If you want the original arcade action of Street Fighter II, you have many options ranging from most expensive to least. You can buy the original arcade cabinet, have it shipped home, find space for it, and pay a gazillion bucks. You can choose an Arcade1up replica for around $299 to $399 depending on a sale. But there now exists an even cheaper option….an arcade unit that costs $119.99 MSRP.
You just have to make some size compromises…it’s 12 inches tall. Maybe, like Arcade1Up, they make a riser.
Seriously though, New Wave Toys’ line of RepliCade cabinets is more for collectors than diehard arcade gamers that like squinting at a tiny screen. Their new Street Fighter II replica looks like a model, but it’s actually functional and fully playable. It even supports two players.
How, you may ask? Wouldn’t it be tough for two people to huddle around this thing? Well, the RepliCade supports controller attachments, and comes with one: the USB Mini Fight Stick. You can use any other controller that is compatible, though.
- Plays the original Street Fighter II: Champion Edition and Super Street Fighter II: Turbo arcade games
- Miniaturized Fight Stick control panel which includes bat-top microswitch joystick and microswitch action buttons
- Arcade Operator’s menu featuring dip switch settings that let players adjust skill level (Champion Edition only)
- Includes additional USB Mini Fight Stick for two-player action. Machine also compatible with modern USB game controllers
- Authentic wood cabinet construction
- Illuminated marquee and cabinet accents
- Amplified stereo audio with volume control
- Diecast metal coin door with storage compartments
- Illuminated Mini Fight Stick rear storage compartment with display window
- High-resolution cabinet art reproduction
- Non-volatile memory to save high scores
- Built-in rechargeable battery for up to 2 hours of unplugged play
- 3.5” flat LCD color screen (horizontal orientation)
- Limited edition
- Officially licensed by Capcom
The Street Fighter II RepliCade is now available for purchase at newwavetoys.com. It comes with the machine, one fight stick, a USB charge cable, an operator’s manual, and even tiny tokens you can shove into the thing.