Lost Beavis And Butt-Head Arcade Game Found, Restored And Now Playable

Lost Beavis and Butt-Head Arcade Game Found, Restored And Now Playable

In 1996, Atari started work on a Beavis & Butt-Head arcade game. It tested poorly, was never completed and few of the 12 prototype machines were believed to be alive and obtainable. Until Galloping Ghost Arcade got their hands on one and got it working again. Built using 3DO-based hardware and incomplete at the time of its cancellation, the cabinet — #9 of 12 — has been repaired and is now part of the Chicago arcade's collection. Bizarrely, because of the weird hardware the game was built on, they actually had to go out and buy an old 3DO console to get the parts they needed.

While it's not the only surviving version of the game, it's thought to be the only one that's going to be regularly playable in an arcade.

You can see an older video — likely taken at one of the other cabinet's regular appearance at the California Arcade Experience — of Beavis & Butt-Head in action below.

(via Arcade Heroes)


    Despite what this and many other online write-ups claim, this did *not* test poorly. The reason it was cancelled was more of egotism. Midway was in the process of buying Atari at the time. Midway, the same company who wisely blessed us with Professor Pac-Man, decided to purge any works-in-progress that were not originally Midway properties. That meant that six arcade games that were being developed were nixed. Beavis and Butt-Head was one of them, along with Primal Rage II and Freeze. I believe Tenth Degree and Vicious Circle might have also fallen victim to the Midway Ego Ax.

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