New Wave Toys' Mini Street Fighter II Machine is Adorable
New Wave Toys' Street Fighter II: Championship Edition X Replicade is a fully functional 12-inch arcade cabinet.
Some games were always destined to become legendary. Some defined genres while others broke ground in ways that players could never have foreseen. Over the years these mammoth titles have been held in extraordinarily high regard, seen now as the juggernauts of their generation. In the 21st century, it appeared that the best way to celebrate the power of these classics is by reproducing them in an adorable miniturized format. That’s exactly what we see with the latest version of Street Fighter II: Championship Edition.
New Wave Toys, known for its premium video game themed collectibles, has been tasked with the colossal challenge of taking the now-iconic arcade smash hit Street Fighter II: Championship Edition and downsizing it to fit into a tiny and adorable wooden cabinet. The device itself may seem small, but the name packs an appropriately hard-hitting punch. Meet the Street Fighter II: Championship Edition X Replicade.
Standing at just 12 inches tall with a 3.5 inch wide LCD screen, the Street Fighter II: Championship Edition X Replicade features fully functional renditionsof both Street Fighter II: Championship Edition and Super Street Fighter II Turbo. Built to replicate the classic arcade machine, the control panel features a bat-top joystick and the franchises’ traditional six-button layout.
Although it’s much smaller than many of the other pint-sized cabinets currently on the market, the Street Fighter II: Championship Edition X Replicade isn’t short on features. The cute device allows players to access a wealth of options, including difficulty levels, via its dip switch.
To really drive home that old school arcade feeling, the officially licensed product also packs amplified stereo sound to ensure that you hear each blow as you travel the globe in a quest to defeat the nefarious M. Bison. Your journey as a World Warrior is brought to life through the cabinet’s illuminated marquee.
Along with the ability to take on computer operated sumo wrestlers, soldiers, and martial artists in hand-to-hand combat, you can also play against your friends. Due to its size, the Street Fighter II: Championship Edition X Replicade only features a single player control panel. However, it also comes with a miniaturized fight stick which can be attached via a USB connection. When not in the thick of the fight, the stick can be stored within the cabinet itself.
The 1/6 scale arcade machine is available now for pre-order carrying a pricetag of $119.99 with shipping expected to start during the summer. If you pre-order the limited edition item before the end of February 2019, you’ll be able to pick it up at the discounted price of $99.99.