I have fond memories of spending all my (parents) quarters at the local arcade when I was a kid. Classics like Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Street Fighter II & Mortal Kombat would take up my free time and I long for those days again. Unfortunately, time machines haven’t been invented yet, but Arcade1Up is doing the next best thing. They have been re-releasing these timeless & nostalgic arcade games for the masses to scoop up, and it looks like X-Men, Killer Instinct & Dragon’s Lair will join their gorgeous officially licensed cabinet collection.
Announced during this year’s all-digital CES, each cabinet has been faithfully recreated and features the original artwork along with some extra games. There currently aren’t any prices attached to these, but I assume they’ll go for $369.99 USD like the other ones in Arcade1Up’s roster.
Here’s what comes with each cabinet:
- Captain America and The Avengers (used to play that on Sega Genesis)
- The Avengers in Galactic Storm
Killer Instinct includes:
- Killer Instinct
- Killer Instinct 2
- Battle Toads Arcade
And finally, Dragon’s lair includes:
- Dragon’s Lair
- Dragon’s Lair 2: Time Warp
- Space Ace
If you’re not fond of the Dragon’s Lair cabinet, a Space Ace version that features the same games is also an option.
I think it’s really cool to see these classics getting the red carpet treatment so if you are interested, be sure to sign-up on Arcade1Up’s website to be notified when pre-orders go live because I’m sure these will go fast.