Arcade1Up Galaga, Pac-Man, Space Invaders, and Street Fighter Review (Tastemakers, LLC)

Arcade1Up Galaga, Pac-Man, Space Invaders, and Street Fighter
What It Is

Your favorite arcade games from the '80s and '90s are back and available for you to play right at home thanks to Arcade1Up's lineup of arcade game cabinets. This includes games such as Space Invaders, Galaga, Pac-Man, and Street Fighter II. Each one stands at just under four feet and features immersive full-color high-resolution displays and sounds. These also have the original joystick and control button configurations so you can play just the way you remember.

With Space Invaders, you can either play the game in color or in black and white. The Pac-Man cabinet includes Pac-Man and Pac-Man Plus. With the Galaga cabinet, you can play either Galaga or Galaxian. And the Street Fighter cabinet includes three games: Street Fighter II Championship Edition, Super Street Fighter II The New Challengers, and Super Street Fighter II Turbo.

Each game cabinet is sold separately.

Is It Fun?

These offer the same fun gameplay you'd experience at an arcade, but now you can play them right at home. And you don't have to keep feeding the machine quarters. These do come at a high price point, which requires a lot of quarters, but if the enthusiasm over these games felt in the TTPM office is any indication, the price is worth it. Adult fans who remember playing the games as kids will really enjoy the nostalgia factor here and being able to introduce their own kids (or grandkids) to these classic video games. 

Who It’s For

These will obviously appeal to adults who remember playing the games when they were kids. However, these will be a fun way to introduce the games to a new generation of kids and create parents versus kids gaming challenges. Depending on the content of the game, parents might let kids as young as 6 play along, while other games, such as Street Fighter, might be more appropriate for ages 13 and up.

What To Be Aware Of

It took 45 minutes to one hour to assemble each game cabinet. The instructions were easy to follow.

A riser is sold separately if you want to stand and play. It takes about 10 minutes to assemble the riser, and it does have to be screwed into the bottom of the cabinet base.

  • Fun

  • Repeat Play

  • Assembly & Instructions

    None or Very Easy