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Pac-Man and Galaga cabinets to launch this June from Arcade1Up

SAMBRO and TASTEMAKERS LLC are pleased to announce the launch of both
PAC-MAN and GALAGA Arcade1Up affordable arcade machines, coming to the
UK in June 2019. Officially licenced and featuring the original artwork
and styling of the classic cabinets, Arcade1Up machines are stocked with
timeless titles from the Golden Age of Gaming.

PAC-MAN to this day ranks as one of the highest-grossing and most
recognisable characters in videogame history. Launched in 1980, the game
became an instant hit as the perfect distraction from the myriad
shooters and racing games which lined the arcades. Its success was
followed by TV shows, film cameos, million-selling records, board games
and sequels such as the included PAC-MAN PLUS (1982).

GALAGA (1981) expanded on the features of 1979’s GALAXIAN, taking the
genre-defining multi-colour graphics to an unseen-before level for an
‘invaders’-style game. New and innovative gameplay features included
multiple on-screen missiles, bonus stages and an enemy tractor beam to
capture the player’s fighter.

The vision of US toy company Tastemakers, Arcade1Up started off as a
passion project for CEO Scott Bachrach and his team. The vision was to
replicate the feeling of playing in the arcades and pizza parlours of
their youth… something they felt lacking on today’s console and handheld
versions. Roll ahead to today, and the machines have met with critical
acclaim, winning the prestigious TECH TOY OF THE YEAR AWARD at New York
Toy Fair.

“Arcade1Up will transport you back to an era of button-mashing, neon
lights and hours of addictive gaming fun,” said Scott Bachrach, CEO of
Tastemakers, LLC. “It is a unique experience and truly brings back retro
gaming the way it was meant to be played!”

“PAC-MAN and GALAGA are icons within the gaming universe. PAC-MAN was
the first-ever video-gaming character that has inspired generations, won
thousands of awards, inspired future games, appeared in countless
movies, TV shows, pop videos and he’s an 80s icon that the world has
loved for almost forty years. He remains today the most popular
character in videogames and the most playable and addictive game out
there. PAC-MAN and GALAGA are unique experiences and a cool piece of
nostalgia for you to have in your own home.” Lee Kirton, SUB-CHIEF
PAC-MAN Officer BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment EMEA.

Arcade1Up are ¾ scale replica copies of original arcade cabinets
(full-size when used with an optional riser), complete with original
artwork, authentic controls (including rotary sticks, rollerballs and
joysticks). Each machine comes with multiple titles – the original-code
versions of the games – complete with techniques and tactics to learn,
hidden features to exploit. So, if you could master manoeuvres in Space
Invaders, exploit using the edge of the screen in Asteroids or rack-up
the extra lives in Defender back in the day… there’s nothing stopping
you living that dream again!

The cabinets are priced at £349 each with the following titles:

Pac-Man, Pac-Man Plus

Galaga, Galaxian

Atari®️’s Asteroids®️ Cabinet:
Asteroids®️, Tempest®️, Major Havoc®️, Lunar Lander®️

Midway’s Rampage Cabinet:
Rampage, Defender, Joust, Gauntlet

Taito’s Space Invaders Cabinet:
Space Invaders™ Color, Space Invaders™ Black and White

Capcom’s Street Fighter™ II Championship Cabinet:
Street Fighter™ II Championship Edition, Super Street Fighter™ II The New Challengers,
Super Street Fighter™ II Turbo