As a gamer in his 30’s arcades have a special place in my heart. I have always wanted an arcade machine in my game room, but the size, cost, and maintenance of them has always put getting one a little out of reach. Step in the folks at Arcade 1 Up who this September are bringing the arcade experience home.
These are arcade machines that are made in a smaller scale. That means that if you have a smaller space like I do, you will be able to easily fit one of these in. An Arcade 1 Up arcade machine is ¾ scale. They stand at only 45 inches (roughly) high so you will want to be sitting down when playing one, but they do offer a riser which will raise the height to a more standard arcade height. This is great as the width and depth of it are still much smaller than a regular arcade machine.
Currently, there are a few different models of arcade for us to choose from, but it looks like Arcade 1 Up are going all in with this line and have many more planned for the coming year. Each arcade machine will feature multiple games, authentic arcade controls and some awesome artwork which is going to make these look awesome in your game room or just sitting in the corner of your living room.
So far the current models that are going to be available this September are as follows.
: Street Fighter II Champion Edition, Super Street Fighter II, Super Street Fighter II Turbo.
: Asteroids, Lunar Lander, Major Havoc and Tempest
: Centipede, Missile Command, Crystal Castles and Millipede
: Rampage, Gauntlet, Joust and Defender
: Galaga, Galaxian
: This is scheduled for 2019, but it contains Final Fight, 1944, Ghosts n Goblins and Strider
Many more models have been “leaked” however not all have been confirmed. One that has which I am very excited for is a Mortal Kombat one.
Playing With The Kids
I have been gaming for over 30 years at this point and these days a huge part of the fun I have is gaming with my son. This is going to be something that I not only have a lot of fun with myself but also with him and I am sure he will have fun playing this with his buddies. Be sure to keep an eye out for these as they are reasonably priced and they are as easy to install as that Ikea bookcase you have.