So, you’ve coveted all those supersexy MAME cabs and home arcade set-ups and you’ve thought: “I’d love some of that, but… but… I just don’t got enough room/pennies/electronic handiness”... Here we are to help – with Paper Arcade.
Conceived and lovingly executed by Fuseball, it’s a series of old-skool arcade coin-op cabs, rendered in miniature, with their original artwork and all ready to be printed out, folded up and arranged on your desktop at work, ironically obscuring that smiling picture of your missus. Who says you can’t have your own arcade now, eh? Who’s smiling, now?
We remember gaping at intricate coin-op cab artwork, thinking: “Phwooar. If only I could have that in my house”. Paper Arcade now means that you can.
We also remember sitting around at school, doodling pictures of arcade cabs in our ‘rough books’, while the geography teacher spoke of irrigation and tributaries. Paper Arcade is a bit of a nod to that, too. Just… the look of them and the feel of them. Hell, yeah. Sometimes, even the very thought of them. Cabs are wonderful things. So, go play.
Now, relax. Sit back. Pull up a lady-gimp, and, while she’s busy working away, take a sniffter of original videogaming spirit…
Paper Arcade. The best thing in the world, ever – from
The Yank-Saga’s nearly over. More With My Kid… from
is back – banging on about the bittersweetyness of emulation
shares a few unfashionable, but dewy-eyed, BBC Micro memories
Tiger Woods’ Golf (PS1). It’s all about the game around the game.
Next Week: Absolutely not a clue.
May 28th 2004
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