The upright is by far the most common arcade game form factor. It was used by the first Computer Space machines to ever be built, and has enjoyed tremendous popularity ever since. It has only recently began to wain in popularity in the last few years, as the industry has begun to concentrate on sitdowns and bartops.

Upright machines are large free standing machines that are generally around six feet tall. They have player controls about halfway up the machine, with a monitor above them. The coin mechs are usually located down low on the machine, but a few early titles took money in directly from the control panel.

These machines are designed first and foremost for easy conversion, that vast majority of them use nothing but industry standard parts, and can be converted into another title in a matter of hours (or minutes).

There are three basic sizes of upright machines. Standard machines are just under six feet tall, and are around two feet wide. These machines usually feature 19" monitors, and generally have control panels that are not any wider than the machine. Four player uprights are much like the standard ones, but they have a large protruding control panel that four people can just barely squeeze around. Deluxe uprights are a rather new invention. Most newer games use these cabinets. These games usually feature 25" or larger monitors (some go as high as 50"), and have huge control panels that stick out way past the machine.

There are literally hundreds of different designs for the standard upright cabinet (a collector can usually tell you what game was originally in one merely by the shape of one). The newer deluxe cabinets only come in a few distinct styles that are used by all the manufacturers (there are probably only about a dozen of them).

Go upright; a word used by shoemakers, taylors and their servants, when any money is given to make them drink, and signifies, Bring it all out in liquor, though the donor intended less, and expects change, or some of his money, to be returned. Three-penny upright. See THREEPENNY UPRIGHT

The 1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue.

Up"right` (?), a. [AS. upright, uppriht. See Up, and Right, a.]


In an erect position or posture; perpendicular; vertical, or nearly vertical; pointing upward; as, an upright tree.

With chattering teeth, and bristling hair upright.

All have their ears upright.


Morally erect; having rectitude; honest; just; as, a man upright in all his ways.

And that man [Job] was perfect and upright.
Job i. 1.


Conformable to moral rectitude.

Conscience rewards upright conduct with pleasure.
J. M. Mason.


Stretched out face upward; flat on the back. [Obs.] " He lay upright." Chaucer.

Upright drill (Mach.), a drilling machine having the spindle vertical.

⇒ This word and its derivatives are usually pronounced in prose with the accent on the first syllable. But they are frequently pronounced with the accent on the second in poetry, and the accent on either syllable is admissible.


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Up"right`, n.

Something standing upright, as a piece of timber in a building. See Illust. of Frame.


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Up"right` (?), a. (Golf)

Designating a club in which the head is approximately at a right angle with the shaft.


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Up"right` (?), n. (Basketwork)

A tool made from a flat strip of steel with chisel edges at both ends, bent into horseshoe, the opening between the cutting edges being adjustable, used for reducing splits to skeins. Called in full upright shave.


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