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Capcom's Home Arcade is a plug-and-play stick with 16 pre-installed classics

By Shawn Knight · 8 replies
Apr 16, 2019
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  1. The Capcom Home Arcade features a pair of competition-class Sanwa JLF-TP-8YT sticks with 8-way GT-Y directional gates and OBSF buttons. As you can see, this is a two-player board on a base shaped like Capcom’s logo. It’s powered by USB and connects to your TV via HDMI. There’s even built-in Wi-Fi to support global leaderboards.

    The 16 pre-installed games, meanwhile, are from the original Capcom CPS1 and CPS2 arcade ROMs, and include:

    • 1944: The Loop Master
    • Alien vs Predator
    • Armored Warriors
    • Capcom Sports Club
    • Captain Commando
    • Cyberbots: Fullmetal Madness
    • Darkstalkers: The Night Warriors
    • Eco Fighters
    • Final Fight
    • Ghouls n Ghosts
    • Giga Wing
    • Street Fighter II: Hyper Fighting
    • Mega Man: The Power Battle
    • Progear
    • Strider
    • Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo

    Capcom is a familiar passenger on the nostalgia express, having previously released limited edition cartridge versions of Street Fighter 2, Mega Man X and Mega Man 2.

    Pre-orders are now being accepted for the Home Arcade in the UK priced at 229.99 euros (roughly $260) ahead of an October 25 launch. Details for the North American version are coming soon, we’re told.

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  2. OutlawCecil

    OutlawCecil TS Guru Posts: 679   +495

    Lol @ the video. It's like the marketing department was like wtf, we can only show this product at so many angles before it gets boring!

    Good idea overall though. Looks fun.
     
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  3. TomSEA

    TomSEA TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 3,124   +1,617

    No one cares. Where's the N64 console with loaded games? ;)
     
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  4. Panda218

    Panda218 TS Evangelist Posts: 602   +313

    Am I the only one who's underwhelmed by the game library?

    It looks super clean, but man I hate that they used clear buttons.
     
  5. Black Paper

    Black Paper TS Member Posts: 17   +10

    If only it had Sanwa or Seimitsu switches. I'd pay extra.
    (EDIT - apparently I can't read and it DOES have Sanwa switches. Neat)
     
    Last edited: Apr 17, 2019
  6. stewi0001

    stewi0001 TS Evangelist Posts: 2,198   +1,625

    I agree with you that about the game library. The question will be if they will offer additional titles to download or not.

    Take a closer look at the buttons. They are not clear. Pause the video at about 0:11, it will give you a closer look at what they did.
     
  7. QuantumPhysics

    QuantumPhysics TS Evangelist Posts: 1,240   +901

    It's actually amazing that if you DIY, you can go to Microcenter and build your own arcade cabinet with premium parts.

    Personally, there are only a few cabinets I want.

    #1 G-LOC on the Sega R360 (which I can't fit in).

    #2 Gauntlet (4-players).

    #3 Time Crisis 1 and 2
     
  8. Panda218

    Panda218 TS Evangelist Posts: 602   +313

    Good catch! Still not my favorite design though.
     
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  9. Mouldy CPU

    Mouldy CPU TS Enthusiast Posts: 25   +10

    This console is using an illegally licensed emulator, FB Alpha, which only allows non-commercial use and distribution.

     

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