Pinsiders are going to have a great CAX 2012. I helped setup a lot of pins and video games on Thursday. While video games are nice (Major Havoc is at the show), what pinsiders are interested in more is pins. What pins are confirmed at CAX?
Ken and TJ's prized game returns for another year. I'm not sure where it will end up floor plan wise...but look for it. Very fun game. Reminds me a lot of Diner.
I cant remember if Safecracker has actually been brought out for CAX before, but its here this year. Definitely stop by to check out this rare gem.
-Notable WPC 95's
All the notable WPC 95's are there as usual (Attack from Mars, Medieval Madness, Tales of the Arabian Nights). This year we have multiples of the same title, which should reduce wait times on both Theatre of Magic & Cirqus Voltaire.
Hook is at the show, though most will be more happy knowing that Ken brought DE's Tommy to the show. I can't wait to play this game again. Tommy's "listen" feature (shutters are placed above the flippers so you can "play by sense of smell") has to be played in person.
-Notable System 11's
All the regulars are back...Black Knight 2000, Whirlwind, Taxi, Diner....but this time we have Swords of Fury. Very cool game.
Starship Troopers is at the show again, but this time in the mix is Mary Shelly's Frankenstein. Very rare you see this game out here on the west coast, so definately try it out. If your a fan of Bram Stoker's Dracula, you'll want to try out this very challenging game (speaking of which...).
In addition to CAX regulars like T2, Getaway, Demolition Man, Twilight Zone, The Addams Family, Dr Who...this year we once again have a Bram Stoker's Dracula!!! Should be an interesting game to watch as novices get destroyed, while more experienced players host up very fun to watch 4 player games on it with their friends.
While this year we have Lord of the Rings for play...for one of the first times...the more elusive Sterns hanging around the tourney area from years before are on free play & on the show floor this time. Wheel of Fortune, Shrek, and Family Guy are all on the floor for people to play. Very cool!
That's all I can remember from the games being shown. There will be more games brought in late Friday, so it will be interesting to see what other games are shown. Marco's has brought in Transformers Combo LE to the show (for their booth)...so check that out.
PS: Don't forget to check out the animatronics demo they have this year, if you or your kids are into cool robotics...or into the crazy stuff my generation were into when we went to ate at Chuck E' Cheese back in the day.