Welcome to the second in a series of sneak peeks into what will eventually become Ground Kontrol 3.0: bigger, better and featuring even more classic games! Throughout this series, we’ll be taking quick looks at various things like equipment, construction, design, and most importantly: games! But we won’t be pulling up the curtain completely – rather, we’ll just give you a brief glance. To see the rest, you’ll just have to wait!
Next in our GK 3.0 line-up is a multi-cabinet featuring a classic action series. Spanning the latter half of the ’80s, this series featured a couple of angry guys facing off against wave after wave of enemies. The player arsenal and enemy line-up changed slightly from game to game, with the heroes wielding various weapons and bombs against everything from your average foot soldiers to tanks and… ninjas?!? Unique joysticks allowed you to avoid enemy fire and return the favor in 360 degrees. And although the toughest soldier might scoff, vehicles occasionally offered the chance to rest your weary combat boots… but not your trigger finger!
Can you name the series (or a single installment in the series)? Email us your answer by Wednesday 8/25 with the subject “Mystery Game 02″! Out of the correct responses, one random person will get free admission to our next Free Play Party (8/25).
Update 8/25: Congratulations to Isaac Walker, who submitted our randomly selected correct answer for Ikari Warriors! (The art in question was from the 2nd installment, Victory Road.) Thanks to everyone who participated – stay tuned for more previews and challenges!
Whoever has the most correct answers by the end of our GK 3.0 Preview series will get a very special prize at our grand re-opening!