Aracde1Up is beginning to make much-desired changes to its cabinets. Typically the only way to get an arcade machine playable if you’re standing is to install an additional riser. Sure, the risers are of good quality, but they ruin the clean look of the traditional cabinet. The Shaq Edition of NBA JAM is changing things up!
This NBA JAM cabinet is 67″ tall and all one piece according to Aracde1Up. As someone who owns multiple machines, I am beyond thankful for this change. The original cabinets with a riser would only come to about 58″ tall. The extra 9″ will make all the difference for those of us who are over 6’—no more hunching over!
Aside from the redesigned cabinet, there’s only one real change, and that is the screen. The previous NBA JAM cabinet had a 17″ screen. The Shaq Edition brings us a “new” 19″ screen. I’m not sure what this means as far as quality goes or what resolution this screen is set at. This release will come with NBA JAM, NBA JAM Tournament Edition, and NBA Hangtime.
Pre-orders are not available yet, but you can go to Arcade1Up.com and receive a notification when this cab goes on sale. The price point is also a mystery. These cabinets have been wildly out of control when it comes to price. Where they were once $299-$399, some of them skyrocketed up to and beyond $600.
Here’s what NBA JAM Shaq Edition will come with out of the box:
- Light-Up Marquee
- WiFi Live and cross play with Arcade1Up’s original NBA Jam game machine, no monthly subscription required.
- Weight: 99.21 lbs
- Adjustable Volume
- Clear Deck Protector
- Anti-Tip Over Strap
What do you think of Arcade1Up finally making cabinets closer to the full-size ones we’re used to seeing in arcades? Let us know your thoughts and opinions in the comments section below.