New Wave Toys is moving on to the next Replicade system after Dragon’s Lair. Now they’re tackling the swearing orange ball with the snorkel nose, Q*Bert.
Unlike previous releases, Q*Bert will come in two distinct cabinets. One is the original we all know; the other is a replica of the prototype cabinet made by Q*Bert’s creator Warren Davis.
Both cabinets will feature the original ROM and the unreleased version of the game, which is faster and harder.
Both cabinets have the following features:
- Replica Q*bert arcade machine in 1/6th scale
- Plays the original Q*bert arcade ROMs and Warren Davis’s previously unreleased sequel Faster Harder More Challenging Q*bert
- Fully functional Knocker Coil
- Arcade Operator’s menu with customizable dip switch and operational test mode
- Miniaturized control panel featuring reproduction ball-top joystick and buttons
- Plug and Play HDTV connectivity
- Cabinet constructed from traditional materials including wood, metal, and plastic
- Illuminated marquee and cabinet accents
- RepliCade signature amplified mono audio reproduction with volume control
- High-resolution cabinet art reproduction on quality 3M vinyl overlays
- Diecast metal coin doors with storage compartments
- 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
The Warren Davis cabinet has these exclusive features:
- Q*bert’s gibberish Marquee
- Preproduction Side Panel, Bezel & CPO art work
- Gottlieb raised letter coin door
- Replica mini decal set
- Limited Edition / Individually numbered
I’ve owned a few Replicade machines. They’re awesome display pieces and are a step above what Arcade1up offers. Why? Because these machines run the original Roms. They also have an amazing amount of detail, from vent grills to the buttons. Well worth the money, but the controls might be a bit tough on your fingers.
You can pre-order either cabinet now or get the combo package by clicking here. The combo is discounted, priced at $274.98. The individual cabinets go for $129.99 and $149.99 apiece.
[Source: New Wave Toys]