Worldwide VF Status (I have to know)

Discussion in 'Local Scene' started by Chanchai, Oct 25, 2001.

  1. Chanchai

    Chanchai Well-Known Member

    Please be as honest as possible....

    I would like to know the status of VF4 at their locations. The most reasonable and honest assessment you can give as an arcade-goer, staff, or someone who talks with the staff... You get the idea...

    HOW IS VF DOING IN YOUR AREA?!
    and I mean, WHEREVER you are, as long as a VF4 version A, B, or even Test machine is around... What's the best assessment you can give me?

    -Chanchai
     
  2. Fishie

    Fishie Well-Known Member

    All I can say is that its a big hit in Paris .
    Try to go play there as often as I can , sadly its a few hunderd miles away .
    Too bad we dont have some players from there on this messageboard .
     
  3. Myke

    Myke Administrator Staff Member Content Manager Kage

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    VF4 ver.b in Sydney, Australia - I'd have to give it a big thumbs up.

    Challengers-a-plenty during peak arcade times. Roughly 3 weeks after receiving the first machine, the same arcade pulled in another megalo 410. Frankly, I was shocked but happy. I asked one of the staff why we got a second machine and he said that it's been making so much money since day one.

    When I'm challenging, I tend to stay for hours, break for a meal, and then go back for more. We held a VOOT tourney last week which I played in (and won!) but I was close to getting DQ'd for not being ready to play when it was my turn, all thanks to VF4.

    Good times!
     
  4. feixaq

    feixaq Well-Known Member

    Apparently the second Megalo 410 was pulled in from Highpoint Shopping Town in Melbourne, not an outright purchase of a new machine, however...


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  5. Adio

    Adio Well-Known Member

    Our one VerB Machine is hot property in the UK. It gets more attention than the TTT and T4 machines combined. I came back today after a month of being broke and was amazed to find a strong crowd of players and watchers. I had some good games, the first of which was my revenge against Madin. The fact that two pound coins inserted after the other will get you Five credits (50p gets you one and one pound gets you two, left me with a good set of games and a smile on my face.

    Adio.
     
  6. MoebiusNu

    MoebiusNu Member

    Taiwan is truly the VF heaven. I work and reside in the capitol Taipei. But I've heard as one goes down to southern parts of Taiwan, the VF4 playing costs drops down to a little more than a USD$0.10 per play. That's set on 5 rounds. All this really help to facilitate strong competition, not to mention that a lot of past and present VF2 fans are back in the VF4 scene...

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  7. ice-9

    ice-9 Well-Known Member

    Guys, these stories sound really good, but you have to ask yourself whether your arcade is well known for Tekken competition. I wouldn't be surprised if someone told me that VF4 was beating the crap out of T4 in Kani-spo, but there are plenty of arcades in Japan famous for their Tekken scene, and I'm sure in those arcades T4 outpaces VF4.

    I mean, hell, if there are dozens and dozens of T4 machines distributed throughout the UK and only a few VF4 machines at a few arcades, is it any wonder that in the arcades that have both games VF4 might seem like the more popular game?
     
  8. Fishie

    Fishie Well-Known Member

    In Paris its the other way around , lots of VF4 machines and only a few T4 machines yet every single one of the VF4 machines gets a lot more playtime then the few T4 machines .
    I made a thread about that here just a few weeks ago .
     
  9. SummAh

    SummAh Well-Known Member

    Chris..I'm not sure if that is indeed the machine from highpoint.
    what I did found out is this:

    The machine that disappeared from highpoint is not coming back. I rang up n tried to ask the manager to move it into the city..where all the competition's on a fucking pathetic screen...fucking dogass beetle shaped buttons and hot dogs wanna be joysticks...

    The mananger's reply was ' I cannot do that, It has gone interstate'.

    ah well..at least it's thriving in sydney~

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  10. Adio

    Adio Well-Known Member

    Namco Wonder Park was THE place to play in the UK PERIOD. Everyone would go there to just hang out. You would find some of the most talented players in the country combined with tons of asians from overseas who came to London on vaction. In the later hours it was also a great place to pick up birds (chicks).

    But, due to rising taxes and rent the owners were forced to move location from the heart of the West End (Our Downtown) to Waterloo (the finacial district, next to the Themes River and the Houses of Parliment etc). NWP standards just droped and many people stopped coming unless they sceduled a date or something.

