E3 2021: Turtles in Time, Street Fighter Big Blue, Ms PAC-Man / Galaga All Get The Arcade 1UP Treatment

June 11, 2021

Turtles in Time, Street Fighter II Big Blue and Ms PAC-MAN / Galaga machines are the latest additions to the home arcade lineup from Arcade 1Up. These new additions to the line follow the announcement of The Simpsons earlier this week.

Turtles in Time is the second TMNT machine to be released by Arcade 1UP.  Although it is worth noting that the game was included on the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles machine, the new unit features WiFi capabilities with 4-player online co-op and a light up marquee. Playing as one of either Leonardo, Donatello, Raphael or Michelangelo, up to 4 players must fight the evil Shredder’s army to get back to New York. The game celebrates its 30th anniversary this year.

Credit: Arcade 1Up

Also celebrating a 30th birthday is Street Fighter II Big Blue. The cabinet painted in its iconic blue colour actually features 12 Capcom classics. Including Street Fighter II: Champion Edition, Darkstalkers and Saturday Night Slam Masters. The full list of included games is below:

  • Street Fighter II: Champion Edition
  • Street Fighter II Turbo: Hyper Fighting
  • Super Street Fighter II: Turbo
  • Super Puzzle Fighter II: Turbo
  • Darkstalkers
  • Night Warriors: Darkstalkers’ Revenge
  • Darkstalkers 3
  • Saturday Night Slam Masters
  • Knights of the Round
  • Eco Fighters
  • Capcom Sports Club
  • Muscle Boomer Duo

Like the TMNT machine, the Street Fighter II Big Blue machine also features a light-up marquee and WiFi capabilities.

Credit: Arcade 1Up

Finally, a combination of Ms PAC-MAN and Galaga is also coming from Arcade 1UP. Dubbed the “Class of 81” machine by the company, players can either tackle mazes and avoid ghosts wearing the most famous bow in video games or choose to test themselves against the seemingly endless waves of enemies that Galaga has to throw at them. I put Arcade 1UP's Galaga / Galaxian machine to the test back in 2019. You can read the full review of that here.

At the time of writing, no prices for the machines have been announced. However, in the past, Arcade 1Up machines have been available for anywhere just below or at the £349.99 mark. 

Pre-orders for the Turtles in Time and Street Fighter machines launch on July 1st, whilst Ms PAC-MAN / Galaga will be able to pre-order in August.

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Ant Barlow

Started with the PlayStation, now I'm here... with a PlayStation. Once skipped school to play the Metal Gear Solid demo repeatedly. I love stories big and small. Trophy hunter. Recent VR convert. Probably a hipster.