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Arcade1Up announces 'X-Men Arcade,' 'Dragon’s Lair,' retro Legacy Edition Cabinets at CES 2021

By Kara Santos Published Jan 12, 2021 3:52 am

Get ready for the good old days at the arcade! 

Arcade1Up has just unveiled six new arcade cabinets in the works, including ones for the classic X-Men arcade game, Dragon's Lair, Killer Instinct fighting games, Legacy Edition cabinets that play a whole slew of classic arcade games from Atari, Capcom and Namco, as well as a four-player pub style game!

While the cabinets may look, feel and play just like the classic arcade games you remember, some now come with online multiplayer functionality. Talk about a great addition to your family game room.

The new game cabinets were unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2021, the first big tech event of the year, which is being held virtually this year due to the pandemic.

As reported by GameSpot, Arcade1Up is set to bring classic beat-em-ups, fighting games, and more to its 3/4-scale cabinet line.

The X-Men cabinet, which features art from the 1992 Konami beat-em-up, gives up to four arcade players the chance to battle their way through the Marvel universe while playing as Cyclops, Wolverine, Colossus, Storm, Nightcrawler, or Dazzler. The classic X-Men arcade game will come packed with another Marvel beat 'em up classic, Captain America and the Avengers along with the rare fighting game Avengers in Galactic Storm

The X-Men arcade cabinet comes with a riser and live WiFi, allowing fans to play with other retro gamers who own the same cabinet.

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The Killer Instinct cabinet will include both the first and second arcade games as well as the added bonus of Battletoads Arcade and Battletoads/Double Dragon, which was only released on home consoles. Like the X-Men cabinet, Killer Instinct features a matching riser and online multiplayer. 

Meanwhile, Dragon’s Lair will include both the first and second games and spiritual sequel Space Ace. All three Don Bluth-designed games will be displayed in the original 4:3 aspect ratio.

During the CES 2021 event, the cabinet maker also unveiled its new Legacy Edition cabinet line honoring Atari, Capcom and Namco, with each machine paying tribute to a specific company's titles. 

The cabinets feature a 17-inch color LCD display, riser, and light-up marquee, alongside a redesigned exterior. Unlike previous Arcade1Up releases, each of the cabinets will include 12 titles each, featuring some of the best retro titles from each publisher.

The Atari Legacy Edition cabinet, which comes in a Tempest machine, includes Asteroids, Asteroids Deluxe, Centipede, Major Havoc, Missile Command, Akka Arrh, Crystal Castles, Tempest, Millipede, Gravitar, Liberator and Space Duel.

The Street Fighter II inspired Capcom Legacy Edition cabinet includes 1944, Commando, Darkstalkers, Final Fight, Ghosts n Goblins, Street Fighter, Street Fighter II: World Warrior, Street Fighter II: Champion Edition, Street Fighter II: Turbo, Super Street Fighter II: The New Challengers, Super Street Fighter II: Turbo and Strider.

The Namco Legacy Edition cabinet pays tribute to Namco's arcade past featuring Pac-Man cabinet art and classic games like Dig Dug, Dig Dug II, Galaga, Galaxian, Mappy, Pac & Pal, Pac-Land, Pac-Man, Pac-Man Plus, Pac-Mania, Rompers and Super Pac-Man.

Arcade1Up also revealed the first-ever Pub Style head-to-head table that allows for up to four players to gather around and play classic Atari multiplayer games like Pong, Pong Doubles, Tempest, and Super Breakout.

All of these titles are expected to be released in 2021.

(Images via Arcade1Up)