New Wave Offering Another Chance At The ‘Q*Bert’ Prototype RepliCade

@!#?@! was the first video game explicative I was exposed to as a kid in the 1980s. After a few lost quarters to a Q*Bert machine, we were yelling far more colorful words at the screen.
You’re in luck if you missed out on New Wave Toy’s first run of pre-orders for the RepliCade Q*Bert machines. The company responsible for these scaled-down replicas of classic cabinets is now taking more orders for the $169.99 Warren Davis prototype Q*Bert cab. This limited edition version of the game is slightly different from the retail version we saw decades ago.

This is a fully playable 1/6th scale replica of Warren’s preproduction prototype Q*bert machine as it sits today as part of WD’s private collection. This limited-edition machine has all the same standard Q*bert features with faithfully reproduced preproduction prototype cabinet artwork. Each cabinet is hand crafted to capture every possible detail including cabinet wear and tear, Gottlieb raised letter coin door, and more!

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If you’ve owned a RepliCade machine before, you know that New Wave Toys packs a bunch into the box. You’re not just getting a replica of a classic arcade cabinet, but nearly every detail from the original is captured down to the coin door and post-production decals. The Warren Davis Q*Bert prototype is no different:

  • Replica Q*bert preproduction prototype in 1/6th scale
  • Plays the original Q*bert arcade ROM and Warren Davis’s previously unreleased sequel Faster Harder More Challenging Q*bert ROM
  • Fully functional Knocker Coil
  • Arcade Operator’s menu with customizable dip switch and operational test mode
  • Miniaturized control panel featuring reproduction black ball-top joystick and red translucent P1 & P2 buttons
  • Plug and Play HDTV connectivity
  • Cabinet constructed from traditional materials including wood, metal, and plastic
  • Illuminated marquee & cabinet accents
  • RepliCade signature amplified mono audio reproduction with volume control
  • High-resolution cabinet art reproduction on quality 3M vinyl overlays
  • Gottlieb® raised letter metal coin door with storage compartment
  • High score saving with non-volatile memory
  • Built-in, high-capacity rechargeable battery
  • Premium LCD color screen 4:3 aspect ratio (vertical orientation)
  • Officially licensed Gottlieb branding 
  • 100-Day New Wave Factory Warranty

Let us know what you think of this prototype replica in the comments section below.
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