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Mortal Kombat

June 2, 2017

Becoming one of the biggest video game franchises of all time, Mortal Kombat was initially created as a video game...

HTC Vive

May 31, 2017

HTC Vive Developed by HTC and Valve, the Vive was designed for consumers and independent game developers. The VR utilises...

X-Men, Zool +Virtua Racing

May 26, 2017

X-Men Based on the ever-popular Marvel comics of the same name, Konami’s X-Men arcade became an instant classic. With a...

Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers

May 26, 2017

With the Street Fighter series celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, the successful franchise kicked off celebrations with the announcement...

Oculus Rift

May 24, 2017

The Oculus Rift is the first VR headset widely available to the public and was commercially released in March 2016....

Captain Commando

May 19, 2017

Set in a Metro City in the crime-ridden future of 2026, the player and their friends team up as Captain...

New Products + Upgrades 2017

May 18, 2017

Here at Bespoke Arcades, we always strive to provide all of our clients with arcade machines to exactly suit their...

PS Vita

May 17, 2017

The PlayStation Vita (PS Vita, Vita) is the successor to the PlayStation Portable (PSP) and Sony’s most recent handheld to...

Marvel Arcade Games

May 12, 2017

Spider-Man: The Video Game Sega’s Spider-Man: The Video Game, is seen as one of the greatest arcade titles of its...

Xbox One

May 10, 2017

Xbox One Being the highly anticipated successor to Microsoft’s Xbox 360, the console has received mixed reviews over its lifetime....

The Simpsons + TMNT

May 5, 2017

The Simpsons Based on the television hit comedy show, the Simpsons invaded the world of the arcade machines in 1991....

Star Wars Day!

May 4, 2017

May the 4th be with you! To celebrate Star Wars Day today, we look back at one of the best...

3DS

May 3, 2017

The 3DS is a revolutionary console for its day, combining 3D (without glasses needed) and gaming on a portable device....

Street Fighter II

April 28, 2017

Street Fighter II is arguably one of the greatest and most influential arcade machines & games ever made. The sequel...

PlayStation 4

April 26, 2017

In 2013, Sony launched the successor to the PlayStation 3. After falling behind and having an arguably rocky start on...

Aliens Arcade

April 26, 2017

Happy Alien Day everyone! To celebrate we have a special blog all about the hit arcade game Aliens (based off...

Pit-Fighter + Raiden

April 21, 2017

Pit-Fighter Atari’s Pit fighter took a step into the future of arcade gaming upon its release in 1990, as it...

Wii U

April 19, 2017

After the success of the Wii, high expectations were on Nintendo’s shoulders to make the next big thing in gaming....

Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap

April 18, 2017

Released in 1986, Wonder Boy became an instant classic. Originally featuring in arcades around the world, the hit game was...

Batman, Smash TV + Alien Storm

April 14, 2017

Batman The 1990 Batman arcade game was based on the 1989 film starring Michael Keaton (Batman) and Jack Nicholson (The...

Easter Eggs in Retro Games

April 14, 2017

Happy Easter Everyone! Happy Easter Everyone! To celebrate we’ll be looking at the best hidden Easter Eggs in retro games…...

PlayStation Portable

April 12, 2017

The PlayStation portable is a handheld system that was said to rival Nintendo’s domination of the subsequent market. Unveiled in...

Yooka Laylee

April 7, 2017

Yooka Laylee is the highly anticipated game due for upcoming release on biggest gaming platforms. Considered a ‘spiritual successor’ to...

Final Fight + Hard Drivin'

April 7, 2017

Final Fight (1989) Originally set to be the sequel to Street Fighter, Final Fight ended up spanning its own series...

PlayStation 3

April 5, 2017

The widely awaited successor to the PlayStation 2 had an arguably rocky start into the market, though is seen to...

Altered Beast, Ghouls n' Ghosts+ Assault

March 31, 2017

Assault (1988) Assault was a multi-directional shooter which is thought to have been the first game to use the hardware...

