Ever wanted to test your Super Smash Bros. skills at the arcade? If you’re in the San Francisco Bay Area, now’s your chance – the arcade High Scores has created their very own arcade cabinets for Super Smash Bros. Melee.
Shawn and Meg Livernoche commissioned Denver artist Sam Bahman of Rewind by Design to build the cabinets and design its artwork.
According to Bahman:[testimonials user=” email=” name=” position=” photo=”]“Every detail of these cabinets is entirely made from scratch, by hand. The speaker grills feature the Smash Bros. logo, backlit with LED lighting. The control panels are engineered to securely house four GameCube controllers. Once the fabrication was complete, I began the three stage automotive paint process for a deep, maximum shine. It was important to Shawn and Meg that the character styles matched the 80s look to fit the aesthetic of the cabinets. It was a challenge considering the characters encompassed a twenty year span, but overall I think we nailed it.”[/testimonials]
According to Shawn Livernoche, co-owner of the arcades:[testimonials user=” email=” name=” position=” photo=”]“SMASH is one of those rare multiplayer games for consoles that successfully brings the spirit of being in an arcade home- it invokes that same excitement for me as when I first played Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 4-Player arcade with my best friend Anthony back in Trenton, NJ when I was 12.”[/testimonials]
Super Smash Bros. Melee High Scores Arcade Cabinets
High Scores Arcade has locations in both Alameda, CA and Hayward, CA, and comes highly recommended.