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Atari Star Wars arcade from Arcade1Up

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Hey all,

 

Hope you're as excited about this as we are!  Arcade1Up is putting out a genuine licensed Atari Star Wars arcade machine (with Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi built-in too!), complete with the iconic yoke controller!  And, Code Mystics has been retained to do the emulation!  We're all fans of this game since our own childhoods, so this is a passion project for us.  (Just look at http://www.codemystics.com/products.shtml?-2 if you want proof.) It's going to be handled with care. :)

 

https://www.destructoid.com/classic-atari-star-wars-arcade-games-are-back-in-this-new-arcade1up-cabinet-557246.phtml

 

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If that yoke is solid, I'd have a look at it for sure.  I have a Mame machine plus others, but you cannot give these legendary vector games justice without the yoke.

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Hey all,
 
Hope you're as excited about this as we are!  Arcade1Up is putting out a genuine licensed Atari Star Wars arcade machine (with Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi built-in too!), complete with the iconic yoke controller!  And, Code Mystics has been retained to do the emulation!  We're all fans of this game since our own childhoods, so this is a passion project for us.  (Just look at http://www.codemystics.com/products.shtml?-2 if you want proof.) It's going to be handled with care. :)
 
https://www.destructoid.com/classic-atari-star-wars-arcade-games-are-back-in-this-new-arcade1up-cabinet-557246.phtml


Congratulations Jeff,

Glad you guys got the contract, should be exciting to play.


For anyone following 1up releases, its mentioned here, along with all the other cabinets being released for 2019:
http://atariage.com/forums/topic/275757-budget-atari-and-capcom-arcade-cabinets-to-see-release-this-fall/page-88

later
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Yep.. the initial concern to me is obviously the quality of the controller. I've never been interested in Arcade1up's "joystick & button" offerings because those are a dime a dozen on all our hobbyist emulator multicabs. I was immediately drawn however to their trackball + spinner cabinets (e.g. the 12-in-1) since that's a little more specialized (yes, please don't tell me about how easy it is to implement your own trackball & spinner.. I'm just saying what I was interested in). I'm interested in these flight yoke games in the same way.

 

Anyway, the point is we all now know just how shitty and cheap the original plastic spinner & trackball were in the first run.. disappointing a ton of us. They've supposedly kind of redeemed themselves since, with better quality controls you can order (and the better trackball on the Golden Tee cabs), but the taste remains. If they couldn't do a spinner & trackball right, what more a flight yoke? Still, I'm optimistic, but cautiously so. :)

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