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Super Smash Bros. Melee Custom Cabinets Created for High Scores Arcade


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:

“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.”Sam Bahman

According to Shawn Livernoche, co-owner of the arcades:

“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.”Shawn Livernoche

He added:

“SSBM is a beautiful, energized Nintendo spectacle of chaos and control and it always belonged in the arcade! There’s no better controller to play it on than the one from the original GameCube. We knew our biggest challenge in the design was going to be making those two truths complement instead of contradict each other.”Shawn Livernoche

Scope it out with the album below:

Super Smash Bros. Melee High Scores Arcade Cabinets

High Scores Arcade is located in Alameda, CA, and comes highly recommended.

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