Arcade1Up announces new Legacy and Pro Series arcade cabinets

I don’t know about you, but it’s a dream of mine to have my own arcade system. I cannot begin to count how many quarters I spent as a kid on arcade games. Never mind the pure nostalgia feelings the possibility of having a Golden Axe cabinet invokes, it’s just so darn cool.

Arcade1Up is here to indulge us. Announced at CES 2022, Arcade1Up surprised everyone with news of upcoming Legacy and Pro Series cabinets.  Apparently, it is mostly due to fan demand. So, thank you fans!

The three new Legacy cabinets will showcase 14 Atari, Midway and BANDAI NAMCO games respectively. The list is rather impressive. BANDAI NAMCO hosts almost every Pac-Man game imaginable. Atari fans will get to play Centipede, Millipede, Crystal Castles and Asteroids, to name a few. And of course, Midway’s special edition celebrates Mortal Kombat’s 30th anniversary. In addition to Mortal Kombat I, II and III, classic titles include Rampage, Wizard of Woz and Klax.

Each will feature Wi-Fi leaderboards for the first time, in addition to the classic form, custom riser and light up marquee.

The Pro Series kicks off with Rare’s retro fighting games Killer Instinct series and Battle Toads. According to Arcade1Up’s website the cabinet will “a new 19” LCD screen that provides a 5:4 arcade aspect ratio​, with stunning vibrancy, contrast​, and viewing angles​. Upgraded speakers​ and speaker grills accentuate every strike executed.”

For those who want a more authentic feel to their arcade games, the Pro Series has upgraded “suzohapp” joysticks and buttons for better precision and control.

All four of the new machines will be available for direct shipping, but release date has not been announced yet. Arcade1Up also plans to release one new Pro Series cabinet in each quarter of 2022. So, start saving those quarters!

Alicia Graves

A bit nerdy, a bit punk rock princess, and a whole lot of mom, I'm constantly in motion. I have an enthusiasm for gaming and the cultural complexities of entertainment, both past and present. I don’t believe in limiting myself to one kind of genre in books, comics, manga, anime, music or movies. I prefer to seek out hidden gems in panned pieces, uniqueness in the mundane and new outlooks on nuances.
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