Arcade1Up Reveals Marvel vs. Capcom, X-Men, Ms. Pac-Man and More Gaming Cabinets

Throughout IGN's Summer of Gaming event, Arcade1Up announced the new line up to their gaming cabinet family.

As we find ourselves rolling into the new generation of gaming especially so with the PS5 reveal event happening today, Arcade1Up is here to remind us of the good old retro days with their new line up of cabinets. During yesterday’s IGN Summer of Games event, the folks at Arcade1Up announced a range of new additions to their arcade cabinet family. These classic miniature gaming cabinets include Ms. Pac-ManMarvel vs. CapcomX-Men vs. Street FighterBig Buck Hunter, and really take it back to the old school – a virtual pinball machine based on Marvel Comics superheroes.

The classic 1982 maze arcade game Ms. Pac-Man is the sequel to the 1980 retro hit Pac-Man, and the first entry in the series to not be made by Namco. Ms. Pac-Man has been at the forefront of licensing disputes over the years, so it’s great to see Arcade1Up being able to release this at-home format now as this will mark its first time in doing so. The games that will accompany Ms.Pac-Man in Arcade1Up’s gaming cabinet are Ms. Pac-Man (obviously), Galaxian, Pac-Mania, and Pac-Man Plus.

As well as Ms.Pac-Man, Arcade1Up has brought two classics and mashed them together in the ultimate fighting game. The two versions of the new machine feature Marvel vs. Capcom: Clash of Superheroes, X-Men vs. Street Fighter, Marvel Super Heroes vs. Street Fighter, and Marvel Super-Heroes: War of the Gems. 

Who could have a gaming cabinet and not include some classic pinball? Arcade1Up certainly thinks so by taking Zen Studios’ well-known digital pinball game Marvel Pinball and encapsulating the retro-ness inside the ultimate cabinet. The cabinet features an accelerometer to allow for some of that real nudging that you can only find in a pinball game, solenoid-enabled buttons for proper feedback, and a 24″ recessed screen. The cabinet will include feature 10 pre-loaded Marvel tables from Zen, which can be accessed from user controls where you’d usually find the table’s coin slot.

Lastly, Arcade1Up teamed up with Play Mechanix to bring the 2000 Big Buck Hunter – that centers on shooting up bucks without shooting a doe or female animal – franchise to a mid-sized machine. The cabinet will feature lightguns and will be modeled after the original Big Buck Hunter Pro cabinet. The cabinet will include the four different games in the series: Big Buck Hunter Pro, Big Buck Hunter Pro Open Season, Big Buck Safari and Big Buck Safari Outback.

If Arcade Cabinets are your jam, check out this Reddit user who decided to build a customized Super Smash Bros Ultimate arcade cabinet to play with his friends and created a centerpiece for when they hosted some cool parties. Apparently, the build took four 12-14 hour days in a row and was built at the Actual Brewing Company in Ohio where the Reddit user works. The arcade cabinet runs the Nintendo Switch inside with the designer opting to use Gamecube controllers with the GCN controller adapter for Wii U/Switch. If you live near-by, the Super Smash Bros Ultimate arcade cabinet is currently being hosted in the company’s taproom.

Arcade1Up is expected to release these awesome gaming cabinets before the end of 2020. You can stay up to date by heading to their Twitter account or their website for further details.

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Rachael Fiddis

Rachael, who is Deputy Editor, has been gaming for many years. Some of her favourite video games include The Witcher 3 and The Last of Us but also loves a good indie title. Gaming Culture is where her heart lies and spends many hours sieving through gaming fan art and cosplay displays. Other than gaming, Rachael is a book nerd and music lover.

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