Taito, makers of the table flipping arcade game, have another arcade stress reliever. Sonic Blast Heroes throws wacky targets on screen and has a punching bag to hit. You play the game by smashing the bag, which represents bank robbers and dinosaurs, with your fist.
A computer chip calculates the impact and your score. Up to four players can take turns and play Sonic Blast Heroes together. Whoever knocks out the dinosaur or big rig truck (that’s another target) the furthest wins, I suppose.
Sonic Blast Heroes is one of the games Taito is showing at the AOU 2011 show. Machines will be in game centers starting at the end of this month.