Astonishing X-MEN ’97 at-Home Arcade Machine Launches This Week

Get your first look at Arcade1Up's brand-new X-Men '97 arcade machine inspired by the upcoming Disney+ series.
X-Men '97 Arcade Machine

Arcade1Up is back with a brand-new, or should we say uncanny, at-home arcade machine inspired by X-Men ’97. The company specializes in retrogaming and crafting unique arcade machines that transport you back to the ‘70s, ‘80s, ‘90s, and even the 2000s, all from the comfort of your home.

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Their previous projects include classic arcade machines like Pac-Man, Mortal Kombat II, and Street Fighter II, but now, they’ve switched gears to something a little more mutant-y. 

Relive the Glory Days of X-Men & Capcom Video Games

It’s been a long time since we’ve gotten a quality X-Men video game, and with the upcoming release of X-Men ‘97, Arcade1Up decided to do something about that. However, instead of a new game, they’re taking us back to the golden era of X-Men video games with their new X-Men ‘97 Edition Deluxe Arcade. 

X-Men '97 Arcade Home Machine

That’s right. Relive some of Capcom’s all-time best crossover fighting games like Marvel vs. Capcom 1 & 2, X-Men vs. Street Fighter, or its sequel, Marvel Super Heroes vs. Street Fighter. The system also features the iconic standalone fighting game X-Men: Children of the Atom, which coincidentally released around the time of X-Men: The Animated Series. And, if traditional fighting games aren’t your style, the arcade machine also includes fan-favorite beat-‘em-ups X-Men: Mutant Apocalypse and Marvel Super Heroes in War of the Gems.

x-men '97

While it certainly has the games, Aracade1Up spared no expense in designing its latest arcade machine. It features the newest iteration of the iconic team, as seen in X-Men ‘97, with Jean Grey, Storm, Rogue, Bishop, Morph, and Wolverine on one side and Gambit, Jubilee, Beast, and Cyclops on the other. And Magneto looms over both sets of heroes on either side. 

The machine also has online multiplayer, dual speakers for dynamic sound, a 17” BOE color monitor, and traditional arcade machine features, like a light-up marquee and coin doors. The machine stands over five feet tall.

x-men '97 arcade machine

However, Arcade1Up’s latest product isn’t an arcade machine; it’s a time machine, bringing the excitement of ‘90s video games into the comfort of your home. It’s also the perfect companion to snag before the premiere of Marvel Animation’s X-Men ‘97. Imagine battling Magneto and mastering mutant abilities with the X-Men before tuning in to the latest episode of the upcoming Disney+ series.

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Described as a must-have for any X-Men fan, Arcade1Up’s X-Men ‘97 Edition Deluxe Arcade is the ultimate way to celebrate the legacy of one of the most iconic superhero teams in history. 

Arcade1Up’s X-Men ’97 Arcade Machine is available now for pre-order for $499.99. It’s expected to ship on April 25, 2024.

About X-Men ’97

X-Men '97 poster

Release Date: March 20, 2024
Executive Producers: Brad Winderbaum, Kevin Feige, Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Beau DeMayo
Production Company: Marvel Studios
Network: Disney+
Cast: Ray Chase, Jennifer Hale, Alison Sealy-Smith, Cal Dodd, JP Karliak, Lenore Zann, George Buza, AJ LoCascio, Holly Chou, Isaac Robinson-Smith, Matthew Waterson, Adrian Hough

Synopsis: Marvel Animation’s “X-Men’97” revisits the iconic era of the 1990s as The X-Men, a band of mutants who use their uncanny gifts to protect a world that hates and fears them, are challenged like never before, forced to face a dangerous and unexpected new future.

Are you excited for Arcade1Up’s X-Men ’97 arcade machine? Will you be getting one? What other arcade games would you like to see them recreate? Let us know on social media, and keep following The Illuminerdi for more content like this. We’re always watching.

SOURCE: Arcade1Up

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