Capcom Is Releasing A Plug-And-Play Arcade Stick That Contains 16 Classic Games

The latest video game throwback is here: Capcom Home Arcade is a plug-and-play fight stick with 16 classic arcade games, including standbys like Street Fighter II: Hyper Fighting, lesser-seen favourites like Darkstalkers: The Night Warriors, and a few non-fighting game titles like Strider and Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo.

The joystick comes with an HDMI cable and a USB power supply, so it’s ready to go right out the box. It's priced at €222.99, which equates to just over $360 locally.

The full list of games:

  • 1944: The Loop Master

  • Alien Vs. Predator

  • Armoured Warriors

  • Capcom Sports Club

  • Captain Commando

  • Cyberbots: Full Metal Madness

  • Darkstalkers: The Night Warriors

  • Eco Fighters

  • Final Fight

  • Ghouls ’N Ghosts

  • Gigawing

  • Mega Man: The Power Battle

  • Progear

  • Street Fighter II: Hyper Fighting

  • Strider

  • Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo

It’ll go on sale October 25th.


    This actually looks like decent value. Although for the love of all that is holy I hope the chassis gets changed.

    I'll pass on that price, damn.

      I was thinking the same, but then started wondering about the joystick quality. Being Capcom, its likely that it'll be high end and worth that extra cost. The usual retro setup doesn't have a stick like this, so a high end one is going to jack the price up. Looking a little deeper, they are decent sticks.

      I'm thinking that with an arcade quality stick setup (as the Sanwa JLF-TP-8YT are), it could be a decent homebrew setup. Modding could be insane with this once people jailbreak it and throw other games at it.

      Still not sure I can justify it, but having that higher end controller eases some of the pain. While those sticks aren't exactly expensive ($40ish per stick wholesale), they also aren't the cheap controllers you normally see. That's a big difference to the SNES Classic type console.

      If I get one its probably later on when they're on sale though.

        Not enough games on it to justify that price tag imo, even if the sticks themselves are good quality. Only 16 games? Only ONE Street Fighter game? C'mon Capcom.

          Yeah, was thinking that as well. Still do. But if they follow the route every other retro console seems to, they'll be modded pretty fast to add more. At that point, its a different decision.

          The possibility of other uses means I'll keep an eye out for articles. Doubt I'd pay full price for one, but if they're easily modded and on sale, maybe I will. I'm retiring today, so will have plenty of time on my hands to do shit like that.

    would be interesting if this is standalone unit or can also be used usb with PC or PS4, that would make it more worthwhile.

      Good thinking. Doubling as a PC/Console controller would ease that pricetag pain. If it cant, it looks like it wouldn't be hard to mod to do it if you're that way inclined. The controller parts seem generic enough (Sanwa JLF-TP-8YT parts) and I doubt it will need more than a splitter and switch.

      Little wiring and soldering, and probably plug and play after that. I expect someone will do it anyway.

    This looks kind of disappointing. It looks like just the same old cps1 games/roms put on a stand alone stick. Also no mention of what switches/sticks/gates it will be using. I would hope some good quality sanwa but probably not. At that price point it doesn't seem worth it. Cps1 can be emulated on the oldest of hardware and can also be found on heaps of official rereleased titles as well. You would be better off putting that money to buying a good quality stand alone stick and at that price you could get an excellent stick. Come on Capcom. Give us something that has lesser found titles from Naomi boards or something. Not something that seems as much of an after thought as the PS classic.

      Sorry. Cps2 games. Not cps1. But my statement still stands.

      Clicking through to the CAPCOM link shows the controllers will be Sanwa JLF-TP-8YT which are pretty decent quality.

        Damn. Well it's good to see some Jlf's in there. I'm actually presently surprised by that. But still a bit bitter by the games. It just seems like cps1/2/3 has been redone and redone so much for every generation and iteration they can find over the years.

          Yeah, the games aren't sparking much interest with me either, but I think they're still possibly viable. If they're like every other retro machine we've seen they'll be broken in a week and we'll be seeing every game under the sun on them.

          Or, and this is where they might be fun, you see people adapting them for other uses. Whether they're worth a $200 premium above similar retro consoles though is up to the buyer. Off the shelf, it doesn't interest me all that much, but once modded maybe it will be worth it.

          I can see myself sticking a Pi in one for example.

            If the hardware is just emulation for cps1 then cps 2 & 3 should be easily doable on the same specs. Same for neogeo as well. But at that price and using a ras it probably wouldn't be cheaper than just getting a better stick.

    The USB port at the back...does that mean I can plug it into my PS4 to use as a controller?

    On the one hand, a home version of Progear No Arashi, the second-best Cave side-scroller would be awesome as it never got a console port back in the day.

    On the other hand, that price.

    Also, Gigawing but no Mars Matrix? For shame.

    Capcom got my money with SF Anniversary and the Beat 'Em Up Bundle on the Switch.

    If they want more of my money they can put these games (and more!) on the Switch and I'll snap them up.

    But there's absolutely no way I'm spending $360 for 16 games and a controller that is very impractical in my lounge room.

    Hold on let's me get this straight.
    First CAPCOM shuts down their Vancouver studio headquarters then ALDI brought us those Gauntlet Arcade Machines from Midway Games and CAPCOM and now CAPCOM is bringing us a home arcade system with a big giant CAPCOM logo on it.
    What the hell is wrong with you CAPCOM?
    $360 for all 16 CAPCOM games?
    No fucking way CAPCOM!
    Bring us some more games.

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