Southpaw, ben zhu


Artist: ben zhu
Exhibition: Phantasy Arcade
Frame Width: 4.5" (11.43 cm)
Frame Height: 12.0" (30.48 cm)
Frame Depth: 5.0" (12.7 cm)
Medium: Archival adhesive vinyl print on cut acrylic
Features: Limited Edition(15)
Year: 2020


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*Each mini cabinet is hand assembled and the external sticker graphics are printed using archival vinyl adhesive and inks. Cabinets include an internal battery powered light to illuminate the screen / marquee areas and a mini blue tooth speaker can also be added on (additional cost).  Because these are hand assembled, no two cabinets are exactly alike and may have slight imperfections. 
Featuring music by Scott Tang

Scott is a Los Angeles-based composer who has created music for films, podcasts, chamber/choral concert music, pop music, music for tape loops and little synthesizers, and now music for phantasy arcade games. 

Southpaw is an arcade game that I wish existed today. The licensing costs alone to create a boxing game with the top boxers of today would make a game like this implausible and impractical to make. I imagine the gameplay to be similar to Punch Out and Street Fighter. The players goal would be to become world champion by fighting legendary southpaw fighters. I purposely positioned the joysticks on the right as a wink to left handed players. On the screen is Camacho Macho, and Pernell Whitaker. On the sides of the cabinet are my two favorite southpaw fighters, Manny Pacquiao and Vasyl Lomachenko. 
These two guys would probably be the final bosses if the player were to play in story mode. 



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