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.
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.