New Wave Toys / RepliCade

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Hey folks, did some searching but I didn't see much.. I'm surprised there isn't a bit more chatter with these things.

The RepliCade machines are mini-arcade replicas at 1/6th scale and are about 12 inches tall. Here is the website: https://newwavetoys.com/

Per their own description: "The Replicade runs a closed system that boots directly into the Rom." And they are officially licensed roms from the license holders.

I have all 3 of their currently released machines: Centipede, Tempest, and Street Fighter II. They've had a few bumps but in my opinion are pretty solid machines. I do know they can interface with PCs over USB as they are capable of firmware updates, but I certainly don't have any skill or knowledge beyond that.

Was hoping there's some other folks out there that might have been trying to dig a little further into these machines? Or maybe they already have and I haven't been looking in the right spot.

There's also a similar release going on over here:
http://www.numskull.com/quarter-arcades/

These are larger but mostly the same deal. So, same question for these machines I guess. :P

Anyone?
 
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I have played on the Numskull Pac-Man one, imho it’s too small to be truly useful... even if you could mod it in anyway.

I’m following the thread to see if anyone has modded it.
 
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Yah agreed. They are not really for hardcore gaming or anything, a bit of a novelty. But I'm a super arcade fan and a bit of a collector so I couldn't resist. :)

I also love all the crazy stuff the community comes up with and always thing modding is interesting and how it gets done. So I guess the dream here would be like swapping the rom out or something.

You basically have 3 physical control schemes here now, which is cool. A dial, a trackball, and now a stick + 6 buttons.
 
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very neat indeed. seen a couple of reviews too. that being said that 119 is a bit tough to swallow. otherwise i would totally give a shot at modding it.
 

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Yah definitely not "useful" in that sense, but still would be super fun to mod! Still hanging onto hope that someone out there is able to tinker a bit!
 

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I wonder if there is any way to play other games on them? The hardware is not that custom... the Dragon's Lair they make runs on Daphne for Linux afaik
 
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