Source: Tastemakers

Tastemakers’ Arcade1Up recently vacated the Big Apple and set up shop in the Magic City where it’s quickly forged a new alliance.

The maker of retro-inspired home arcade and pinball machines inked a multi-year deal with the Miami Dolphins to open the Arcade1Up Game Lounge inside Hard Rock Stadium.

“Arcade1Up and the Miami Dolphins have a shared passion to offer the best entertainment experience for their fan base, on and around the field at the stadium,” says  Scott Bachrach, founder and CEO of Tastemaker’s Arcade1Up.

The first-of-its-kind game lounge features 50 3/4-scale retro gaming machines, including Pac-Man, Ms. Pac-Man, Star Wars Pinball, Street Fighter, NBA Jam, Mortal Kombat, Marvel Pinball, Pong, and more.

“We believe in innovation and creating custom experiences for our fans, two areas that are core tenets of Arcade1Up’s strategy,” says Jeremy Walls, senior vice president and chief revenue officer, Miami Dolphins. “Arcade1Up’s move to Miami and this partnership will provide an amazing opportunity for a new generation of our fans throughout South Florida to engage in retro gaming and unique arcade content.”

Related: Arcade Resurgence: Bringing the Action Home

In other Arcade1Up news, the company opened preorders this week for its TRON Arcade Machine. Disney’s 1982 film TRON was accompanied by a groundbreaking line of arcade machines that featured a distinctive design and glowing flight stick. Now, Arcade1Up brings that magic back with a home version of the classic cabinet.

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James Zahn

James Zahn

James Zahn, AKA The Rock Father, is Editor-in-Chief of The Toy Book, a Senior Editor at The Toy Insider and The Pop Insider, and Editor of The Toy Report, The Toy Book‘s weekly industry newsletter. As a pop culture and toy industry expert, Zahn has appeared as a panelist and guest at events including Comic-Con International: San Diego (SDCC) Wizard World Chicago, and the ASTRA Marketplace & Academy. Zahn has more than 30 years of experience in the entertainment, retail, and publishing industries, and is frequently called upon to offer expert commentary for publications such as Forbes, Marketwatch, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, USA Today, Reuters, the Washington Post, and more. James has appeared on History Channel’s Modern Marvels, was interviewed by Larry King and Anderson Cooper, and has been seen on Yahoo! Finance, CNN, CNBC, FOX Business, NBC, ABC, CBS, WGN, The CW, and more. Zahn joined the Adventure Media & Events family in 2016, initially serving as a member of the Parent Advisory Board after penning articles for the Netflix Stream Team, Fandango Family, PBS KIDS, Sprout Parents (now Universal Kids), PopSugar, and Chicago Parent. He eventually joined the company full time as a Senior Editor and moved up the ranks to Deputy Editor and Editor-in-Chief.