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Old 12-14-22, 06:58 PM
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Re: Arcade 1UP

Man, when I was in jr. high I had handwritten lists of all those MKII moves that I copied out of a magazine. I used to sit in my room and study them. 30 years later and I can't believe how many of them I still remember.
Old 12-15-22, 09:47 AM
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Finished putting together Ridge Racer last night. To make room for the 2 new cabinets, I moved my bookcase down into the family room area which opened up enough space to move a couple cabinets to the left side in this photo. I really like having the arcade in my kitchen area for easy access, before the eventual move to the basement. I still have the very large 4 player Simpsons cabinet to finish and find room for, so I either need to block off access to the family room, or go with a 4 row arrangement instead of semi-circle


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Old 12-15-22, 10:18 AM
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Re: Arcade 1UP

Getting a little crowded there Perry. ​​​​​​

For those still considering The Simpsons Arcade
Old 12-15-22, 11:19 AM
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Getting a little crowded there Perry. ​​​​​​

For those still considering The Simpsons Arcade
https://twitter.com/Wario64/status/1...Drnd1Rm3g&s=19
Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 and Super Pac-Man are also the same $199 price at Sam's Club. NFL Blitz with stool is $299 (which is $400 off the price when it launched a few months ago).
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Re: Arcade 1UP

It seems like they're unloading a lot of inventory lately. I assume these machines don't sell many copies at MSRP, and they must take up a lot of store space somewhere (Best Buy has a card you bring up to the register). And most homes cannot really accommodate more than one or two of them.

How long until they release a more powerful multi game console that can play dozens of different games?
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Re: Arcade 1UP

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How long until they release a more powerful multi game console that can play dozens of different games?
I assume it is just because of licensing because the technology is obviously there.

Hell, I have a couple of bootleg arcade machines that play EXACTLY like the originals. I have a vertical screen one that plays around 65 games and a horizontal screen one that plays around 35. You would never know the difference between it and the official versions. And I have had those for at least near 10 years now.
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I think Arcade1Up has a business strategy, preorder and sell as many units at full MSRP for 6 to 12 months, then start discounting each month until inventory is depleted. Some units are limited run and never need to be discounted or just a small sale (Marvel vs Capcom, Star Wars, or Burgertime), but the mass produced ones go through the cycle, and get re-issued again on a new cabinet each year (Pac-Man, Mortal Kombat, Street Fighter II, etc), so it's just a matter of finding one that you like at the price you are willing to pay. Dig Dug (re-badged Pac-Man Legacy) is clearancing at $299 at Walmart's website right now, it's a beautful cabinet. But their Defender and Joust Midway cabinets are holding at their original $499 price point.

I really want to get the Dragon's Lair cabinet, it's on sale for $549, but I'm holding out for a sub-$400 price, but it may never get there and sell out forever, which is the risk.

It'll be interesting to see what gets released next year. Time Crisis appears to be a lock with rumored bundle with Point Blank. Star Wars is rumored to be getting a 2023 re-release also, that one is going for high prices in the used market. But looking at my want-list, and it's really small at this point. I like the classic games from the very early 80s, and I have most of them covered already, so maybe something with Moon Patrol, Q-Bert, Robotron, or Qix would be nice. Donkey Kong is unlikely but would be a day one purchase. I'm not really wanting to collect 90s era cabinets, but I couldn't resist the deep discounts for Ridge Racer, Terminator 2 and Simpsons which with the Kohls cash ran me around $200 a piece.
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For those interested in the NFL Blitz cab, apparently Sam's Club is marking them down to anywhere from $172-$265. This is in store only.
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Re: Arcade 1UP

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Finished putting together Ridge Racer last night. To make room for the 2 new cabinets, I moved my bookcase down into the family room area which opened up enough space to move a couple cabinets to the left side in this photo. I really like having the arcade in my kitchen area for easy access, before the eventual move to the basement. I still have the very large 4 player Simpsons cabinet to finish and find room for, so I either need to block off access to the family room, or go with a 4 row arrangement instead of semi-circle

That's an awesome game room you have there. Congrats!
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Star Wars is rumored to be getting a 2023 re-release also, that one is going for high prices in the used market.
Re-release was announced today, for $599.99. It's already sold out!
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If they released a Star Wars cabinet with the games that are featured in that sit-down, full surround cabinet, I'd be down for that.
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That's an awesome game room you have there. Congrats!
Agreed
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I want that Star Wars Trilogy arcade game that had Hoth, TIE Fighters, speeder bikes and a fight with Vader. It was so expensive to play but I loved it.



Though I do see on YouTube that someone hacked it into an Arcade 1Up Space Invaders cabinet.


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I want that Star Wars Trilogy arcade game that had Hoth, TIE Fighters, speeder bikes and a fight with Vader. It was so expensive to play but I loved it.



Though I do see on YouTube that someone hacked it into an Arcade 1Up Space Invaders cabinet.
I could have put myself through college with the money I dropped on that game :P
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