SAMBRO and TASTEMAKERS LLC are pleased to announce the first wave of Arcade1Up affordable arcade machines are available now across the UK.
Officially licenced and featuring the original artwork and styling of the classic cabinets from the Golden Age of Gaming, the machines are stocked with classic titles such as Space Invaders™, Asteroids®, Street Fighter™ II and Rampage.
The vision of US toy company Tastemakers, Arcade1Up started off as a passion project for CEO Scott Bachrach and his team. The vision was to replicate the feeling of playing in the arcades and pizza parlours of their youth… something they felt lacking on today’s console and handheld versions. Roll ahead to today, and the machines have met with critical acclaim, winning the prestigious TECH TOY OF THE YEAR AWARD at New York Toy Fair.
“Arcade1Up will transport you back to an era of button-mashing, neon lights and hours of addictive gaming fun,” said Scott Bachrach, CEO of Tastemakers, LLC. “It is a unique experience and truly brings back retro gaming the way it was meant to be played!”
Arcade1Up are ¾ scale replica copies of original arcade cabinets (full-size when used with an optional riser), complete with original artwork, authentic controls (including rotary sticks, rollerballs and joysticks). Each machine comes with multiple titles – the original-code versions of the games – complete with techniques and tactics to learn, hidden features to exploit. So, if you could master manoeuvres in Space Invaders, exploit using the edge of the screen in Asteroids or rack-up the extra lives in Defender back in the day… there’s nothing stopping you living that dream again!
The cabinets are priced at £349 each with the following titles:
Atari®️’s Asteroids®️ Cabinet:
Asteroids®️, Tempest®️, Major Havoc®️, Lunar Lander®️
Midway’s Rampage Cabinet:
Rampage, Defender, Joust, Gauntlet
Taito’s Space Invaders Cabinet:
Space Invaders™ Color, Space Invaders ™ Black and White
Capcom’s Street Fighter™ II Championship Cabinet:
Street Fighter™ II Championship Edition, Super Street Fighter™ II The New Challengers, Super Street Fighter™ II Turbo
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