When BadBoyBill on the Hyperspin forums found out that the latest (and best one since 2, imo) Mortal Kombat was being released on home consoles only, his task was clear: design and build an arcade cabinet worthy of the name Mortal Kombat.

Taking cues from modern HD cabinet designs (specifically the design of cabinets from Global VR), he went to work. What he has created is a beautiful homage to an era long passed, when Mortal Kombat ruled the arcades with its striking cabinet designs, and bone-crushing DCS audio systems. Watch the video above for a brief tour of the cabinet, and check out his worklog on the Hyperspin forums.

Posted by Tim on 07.11.11

Tonight I wired up the kick harness for Battle Arena Toshinden 2 and connected it up in one of the Capcom cabinets. The board and monitor aren’t physically mounted in the cabinet yet. I still have a few things to do before it’s ready for that but the game is playable and all the buttons work. As promised, I finally have pictures to show. Here’s the screen from Toshinden. More pictures after the jump.



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Posted by Cloudscout on 08.14.08