May 27, 2020

Forty Years Of Munching Power Pellets

Pac-Man 40th Anniversary Cabinet
Arcade 1-Up (2020)
With everyone trapped at home since the second week of March, Arcade 1-Up has been selling more of their multi-game cabinet replicas than ever before.  The latest one is a re-issue of Pac-Man to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the iconic game.  The cabinet has awesome 80's woodgrain color on the side and the riser, and it includes the original Pac-Man, Pac-Man Plus, Super Pac-Man, Pac & Pal, Pac-Land, Pac-Mania and Galaga.

I have the same constructive criticism for this that I have for most of the Arcade 1-Up machines.  It looks very cool, but the riser should be adjustable to make the machine taller, and the game logos on the front of the cabinet below the joystick are a bit too busy and take away from the aesthetic.  Still, if I had an extra $400 bucks laying around, I would have spent part of Memorial Day moving furniture around to make room for it.