Celebrate Star Wars: The Last Jedi with our Star Wars Arcade Machines

Today marks the launch of
Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the
second in the long awaited and anticipated Trilogy from Disney. Having taken
her first steps into the Jedi world, Rey joins Luke Skywalker on an adventure
with Leia, Finn and Poe that unlocks mysteries of the Force and secrets of the
past.

A little know fact is that the original release date for
Star Wars: The Last Jedi was actually May 26, 2017. However, in January of
2016, the film’s release was rescheduled for December 14, 2017, based on how
successful
Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015) was releasing in December.

So on that note, what better day to tell you all about our
Star Wars arcade machine collection – the largest in Europe in fact!

Star Wars Arcade Machines

We specialise in all things retro and with over 300 machines
available to hire across our group stock, you’ll never be disappointed. From
the original Star Wars Trilogy films we have a range of uprights, sit downs and
pinballs, along with rare machines such as the Star Wars Pod Racer,
Star Wars Episode One Pinball Machine and extremely rare (and large!) Fighter and Gunner.

Star Wars X Fighter Game Machine

One of our rarest and most popular pieces in stock is our
Star Wars X-Wing cockpit arcade machine. Built by Atari and released back in 1983, you assume the
role of Luke Skywalker as you pilot an X-wing fighter from a first-person
perspective. Blasting away TIE Fighters you zoom across the surface of the
Death Star and roar down the trench.

Unlike other arcade games of a similar nature, you don’t
have to destroy every enemy in order to advance through the game; you must
simply survive as your fighter flies through each level. This often means you
must avoid or destroy the shots that enemies fire at you. Each hit on your
craft takes away one shield (you start with six), and if you run out of shields
and take another hit, the game ends.

This is the classic colour vector arcade game, but unlike
the original, this machine features our three in one system to allow you to
play not just Star Wars X-Wing but also the sequels
Empire Strikes Back and
Return of the Jedi.

Partnering up with event agencies like Passion4Events we
have supported a number of fully themed
Star Wars parties, perfect for the
ultimate sci-fi fan!

We also provided a full gaming arcade for George Lucas and
Lucas Arts at the very first Celebration Europe in London back in 2007. This
was the first time Lucas Arts had hosted a Celebration outside of the US along
with officially working with the Belgian prop builders and their incredible,
movie-real props to provide a show-stopping event. Celebration saw the likes of
actors Jeremy Bulloch (Boba Fett), Kenny Baker (R2D2) and Dave Prowse (Darth Vader)
all of which have played on and
signed our machines over the years. The event
also saw visitor activities such as the Padawan Jedi training in the “jungle”
of Dagobah.

Our retro
Star Wars arcade machines are available for hire
for events across Europe from as little as £295.00, so whether you simply want
the one cabinet or a full Star Wars arcade, we’ll be happy to help!

Star Wars Arcade Machines

Mark Jackson

About Mark Jackson - Founder & Arcade Advisor

Mark is the founder of Arcade Direct and has over 16 years experience helping to advise customers and share his knowledge in the retro arcade market.

Nell JonesNell Jones
12:22 29 Jun 22
We used Arcade Direct for a Boxing machine at the NEC. We chose them party due to the competitive price but also for the quick quote and helpful, clear communication. The machine was fully branded and looked fantastic. It was an absolute draw at the show and remarked on by many as the best entertainment there, bringing a lot of attention to our stand. During the show there was a part broken (no-ones fault) and Mark's support was brilliant with a courier sent immediately with a replacement to our Air bnb during the evening in time for the show opening the next day. We will definitely work with them on any future shows.
Alice ChambersAlice Chambers
17:08 18 Aug 20
Highly recommend Arcade Direct. Mark was so helpful when i queried the status of an order of a Gaming Chair. As the delivery date was longer than expected i had to cancel however the customer service i received was fantastic.
Kat SmithKat Smith
08:48 17 May 20
I recently ordered a gaming chair & was really happy with the service. Mark was really helpful & the delivery was much quicker than expected!
Lee GiacopazziLee Giacopazzi
09:58 31 Oct 19
I have had the pleasure of working with Arcade Direct several times. I can personally attest to their customer service and I have seen first-hand how their arcade machines transform events and venue spaces. I often recommend them to my personal contacts and clients.
Emily TylerEmily Tyler
13:08 16 Oct 18
Would highly recommend Mark & the team not only for hiring their Arcade Machines but for their event planning and theming too which cannot be faulted!
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