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Arcade1Up Announces A Second Wave of Arcade Machines at E3 2021

June 11, 2021

By: Andrew Stretch

 
 

Arcade1Up only just announced their Simpsons Home Arcade Machine but they're already back with more arcade machines for you to have trouble finding space for in your home. The three machines that they announced today are the Street Fighter II Big Blue Arcade Machine, the Ms. PAC-MAN/Galaga Class of 81' Arcade Machine, and the Turtles in Time Home Arcade Machine. At this time no prices are known for these cabinets but we do know when pre-orders will open.

The Street Fighter II Big Blue Arcade Machine contains 12 games in it including the titular game in the Championship Edition, Hyper Fighting, and Turbo editions as well as Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo, Darkstalkers, Night Warriors, Darkstalkers 3, and more. If you're a fan of arcade fighting games from that era then this is probably a cabinet that you'll want to take a close look at. Preorders for the Big Blue Arcade Machine will go live on July 1st.

 

Ms. Pac-Man

The Ms. Pac-Man machine contains plenty of nostalgia. It will also include Dig Dug, Galaga, Galaxian, Rally-X, Rolling Thunder, Rompers, and more. The cabinet has some fantastic art showcasing Ms. PAC-MAN on one side and the Galaga ship on the other side Preorders will be available for this machine in August.

 
 

The last of the machines contains Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, as well as Turtles in Time. It's not too dissimilar from their last release of TMNT but this cabinet features artwork on the cabinet from Turtles in Time. Preorders for this cabinet also begin on July 1st.

The big feature for all of these cabinets is that the Arcade1Up machines now include Wi-Fi connectivity. What this means for Street Fighter II Big Blue and Turtles in Time is that you can play with friends online if they also have the Arcade1Up cabinet, or you can play with random people around the world. Arcade1Up has been testing the connection speed with the help of eSport players who have all been happy with the results so don't expect to be able to get away with latency as an excuse for losing. For non-multiplayer games like those in the Ms. Pac-Man cabinet it will mean you can compete against others in global leaderboards.

 
 

If you want to check out more of TechRaptor's E3 2021 and related summer event coverage check out https://techraptor.net/topic/e3-2021

What do you think of these new announcements from Arcade1Up? Is there any other arcade release you're excited for them to release?

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Lover of all video games but classic 3D platformers like Spyro will always have a special place in my heart. No matter where or when always up to talk about video games.