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CES 19: Arcade1up debuts new arcade titles and formats

Landing at retail last year, Arcade1up has some cool retro arcade standups already. Now they’ve added Mortal Combat, Final Fight and more.

Just like the real thing, only smaller

We haven’t really been following along with Arcade1up here at BG, but it’s not because the machines aren’t intriguing. If you’re unaware of the company, all you really have to know is that they make 3/4 size arcade cabinets for the home.

These aren’t incredibly expensive things either, as each one run a few hundred. That might sound like a lot, but go check eBay for a full size quarter-muncher and you’ll see that it really isn’t. And unlike the actual arcade machines, these carry a few game a piece.

If you’re looking at the Street Fighter one, you get the Champion Edition, Super, and Super Turbo. Pretty cool. If you’re a big fan of any of the games that the company features, these are mighty appealing (even though you have to sit to play ’em).

So far, Arcade1up has six machines out there on the market. And they are:

The above pictured with risers, adding 12″ to the height
  • Centipede
    • Centipede
    • Missile Command
    • Crystal Castles
    • Millipede
  • Street Fighter
    • Street Fighter II: Champion Edition
    • Super Street Fighter II
    • Super Street Fighter II Turbo
  • Pac Man
    • Pac Man
    • Pac Man Plus
  • Galaga
    • Galaga
    • Galaxian
  • Rampage
    • Rampage
    • Joust
    • Gauntlet
    • Defender
  • Asteroids
    • Asteroids
    • Major Havoc
    • Lunar Lander
    • Tempest

More-cade

As of this CES, there are five more on the way. The latest additions were just announced at the tech show in Las Vegas, and once again include a pretty major list of classic titles.

Like the above, the new titles will each have a headline game that will dominate the cabinet.

  • Mortal Kombat
    • Mortal Kombat
    • Mortal Kombat II
    • Mortal Kombat 3
  • Final Fight
    • Final Fight
    • 1944
    • Ghosts n Goblins
    • Strider
  • Space Invaders
    • Space Invaders Color
    • Space Invaders Black and White
  • Golden Tee
    • GT Classic ’01
    • Golden Tee ‘2k
    • Golden Tee ’99
    • Golden Tee ’98
  • Karate Champ
    • Karate Champ
    • Bad Dudes
    • Burger Time
    • Caveman Ninja

Better than the first selection? Maybe. That MK cab is mighty cool all by itself. Just a note though for those planning their at-home mini-arcades, as the new launches will be staggered throughout the year.

Final Fight and Space Invaders will arrive in February, with bar classic Golden Tee in June, and both MK and Karate Champ in September. So plan accordingly.

We also mentioned new form factors. While there’s not a ton of info yet on those, industry site TheToyBook is reporting that there will be both wall-mounted and countertop units. So you should be able to fit most spaces with what Arcade1up has on tap for their catalog.

Source: TheToyBook

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Jason's been knee deep in videogames since he was but a lad. Cutting his teeth on the pixely glory that was the Atari 2600, he's been hack'n'slashing and shoot'em'uping ever since. Mainly an FPS and action guy, Jason enjoys the occasional well crafted title from every genre.

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