Profile picture
ganbarimax @MaxKriegerVG
, 7 tweets, 3 min read Read on Twitter
Raw Thrills has gained a reputation for making wretched arcade games with massive cabinets, covered in LEDs and other obnoxious things to draw people, vegas style

but their garbage PALES in comparison to this beauty - Ice Man, allegedly by "Coastal Amusements" (tiny thread)
On the surface, the game is kinda a neat idea - a combination of two arcade standards, the water cannon game and the light gun shooter.

Now take that concept, and tell one of those auto-generated Youtube children's channels to build it. You'll get something like Ice Man.
I say "allegedly" developed by Coastal Amusements because the game appears to be Chinese in origin, with art directly stolen from Plants vs Zombies. Coastal Amusements had the forethought to remove the offending art from the cabinet, but the game assets are still preeeetty sus
the flagrant IP theft is just the beginning, though. Ice Man exudes incredible cursed power.

this cab is ABSURD. it's The Homer of fucking arcade games.

features:

-globs of rainbow LEDs
-dual water cannons with MULTIPLE jets.
-A FOG MACHINE
-FAKE GRASS. LIKE, ASTROTURF
when I played, it blared a loud "WATER LEVELS LOW" every 10 secs and plastered errors across the screen, on top of the blasting SFX and barrage of LEDs.

it's overstimulation taken to its postmodern conclusion, the entropic heat death of the arcade experience.
watch for yourself. play it for yourself, if you can. have an existential reckoning, if you need to.

rewatching this video has reminded me that the game also features what I can only refer to as Schrodinger's Framerate, which is both 30 and 5 FPS at the same time until observed
Missing some Tweet in this thread?
You can try to force a refresh.

Like this thread? Get email updates or save it to PDF!

Subscribe to ganbarimax
Profile picture

Get real-time email alerts when new unrolls are available from this author!

This content may be removed anytime!

Twitter may remove this content at anytime, convert is as a PDF, save and print for later use!

Did Thread Reader help you today?

Support us! We are indie developers!


This site is made by just two indie developers on a laptop doing marketing, support and development! Read more about the story.

Become a Premium Member and get exclusive features!

Premium member ($30.00/year)

Too expensive? Make a small donation by buying us coffee ($5) or help with server cost ($10)

Donate via Paypal Become our Patreon

Thank you for your support!

Did Thread Reader help you today?

Support us! We are indie developers!


This site is made by just two indie developers on a laptop doing marketing, support and development! Read more about the story.

Become a Premium Member and get exclusive features!

Premium member ($30.00/year)

Too expensive? Make a small donation by buying us coffee ($5) or help with server cost ($10)

Donate via Paypal Become our Patreon

Thank you for your support!