With Q-Bert and 1941/1942 under their belts, New Wave Toys is moving on to a true classic from the height of the Atari days. The company that specializes in 1/6th scale arcade cabinets is going to be bringing us Missile Command!
Not just one cabinet, no-no. We’re getting two! For $139.99, you can get the standard setup you probably saw in your local arcade. For $159.99, you can pick up the Field Test version. This was seen by a select few as Atari tested out the game in specific markets. I’ve never seen one in the wild. So, that’s the version I’m going to snag!
The last Replicade machine that had a trackball was their original Centipede cabinet. While it was a pretty good replica, and the controls were pretty good for the size, the thing could benefit from a bit of tweaking. Unfortunately, it looks like New Wave Toys did just that. You’ve got to be pretty accurate if you’re going to hit those missiles on a tiny screen.
Missile Command x RepliCade features our new & improved, smooth rolling Trak-Ball XL™, CRT FX™ a convex transparent lens that looks like a CRT Television, fully customizable dipswitch and cabinet settings menu, and runs the original arcade Missile Command ROM.
The standard edition of the Missile Command cabinet will have the following features:
- Replica Missile Command cabinet in 1/6th scale 11-5/8 inches tall
- Trak-Ball XL™ free-spinning, extra-large Trak-Ball that provides smooth & accurate control
- CRT FX™ convex, transparent lens that transforms LCD screen to look-like a CRT Television screen
- Plays the original arcade Missile Command ROM
- Arcade Operator’s menu with customizable dip switch and cabinet settings
- Cabinet constructed from premium materials: MDF wood, diecast metal, and plastic
- Illuminated marquee and cabinet accents
- RepliCade signature amplified mono audio reproduction with volume control
- High-resolution cabinet art reproduction on quality 3M vinyl overlays
- Diecast metal coin door with storage compartments
- High score saving with non-volatile memory
- Built-in, high-capacity rechargeable battery
- Premium LCD color screen 4:3 aspect ratio (horizontal orientation)
- Officially licensed by Atari
- 100-Day New Wave Factory Warranty
The Field Test release will have the same features as above, but with a few extras:
- Field-Test Backlit Marquee Panel
- Preproduction Side Panel, Bezel & CPO artwork
- Preproduction 3-coin slot coin door
- Limited Edition / Individually numbered
What do you think of the mini Missile Command cabinets? Let us know in the comments.
[Source: New Wave Toys]
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