Arcade1Up Releasing the Classic Galaga / Mrs. Pac-Man Combo Cabinet

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On September 21st at noon EST Arcade1Up will start taking pre-orders for the Class of 1981 Ms. Pac-man / Galaga combo cabinet! Based on the same combo machine seen in the early ’80s, Arcade1Up celebrates forty years of Namco and Mid-Way.

The cabinets should start shipping in October. A price was not readily available, but given that many of Arcade1Up’s products have been shooting up in price this year, expect it to be $400+

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Let’s start with the marquee games, celebrating 40 years(!) of enduring fun. Power up that nostalgia with the iconic Ms. PAC-MAN™, as you guide her through those infamous mazes while evading BLINKY, PINKY, INKY and SUE. Then, fend off endless descending swarms of alien enemies with GALAGA™.

Oh, and that’s just the start of the phenomenal game list packed inside:

GALAGA™ ‘88, GALAXIAN™, DIG DUG™, DIG DUG™ II, MAPPY™, RALLY-X™, ROLLING THUNDER™, ROMPERS™, TOWER OF DRUAGA™, and KING AND BALLOON™ are ALL also included. Switch up to any game at will, with the easy to navigate on-screen menus.

The Class of 1981 cabinet will measure 22.8 D x 20.9 W x 58.1 H when assembled and come with the following features:

  • Light-UP Marquee
  • Riser
  • Light-Up Deck Protector
  • WIFI-LIVE for Leaderboards
  • 12 Games in 1

I’ve owned a few Arcade1Up machines over the years. The best by far was the Star Wars cabinet. It was well built, and not a single part of it felt cheap. The original Pac-Man Countercade is also a stunning work of art. But then my heart was broken by a certain Miss Pac-Man.

The Ms. Pac-Man cabinet, on the other hand, was disappointing. The vinyl decals on the sides are already peeling, and the screen cover cuts off about 1/8″ of the LCD. It’s most noticeable when playing the other games that come with that machine, like Pac-Man Plus.

I’m hoping since this upcoming combo cabinet features better craftsmanship.

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What are your thoughts on the Arcade1Up cabinets? Have you had any issues with the ones you’ve owned? Let us know in the comments.

[Source: Arcade1Up]


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