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Arcade 1up - 2021 Midway Legacy Cabinet
« on: January 15, 2021, 12:47:27 pm »
Midway cabinet:
https://www.gamestop.com/consoles-hardware/arcades/full-size-arcades/products/midway-game-cabinet-with-riser-legacy-edition/11114219.html?condition=New



Iconic arcade games. Vibrant pop culture imagery that has stood the test of time. Nostalgia that transcends generations. We call this the “Legacy Edition” for a reason…make that many reasons!

GAMES:

Mortal Kombat™
Mortal Kombat II™
Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3™
Joust™
Defender™
Rampage™
Gauntlet™
Paperboy™
Rootbeer Tapper™
Bubbles™
Toobin™
Wizards of Wor™

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Re: Arcade 1up - 2021 Midway Legacy Cabinet
« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2021, 01:59:47 pm »
Considering the button layout of a mortal kombat cabinet that gamelist is exceedingly stupid.  Why not just include all the games that actually use that layout?

Gamelist should have been:

Mortal Kombat
Mortal Kombat II
Mortal Kombat 3
Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3
WWF Wrestlemania
BioFreaks

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Re: Arcade 1up - 2021 Midway Legacy Cabinet
« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2021, 12:26:34 am »
Considering the button layout of a mortal kombat cabinet that gamelist is exceedingly stupid.  Why not just include all the games that actually use that layout?

Gamelist should have been:

Mortal Kombat
Mortal Kombat II
Mortal Kombat 3
Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3
WWF Wrestlemania
BioFreaks


agreed, but this line of legacy cabinets is entry level for them
$299 - NO riser, lighted marquee

people that buy these will just want 12 games, and apparently these runs won't be limited,
so that way people can always buy them.

the $399 version will have a riser and lighted marquee.


but toobin works, 5 buttons per person, but most of the other dont.
defender will be bad (2 way vertical), so will rampage (2 player), gauntlet (2 player rom),
bubbles (49 way stick), joust (2 way horizontal).

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Re: Arcade 1up - 2021 Midway Legacy Cabinet
« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2021, 04:41:15 am »
Yes, Real deal, Only way to go...One coin, one game.

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Re: Arcade 1up - 2021 Midway Legacy Cabinet
« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2021, 10:08:00 am »
Yes, Real deal, Only way to go...One coin, one game.

true, but a defender / stargate [defender 2] has enough overlap,

so that a 2-1 machine would be a space saver.

you're only adding the inviso button, so the rest of the control panel would be the same.

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Re: Arcade 1up - 2021 Midway Legacy Cabinet
« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2021, 12:42:32 pm »
Everyone is entitled to think however they like, but that's an old fashioned way to think. Clutching on to the past. Combining games for home arcades is a great idea for most users to save electricity, money, reduce complexity, and save space. If someone prefers 100% authenticity and wants to have a dozen full size arcade machines over a single machine, go for it. More power to them.

And lets not forget, some of the "real deal" manufacturers released combo machines like Galaga\Ms. Pacman, Golden Tee\Silver Strike Bowling. Multi-Choice, and Donkey Kong\Donkey Kong Jr,\Mario Bros.
Galaga\Ms. Pacman So, "one coin, on game" isn't a golden rule or anything.
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Re: Arcade 1up - 2021 Midway Legacy Cabinet
« Reply #6 on: January 16, 2021, 01:30:34 pm »
I'll go on record as saying I don't care for how far the marquee is set back. The reveal of the cabinet sides is too much. To me it screams "consumer grade" and just doesn't help the machine look substantial. Also, if that's a decal for the coin door, they would do better to not do anything than use a coin door sticker. I think a non-functioning plastic mold coin door would be their best option, if they are going to try to do a coin door at all.

