NBA Jam Online Multiplayer, Pac-Man 40th, and Frogger Arcade1Up Cabinets Are Live

NBA Jam Online Multiplayer, Pac-Man 40th, and Frogger Arcade1Up Cabinets Are Live

March 05, 2020

Arcade1Up launched three new 3/4-scale cabinets at NY Toy Fair 2020 over the weekend - including the highly anticipated NBA Jam model. Not only is NBA Jam one of the best arcade games of all-time, but Arcade1Up took things up a notch by adding Wi-Fi support for FREE online multiplayer - a first for their machines. They also added Frogger and a 40th anniversary Pac-Man cabinet to their lineup.

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NBA Jam Arcade Cabinet With Online Multiplayer Now Up For Pre-Order

NBA Jam Arcade Cabinet With Online Multiplayer Now Up For Pre-Order

March 05, 2020

Arcade1Up showed off an array of new arcade cabinets at CES 2020, and the NBA Jam cabinet with online-multiplayer capability was among the top of our list for the best of the big tech show. During New York Toy Fair this weekend, Arcade1Up opened up pre-orders for its new machines--NBA Jam, Frogger, and Pac-Man 40th Anniversary Edition. All three machines can now be ordered from GameStop.

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NBA Jam Arcade1up Cabinet Now Available for Preorder
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NBA Jam Arcade1up Cabinet Now Available for Preorder

March 05, 2020

If you want to slam and/or jam later this year from the comfort of your own home, Arcade1up just announced preorders for three of its upcoming cabinets, including NBA Jam, are now live.

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Arcade1Up NBA Jam Live cabinet adds online multiplayer to retro gaming lineup

Arcade1Up NBA Jam Live cabinet adds online multiplayer to retro gaming lineup

March 05, 2020

Arcade1Up specializes in recreating retro arcade gaming cabinets with classic titles such as Street Fighter, Asteroids, Missile Command, Centipede and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, but scaled down in size from the originals and for a fraction of their price, too, typically between $250 and $500. With its new cabinet for '90s two-on-two basketball game NBA Jam, it's adding a modern touch: online play.

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The Future Is Bright for the Video Games of Yesterday

The Future Is Bright for the Video Games of Yesterday

March 04, 2020

Scott Bachrach remembers playing games like Centipede, Galaga and Pac-Man with his friends at his local arcade in Los Angeles in the 1980s.

“It was the spot where we went to on Friday nights,” said Mr. Bachrach, now 50. “We put our quarters on the top of the machines to play the game. We would play for hours.”

Now, as the chief executive of Tastemakers, a toy company, he is recreating that experience for a new generation. The business has collected licenses for his favorite games and others, like Street Fighter II, and is reproducing them in its Arcade1Up arcade-style cabinets.

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Vintage Arcade Cabinets Can Cost Thousands. Build a Replica for $249.

Vintage Arcade Cabinets Can Cost Thousands. Build a Replica for $249.

March 04, 2020

QUARTERS WERE everything to an ’80s kid like me. They could get you five pieces of jaw-shattering candy or 45 seconds in a star fighter’s seat hunting down aliens. Most quarters I earned as a youth were pumped into a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles arcade at the local cineplex in the minutes before the feature rolled (though I always saved one to call for a ride home).

A few years ago, in a late-night fit of nostalgia, I scrolled eBay in search of that same cabinet. The sole result: one beaten to hell and barely operational...

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Arcade1Up Is Adding WI-Fi to 'NBA Jam' Cabinets

Arcade1Up Is Adding WI-Fi to 'NBA Jam' Cabinets

March 04, 2020

Arcade1Up showcased its new range of 3/4-scale arcade cabinets at CES 2020, including four-player NBA Jam, NBA Jam: Tournament Edition, and NBA Hang Time cabinets with Wi-Fi support for online multiplayer. The Super Nintendo and Sega Genesis classic can now be played online in its purest form, as the cabinet keeps the original team rosters intact. However, according to Destructoid, senior vice president of licensing and business development John Diamonon notes “minus some players [Arcade1Up] couldn’t get [the] rights to.”

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Arcade1up Introduces Online-Enabled NBA Jam Cabinet, Burger Time Special Edition, 3/4 Scale Pinball Machines and More

Arcade1up Introduces Online-Enabled NBA Jam Cabinet, Burger Time Special Edition, 3/4 Scale Pinball Machines and More

March 04, 2020

Retro arcade cabinet maker Arcade1up introduced several new cabinets at CES 2020, including NBA Jam, a sit-down Star Wars, special edition Burger Time, as well as a partnership with Zen Studios for 3/4 scale digital pinball machines.

The NBA Jam cabinet features online functionality "allowing users to play with other Arcade1Up cabinets in drop-in style games" in North America and features NBA Jam, NBA Jam Tournament Edition, and NBA Hangtime.

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Hands-On With Arcade1Up's Awesome Retro-Inspired Cabinets

Hands-On With Arcade1Up's Awesome Retro-Inspired Cabinets

March 04, 2020

I’m dating myself here, but I can remember when arcades were, you know, an actual thing. They were these loud, dingy, dimly-lit gathering places that smelled of junk food and stale cigarettes, technology and teen angst. Most importantly, arcades were where you went to see all the newest and greatest video games, everything from now-ancient classics like Paperboy and Q*bert to more contemporary hits like Killer Instinct and The House of the Dead.

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Arcade1Up review: A childhood dream in a compact package

Arcade1Up review: A childhood dream in a compact package

March 04, 2020

When I was a kid, I always thought that owning an arcade cabinet was a sign that you've made it. Having a large appliance solely dedicated to playing games meant you had enough disposable income to afford such an unnecessary (but fun!) toy, and enough space to house such a cumbersome object.

Arcade1Up is looking to change that equation. Instead of a massive, expensive cabinet, it sells a smaller, but faithfully reproduced, arcade cabinet with your favorite games pre-installed — for cheap. It looks nice and, at $299, could be the gaming centerpiece you never realized you wanted.

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‘Retro arcades’ get an extra life with resurgence of nostalgia gaming

‘Retro arcades’ get an extra life with resurgence of nostalgia gaming

March 04, 2020

The sound of coins falling into a machine. The feel of a joystick and the clack of buttons being mashed. 1 player or 2 players, make your choice …

“Galaga,” “Asteroids,” “Centipede,” “Dragon’s Lair” …  No this isn’t the latest trailer for “Stranger Things” Season 3.

‘Retro Arcades’ are popping up all across the country, bringing us children of the 80s back to a simpler time. Days when we would run out of the house with our friends and head to the local arcade to spend our entire allowances trying to get the high score on “Pac-Man,” or finally pull off that elusive ‘Fatality’ in “Mortal Kombat.”

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Arcade1Up is next-level retro gaming with cabinets for Street Fighter and other classics

Arcade1Up is next-level retro gaming with cabinets for Street Fighter and other classics

March 04, 2020

It’s weird to love a $300 video game. But that’s the funny thing about nostalgia.

The retro gaming trend gives us many ways to spend new money reliving old memories. Systems like SNES Classic, C64 Mini and the upcoming PlayStation Classic top the gift charts as consumers yearn for the good ol' days.

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