Posted tagged ‘Arcade Cabinets’

A little bit of arcade fever @ PAX 2010

September 4, 2010

While the Penny Arcade Expo isn’t intended to focus on arcade titles, there are a few setups there which pay homage to arcades in the form of an arcade cabinet.

These are via Gamesradar, I will update this post in case I find any front pictures of the Castle Crashers arcade machine.The worst thing about looking at these is the thought that each one would probably sell quite well in the current arcade market but none of them will be getting an actual coin-op release. But seeing the interest here that show attendees have in arcades, it would be awesome if some new, exclusive coin-ops made a showing at this PAX or a future one. At PAX East earlier this year there was a full-blown classic arcade setup for attendees, so why not bring some new stuff to the table and get the word out there?

Joystiq pulled through with a frontal shot of the Castle Crashers cabinet. It looks a little different than the prototype sketches (I expected a Darius Burst-style dual screen thing) but it’s likely they didn’t have enough time to complete the entire thing. It’s still pretty awesome however.

The new NBA Jam remake. Didn’t the original have a slightly larger control panel?

Mortal Kombat 9 once again, this time minus the Move controller. It seems that whoever made this was the only one unable or unwilling to give it some arcade controls but the double sided design is cool.

Raw Thrills’ releases Terminator Salvation Super Deluxe

July 22, 2010

The other day I had mentioned in the Twitter feed that there was a new Terminator Salvation cabinet that was being made available for release, a 32″ cabinet with mounted guns. I had no idea that they had this in the works however, a Super Deluxe cabinet somewhat similar to the Big Buck Safari Super Deluxe machine but arguably far more impressive. What I was sent is a rendering but I imagine we’ll be seeing photos of the real thing very soon.

The MSRP on this is quite notable at $17,995.00 – considering that we have seen many games that are much smaller than this go for that same price, RT is certainly making smaller games at that price point look bad. This cabinet is available now and as to where you’ll likely find it, the local amusement park is probably a good place to start.

UPDATE: Found out that it has a 100″ projected screen. With a screen that size I almost wonder why they didn’t add two extra guns to the unit.

Raw Thrills' releases Terminator Salvation Super Deluxe

July 22, 2010

The other day I had mentioned in the Twitter feed that there was a new Terminator Salvation cabinet that was being made available for release, a 32″ cabinet with mounted guns. I had no idea that they had this in the works however, a Super Deluxe cabinet somewhat similar to the Big Buck Safari Super Deluxe machine but arguably far more impressive. What I was sent is a rendering but I imagine we’ll be seeing photos of the real thing very soon.

The MSRP on this is quite notable at $17,995.00 – considering that we have seen many games that are much smaller than this go for that same price, RT is certainly making smaller games at that price point look bad. This cabinet is available now and as to where you’ll likely find it, the local amusement park is probably a good place to start.

UPDATE: Found out that it has a 100″ projected screen. With a screen that size I almost wonder why they didn’t add two extra guns to the unit.

"The Arcade 80's Trunk" brings some class to your 60-in-1 PCB

July 12, 2010

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Not content with running your 60-in-1 PCB in an old cabinet you picked up off of Craigslist? Then you can shell out the cash for one of these high-quality cabinets by French luxury designers Pinel & Pinel. The 60-in-1 PCBs themselves are increasingly popular as they offer 60 emulated (albeit unlicensed) classic games on a board that goes into any JAMMA cabinet, although screen orientation might need to be adjusted. There are two cabinet versions to pick from, Classic (coming in at 11,500 Euros) and GT (13,500 Euros where you get stripes painted on the cabinet for te extra money). At the very least you get an iPod docking station built into the front of the unit, which is coupled with two 400W speakers and a 1000W subwoofer.

[More pics @ On-Mag.fr]

“The Arcade 80’s Trunk” brings some class to your 60-in-1 PCB

July 12, 2010

Newsfeed 863 via

Not content with running your 60-in-1 PCB in an old cabinet you picked up off of Craigslist? Then you can shell out the cash for one of these high-quality cabinets by French luxury designers Pinel & Pinel. The 60-in-1 PCBs themselves are increasingly popular as they offer 60 emulated (albeit unlicensed) classic games on a board that goes into any JAMMA cabinet, although screen orientation might need to be adjusted. There are two cabinet versions to pick from, Classic (coming in at 11,500 Euros) and GT (13,500 Euros where you get stripes painted on the cabinet for te extra money). At the very least you get an iPod docking station built into the front of the unit, which is coupled with two 400W speakers and a 1000W subwoofer.

[More pics @ On-Mag.fr]

New pixel art Coin-Op Posters for charity are pretty cool + Pac-Man in Vegas pic

March 25, 2010

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Art and arcades have always gone together in some form and while this story doesn’t have anything to do with sideart, it does have something to do with arcades being portrayed in art and for a good cause.

This artwork, done by Gary Lucken, features eleven different cabinets drawn in “pixel art” style and you can pick up a poster (for the game room, arcade or just because) for $25. The proceeds goes to a charity that works as follows:

SpecialEffect is a charity dedicated to helping ALL young people with disabilities to enjoy computer games. For these children, the majority of computer games are simply too quick or too difficult to play, and we can help them and their parents to find out which games they CAN play, and how to adapt those games that they can’t.

The go-between the artist and the charity is the Poster Cause Project. We’ve actually covered a few instances before of arcade titles that have specific functions for helping disabled gamers play, such as this article discussing efforts in the 70’s to make arcade games more accessible; to modern functions found particularly in racing games from Rush 2049 to a modified version of MaxiTune 3 so players in wheelchairs could easily play.

Find out more at The Poster Cause Project

[Via GameSet Watch]

Also as a little follow-up to Amusement Expo on something that is sort of art related, Namco was handing out a bunch of Pac-Man Mardi Gras Beads and the necklaces turned up in places on the strip outside of the show. Might be considered NSFW so it’s after the break.

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The Chinese Sega Rally 3 cabinet

February 13, 2010

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Sega Rally 3 has had a couple of different cabinet designs which vary upon the region where the game is sold and here is a new one (which correct me if I’m wrong, looks like one of the cabinets used in a recent Initial D title, either 5 or 4) which is coming out of China. I’m not sure if the screen is any larger than the European or US SR3 cabs but overall I like the look of the cabinet overall. It doesn’t have near as many decals as the new Midnight MaxiTune 3 DX+ racer which Namco is showing off at AOU2010 but it’s close.

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