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My MK9 Original WB Arcade Cabinet

There was only a handful of arcade cabinets made for the MK9 presentation, probably around 8 of them. Some were made for the Xbox 360 version and some for the PlayStation 3.

I managed to get the PlayStation 3 version for myself through networking in a Hollywood storage facility. I was very lucky to obtain it, apparently WB just wanted to destroy them, since they didn't need them anymore. I believe there are a few other people that also managed to save a few, but I have lost touch with them, and I don't know if they still have them.

This thing is massively huge. It doesn't look that way on the images, but it is almost 7 feet tall, and almost 4 feet wide. Without any equipment other than the controllers it weights around 450 lbs altogether.

I put my PS3 Slim in it with a 1.5 TB HDD, in which I have a significant amount of digital games including various shmups, beat 'em ups, fighting games, classic arcade games, newer arcade games, Neo Geo stuff, some that I even had to buy on the Japanese store because they weren't released on the West, and of course MK9. So it feels like having multiple arcade cabinets into a single arcade unit. These are the ones:



Fighting folder:



- BattleFantasia

- Arcana Heart 3

- Aquapazza Aquaplus Dream Match

- Chaos Code

- Persona 4 Arena

- The King Of Fighters XII (physical)

- The King Of Fighters XIII

- BlazBlue Chronophantasma

- Arcana Heart 3 Love Max!!!!!

- Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late

- BlazBlue Chronophantasma Extend

- Persona 4 Arena Ultimax

- Dead Or Alive 5 Last Round

- Guilty Gear Xrd -Sign-

- Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax

- Nitroplus Blasterz Heroines Infinite Duel

- Guilty Gear Xrd -Revelator- (Rev 2 update)

- BlazBlue Central Fiction

- Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown

- Mortal Kombat Arcade Kollection

- Mortal Kombat Vs. DC Universe

- Mortal Kombat (9)

- Injustice Gods Among Us Ultimate

- Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix

- Street Fighter III 3rd Strike

- Ultra Street Fighter IV

- Marvel Vs. Capcom Origins

- Marvel Vs. Capcom 2 HD

- Marvel Vs. Capcom 3 (physical)

- Ultimate Marvel Vs. Capom 3 (physical)

- Darkstalkers Resurrection

- Guilty Gear XX Accent Core Plus

- Jojo's Bizarre Adventure

- Street Fighter X Tekken

- Tekken Tag Tournament

- Tekken 5 Dark Resurrection

- Tekken 6 (physical)

- Tekken Tag Tournament II Prologue

- Tekken Tag Tournament II

- Soulcalibur II HD

- Soulcalibur IV (physical)

- Soulcalibur V

- Skullgirls Encore



Capcom Arcade Cabinet:



- 1942

- 1943 Battle Of Midway

- 1943 Kai

- Avenger

- Black Tiger

- Commando

- Exed Exes

- Ghosts ‘N Goblins

- Gun Smoke

- Legendary Wings

- Pirate Ship Higemaru

- Section Z

- Side Arms

- SonSon

- The Speed Rumbler

- Trojan

- Vulgus



PlayStation 2 folder:



- ADK Tamashii (Japan)

- Art Of Fighting Anthology (Japan)

- Capcom Fighting Evolution

- Capcom Vs. SNK 2

- Castle Of Shikigami 2

- Contra Shattered Soldier

- DOA2 Hardcore

- Fatal Fury Battle Archives Vol. 2 (Japan)

- Fuuun Super Combo (Japan)

- Garou Mark Of The Wolves (Japan)

- Gradius V

- The King Of Fighters 2000 (Japan)

- The King Of Fighters 2001 (Japan)

- The King Of Fighters 2002 (Japan)

- The King Of Fighters 2003 (Japan)

- The King Of Fighters Neowave (Japan)

- The King Of Fighters XI (Japan)

- KOF Maximum Impact Maniax (Japan)

- KOF Maximum Impact 2 (Japan)

- KOF M.I. Regulation "A" (Japan)

- Mega Man X8 (Japan)

- Metal Slug 4 (Japan)

- Metal Slug 5 (Japan)

- Metal Slug 6 (Japan)

- Neo Contra

- Neo Geo Battle Coliseum (Japan)