I actually own the 1st wave pf this machine. It's in my kids playroom, which is funny if you think about how far we've come. Mortal Kombat caused a stir in the 90's for being overly violent and today it's in my 8 and 10 year old daughters playroom with a list of fatalaties. It's a good machine, that plays MK well. I'm pretty good at 2 and 3 and don't have an issue with it. I prefer it to my mame cabinet with the 6 button SF layout.

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Re: Arcade 1up - 2021 Midway Legacy Cabinet
« Reply #7 on: January 16, 2021, 03:27:17 pm »
Everyone is entitled to think however they like, but that's an old fashioned way to think. Clutching on to the past. Combining games for home arcades is a great idea for most users to save electricity, money, reduce complexity, and save space. If someone prefers 100% authenticity and wants to have a dozen full size arcade machines over a single machine, go for it. More power to them.

And lets not forget, some of the "real deal" manufacturers released combo machines like Galaga\Ms. Pacman, Golden Tee\Silver Strike Bowling. Multi-Choice, and Donkey Kong\Donkey Kong Jr,\Mario Bros.
Galaga\Ms. Pacman So, "one coin, on game" isn't a golden rule or anything.

super breakout had 3 different versions on it originally.

so, it's not like it was a new thing back in the 70s.

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Re: Arcade 1up - 2021 Midway Legacy Cabinet
« Reply #8 on: January 16, 2021, 03:48:59 pm »
Lew...I cant believe you could actually compare the selling points of a 1up to a 40 year old machine that still even today stands tall and proud, and in the very next breath talk about fake coin door stickers...I am not "clutching to the past" just appreciate quality.
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Re: Arcade 1up - 2021 Midway Legacy Cabinet
« Reply #9 on: January 17, 2021, 12:52:28 am »
That one is on me. I mistakenly thought you were making a case for dedicated machines, not a single dedicated machine just for Defender. Defender is a special case, and I agree. It can really only be combo’d with Stargate.

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Re: Arcade 1up - 2021 Midway Legacy Cabinet
« Reply #10 on: January 17, 2021, 02:25:02 am »
I have never actually ever played a Stargate so I wouldn't know, But Defender is a hard game and never dissapoints, beating it would take a very special kind of person...That 1up on the other hand does have a dozen games in it and for the money could that being not such a bad deal.

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Re: Arcade 1up - 2021 Midway Legacy Cabinet
« Reply #11 on: January 17, 2021, 05:02:25 am »
stargate (defender 2),

makes the first defender game look like kindergarten and kids play.

there is so much stuff going on, and when you become an expert (i'm not),
watching stargate with inviso, and space levels will make you wish you
were back playing and easy game of defender.

yes, you have 'stargates' to warp, and inviso, but good luck using them unless you're an expert.

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Re: Arcade 1up - 2021 Midway Legacy Cabinet
« Reply #12 on: January 17, 2021, 07:35:44 am »
I have a love hate with Defender. In 2006, I built a multi-Williams game. You'll notice the green button for Stargate Inviso:


I got rid of it in 2009. I didn't like using a 4 way for Defender and the reverse button was a little too far away.

In 2012, I built another defender. This time, I bought a NOS defender 2 way stick, and I put my controls exactly where they should be. I used a PC and Mame. It was good, my buddy has an actual Defender and Stargate. In 2018, the computer died and I replaced it with a 19-n-1 and Jamma.
http://And in 2020, I extended the sides of the bartop and converted it to a cabaret machine. You can see on the control panel the inviso button is there, but I have Stargate available on the 19-n-1. It boots straight into Defender. I can't manage Stargate. Like you said Neg1, too much stuff going on


So, to Jenns point, for me there is only 1 way to play Defender, and that's with proper controls. I love the game, but I'm terrible at it. I don't know if original hardware is better or worse than the 19-n-1's, because I'm not great at either. I have yet to break 100k.



