Last summer, my colleague Mike Bitter wrote about Arcade1Up’s At Home Arcade, a 3/4 Scale Arcade Cabinet featuring classic arcade games from the 70’s, 80s and 90s in the comfort of your own home.
After a literal game-changing fourth quarter, Arcade1Up’s At Home Arcade closed the year as one of the most sought-after products of Holiday 2018. Selling out at retailers both in-store and online
Today at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas today, Tastemakers, LLC/ Arcade1Up announced their 2019 line up, kicking off as early as February, with each cabinet including multiple games:
Final Fight Cabinet: Final Fight, 1944, Ghosts ‘N Goblins, Strider
Space Invaders Cabinet: Space Invaders Color, Space Invaders Black and White
Golden Tee Cabinet: GT Classic ’01, Golden Tee ‘2k, Golden Tee ’99, Golden Tee ’98
Mortal Kombat Cabinet: Mortal Kombat, Mortal Kombat 2, Mortal Kombat 3
Karate Champ Cabinet: Karate Champ, Bad Dudes, Burger Time, Caveman Ninja
like previous Arcade1Up machines, expect the pricing to average around $299 (depending on retailer).
If you don’t have space for a 3/4 arcade, that’s fine. Some of the new announcements from Tastemakers, LLC at CES included two new products designed to leverage the space you have in your home, dorm or office.
Wall-cades, portable and designed to be hung on a wall or door delivering authentic gameplay and Counter-cades, to be placed on a desk or table-top to display and play. Both products are being introduced to make use of empty space while still providing an authentic arcade experience at home.
Arcade1up promised additional announcements and revelations at this year’s E3 2019.
If you’re at CES 2019, Arcade1Up will have a full gaming experience showcasing the Wall-cades and Counter-cades at the ShowStoppers booth E-15 and E-17 and at CES booth #21454 located in the south hall.
Bitter and I are probably the most excited about the Mortal Kombat Cabinet. Having both spent countless hours, buckets of quarters learning all the moves of each character with a dark red (PInk) cheatsheet on hand. September couldn’t get here fast enough.
Sources: PRNewswire, Tastemakers, LLC & Arcade1Up