New Wave Introduces Space Ace x RepliCade Mini Arcade Cabinets

Dexter and Dirk are back! New Wave, the leading manufacturer of premium mini arcade replicas, is announcing three new entries in its RepliCade line of fully playable 1/6-scale cabinets. Collectors can choose from two versions of Space Ace and two upgraded variants for the fan-favorite Dragon’s Lair, which are all expected to ship Q1 2023.

Space Ace x RepliCade is a pint-sized recreation of the Cinematronics arcade cabinet that plays the complete game. The Space Ace x RepliCade Conversion Kit Edition is also a dead-ringer for what you might see in arcades around 1983 — if your arcade operator upgraded their existing Dragon’s Lair cabinet to play Don Bluth’s sci-fi game.

Space Ace x RepliCade – $149.99 pre-order promo price (MSRP: $169.99)

Space Ace x RepliCade is a faithful reproduction of the arcade cabinet just as it would have rolled out of Cinematronics’ factory. The cabinet features the complete Space Ace experience, with the same attention to detail that RepliCade fans have come to expect. Key features include:

4.2″ screen with the ability to screen mirror gameplay to an HDTV

Authentic ball-top joystick, action, and skill-level select buttons

Working digital scoreboard with player score, lives, credits, and skill-level indicators

Illuminated marquee and LED cabinet accents

Built-in lithium-ion rechargeable battery and micro USB charging cable

USB Controller Support

Includes a mini prop of the LDV1000 LaserDisc player (complete with a Space Ace “LaserDisc” and sleeve), four mini arcade tokens, replica operator’s manual, and a Space Ace one-sheet mini poster

Space Ace x RepliCade Conversion Kit Edition – $149.99 pre-order promo price (MSRP: $169.99)

Conversion kits were commonplace in the arcade era, giving operators a chance to give their customers new ways to spend their quarters without having to scrap their existing machines. In late 1983, Cinematronics gave its customers an option to get more mileage from their Dragon’s Lair units with a kit that replaced the cabinet art and LaserDisc to play Don Bluth’s new animated game, Space Ace. The Space Ace x RepliCade Conversion Kit Edition features everything from the Space Ace x RepliCade and:

Cabinet designed to replicate the Dragon’s Lair form factor

Space Ace field conversion kit replacement control panel featuring illuminated skill level select buttons

Space Ace conversion kit cabinet art

Red T-molding

Dragon’s Lair x RepliCade Overhaul Edition – $149.99 pre-order promo price (MSRP: $169.99)

Dragon’s Lair x RepliCade is one of New Wave’s most popular items, selling out shortly after its 2021 release. The Dragon’s Lair x RepliCade Overhaul Edition gives folks who missed out on the initial cabinet a chance to get their hands on the two-quarter classic, while also giving existing collectors a reason to clear some additional shelf space. Key features include:

Available in black and red variants

A more powerful processor that enables HDTV screen mirroring

4.2″ screen with the ability to screen mirror gameplay to an HDTV

Authentic ball-top joystick, and action buttons

Illuminated marquee and LED cabinet accents

Built-in lithium-ion rechargeable battery and micro USB charging cable

USB Controller Support

Cinematronics raised-letter coin door

A mini prop replica of the commercial-grade LDV1000 LaserDisc player used in late production runs of Dragon’s Lair and a mini “LaserDisc” and sleeve

Special Overhaul Edition packaging, four mini arcade tokens, replica operator’s manual, and a Dragon’s Lair one-sheet mini poster.

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