TCW Podcast Episode 166 - Centuri

We look at the rebirth of Allied Leisure under new management and funding. The company found a niche importing Japanese games from lesser known companies. They also continued to leverage licensing to do cocktail cabinet styles of popular games. Most notably the big four games that made the company rocket to the top were: Eagle, Phoenix, Pleiads, and Vanguard. Later on the company would join into a partnership with Konami to import their games. With Japanese companies opening their own manufacturing in the states the deal with Konami ended. That combined with other issues lead to Centuri going out of business a few years later.

Eagle: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_zuq0ptnKRw
Moon Cresta: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dl5stQgPGYQ
Phoenix: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-eUUTZhkb1Y
Pleiads: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m5YEx4-3TBo
Vanguard Cabinet: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=plZd5MzIELI
Vanguard Gameplay: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4MwVWsHBm5g
The Pit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mTIjYc-ZH-A
Tunnel Hunt: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l6HqxB8eQ_w
Track and Field: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ozcE8qzTdHo

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Intro Music: Josh Woodward - Airplane Mode - Music - "Airplane Mode" by Josh Woodward. Free download: http://joshwoodward.com/song/AirplaneMode
Outro Music: RolemMusic - Bacterial Love: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Rolemusic/Pop_Singles_Compilation_2014/01_rolemusic_-_bacterial_love

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