The third release in the 1:6 scale RepliCade arcade cabinet lineup is here, and with it comes a fierce Dragon Punch right to my arcade memories. The Street Fighter II: Champion Edition RepliCade arcade cabinet contains two different versions of Street Fighter 2: Champion Edition and Super Street Fighter 2: Turbo.
Aesthetically, New Wave Toys chose the cabinet artwork of SF2: Champion Edition to be used for this replica, and it has been faith- fully reproduced. The mini-cabinet itself is also a replica of the same Dynamo-style arcade cabinet that Capcom shipped to arcades back in 1991 for the release of Street Fighter 2.
The major exception made for this miniature is that it only features one player as opposed to the full-size cabinet having room for two players. If you’ve never played a game of Street Fighter 2 before, each player gets a joystick and six buttons to perform punches and kicks. To try to fit both player controls in a small 12-inch cabinet would be very tight, not to mention uncomfortable. Thankfully, those looking to go a few rounds against a second player can do so by plugging a controller into one of the two back USB ports on the cabinet. As a bonus, New Wave Toys produced a small fight stick that comes with the cabinet so that you can have two-player bouts, right off the bat. The small fight stick can be conveniently stored in the back of the cabinet, as well.