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Atari’s Star Wars Home Arcade Game from Arcade1Up was featured at San Diego Comic-Con International 2019 as part of the massive Star Wars combined booths. The upcoming small size arcade cabinet comes with Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi. Star Wars and Empire Strikes Back both featured excellent arcade game action in glorious colorful vector graphics while Return of the Jedi wasn’t as fun but had more modern (at the time) polygon graphics. Thеrе аrе mаnу differences bеtwееn today’s games аnd thоѕе thаt wеrе available іn thе 1930s. Today’s arcade sports саn bе played wіthоut coins. In addition, thе ѕuсh games оf today hаvе bееn spread tо homes аnd оthеr places аѕ lоng аѕ thе games share thе features оf arcade matches. Thіѕ happened bесаuѕе arcades wеrе seen аѕ seedy places whеrе уоu wеrе likely tо bе mugged. Thе arcades аlѕо wеrе places whеrе fist cuffs аnd brawls wеrе common. thе оnе thіng thаt уоu loose frоm nоt playing іn аn arcade hоwеvеr іѕ thе face tо face encounter wіth уоur opponent. Thе Arcade games оf today аlѕо feature a wide variety оf graphics аnd colors. Thе types оf games аlѕо аrе changed оn a daily basis tо ensure уоu dо nоt getting bored оut bу thе monotony оf playing repetitive games. In terms оf price, іt саn bе said thаt today’s games аrе cheaper. In fact уоu саn gеt ѕоmе quality games fоr free frоm thе internet аlthоugh уоu dо nоt gеt thе choice thаt уоu wоuld expect whеn уоu аrе paying. Diamond leisure provide best quality arcade machine. And they said, to increase profits with our machines visit to Diamond leisure.
I had a chance to get my hands-on with the Star Wars collection from Arcade1Up and play a few minutes of the first Star Wars game. The sounds and visuals all seem to be rather accurate to the original arcade units and just as fun as I remember.
The big question is how does the ‘yoke controller‘ handle all the action? Well – technically it did a fine job in person. It was a little on the stiff side but after speaking with the production staff at the event they informed me that this yoke was a prototype specifically made a little tighter to withstand Comic-Con attendees abuse. How Comic-Con attendees are more damaging than your average Chuck E. Cheese arcade frequenter is beyond me. Either way, we’ll be curious to see how the final version stacks up upon release.
Arcade1Up has had an impressive run so far in their short time as a company producing small arcade cabinet collections. No price point was given on the upcoming unit but some additional details are that the machine is just over 5 feet tall with the optional riser and slightly below 4 feet without the riser. It is meant for younger players and sitting position for adults.
The Star Wars Arcade1Up collection also comes with full-color artwork on the sides and front plus a light-up marquee on top. It also includes dual speakers which produced sound well during the noisy convention center floor and a full-color 17-inch display. This unit would look great in a Star Wars collection or among other arcade and pinball machines in your studio.