- Raiden III

- Samurai Shodown V (Japan)

- Samurai Shodown VI (Japan)

- Twinkle Star Sprites (Japan)



PSOne folder:



- Advanced Variable Geo (Japan)

- Castlevania Chronicles

- Castlevania Symphony Of The Night

- Cyberbots Fullmetal Madness (Japan)

- Darkstalkers The Night Warriors

- Darkstalkers 3

- Dead Or Alive (Japan)

- Destrega

- Dezaemon Kids (Japan)

- Dezaemon Plus (Japan)

- DonPachi (Japan)

- DoDonPachi (Japan)

- Double Dragon (VI) (Japan)

- G-Darius (Japan)

- Gaia Seed (Japan)

- Galaxy Fight (Japan)

- Guilty Gear (Japan)

- King Of Fighters '97 (Japan)

- King Of Fighters '98 (Japan)

- King Of Fighters '99

- Mega Man (Japan)

- Mega Man 2 (Japan)

- Mega Man 3 (Japan)

- Mega Man 4 (Japan)

- Mega Man 5 (Japan)

- Mega Man 6 (Japan)

- Mega Man 8

- Mega Man X4

- Mega Man X5

- Mega Man X6 (Japan)

- Metal Slug X

- Mobile Light Force

- Namco Museum Vol. 1

- Namco Museum Vol. 2

- Namco Museum Vol. 3

- Namco Museum Vol. 4

- Namco Museum Vol. 5

- Outlaws Of The Lost Dynasty (Japan)

- Raiden (Japan)

- RayCrisis (Japan)

- RayStorm (Japan)

- Shienryu (Japan)

- Sonic Wings Special (Japan)

- Space Shot

- Street Fighter Alpha

- Street Fighter Alpha 2

- Street Fighter Alpha 3

- Strider 2

- Super Gem Fighter Mini Mix

- Tekken

- Tekken 2

- Zanac X Zanac (Japan)



Classics folder:



- Alex Kidd In Miracle World

- Altered Beast

- Comix Zone

- Golden Axe

- Gungstar Heroes

- Monster World IV

- The Revenge Of Shinobi

- Soldier Blade

- Sonic The Hedgehog

- Sonic The Hedgehog 2

- Sonic CD

- Streets Of Rage 2

- Super Hang-On

- Super Star Soldier

- Wonder Boy In Monster Land

- Wonder Boy In Monster World

- Alpha Mission

- Athena

- Bermuda Triangle

- Gang Wars

- Guerrilla War

- Hal 21

- Ikari Warriors

- [Ikari Warriors II] Victory Road

- Ikari [Warriors] III The Rescue

- Marvin's Maze

- Ozma Wars

- Prisoners Of War [P.O.W.]

- Prehistoric Isle

- Psycho Soldier

- Sasuke Vs. Commander

- Search And Rescue [S.A.R.]

- Street Smart

- T.N.K. III

- Vanguard

- Vanguard II



PS Move folder:



- Deadstorm Pirates (physical)

- Gal*Gun Best Version (physical)

- House Of The Dead III

- House Of The Dead 4

- House Of The Dead Overkill

- Resident Evil The Umbrella Chronicles

- Resident Evil The Darkside Chronicles

- Time Crisis 4 (physical)

- Time Crisis Razing Storm (physical)

- Ape Escape Fury! Fury!

- Carnival Island

- Everybody Dance (physical)

- Foosball 2012

- Hustle Kings

- Planet Minigolf

- PlayStation Move Fitness

- Sports Champions

- Sports Champions 2

- Star The Party! (physical)

- Start The Party! Save The World

- Top Darts



Arcade folder:



- Alpha Mission 2

- Art Of Fighting

- Fatal Fury

- King Of Fighters '94

- King Of Fighters '95

- King Of Fighters '96

- Magician Lord

- Metal Slug

- Metal Slug 2

- Metal Slug 3

- Samurai Shodown

- Shock Troopers

- Super Sidekicks

- World Heroes

- Fighting Vipers

- Sonic The Fighters

- Virtua Fighter 2

- Bionic Commando Rearmed

- Bionic Commando Rearmed 2

- Catherine

- Castle Of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse

- Castlevania Harmony Of Despair

- Disney's DuckTales Remastered

- Hard Corps Uprising

- Mega Man 9

- Mega Man 10

- Mighty No. 9

- Sonic The Hedgehog 4 Episode I

- Sonic The Hedgehog 4 Episode II

- Thexder Neo

- Zen Pinball 2 (all tables)

