Arcade1Up has just released a new line of premium ‘deluxe edition’ arcade machines, including PAC-MAN, Class of ’81, and Mortal Kombat. Each deluxe arcade machine features a new streamlined style which is highly reminiscent of the original arcade machine release, along with Wi-Fi, a faux front coin door, lit marquee, and more. Read below for more info and for links to purchase:
Miami, FL – April 4, 2023 – Arcade1Up today announced the company’s new Deluxe Edition arcade machines are now available on Arcade1Up.com and at Best Buy. Sporting a new flagship design, the collection is an expansion of Arcade1Up’s Legacy Classics line and was designed to offer an authentic and premium at-home arcade experience. The Deluxe machines available now include PAC-MAN Deluxe, Class of ‘81 Deluxe and Mortal Kombat Deluxe, with other classic titles on the way.
“We are continually striving to modernize classic arcade-style games at a price and size that is suited for the home,” said Scott Bachrach, CEO of Arcade1Up. “The Deluxe line offers a premium experience that we hope will both transport fans ‘back in the day’ and introduce new players to the magic of these iconic games.”
“After over 40 years, we are excited that classic titles like PAC-MAN and Class of ‘81 and others continue to be enjoyed by fans,” said Susan Tran, Senior Director, Brand Development for PAC-MAN at Bandai Namco Entertainment America Inc. “Arcade1Up’s new Deluxe line is continuing the love for these nostalgic games, allowing new and old players to experience the most iconic old school games of all time.”
The Deluxe Edition is Arcade1Up’s most authentic arcade format yet. Featuring a new streamlined style and sleek, single-cabinet design that echoes the look of the original, these classic arcade machines have been modernized with Wi-Fi for online gameplay. For the ultimate retro experience, the Deluxe machines are equipped with a real-feel joystick and buttons, a faux front coin door, lit marquee and in select machines, a 17″ LCD screen in a laid-back position, mirroring the design of classic arcade machines. At five feet tall, the Deluxe Edition is the perfect size for the home.
Arcade1Up’s Deluxe series will roll-out with the most iconic titles and best-selling Bandai Namco Entertainment games, PAC-MAN Deluxe and Class of ’81 Deluxe. With 14 games, PAC-MAN Deluxe has the classic glowing maze, PAC-DOTS, ghosts, and the yellow chomping hero – exactly how you remember it – and the integrated dual speakers that produce the “waka, waka, waka” that has signaled fun for decades. Real-feel joystick and buttons let players navigate the maze, gobble up POWER-PELLETs, and dodge BLINKY, PINKY, INKY, and CLYDE! Class of ’81 Deluxe includes 12 games for hours of retro fun.
Additionally, Arcade1Up has introduced a Mortal Kombat Deluxe arcade cabinet that unpacks all the fighting action fans have come to love and appreciate with the series. With 14 games, including four different versions of Mortal Kombat, this machine provides hours of fighting fun.
Arcade1Up’s PAC-MAN, Class of ‘81 and Mortal Kombat Deluxe are available beginning today for $499.00 on Arcade1Up.com and at Best Buy retail stores and BestBuy.com with free shipping (terms and conditions may apply).
Coinciding with the launch, Arcade1Up has released a new companion app available in the App Store and Google Play. The Arcade1Up companion app was designed to help fans get the most from classic arcade cabinets including tracking online leaderboards, connecting with friends for online play, registering for extended warranties and to discover the latest news, all from the palm of their hand.
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