top of the maintenance here which is great to see and trust me, there are a lot of games
here! Of the five floors contained within, the majority of the floor space is filled to the brim with machines both old and new, famous and rare. They clearly make sure to get a lot of the latest arcade games in but you will also discover some real gems in this place that are probably very difficult to find elsewhere especially the one we discovered as we first entered the building… “Just as you walk in look it’s Wreck it Ralph!” “AUUUGH I’M GONNA WRECK IT ETC!” “and er… OH MY GOD!” “They have Fix it Felix Junior
machines, like lots of them!” “They’re actual…oh wow.” That’s right, actual Fix it Felix Jr. cabinets! These were made in very small numbers by Disney purely for promotional purposes during the release of the movie Wreck it Ralph, and as far as I know were not for sale at all outside of the odd auction. This might be one of the only places to find this machine now, let alone seven of them in a row! These are lovingly crafted to look like they have been around since the 1980s, with Donkey Kong like artwork, tinny speakers and fake wear and tear, and they have been built with quality sticks and buttons you would expect from an old classic. The machine doesn’t have Disney’s name anywhere on it, instead all copyrights and logos are of a fictional game company called ‘TobiKomi’. “Wow I think I actually nailed it!” If you have seen the movie or played the web based versions of the game, you’ll know what to expect as Felix you have to jump from window to window, repairing all the wrecking that Ralph has er…wrecked. “Oooh he got ya!” While doing this you must also avoid bricks being dropped down by that giant fisted bloke. “You’re getting good at this!” “Nice one!” Everything from the game in the movie is present, such as the opening that shows why Ralph is so grumpy in the first place and the stage completion scene where Felix is given a massive medal and a pie! This is such a convincing cabinet I wouldn’t be surprised if some kids believe this is actually as old as they want you to think it is! Very clever Disney, verrrry clever! “Ahh he killed ya!” “Rest in Pieces!” “Aww he has a little flower and everything.” Even the machines that would normally be ticket redemption games are free to play! They obviously don’t spit out tickets in this case, but this is a good place to practice up on them! Normally the luck based nature of these games mean they drain your wallet, but here we can truly test out just how cheeky these machines can be! for example: Flamin’ Finger. Created by Namco in 2003, this touch screen LED light game pumps out funky electro music every time you play, and the premise is simple: navigate the maze with your finger without overshooting the corners and make it to the end on time. At least, it’s simple on paper, but not so much in execution. Apologies in advance for the filming by the way. “Oooohohoho It’s harsh! Very strict time!” “The music is amazing!” “Hohohoho this is really hard!” “Oh come on!” “Aahaha! I wanna beat one! I wanna beat one!” “Yeah it’s burning my finger it hurts!” After several goes I started to realize why this game is called Flamin’ Finger. “Wha? Aaaaugh!” “Wow!” “Come on ya bastard I’m having ya!” “Ugh! Whaaaa?” “What’s going on?” “My finger is going raw!” The screen is very resistant and as a result after a while of playing your finger starts to burn! “F*ck! My finger’s on fire!” “This song sounds like the Venga boys!” “Uuuugh! Come on, that was right on it!” “I don’t think this is actually meant to be possible.” And yes, being a redemption game it’s safe to say it is partially rigged, mainly due to how the timer speeds up rapidly as you get to the very end of the maze. “Ugh come on! This game’s fixed!” I was determined to see a level to the end at least once, despite not getting any prizes for my time, but in the end, I gave up I think I almost gave myself a blister on it, but I don’t regret playing it? “Come on you bastard!” Maybe I’m just glutton for punishment, or maybe I just wanted to keep hearing those FUNKY BEEEEATS. Sorry. “The seconds definitely go down too quick at the last nano second!” “You’re rigged Flamin’ Finger!” Disney Quest was chock a block with games I had never even heard of before, such as this one by Sammy from 2003 called Sports Shooting USA. What makes this game really unique is its light gun that has a lit up reticule inside it that you need to line up with your sight to correctly aim at the targets. It’s hard to show in a video but it’s amazing how well this works you really have to be pin point accurate otherwise you will just miss everything. The game scores you on how close to the center of a target your shots are, but doesn’t game over you for failing too many times thankfully. It’s an ingenious and enjoyable light gun game that I wouldn’t mind finding again sometime. Sega Race TV is a game I’ve always wanted to play, but could never find anywhere. That is until now. This game was broken down when we first visited, which made my heart sink. “Are they both not working?” “Oh no they don’t work! Uuuugh!” But luckily it was back up and running on our second visit So I finally got to play Yu Suzuki’s last arcade game from 2008 a crazy Racing game that feels like a spiritual sequel to Power Drift and so much more. Being my first encounter with
this game and not knowing when I’ll see it again, I sat and played it for quite some time.. “This is hard to play and film at the
same time but it’s so good!” This game is everything you could
possibly want from a Sega arcade racer; ridiculous characters with cheesy
dialogue, embarrassingly catchy disco and butt-rock tunes, beautiful colorful graphics and
perfectly tuned drifting controls. This game has a big emphasis on boosting with a big fat boost button that you be wanting to smack every time it lights up. so long as it doesn’t send you smashing into a wall anyway.. The courses are wildly creative and full of surprises, like a wrecked statue of liberty that stabs at the ground, and a lava stage that has ramps that fling you into the air spinning! “Wow I got first!” I’m glad that I finally got to try out this lost Yu Suzuki gem, and still hope for Sega to one day port it to consoles so I can play it more! hint hint! One of the floors is entirely dedicated to retro titles with far too many to list off here! A good chunk of classics are represented here, from Arkanoid to Burger Time to Centipede all the way to Zaxxon. Though unfortunately no Yu Suzuki games like Hang On or Space Harrier. Still, what was here was far more than we could scratch the surface of in just two evenings. I could easily spend an entire day in this place and probably still not play everything! comply me kangaroo picked out my bros her jungle on predicts got on a plane again perfect
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  1. America and Japan really seems to put the rest of the world to shame when it comes to arcades, The UK really needs to up their game! But we're getting there… slowly… 🙂

  2. I can hardly wait to check this place out when I go in November. I've so got to play the Fix It Felix jr game.

  3. Wow they added newer machines too like the sonic all stars racing. It's kind of nice to know they kept adding to the arcade, did they still have the bunch-of-games in one machines?

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