This fully operational arcade machine plays a classic Star Wars game emulated via MAME4All with a fully-operational control scheme that mimics the real deal. As forum goer “Le Chuck” posted here this was a long but rewarding process of over 80 hours. In his own words:
“I was hanging out at Toshi station browsing the power convertors when I noticed a sweet Star Wars cabinet over in the corner. Being a hoopy frood who knows where his towel is (wait, wrong galaxy)… Being that I was used to bulls-eying womp rats in my T-16 back home I thought I’d give it a whirl. I was in love, I couldn’t get enough, so when I got home after changing out a bad motivator on this new flaky R2 unit uncle Owen picked up I set about building my own version. Aunt Beru said there was no room on the moisture farm for another full size cabinet so I made one 1:6 scale.”
For those curious enough to see this creation playing the modern classic, LeChuck was kind enough to create a video demonstrating how this piece works. The envy we’re feeling would be enough to take us straight to the Dark Side of the Force, dammit. This guy is a master!
Pretty kickass, right? Classic arcade games don’t get nearly as much love as they should, so creations like this are definitely a breath of fresh air. Thanks to Venturebeat for the lead on this story. Check out some other arcade stories at PlayStation Vita Arcade Joystick Mod and Retro Arcade Hangers For The Classy Gamer.