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.
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.