While this may not be considered “collectibles” by some, I think it is definitely worthy of a mention. Forbes is reporting that the company Arcade1 Up, will be introducing Marvel Super Heroes to their line-up of arcade machines!
If you aren’t familiar with this company or the products that they offer, head on over to your local Walmart and visit the movie/video game section. I am sure you will see some of their cabinets hanging out there. Each of their cabinets matches the original machine decals and use arcade components, but stand at just under four feet tall. Previous games have included single player Space Invaders and Galaga, two-player Final Fight, Street Fighter II and three player Rampage.
I fondly remember visiting my local Pizza Hut back in the day, and while you waited to pay for your food, they had the Marvel Super Heroes game right there in the corner. I loved to play it and watch other people play it as well. Now I will have the chance to own my very own, albeit a tad shorter than the original.
The Marvel Super Heroes Cabinet will feature the following games:
- Marvel Super Heroes
- X-Men Children of the Atom
- The Punisher
You can check out a video below, the Marvel part starts at about the one minute and thirty seconds mark.
“With over 30 years of experience in consumer products, I have never seen such an involved or passionate fan community,” said Scott Bachrach, CEO, Tastemakers. “We have watched tens of thousands of fans across our social media platforms request some of these new titles and we are really excited to be turning their hopes for our brand into a reality.”
Get ready for some fantastic retro-gaming as the new Marvel Super Heroes Arcade Machine will set you back about $299 and will be available later this year.
About Arcade 1Up:
All your favorite classic games are now available in 3/4 scale arcade style machines! Machines feature authentic controls such as rollerballs and joysticks. No quarters needed! See full details of the lineup on Arcade1up.com.