Tilt just got a Hybrid 360/Arcade cabinet that currently houses SSF4. Here are my Pro’s and Cons about this system.
1: SSF4 Console, on an Arcade cabinet.
2: $1 per 8 minutes.
3: Games can be switched out via disc. Tekken 6 anyone?
4: Multiple matches can be played in 8 minutes vs $1 per game.
5: Left analog/trackball joystick can also be used for movement (which is awkward, imo).
1: Players may feel entitled to spend 80 minutes on the Cabinet w/o letting others play because they dropped $10 into the machine. Please be courteous and share, dickheads.
2: $1 per 8 minutes is only good if players continue to feed the timer. Not a good value if you’re trying to beat the game/arcade mode.
3: $1 per 8 minutes won’t allow for 20 win streaks, maybe 4 or 5 at most. Your game ends as soon as time runs out.
4: There is a right analog trackball right below the short and forward kick buttons. Thankfully this isn’t active during play, but is still annoying.
5: The game doesn’t pause when the timer hits zero. If you don’t insert more bills before time runs out, the game resets. About the same as hitting the power button on/off. Keep this in mind if it’s your first time trying it out.
6: RROD while playing could be a future problem since it is 360 based.
7: Not everything is unlocked yet (Characters/Colors/Costumes).
Controls are Sanwa joystick (Japanese style) with somewhat generic buttons, which will be swapped out later.
If you’ve seen the Tekken 6 sitdown cabinets, this is an upright version which also uses an HD monitor.
I’m very happy to see Tilt being an option for SSF4. 4/5 Stars
EDIT: Image here - http://ute-tvgame.com/news/news_images/3596_1.jpg