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Cabinets from America's Arcade Scene Heyday
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
The classic 4-player beat 'em up.
Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3
The final release in the original MK trilogy, unless of course you count Mortal Kombat Trilogy, released to home consoles and PC, as well as the Tiger R-Zone and Game.com.
House of the Dead 2
House of the Dead 2 is the sequel to one of the breakout hits of 1996. Some have claimed it's like if Sega had made Resident Evil because of the surface-level similarities (both released in 1996, and there are zombies, special agents, and spooky mansions). The first was hit, but the sequel really solidified the series' place amongst the landscape of games at the time. Ports were released for Dreamcast and PC, and many more sequels/spinoffs have been released, including Typing of the Dead, Zombie Revenge, House of the Dead: Overkill.
The story is campy and plays out like many B-horror movies: over a year after the events of the first game, Agents James Taylor and Gary Stewart are sent to Italy to investigate a zombie outbreak and stop the game's villain, accompanied by Amy Crystal and Harry Harris. The game has multiple endings based on whether it's finished solo or co-op, and based on the number of continues used and points earned.
Neo-Geo MVS (a.k.a., "Big Red")
The Neo·Geo MVS (or "Multi-Video System") was a major milestone for the arcade industry when it released in 1990. It was followed up by the AES ("Advanced Entertainment System"), which was the exact same arcade hardware, just offered in a console form for consumers to use with their TVs at home. In fact, the MVS and AES could share memory cards so players could save progress and high scores, and even unlock items. It was successful enough that SNK was able to officially support the platform from 1990 until 2004, and even now games are still released for the system by third parties.
The thing that made the MVS so special was that it offered arcade operators the chance to have multiple games in one arcade cabinet, by utilizing cartridges. If the operator had limited floorspace—say, if they were a convenience store or video rental shop—then Neo·Geo cabs came in 1-, 2- (regular or mini), 4- or even 6-slot machines. The Future is NOW!
Guitar Hero Arcade
Guitar Hero Arcade is the arcade version of the popular peripheral-based rhythm series. This title is based on the Guitar Hero III engine, which unfortunately means it was developed after Harmonix parted ways with Activision in 2007 to go make Rock Band. The good news is that since GHA was released in 2009, it doesn't feature any of the bloat from the later titles in the series.
Personally, I think Guitar Hero Arcade/III features one of the better soundtracks in the series, behind only the first two entries. Since this is a Guitar Hero game, there's a lot of classic rock and metal, and nearly all of the tracks feature a special co-op mode that allows a second player to play rhythm or bass guitar. The full setlist can be found here.
Pac-Man's Pixel Bash
Pac-Man is joined by 31 other Namco classics in this cocktail-style cabinet.
18 Wheeler: American Pro Trucker
This is an unusual title, but it's well-loved and a blast to play. When first launched, no one expected just how successful it would end up being. In fact, in Sega's eyes, it justified a sequel: The King of Route 66.
These sit-down machines are the industry standard across Japan. We're importing two Taito Vewlix machines, along with a Sega Blast City.
Tekken 7 carries a heavy weight on its shoulders: it's the current standard bearer of 3D fighting games, so it's a good thing this is a phenomenal game. Ever since Virtua Fighter went on hiatus, Tekken has been virtually alone in the subgenre, with the only other major franchises being Soul Calibur (also made by Namco) and Dead or Alive, which is regrettably known mostly for its fan service.
Released in arcades in 2015, although it took two more years to come to home consoles. It has been extremely well-received, both critically and commercially, selling over 7 million copies by March 2021. It's considered more beginner-friendly than previous installments. Tommy's Arcade plans to have a Taito Vewlix machine running Tekken 7 Fated Retribution: Round 2, which is the most recent iteration released to arcades.
Marvel vs. Capcom 2
Marvel vs. Capcom 2 is an absolutely massive game, both in terms of available characters (totaling 56) and community. This game has stood the test of time, with players still finding new strategies more than 20 years after release. It's helped keep the largest fighting game tournament in the world, Evo, alive. And it's routinely ranked as one of the greatest fighting games of all time.
We'll be planning to offer MvC2 in one of two variations: in a candy cabinet (as it was in Japanese arcades), or with optical joysticks and Happ/IL Competition pushbuttons in an upright cabinet (as it was in American arcades).
Street Fighter Fighter Alpha 3
Capcom's final major Street Fighter release for the CPS2 hardware. The Alpha series (known as the 'Zero' series in Japan) was so popular, that even after Street Fighter III had been released and followed up with 2nd Impact, Capcom still thought it was worthwhile to iterate on Alpha 2.
This release was well-received, and many gamers regard this as the best Street Fighter title, or even as the best fighting game ever. Professional fighter Daigo Umehara has been quoted saying Alpha 3 is a "masterpiece".
Attack From Mars Remake
Commonly regarded as one of the—if not the—greatest pinball tables of all time, Attack From Mars was recently remade by Chicago Gaming.
Fans of the British band will enjoy this over-the-top tribute to the band's music and aesthetic. Eddie would be proud!
Journey to that galaxy far, far away...
Stern's most recent Star Wars pinball release is an instant classic!