- 1942 Joint Strike

- D. & D. Chronicles Of Mystara (Arcade)

- Final Fight Double Impact

- Frogger Hyper Arcade Edition

- Frogger Returns

- Galaga Legions DX

- Pac-Man Championship Edition DX+

- R-Type Dimensions

- Raiden IV Overkill

- Sine Mora

- Soldner-X Himmelssturmer

- Soldner-X2 Final Prototype

- Space Invader Infinity Gene

- Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo HD Remix

- Tetris (EA)

- Under Defeat Deluxe Edition

- Virtua Tennis 4 (physical)

- X-Men (Arcade)



My only regret is that I cannot play any of the Killer Instinct games on it, since they all belong to Microsoft now, but I already made peace with that. Either way the hardcore ultimate experience for this cabinet is playing MK9 of course because the artwork simply add ups to that experience.

For the sound, a soundbar with a subwoofer was more than enough to add richness to the experience, and the 2 fans that came inside to keep it cool during the summer add to the feel of the machine being alive. The monitor I added is a 40 inches screen, which is a lot bigger than most arcade cabinets, but it can hold up to a 42 inches screen.

The other great news is that those WB fight sticks were also released commercially, and are compatible with MKX, and MKXL, it reads them as legacy controllers, which means I have no problem playing MKXL on it when I put the Pro in it.

I know I'm kind of bragging and I'm sure many people here probably have better setups, but when you have something you love so much, you want to share it. I also use it as a music jukebox with Spotify, and it is perfect if you like to constantly have people over. I highly recommend people to get arcade cabinets, the experience is simply incomparable.

Here are some images of it:



















 
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its a shame fighting game arcade machines arent manufactured anymore :(
1UP is coming up with a very aproachable solution in the following months for arcade cabinets in general. I'm happy for them slowly bringing those back to the general public in small doses.

That is dope as hell
Thank you man.

Nrs/wb have no soul
I personally can't complain. They did this cabinet, and it made me very happy.
 

just_2swift

God Fist Lao
1UP is coming up with a very aproachable solution in the following months for arcade cabinets in general. I'm happy for them slowly bringing those back to the general public in small doses.



Thank you man.



I personally can't complain. They did this cabinet, and it made me very happy.
I mean as far as destroying them
 

RyuKazuya

Jesus is my Lord and Savior!
Man that looks amazing.
Just wondering how to play Street Fighter on a MK-layout Stick.

Too bad Arcade-Machines are not a thing anymore :(
 
Siiiiiiiiiiick. I’m hella green rn
Thank you man.

I mean as far as destroying them
Yeah, it was very sad because as far as I know they destroyed at least half of them. Some guys saved the fight sticks at least.

Man that looks amazing.
Just wondering how to play Street Fighter on a MK-layout Stick.

Too bad Arcade-Machines are not a thing anymore :(
Street Fighter games are definitely not ideal for this setup, I still have them there just because they were already part of my PS3 collection.

This setup however works great for Marvel Vs. Capcom, Injustice, Dead Or Alive, Virtua Fighter, Tekken, Soulcalibur, the SNK fighters, and all the Arc System Works games.
 
Woohoo! it's beautiful
Thank you man.

If I ever get a new game from the Japanese store I will add it to the list.

I've seem some good ones they have there that I still don't have like:

- Phantom Breaker Another Code [the fighting game, not the beat 'em up]

- Melty Blood Actress Again Current Code

- Blade Arcus From Shinning EX

- Ketsui Kizuna Jigoku Tachi [a CAVE shmup]

- Caladrius Blaze [a MOSS shmup, which I have for PS4, they have it on PS3 too]

- ... and many other classics that we didn't get here.

However at this point I'm satisfied with what I have. I haven't get a new tittle since last December.

The forte of the machine is MK9 anyway, and I always have a blast with people, playing that game.

The way I look playing the other games, is that in classic MK games if you fight enough versus fights you get to play something like Galaga, which was always fun too.
 
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