Arcade Oddities: Hero of Steel

Sometimes, a gimmick can do more than catch someone’s eye

Andrew Johnston
Published in
3 min readDec 13, 2021

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The modern arcade is a whimsical beast. The aesthetic is familiar — the cutting glow of dozens of screens, the cacophony of electronic beeps and jingles — but the guts are all new. The arcade has had to evolve quickly to stay relevant in an age of ever more powerful home systems, and some of those transformations…

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Andrew Johnston
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Writer of fiction, documentarian, currently stranded in Asia. Learn more at www.findthefabulist.com.