YouTuber Daniel Perdomo and his friends made one of the coolest video game replicas of the year so far. It’s a physical replica of the classic game PONG. It’s basically a magnetic, mechanical version of air hockey.
A rotting cruise ship called The Duke of Lancaster has been beached and rotting in Wales for about 30 years. As it turned out, inside its hold have been sitting some of the coolest and rarest classic arcade game cabinets out there.
Dayton, Ohio based art collective Real Art had a great idea for a Mortal Kombat style video game so they got to work and built an arcade cabinet. But this version of Mortal Kombat is a little different.
Mortal Kombat was one of the most popular games in the arcade back in the day. It seemed like every time I went I ended up standing in line to play. I can also remember entering lots of cheat codes on the Super Nintendo version, I still remember one cheat code as up, down, left, right, left, right, A,B, B, A – but I forget what game it was for.
Goodsmile continues its run of unorthodox Figma action figures with its latest releases. They’re figures of Akira Yuki and Sarah Bryant in their hilariously awful polygonal bodies from the original Virtua Fighter.
They look ugly now, but – eh, let’s face it.
We’ve seen how you can use a Game Boy or a Raspberry Pi to create a palm-sized arcade machine. If you’d rather go straight to squinting and playing, TinyCircuits has just the thing for you.
The Tiny Arcade is based on TinyCircuits’ Tiny-Duino, an Arduino-compatible computer and expansion boards that are all about the size of a quarter and can be stacked on top of each other.
I’ve seen arcade machines in all sorts of sizes and forms, but the Polycade is the first wall-mounted one I’ve seen. It has enough room for two player controls, a separate 4-way joystick and two buttons for classic systems and a 28″ LED TV.
Man, I wish I had the kind of talent it takes to create a cool arcade cabinet like this. But at least I can live vicarously through them. This NASA themed arcade cabinet looks like it belongs on the space station or at the very least in some NASA break room somewhere.
Growing up when I went to the arcade, I gravitated towards the driving games. I played the crap out of Pole Position and any other racing game I could get my mitts on. Only a few years later, driving games sort of fell out of popularity and they left the arcade sticking me with nothing but fighting games.
Springfield was once a happy, peaceful place… until one day a powerful secret criminal organization took over. A group of young locals has sworn to clean up the city. Among them are Bart Simpson, Lisa Simpson and Milhouse Van Houten.
Normally an arcade cabinet has a bunch of buttons and big red-tipped joysticks. When it comes to a League of Legends arcade cabinet, you get a mouse and keyboard to play. Let’s face it, playing a modern RPG without a mouse and keyboard would suck.
LEGO fan Ethan Marak (aka BreaksBricks) hopes that someday soon we could get off-the-shelf LEGO kits that let us build tiny video arcades for our minifigs.
He’s currently raising support for his project over on LEGO Ideas, which includes a couple of different stand-up arcade cabinets, a cocktail-style machine, gumball machine, and even one of those old-school change machines to break bills.
Mike Johnson is a fan of The Goonies, and a fan of pinball machines. So naturally he wanted a Goonies themed pinball machine. So to celebrate the movie’s 30th anniversary, he made this custom made pinball machine.
Last year I talked a bit about some sweet new Star Wars games that were landing in arcades around the world. The games are called Star Wars Battle Pods, and if you have deep pockets and really hate standing in line, you can now buy these for your home.
Earlier this year we featured the 10-player arcade game Killer Queen. Event company Two Bit Circus also has its version of a not-so-massive offline multiplayer game. The company calls it Hexacade, because it allows up to six players to play together at the same time.