Bespoke Arcades

Month: April 2013

Putting the Arcade Cabinet into Capcom Arcade Cabinet!

Capcom Arcade CabinetWe are happy to announce we have put the arcade cabinet into Capcom Arcade Cabinet! April has been a very busy month at Bespoke Arcades, and we have joined hands with Capcom again (like at i47) to produce some high quality arcade machines for their Capcom Arcade Cabinet. These machines feature all the amazing games that come as part and parcel of the new wave of retro re-releases.

Our Bespoke Arcades Capcom Arcade Cabinet is stylishly sleek and is made with only the highest quality components. The system is the elegant Evo arcade machine with all its trimmings including a large full HD 28″ screen, authentic arcade joysticks and buttons, spacious control panel, with superb digital sound, and much more. All the games released as part of the Capcom Arcade Cabinet line up include: Black Tiger, 1943: Battle of Midway, Avengers, Ghosts ‘n Goblins, Gun Smoke, Section Z, Side Arms, The Speed Rumbler, Exed Exes (Savage Bees), Commando, Legendary Wings, Trojan, 1942, SonSon, Pirate Ship Higemaru and more!

Capcom showcased these beautiful machines at the Gadget Show Live in Birmingham. So everyone at the Gadget Show Live got a chance to really get to bash those buttons and enjoy some of the most amazing retro arcade games on superb cabinets.

Arcade MachineCapcom are also having a competition whereby they will be giving away the Bespoke Arcades Capcom Arcade Cabinet to two lucky winners! So for all the arcade connoisseurs out there, this is a golden opportunity to get your hands on an arcade machine which will take your town memory lane and let your relive those moments you’ve grown to love. Even if you don’t win one of the Capcom Arcade Cabinets, you can always get one of your own Bespoke Arcade machines with over 350 games preloaded straight from us. We will be more than happy to help you relive those yesteryear memories!

Please note, we don’t supply this artwork- it’s Capcom’s and Capcom’s alone peeps! If you require a 360 or PS3 version with Capcom Arcade Cabinet installed and ready to go- let us know and we’ll get it all ready for you to play!

Happy Hadoken (Or Surge Fist!)

Wreck It Ralph – A Bespoke Arcades movie review

If you’re a fan of retro, the you will no doubt have already seen the legendary  Wreck It Ralph. This new Pixar masterpiece puts a nostalgic tear in any gamer’s eye cradling videogames’ most iconic characters and weaves a tale centred around Ralph who is the bad guy of the fictional game “Fix It Félix Jr”. He doesn’t want to be the villain anymore so he embarks on a journey through multiple games in Litwak’s arcade to get out of his rut and gain the respect of his peers in the game.

The characters we hold most dear from our youth are here to see amped up in super-sweet high definition and you can tell the movie is made by lovers of the heyday of arcade gaming. The fictional game worlds Disney created pays homage to Mario Kart with their fictional game Sugar Rush, the game’s music sounds like it came straight from Nintendo’s stable. Sergeant Calhoun (Glee’s Jane Lynch) does a fantastic job of playing the Lead in Hero’s Duty (think Halo), I could be wrong-  but she does bear more than a resemblance to Samus from Metroid. But John C Reilly takes the crown as the lovable main character Ralph, a bad guy with a heart.

Its safe to say I have never enjoyed watching the end credits of a movie so much, each frame pays homage to countless games right down to the very end of the credits which features a good old kill screen. It was a perfect conclusion to what will be my Blu Ray must-buy of the year, perhaps I’m biased as I live and breathe videogames, but I don’t care- its the nuts!

Finally, if you feel like playing Fix It Félix Jr on your Bespoke Arcades machine, there’s no need to fantasize, some clever chaps called Code Mystics have done just that- if you have a quick search on the interweb, you can find it no problem and its fully compatible with all Bespoke Arcades machines.

Its on like Donkey Kong!!!

Happy Gaming