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Spinner and trackball support to iiRcade coming in the near future.

iiRcade Announces Accessory Support for All Cabinets

iiRcade is a home arcade platform for which users can buy individual games. One thing it has not been until now, though, is an arcade platform with support for trackballs and other devices. That will soon change, though, because iiRcade has just announce that accessory support will be coming to both existing iiRcade cabinets and the upcoming iiRcade Gold Edition cabinets. This should allow for a greater variety of classic arcade games to be offered on the platform.

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Hop online with Warrior Blade and Cybattler or try the new Age of Heroes in local co-op.

Warrior Blade Gains Online Co-op and Silkroad 2 Launches on iiRcade

As home arcade fans surely know, iiRcade is a home arcade cabinet/console for which players can legally purchase classic and modern indie games. This week, the platform’s co-op options just improved thanks to the addition of online co-op to the excellent Warrior Blade: Rastan Saga Episode III as well as the launch of a new beat ‘em up with local co-op, The Age of Heroes: Silkroad 2.

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Play local co-op in two new classic arcade games or hop online with 5 new games.

Elevator Action Returns and Twin Cobra Hit iiRcade, 2 More Games Get Online Co-op

iiRcade is a home arcade cabinet/console for which players can legally purchase classic and modern indie games. Today, two classic co-op games launched on the platform: Elevator Action Returns from Taito and Twin Cobra from Toaplan. What’s more, five new iiRcade games just received online multiplayer features, including the obscure-but cool beat ‘em up, Knuckle Bash, and the vertically-scrolling shoot ‘em up, Dogyuun, both of which feature 2-player co-op. Plus, the platform just got an auto-fire option for shoot 'em ups.

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Play the run-and-gun classic in online co-op!

iiRcade Launches Online Multiplayer in 'Out Zone' and 4 More Games

Back in November of 2021, iiRcade announced that online multiplayer would come to all multiplayer retro games on the platform. iiRcade, of course, is a home arcade cabinet/console for which players can legally purchase classic and modern indie games. Online multiplayer finally debuted in five iiRcade games today, including the co-op classic Out Zone. Having played through the full game in online co-op, we're excited to see which games will get online multiplayer next.

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Upgraded home arcade cabinets available to preorder in several designs

iiRcade Announces Gold Edition Double Dragon and Space Invaders Home Arcade Cabinets

During this January's CES, iiRcade announced a line of upgraded home arcade cabinets. These new cabinets would run the game games but feature a height and form factor closer to classic arcade cabinets, genuine Sanwa parts, updated speaker grills and sound, and JBL audio. At last, iiRcade is ready to announce the specific name and models of the new home arcade cabinets. They will be called iiRcade Gold Edition cabinets, and four different designs are now available to preorder.

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Play with up to 4 players on consoles, one of whom gets to be a werewolf.

Mayhem Brawler Gets New Character, 4-Player Co-op, and Special Edition iiRcade Cabinet

Since launching last Fall, developer Hero Concept's beat 'em up, Mayhem Brawler, has already received several updates. The latest update adds a fourth playable character, the ability to replay cleared stages, and a revamped Arcade mode. Given that Mayhem Brawler is available on iiRcade in addition to consoles and PC, iiRcade is al...

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Don't clown on this lesser-known co-op beat 'em up.

Ninja Clowns, From the Makers of Time Killers, Comes to iiRcade

iiRcade is a home arcade cabinet for which users can legally buy and download a variety of classic arcade games and modern indie games. Some of these arcade classics are well-known, while others are more obscure. Today's release of Ninja Clowns definitely falls under the obscure category. Originally released to arcades by Strata (the Time ...

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At last, an iiRcade cabinet with a sexy shape and shiny light-up marquee!

iiRcade Announces Premium Arcade Console with New Form Factor and Features

iiRcade recently implemented huge end-of-year discounts on its entire line of home arcade cabinets. Savvy observers guessed that the manufacturer might be clearing out stock before announcing new hardware, and that brings us to today. At CES 2022, iiRcade announced its new Premium Arcade Console line. The new first premium machine will feature Dead Cells artwork and several enhancements over previous models.

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Get the iiRcade arcade cabinet for the cheapest price ever - this weekend only.

iiRcade Home Arcade Bundle Only $299 Through Cyber Monday

We started covering the iiRcade platform when the company slashed its home arcade cabinet prices ahead of Black Friday a short while ago. The deals keep coming, it turns out, as the iiRcade Classic Bundle is now on sale for $299 through Cyber Monday! And to go with that fancy new arcade cabinet, the iiRcade Game Store currently has more than 30 gam...

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Double Dragon and more arcade classics will soon get online co-op.

Online Play Coming to All Retro Games on iiRcade

The appeal of the iiRcade home arcade console is that it mixes the experience and form factor of an arcade cabinet with the console-like ability to buy and download games. The iiRcade platform will soon resemble modern consoles even more closely in features when online multiplayer (including co-op!) comes to all retro games on iiRcade early next year.

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