Japanese Arcade Cabinets Are Works Of Art

Japanese Arcade Cabinets Are Works Of Art

Is it weird that I am more into arcade hardware than I am arcade games themselves?

There's nostalgia attached to old arcade cabinets, and I get that, but I've always been partial to the unique designs employed — and still used — by Japanese companies. Their cabinets always seem... cuter. Like something from the near future. Or, more precisely, from a '90s anime set in the near future.

Karen Novelo's showcase here is a collection of low poly models of some of Capcom's best efforts, released between 1988 and 1995.

They make me very interested in playing a 1990s Japanese arcade simulator (since Western tastes are already catered for).

Low Poly - Isometric Arcade Cabinets [Behance]

Japanese Arcade Cabinets Are Works Of Art
Japanese Arcade Cabinets Are Works Of Art
Japanese Arcade Cabinets Are Works Of Art
Japanese Arcade Cabinets Are Works Of Art
Japanese Arcade Cabinets Are Works Of Art

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    I always found the Japanese cabs horribly ugly, like they were made by a washing machine/whitegoods company.

    I was wondering recently if arcades could ever make a comeback - but to make them financially viable, what could an arcade offer over home consoles? Start incorporating those massive walking haptic-feedback machines like the Omni? Rooms that simulated game environments? I would love to see arcades come back, but only if they were able to bring something to gaming that couldn't be achieved at the average persons home. Any ideas?

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