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Theres a flatpack Arcade machine available at Walmart in the U.S…. And we hope it comes here too!

Today eager consumers in America will be able to place pre-orders for the first wave of affordable Arcade1Up smaller-scale arcade cabinets stocked with classic games like Atari’s Centipede and Asteroids.

Standing at just under 4 ft. tall, each Arcade1Up machine is loaded with different classic arcade games and comes with an immersive full-color, hi-resolution display and authentic sounds. The cabinets feature the original arcade games’ control and button configurations, eliminating any guesswork about gameplay. Add-ons include a stool and riser, allowing for the creation of a full arcade experience that fits perfectly in a den, office or dorm, and enables hours of fun-filled gaming.

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!”

5 cabinets will be available this fall from Arcade1Up with 3 to 4 different games on each machine. The cabinets are priced at $399USD (Around $540 AUD or $580 NZD) each with the following games:

  • Atari’s Centipede Cabinet:

Centipede, Millipede, Missile Command, Crystal Castles

  • Atari’s Asteroids Cabinet:

Asteroids, Tempest, Major Havoc, Lunar Lander

  • Midway’s Rampage Cabinet:

Rampage, Defender, Joust, Gauntlet

  • Capcom’s Street Fighter II Championship Cabinet:

Street Fighter II Championship, Super Street Fighter II New Challenger, Super Street Fighter II Turbo

  • Capcom’s Final Fight Cabinet:

Final Fight, 1944: The Loop Master, Ghosts N’ Goblins, Strider

Everything you need comes in an IKEA styled flat pack and is easy to put together. All you need is a Phillips head screwdriver!

Pre-orders for Arcade1Up can be placed in-store in the US at GameStop locations and online at Walmart.com, BedBathandBeyond.com and GameStop.com.  Arcade1Up will be hitting US store shelves September 25, 2018.

YOUR MOVE KMART!

Update: Walmart actually ended up selling them for $299 USD! : https://www.walmart.com/ip/Street-Fighter-2-Arcade-1up/994342377

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