    Though The Casino is the smallest arcade in the area compared to NWP and Funland it has the best variety of fighting games (you name we have it except CvS2 and KOF2001 but they will be here soon) and is the place to go if you want quality fights. The other arcades I've mentioned are pretty much tourist centres.

    In the Casino, the VF4 machine is flanked by the T4 and TTT machines and while you see a few people playing from time to time VF4 is always being used by a crowed of no less than 5 people and around 8 others just watching. By 6pm there are 20 people around while the Teken machines are left bare (VFers use the Tekken cabbinet seats to rest their legs).

    Adio.
     
  11. Crew Wolf

    Crew Wolf Active Member

    Do the UK machines have seats? Sounds like you guys have some great hardware out there. Everywhere, actually. All these posts of places that HAVE VF4 sound really positive. D'oh...and all these locations are outside US borders... ::sheds a tear::

    Ultimately, we're all dead men, sadly we cannot choose how, BUT we can decide how we meet that end in order that we are remembered as men.
     
  12. Adio

    Adio Well-Known Member

    Yep, we have seats. Our Cabbinet is the big Two player one with the large screen. The button config has always been like the Japanese. I couldn't imagine playing the US type layout.

    Adio.
     
  13. Crew Wolf

    Crew Wolf Active Member

    Haha. Yes, I wouldn't suggest it. We have a T4 cabinet over here in Chicago that has you facing *away* from the screen. Serious. You have to turn your head about 45 degrees to play the damn thing. C'mon guys! Grab a new slab of wood, drill some holes, using a measuring tool of some sort, and let's get this fixed up!


    Ultimately, we're all dead men, sadly we cannot choose how, BUT we can decide how we meet that end in order that we are remembered as men.
     
  14. Dashwolf

    Dashwolf Well-Known Member

    Well Singapore, for what I know (might be wrong)
    the arcade near my place is pretty bad, they only have one Versus City machine with vf4 here with the players sitted on each side of the cabinet. But including myself, I only managed to see about 6 different faces playing it sadly. Maybe its coz its $1 per game.
    But whereas at Bugis (another part of Singapore near the central), I've heard VF4 is quite a big hit with the players there. (bugis players please confirm this)

    however, no matter how many numbers of fans we have here, I strongly feel VF4 is strongly overshadowed by King of Fighters here in Singapore. Most of the arcade goers here are KOF junkies. And due to the revenue the game rakes in for arcade operators, they are more inclined to bring in more KOF machines rather than VF4 machines. The arcade I go to (a rather small one I would say) have 3 KOF2001 machines, 2 KOF99 machines and 1 KOF98 machine, however theres only one VF4 machine.
    But I would also say the reason less people play VF4 over here might be due to the people here have been more exposed to the kof series. The last VF game to come out here was VF3 which was about 5 years ago already. Its quite a long wait.
    Hope you guys understood what I'm trying to say... I'm too tired as I just came home from work.
     
  15. Adio

    Adio Well-Known Member

    I have no problems with KOF I love the game though sadly I've lost my knack for it. For me it's become far too combo orientated. KOF98 (God bless Vice and Mature) was the most balanced in that respect but, with the Striker system in 99 and people just jabbing you with light attacks in order to land a SM I've become tired of it.

    Everyone uses Clark or Iori (Though Yagami Is my Favorite) and it gets boring to watch. They need to up grade the mvs board too!!! They've used the same graphics since 94!

    Adio.
     
  16. alantan

    alantan Well-Known Member

    I have been to a arcade opposite big ben in London. Dunno what is the name though but I think it is namco something. Went there to play VO2 during my idustrial attachment.

    Anyway, the place to be in Singapore is Bugis. nice place PLENTY of challenges. But some of the sticks os a bit loose. And the buttons fell weird.
     
  17. Shadowdean

    Shadowdean Well-Known Member

    its completely dead.

    "Victory can be anticipated, but not assured" Sun-Tzu
     
  18. alucard

    alucard Well-Known Member

    Yeah, the controls in Bugis are crap. The one I played at Bedok Funland is way better, err...only 1st player is great though, 2nd player side sux.
     
  19. Adio

    Adio Well-Known Member

    Yes that's the new Namco Wonder Park.

    Adio.
     
  20. Dashwolf

    Dashwolf Well-Known Member

    how about the arcades at marina sq?
    its pretty much of a gathering place for experts of all games too
    filled of babes or lians (singapore term for a ...hmm..? japanese hippie wanna be? a cheap toned down copy) too.

    do they have vf4 there?
     

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