Numskull Designs and Taito have teamed up to produce another cabinet in their Quarter Arcades range. This one features Bubble Bobble – which is one of the first games to feature multiple endings. The game can be played both single player and co-op. The Bubble Bobble arcade cabinet is 1/4 scale and will be released in September 2020 for £129.99 / $149.99.
You can read the official press release here:
Numskull Designs is incredibly proud to team up with Taito for the seventh instalment in its Quarter Arcades range!
One of the world’s most recognisable, iconic arcade games, and our most-requested addition for the range, Bubble Bobble stars the Bubble Dragons Bub and Bob in their quests to complete the 100 levels of the Cave of Monsters, defeat Baron Von Blubba, and rescue their girlfriends. As well as being one of the first games to feature multiple endings, Bubble Bobble is amazingly fun in both single-player or co-op mode.
This official, fully playable, highly collectible ¼ scale replica features our first ever dual-joystick gameplay, authentic to the classic game. Due to the original not having a dedicated cabinet design, we have worked closely with Taito to create this one-of-a-kind cabinet, including the original ROM and artwork, as well as official marquee, bezel, and control panel artwork from Taito designers. This collectible miniaturises the classic in an official, authentic way for the very first time, providing a dedicated cabinet long sought after by fans.
– Official Taito product – ¼ scale playable replica of the original 1980s Bubble Bobble arcade cabinet
– Fully playable cabinet – plays the original arcade ROM on a bespoke emulator
– Quarter Arcades #8: eighth in the series – collect them all to build your own miniature arcade
– Realistic replica – precise replica features, with original touches from Taito helping to create a dedicated, authentic cabinet design
– High quality – made for durability, playability, and portability
– Play your way – internal dip switch settings let you play however you want, whenever you want
– Portable and displayable – rechargeable internal battery lets you take it on the go, or display at home in attract mode
Bubble Bobble will join the ranks of classic arcade titles from Bandai Namco, Konami, and more, with the range continuing to grow beyond 2020:
#1 – PAC-MAN – out now (licensed from Bandai Namco Entertainment)
#2 – Galaga – out now (licensed from Bandai Namco Entertainment)
#3 – Ms. PAC-MAN – out now (licensed from Bandai Namco Entertainment)
#4 – Galaxian – out now (licensed from Bandai Namco Entertainment)
#5 – Track & Field – pushed to late 2020 due to unforeseen ownership issue (licensed from Konami)
#6 – Dig Dug – est. May 2020 (licensed from Bandai Namco Entertainment)
#7 – Space Invaders – est. July 2020 (licensed from Taito)
#8 – Bubble Bobble – est September 2020 (licensed from Taito)
Catch the trailer here: