Round 1 Report - Moreno Valley Edition
For those of you who couldn’t/didn’t want to go out for Moreno R1’s opening day, here’s what you missed:
The arrangement is a little more unique. All of the counters and the bar are on this middle island and the rest of R1 surrounds it. Not sure where the kitchen is, it may or may not be at the barside.
The place as a whole is notably smaller than Industry R1. I didn’t really notice it at first, I just wrote it off as Moreno R1 being really crowded because WOO NEW PLACE OPENING OMG IT LOOKS SO FUN LETS GO. Then we went back to Industry R1 and holy freaking crap there is so much space i can dance around and not worry (as much) about hitting anyone
It’s also worth noting that there is no jukebox at Moreno R1. Instead, sports broadcasts get displayed on the bowling alley projectors. I like it better than Industry R1 playing music videos.
And for noteworthy machines…
Beatmania IIDX Lincle - 4 credits, timecardable
I didn’t have much of a problem with it on the one time I played, but PHN!X and Stacy seemed to have gripes with it. PHN!X argues that the timing is waaaay off, getting As when he should be getting MAX-50s.
It’s running on a plasma TV, apparently.
DJMAX Technika 3 - 4 credits, timecardable
The machines were offline tonight. Can’t really blame them though, the location just opened, problems were bound to happen. Machines were also terribly quiet, you can’t hear anything over the roar of everything else.
Pop’n Music Fantasia - 4 credits, timecardable
Great condition, not much else to say about it.
GuitarFreaks & DrumMania XG3 - 5 & 4 credits respectively, timecardable
I don’t know if the machines are linked for sessions. Never got around to playing them, so I can’t comment.
ReRave - 4 credits, not timecardable
I think it’s kinda funny how ReRave is not timecardable yet Technika is. It’s also set up for 2 songs per session.
Pump It Up Fiesta EX 2012 - 4 credits, timecardable
Looks like a new cabinet… can’t really attest to it, didn’t play on it.
If you’re wondering, there is no PIU Pro cabinet at this location.
Pac-Man Battle Royale - 4 credits, timecardable
GET SOME FRIENDS AND PLAY THIS GAME IT’S FREAKING AMAZING
HEY INDUSTRY R1 WHY DON’T YOU HAVE THIS GAME YET D:
Initial D 6 AA - 4 credits, not timecardable
It’s at v1.2+D, more up to date than Industry’s set.
Wangan Midnight Maximum Tune 3DX+ - 4 credits, not timecardable
Yeah, you read that right. 4 creds, white swiper. It’s also a set of Japanese cabs, so cards from Industry R1 (and pretty much anywhere else that has WMMT) will not work.
But hey, Porche.
Tekken 6 - 4 credits?, timecardable
Not sure if it’s Bloodline Rebellion.
…it better be.
Galo also says that it’s pretty laggy.
Arcana Heart 3 - 2 credits, timecardable
WAIFU WARS, GO
Ultimate Muscle - ? credits, timecardable
At first I had no idea what the hell the game was. Then I saw some familiar looking faces and I was like “No way. omfg”
King of Fighters 13 - ? credits, timecardable
Not sure if Climax.
Namco Classics Collection Volume 2 - ? credits, timecardable
My old friend from Industry R1 got moved here. I hope it gets some love…
Sonic 4-way Air Hockey - 4 credits/player, timecardable
Okayso, it’s four way air hockey. It’s a square field and each player has their own goal. It’s an absolute free for all, if you get scored on, you lose a life. Get scored on five times and you’re out.
GTI Club - 3 credits, timecardable
Yo, long time no see, GTI Club.
Connect 4 - 6? credits, redemption
HOLY CRAP THAT’S A BIG GAME BOARD
Bejeweled - 4 credits, redemption
Fun fact: Someone already hit the jackpot today.
Speed of Light - 6 credits, redemption
Remember that silly but fun looking game that appeared at AMOA this year where you hit buttons that light up? It’s here, and I have never been so tempted to play it.
That’s about it from the top of my head. All in all, it’s a good place, if a little small. If you’ve been to Industry R1, don’t expect anything incredible, it’s still the same old song and dance.
(Except Pac-Man Battle Royale. This game is amazing fun and Industry R1 should be able to benefit from having it there, it’s such a perfect fit for the venue…)
That’s not to say that this location is absolutely terrible. It’s just the same R1 experience that the Industry R1 goers are already familiar with. If you haven’t been to R1 before and the Moreno Valley location opens up a more viable opportunity, go check it out. I’m sure it’ll only get better from here.
Just watch your step.
Oh, and a couple of sidenotes for Industry R1:
Rumor has it there are plans to bring ID7 to Industry R1.
DDRX3 is not live yet.