Capcom is getting into the retro gaming market just like Nintendo and SEGA recently did with their Classic Edition consoles. But how does a company who is marketing this for arcade games bring that feeling into your home? With their interesting “Home Arcade” machine.
The Capcom “Home Arcade” is essentially a plug and play system, and includes 16 pre-installed games from the CAPCOM CPS1 and CPS2 arcade ROMs with emulation by FB Alpha. What makes it extra nice is that two Sanwa JLF-TP-8YT joysticks with eight-way GT-Y directional gates and OBSF buttons will be included in the release, so two players can use this immediately without having to buy any more accessories. It does appear you will have to share that controller though, and there is no word yet on how wide it actually is.
Players will be able to access a Worldwide High Score Leaderboard via built-in WiFi. The system will connect to televisions via an HDMI cable and to a power supply via USB.
Check out the trailer for the “console” below:
What I am most excited about is the game list, which has some serious heavy hitters on it:
944: The Loop Master
Alien vs. Predator
CAPCOM Sports Club
Cyberbots: Fullmetal Madness
Darkstalkers: The Night Warriors
Ghouls ‘n Ghosts
Mega Man: The Power Battle
Street Fighter II: Hyper Fighting
Super Puzzle Fighter II: Turbo
The Capcom Home Arcade system is scheduled for release on October 25, and is available to pre-order in Europe for 229.99 euros, which converts to roughly $260 USD. No word on a US release date yet, but I would not be shocked to see this come around Holiday season 2019.
Peter from New Wave Toys walks us through their line of 1/6 scale fully-functional mini arcade cabinets during NY Toy Fair 2019.
Check out the video below:
These are great for display and play, and the new Street Fighter 2 cabinet includes a second controller so you can play against friends. Also new is a USB charging port in the shape of the old change machines seen in arcades.
With mankind just years away from when Cyberdyne’s machines will become self-aware and oppress humanity, we still have some time to enjoy neat little gadgets to entertain ourselves with. Smartphones, which will undoubtedly be the generals in the war against the machines, are quickly replacing many handheld devices with it’s ability to multi-task. Plus, you can play some pretty decent games on them!
Many of these smartphones have touch screens, making gaming a very unique experience. However, some games were not meant to be played with your greasy fingers on a screen, and require another means of control. ThinkGeek has solved that issue by creating their “Joystick-It” Smartphone Arcade Stick, which attaches to your touch-screen smartphone to change your gaming experience.
I am a classic video game fanatic, but classic video games are not a fan of me. A retro video game is like a fine wine, aging with grace and dignity, and typically getting better with time. Their consoles, however, are more like that relative you locked up in a senior center and only visit on the day before major holidays (since why waste a holiday on a person who can’t even remember what year it is).
The frustration of attempting to play an old Nintendo game on its system knows no bounds. You can blow as much as you want in the cartridge, but if the system is just too old to work, you are wasting your breath. With older video game technology copyrights going up for grabs in the past few years, many “clone consoles” have popped up that offer you the ability to play older games on them, often two systems in one like the RetroDuo.
Then along came the retron 3, which offers not one, not two, but THREE different consoles in one! With this contraption, gamers can relive their favorite NES, SNES and Sega Genesis games in cartridge form. Many of its predecessors were mediocre, so how well does this system rank? Hit the jump and find out in the full review! Continue reading Review of Retron 3 NES/SNES/Genesis Triple Game System→
Are you a fan of “Super Smash Bros” but wanted to enjoy it as a side-scroller rather than just a fighter? I have, and now we have the chance, courtesy of I-Mockery‘s upcoming flash game, “Abobo’s Big Adventure!”
Starring everyone’s favorite baddie from “Double Dragon,” Abobo must rescue his son from the clutches of an evil group of classic gaming jerks, and battle his way through so many video game references, it will make your head spin.
No release date is official, but you can expect it very soon. You can play it for free on the game’s official website once it is out.
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