The Arcade1Up Asteroids game is back in stock for $150

Indulge your coin-op dreams and save 50 percent!

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Pew-pew! For a limited time, and while supplies last, GameStop once again has the Arcade1Up Asteroids game cabinet for $149.99, plus $13 for shipping. (Add it to your cart to see that price.) You may be able to choose in-store pickup to avoid shipping costs.

Like most of the other Arcade1Up machines, it normally sells for $300 -- though this one has been parked at $200 here and at Walmart for a little while now. 

Although it's only a three-quarter-size version of the original, this Asteroids cabinet looks, sounds and plays exactly like the old arcade machines. It also plays Lunar Lander, Major Havoc and Tempest.

I'm champing at the bit to grab one, because I spent most of my youth playing arcade games and I've always wanted to own one, but for reasons I won't go into (cough, Mrs. Cheapskate, cough), I'm passing. For now.

If you're similarly tempted, make sure to read CNET's hands-on look at Arcade1Up's nostalgia-heavy arcade cabinets. Especially the part about size, risers and two-player gaming.

Watch this: Arcade1Up Street Fighter machine is a retro blast to build

Originally published Jan. 17.
Update, Feb. 1: Back in stock.

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