Several days ago, we shared the news out of Electronic Entertainment Expo 2019 that the Arcade1Up home arcade cabinet line would be continuing with new titles such as Marvel Super Heroes and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. And now, as a special surprise revealed Wednesday on the E3 exhibit hall floor, Arcade1Up has revealed its latest highly anticipated at-home arcade cabinet: Atari Star Wars!
Using the original arcade software and featuring the X-Wing pilot controller, Atari Star Wars delivers all three Original Trilogy arcade games (Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi) directly to your home in an experience that approximates what it was like to play these popular titles when they were first released in the early 1980s.
During my visit to Arcade1Up’s booth at E3 2019 to check out the newly unveiled Atari Star Wars cabinet, I also got a look at and some hands-on experience with the above-mentioned Marvel Super Heroes title, plus the licensed Thanos stool and cabinet stand, which are all incredibly cool and will be must-haves for fans of the Marvel Comics characters and the groundbreaking Capcom games Marvel Super Heroes (1995), X-Men: Children of the Atom (1995), and The Punisher (1993).
“You get a great mix of both your traditional fighting games and your beat-’em-up Final Fight style game. They’re restored to as close to the arcade version as we possibly can get with current [technology]. We’ve redesigned the joysticks, we’ve implemented better buttons, and we’ve improved the screen, so it all [adds up to] a more robust machine,” said the Arcade1Up representative I spoke to at the convention.
Plus, on display in the booth only was a giant, sixteen-foot-tall copy of the Marvel Super Heroes cabinet. The rep I spoke to semi-jokingly said they were checking in to see if they had broken any world records with this huge machines that E3 attendees were lining up to play, but they had to climb a set of stairs to get to the controls first!
Arcade1Up’s Atari Star Wars and Marvel Super Heroes home cabinets will become available later this year.
Mike serves as Laughing Place’s lead Southern California reporter, Editorial Director for Star Wars content, and host of the weekly “Who’s the Bossk?” Star Wars podcast. He’s been fascinated by Disney theme parks and storytelling in general since a very young age and resides in Burbank, California with his beloved wife and cats.