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Arcade1Up: bringing retro gaming back home

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Written by Tim Barnes-Clay

Retro gaming has never felt so affordable and authentic as these immersive arcade cabinets from Arcade 1Up.

Remember youth? Remember trundling back home on a Sunday afternoon, hands tucked deep in coin-less pockets after being walloped by Ken, swallowed by ghosts and zapped by 8-bit aliens? Win or lose, remember the sensory-overloading satisfaction of hammering away at arcade machines?

Childhood revisited

Arcade1Up recreates those cherished childhood memories with their collection of officially-licensed arcade machines. Each upright cabinet is around 45-inches high (a 12-inch cabinet ‘riser’ is available separately) and has a 17-inch colour, high resolution LED screen and full, immersive sounds.

There are two to four games per cabinet depending on the model and each comes with old-school joysticks and buttons for a complete retro feel. The cabinets have officially licensed art, too, for added authenticity. And you never need to worry about needing any loose change again — just plug in and play.

Solid back catalogue

Without exhausting the list, some of the classic games available include:

  • Centipede
  • Pac-Man
  • Space Invaders
  • Street Fighter II
  • Star Wars
  • Golden Tee
  • Limited edition Marvel Super Heroes

The cabinets are simple to assemble and there are even stools available (sold separately) for inevitable those longer sessions trying to make it to the end of the game. The adjustable volumes also means you can keep it down when the kids are sleeping. Whatever your gaming predilection, there is something for you to keep you and friends entertained for hours of retro fun and we love them.

The arcade cabinets are available now from Arcade 1Up, RRP £349.