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Re: Arcade 1up - 2021 Midway Legacy Cabinet
« Reply #13 on: January 17, 2021, 12:30:25 pm »
i was ready to buy this day 1, defender - joust wallcade:



and even a very cramped countercade:


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Re: Arcade 1up - 2021 Midway Legacy Cabinet
« Reply #14 on: January 17, 2021, 02:21:09 pm »
The concern I had was the screen size. I'm pretty sure the swarmers and enemy bullets were going to be a problem for me to see. Those cabinets are nice, but I think they should've been built around a 15" screen.

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Re: Arcade 1up - 2021 Midway Legacy Cabinet
« Reply #15 on: January 17, 2021, 07:49:52 pm »
One of my biggest issues with smaller cabs is my playing style, it is not sit on a stool and be smart, it is aggressive and intense including a few nasty swear words, a full size cab will be rocking and control panel takes stress not to be believed, as a result I dont actually play much anymore (blisters, hand damage)... I do feel as if Stargate is someting I should look into that said, it is almost as if Jenn is missing out on life or something...Building one I dont believe is the answer, like Lew said it needs to be right, That and I am already building my last ever cab.😒

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Re: Arcade 1up - 2021 Midway Legacy Cabinet
« Reply #16 on: January 17, 2021, 10:13:20 pm »
hyperspace is a useless button.


on defender just remap it to invisio, and play stargate that way.

of course, it woudn't work for experts, because of the weird location,
but then you wouldn't have to alter the cabinet.

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Re: Arcade 1up - 2021 Midway Legacy Cabinet
« Reply #17 on: February 18, 2021, 12:19:07 pm »
official announcement, release and preorder coming:

https://arcade1up.com/collections/cabinets/products/midway-legacy-edition-arcade-cabinet


Twelve games, one cabinet, unlimited retro gaming fun. Add the Midway Legacy Edition to your home and have a BLAST anytime…no quarters required!

Brought to you by Arcade1Up, this is an absolute must-have for your family game room, game cave, or even in the office. Arcade1Up home arcade cabinets play great, look great, and are instant conversation pieces.

And whoa, what a phenomenally eclectic game list this is. Mortal Kombat™, Mortal Kombat II™, Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3™, Joust™, Defender™, Rampage™, Gauntlet™, Paperboy™, Rootbeer Tapper™, Bubbles™, Toobin™, and Wizard of Wor™. ALL included. Switch up to any included game at will with the easy to navigate on-screen menus. Additionally, this Midway Legacy Edition includes a custom riser, if you need to give it some lift!

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Re: Arcade 1up - 2021 Midway Legacy Cabinet
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Speaking of Defender its the only original arcade I own.  I thought owning one I would be able to get good at it but it hasn't worked.  Maybe I don't play it enough.  I have scratch builds of Robotron and Joust and I tend to gravitate to the Robotron.  Its the only one I'll claim to have gotten good on...I've topped 5 million with difficulty 5, 25K/man.  Never played Mortal Kombat.  Couldn't get interested in the fighting games too many moves to memorize.

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Re: Arcade 1up - 2021 Midway Legacy Cabinet
« Reply #19 on: Today at 10:23:47 am »
official announcement, release and preorder coming:

https://arcade1up.com/collections/cabinets/products/midway-legacy-edition-arcade-cabinet


Twelve games, one cabinet, unlimited retro gaming fun. Add the Midway Legacy Edition to your home and have a BLAST anytime…no quarters required!

Brought to you by Arcade1Up, this is an absolute must-have for your family game room, game cave, or even in the office. Arcade1Up home arcade cabinets play great, look great, and are instant conversation pieces.

And whoa, what a phenomenally eclectic game list this is. Mortal Kombat, Mortal Kombat II, Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3, Joust, Defender, Rampage, Gauntlet, Paperboy, Rootbeer Tapper, Bubbles, Toobin, and Wizard of Wor. ALL included. Switch up to any included game at will with the easy to navigate on-screen menus. Additionally, this Midway Legacy Edition includes a custom riser, if you need to give it some lift!

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