Kickstarter Launches For ‘Insert Coin: Inside Midway's '90s Revolution’ Arcade Documentary

Insert-Coin-Midway-DocumentaryDespite producing countless coin-op hits, Midway’s history in the video game world is somewhat undocumented. From Smash TV to Mortal Kombat and beyond we’ve all at some point in our gaming lives experienced one of the studio’s hard-hitting releases. Looking back with fond memories, it’s now time to hear all of the colourful behind-the-scenes stories as to how a small group in the back of a pinball factory revolutionised the gaming world.

Insert Coin: Inside Midway's '90s Revolution is the latest video game documentary to hit Kickstarter, currently looking for $75,000 in funding over the coming month. Set to interview the likes of Eugene Jarvis (Robotron, NARC, Cruis'n USA), John Tobias (Mortal Kombat, Smash TV), and many other prominent figures from the Chicago based studio, this upcoming film has plenty lined up for both gaming historians and the nostalgic ones amongst us. What makes this one rather special though is that it is being put together by a former employee of Midway - Joshua Tsui - the same developer whose face was used in Mortal Kombat 2 as the unmasked Sub-Zero, and then Liu Kang in Mortal Kombat 4.

Judging by what’s on offer in the Kickstarter trailer for Insert Coin: Inside Midway's '90s Revolution, fans of Midway’s motion capture based games will be interested to know that lots of insider footage is on offer - including that of famous wrestlers filming their moves for Wrestlemania: The Arcade Game. Furthermore it would appear that Tsui has managed to reunite with several familiar faces such as Kerri Hoskins, the actor who not only played Sonya Blade (Mortal Kombat), but also a cheerleader role in NBA Jam and a hostage in Aerosmith’s Revolution X.

Needless to say there’s a lot on offer already with Insert Coin: Inside Midway's '90s Revolution. A mere $15 pledge will grant you access to the documentary upon release in May 2017, whereas $50 gets you a physical copy, and $5,000 gifts you the chance to discuss your fondest Midway memories on camera.

Insert Coin: Inside Midway's '90s Revolution Kickstarter Trailer

Link: Insert Coin: Inside Midway's '90s Revolution Kickstarter

Last Updated ( 20 July 2015 )  


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