Not Bad: 3/4 Scale Arcade Cabinet Games For $299

July 27, 2018

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(above, Centipede is on a riser so the controls sit at regular arcade game height)

This is the lineup of Arcade 1-Up 3/4 scale arcade games available for pre-order for $299 (retail $399). Each officially licensed game is a ~48" replica of the original ~72" arcade games, with the same control layout and a 17-inch screen. Each assemble-yourself cabinet weighs around 60 pounds and includes four different playable games (except Street Fighter). The games are as follows, with the first game also being the design on the cabinet:

Asteroids/Tempest/Major Havoc/Lunar Lander


Rampage/Gauntlet/Joust/Defender

Centipede/Crystal Castles/Missile Command/Millipede

Street Fighter II Champion Edition/Street Fighter II Turbo/Street Fighter II Super

Final Fight/Ghosts 'N Goblins/1944/Strider

You can also buy a riser (sold separately, or construct your own) that makes the controls sit at the same height as they would on a full-scale arcade version. Otherwise you need to sit down to play. Personally, I prefer sitting, but that's just me and I often run out of breath standing. "You're unhealthy." I'm like three miles tall! The air is thin up here, but I can pee over Mount Everest. "I thought you like to sit to pee." That's true, I do, I'm just saying if I wanted.

Keep going for a video of the games at E3.

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Thanks to Luc, who wants to know if the cabinet can withstand a good thrashing after I kick his ass as Chun-Li ten times in a row.

  • Ollie Williams

    Yep, just bought one for my office.

  • Douchy McDouche

    What a waste of space and money. You can play all these games for free in your browser or buy them all for like $20 for your console of choice. But hey, so many suckers out there.

  • Jenness

    Dude..chill. That's like bitching about people who enjoy a chilled mug versus the ones that don't. It's just a love of a different experience. https://i.kym-cdn.com/photo...

  • Ronnie Smith

    I preordered the centipede cabinet, it's gonna be so cool!

  • Jenness

    You now have to have everyone over for a pizza and Centipede party now. It's like a rule here. In case you didn't know.

  • A "Centipede party" sounds like a terrible euphemism.

  • The_Wretched

    Oh my.

  • Talon184

    72" scaled down to 48"....Check my math but I think that's 2/3 scale rather than 3/4

  • The_Wretched

    Mathist.

  • Munihausen

    Very cool. I picked up the new pre-loaded SNES which was $90 very well spent. Eventually, a nice cabinet with a dedicated machine running MAME *will* be in the basement.

  • Big Dog on Krampus

    damn, Rampage, Joust, Gauntlet, and Defender is a pretty strong line-up...

  • Ollie Williams

    That's the one I was considering. Plus, I would bet money it's all ran off a Pi, so you could load more games on it pretty easily, or even run them off a USB.

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