We’ve just finished a very special custom arcade machine for one of our clients which we thought some of you might like to see. A massive fan of SNK titles; the client has requested a bespoke Metal Slug arcade machine complete with a custom marquee.
For those of you who don’t know or are too young to remember, Metal Slug (メタルスラッグ Metaru Suraggu) is a classic “run ‘n’ gun” which was originally developed for the Neo-Geo arcade / console platform by Nazca Corporation and published by SNK.
First released on the Neo-Geo MVS arcade platform in 1996, it gained an instant cult following thanks to its fast 2 player action and distinctive hand-drawn animation.
Our version features a 5 slot MVS Neo-Geo Jamma board which makes SNK’s arcade cartridges interchangeable. This allows the client to choose between 5 classic MVS Neo-Geo titles. Alongside the Jamma board, we have put an Evo Play into the arcade cabinet and have installed a custom trackball, HDMI graphics card and a pair of light-guns. With full PS3 compatibility also included, this machine really is the best of both arcade worlds – new and old.
We’re pretty chuffed with the end result and have enjoyed spending most of the day putting it through its paces (purely for product testing purposes of course!) Let us know what you think…
If you would like to commission us to build you something similar, don’t hesitate to contact us. Our team of designers have many design and system options at their disposal and would be more than happy to help you build the arcade machine of your dreams!
As always… HAPPY GAMING!!