Aracde1Up has built a reputation on the finest modern-era interpretations on the classic arcade game cabinet. Now it’s the turn of the OG Ridge Racer from 1993.
The new Ridge Racer Arcade Machine stands at just under 4ft and features a 17” LCD display, two speakers, a headphone jack, a gear shifter, throttle and brake pedals plus a rumble-enabled racing wheel. The unit is also wi-fi enables for leaderboard hunting.
It’s not just Ridge Racer included either, as Ridge Racer 2, Rave Racer, Ace Driver and Ace Driver: Victory Lap are included within this fully licenced setup.
This reminds us that a new game from the series is long overdue. There’s so much appreciation out there for the sideways classic all these years later. Please, BANDAI NAMCO, make it happen.
Existing racing game cabinets from Arcade1UP include a stand-up or seated Outrun model, both of which are priced at $549.99. Pre-orders for the Ridge Racer device start on the 22nd November 2021 – now, if only we had the space in our office…