Nintendo DS

March 29, 2017

The Nintendo DS is a dual screen, handheld 32-bit console and is the successor to the Game Boy. Although it...

Street Fighter

March 24, 2017

Street Fighter (1987) The first game in the Street Fighter series – Street Fighter – was not as many would...

Xbox 360

March 22, 2017

Microsoft’s Xbox 360 was their successor to the Xbox console and it competed against the PS3 and Wii. Unveiled on...

Bubble Bobble + Arkanoid

March 17, 2017

Arkanoid (1986) Simply, Arkanoid was an extension of Atari’s 1976 hit game Breakout, through adding different layouts, types of level,...

Wii

March 15, 2017

Nintendo’s Wii first came onto the scene in 2006, and took the world by storm. With its modern controllers, the...

Gauntlet + Yie Ar Kung Fu

March 10, 2017

Gauntlet (1985) Atari’s Gauntlet is prided for being one of the first dungeon crawl arcade machine games that was multi-player....

PlayStation 2

March 8, 2017

The PlayStation 2 is one of the biggest-selling consoles of all time. Successor to the ever-popular PlayStation, the console features...

Paperboy, Ghosts n' Goblins and Commando

March 3, 2017

Paperboy (1985) Atari’s Paperboy can be seen as a classic game which has been featured in films such as Disney’s...

GameCube

March 1, 2017

Nintendo’s GameCube was released in 2001 and competed with the likes of Sony’s PlayStation 2 and Microsoft’s Xbox. Succeeding the...

Nintendo Switch: The Reviews

February 27, 2017

Finally, the wait is over for Nintendo fans across the world as the Nintendo Switch is released this Friday. Although...

Karate Champ and Kung Fu Master

February 24, 2017

Karate Champ (1984) Data East’s Karate Champ is praised for being the game that both established and popularised the one-on-one...

Sega Dreamcast

February 22, 2017

Sega’s Dreamcast is the first console officially released in the 6th generation of video games. It also stands as Sega’s...

1942, Grobda and Dragon Buster

February 17, 2017

1942 (1984) Capcom’s 1942 was their breakthrough game, spawning a series of five other games. The game is set during...

Xbox

February 15, 2017

The Xbox is Microsoft’s addition to the gaming console market. The company had shown interest in this for a while,...

Pac-Land and Gaplus

February 10, 2017

Gaplus (1984) Namco’s Gaplus was a sequel to their previous game Galaga. And to increase popularity amongst the audience in...

Sega Saturn

February 8, 2017

The Sega Saturn was the successor of the Mega Drive and, unlike the older console, is shrouded by mixed reviews...

Pokémon Amethyst and Colbalt

February 7, 2017

Minecraft is a huge game that has thousands upon thousands of fans spanning across the globe. One of the great...

Super Bowl TV Spots 2017

February 6, 2017

The Super Bowl is one of the most highly anticipated events of the year in the USA, which attracts hundreds...

Mario Bros

February 3, 2017

Mario Bros (1983) Shigeru Miyamoto’s Mario Bros is a spin-off to Donkey Kong (1981) and Donkey Kong JR (1982). Mario,...

Atari Jaguar

February 1, 2017

The Atari Jaguar was the 6th, and last, home console developed by Atari. The console was marketed as the first...

Laserdisc Arcade Games

January 27, 2017

Astronbelt (1983) Sega’s Astronbelt is known for being the first laserdisc arcade game released commercially in Japan and Europe. Although...

N64

January 25, 2017

The Nintendo 64 (N64) is one of the most influential and popular games consoles of its time, rivalling both the...

Q*Bert

January 20, 2017

Gottlieb’s Q*Bert is arguably their most successful game. Upon release being flooded with praise and sales. The game’s protagonist, Q*Bert,...

Virtual Boy

January 18, 2017

Nintendo’s Virtual Boy is seen as a commercial failure, as one of the worst games consoles ever created. This was...