From the get-go, it’s been looking like 2021 was going to be an incredible year for Arcade1Up and the slate just keeps getting better and better. With E3 2021 having arrived, the home arcade maker has brought a huge slate of new machine reveals and details to go along with some of the ones previously announced. We’ve got the whole list of details just below.
Street Fighter 2 Big Blue Arcade Machine
Arcade1Up is no stranger to creating Street Fighter arcades, but this one should be a nostalgia kick like no other. In honor of Street Fighter’s 30th anniversary, Arcade1Up built the Street Fighter 2 Big Blue machine as a throwback to the classic Street Fighter 2: Champion Edition cabinets that appeared in arcades back in the day. It features art completely faithful to those original machines, plus 12 games to go with it. They are as seen below.
- Street Fighter 2: Championship Edition
- Street Fighter 2 Hyper Fighting
- Street Fighter 2 Turbo
- Super Puzzle Fighter 2 Turbo
- Night Warriors: Darkstalkers Revenge
- Darkstalkers 3
- Saturday Night Slam Masters
- Knights of the Round
- Eco Fighters
- Capcom Sports Club
- Muscle Bomber Duo
Arcade1Up is expecting to open up preorders for the The Street Fighter 2 Big Blue Arcade Machine on July 1, 2021.
Ms. PAC-MAN/Galaga Class of 81’ Arcade Machine
Back in the 1980s, Ms. PAC-MAN and Galaga ruled the roost in the arcade world. They were so popular that eventually, Namco (now Bandai Namco) eventually packaged them into the same machine so arcade owners could have both awesome games in the same space. This is a faithful recreation of that Ms. PAC-MAN/Galaga duo cab, complete with the cabinet and marquee art that was printed on said machines back in the day. It’s not just MS. PAC-MAN and Galaga on this machine either. There are 12 games here as well, including the two aforementioned:
- Ms. PAC-MAN
- Dig Dug
- Dig Dug 2
- Rolling Thunder
- Tower of Druaga
- King and Balloon
This cool machine will be available for preorder in August 2021. Stay tuned for more coverage and details.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time Home Arcade Machine
Arcade1Up has returned with a new cabinet dedicated to the turtles we love so much. Following up on their previous Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 4-player arcade machine, the Turtles in Time Home Arcade is dedicated to the not only one of the best beat-’em-ups in the series, but one of the best beat-’em-ups period. This machine comes with both the original Konami Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles arcade, but also the follow-up Turtles in Time for a splendid array of gaming goodness. Preorders for this one will open up on July 1, 2021.
And that covers Arcade1Up’s extensive new library of E3 2021 reveals and information. Of course, even if you don’t have someone readily available to play with, these games will also feature Arcade1Up’s built-in Wi-Fi system so you can play with or against players on other cabinets online as well. These cabinets and their details also come in alongside Arcade1Up’s announcement that it is finally producing the much desired The Simpsons 4-player arcade cabinet soon as well. Stay tuned as we await further Arcade1Up details on the newest cabinets, and be on the lookout for more E3 2021 coverage throughout the weekend.