E3 2021: Arcade1Up Bring More ’80s And ’90s Fun With Three New Arcade Machines

by Gary Catig

Arcade1Up’s announcement last Wednesday about the four-player The Simpsons game was only a sample of what the company has in store for E3 2021. They have revealed another three arcade cabinets that will be arriving in the future.

Like The Simpsons, Street Fighter II is also celebrating its 30-year anniversary. For the occasion, a Street Fighter II Big Blue Arcade Machine is coming out. In total, it will have twelve games that can be played. It will have Street Fighter II Championship Edition, Street Fighter II Hyper Fighting, Super Street Fighter II Turbo, and Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo. Included from the Dark Stalkers series are Dark Stalkers, Night Warriors: Dark Stalkers Revenge, and Dark Stalkers 3. Wrestling fans can enjoy Saturday Night Slam Masters and Muscle Bomber Duo. Rounding out the other titles are Knights of the Round, Eco Fighters and Capcom Sports Club.

They travel back ten more years for their Ms. Pac Man/Galaga Class of ’81 Arcade Machine. Similar to the above Street Fighter II collection, it will have multiple games. In addition to the above two, the complete roster of titles includes Galaga ’88, Galaxian, Dig Dug, Dig Dug II, Mappy, Rally-X, Rolling Thunder, Rompers, Tower of Druaga and King and Balloon.

The final new cabinet is another four-player blast from the past. The sequel to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Turtles in Time, is on its way. Select your favorite turtle, whether it be Leonardo, Donatello, Michelangelo, or Raphael, and battle Shredder in the past and the future in order to save yourselves and the Statue of Liberty.

Pre-orders for Street Fighter II Big Blue and Turtles in Time will begin on July st1 while pre-orders for Ms. Pac Man/Galaga will begin in August.


Gary Catig

Gary Catig is west coast raised, east coast educated, and has a touch of southern charm. He has spent most of his adult life making science fiction a reality as an engineer conducting research in the military, microprocessor, and biotechnology fields. While currently living in San Diego, he enjoys all facets of pop culture including but not limited to comics, TV, movies, and music.

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