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Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of Arcade with sound clips and images.
Franchise: X-Men

Created by Pokejedservo on Feb 4 2011
Special thanks to Music Meister for additional sound clips.
X-Men Evolution (2000)
Arcade / Webber TorqueGabe Khouth
Gabe Khouth
Marvel: Ultimate Alliance (2006)
ArcadeQuinton Flynn
Quinton Flynn
Spider-Man: Edge Of Time (2011)
Arcade 2099Jim Cummings
Jim Cummings
Ultimate Spider-Man (2012)
ArcadeEric Bauza
Eric Bauza


Today on the X-Men VC Section we have this known adversary of the X Men (though he does have a good history with antagonizing various other Marvel heroes) namely the owner of Murder world... ARCADE! We shall actually start this off with X-Men Evolution whom did a fairly different characterization for Arcade here. Oh sure don't get me wrong the show does get the basic premise of his nature down as someone antagonizes the X Men and make it look like one big game. However instead of being the psychotic owner of a death-trap filled theme park named Murderworld, Arcade is a well meaning Super-Genius Overzealous PC Gaming Techno Nerd. (But to be fair in retrospection one potential reason why Arcade had a somewhat different characterization was for Censorship reasons as a psychopath owner of a deadly theme park named Murderworld is not exactly the most Broadcast TV Kid-Friendly idea out there.) Gabe's attempt at a nerdy voice for this take on the role felt quite natural though as the voice and his performance definitely worked with that the show was trying to go for here. Granted this version of Arcade is not particularly evil he is more of a easy to manipulate hacker whom is perhaps a little too fixated with electronics. While some might be bothered by X Men Evolution's idea of turning Arcade from a Psycho Carnival Owner whom antagonizes the X-Men by playing a deadly game or few to a Overzealous Techno Nerd whom antagonizes the X-Men by playing a deadly game or few but Gabe's performance does certainly help in making the idea work.

Unlike TV Animation Arcade has appeared more than once in Video Games (though most of them were released in the late 80's/early 90's) the first game that Arcade is in that has voice acting is Marvel Ultimate Alliance in which Quinton Flynn plays the role of Arcade. Unlike X-Men Evolution's depiction of the role Marvel Ultimate Alliance goes for a much more traditional depiction of Arcade here. Quinton's voice and performance for the role have a very suitably insane, sinister and over-the-top feel which fits Arcade quite well if I do say so myself. (Oh yes and I do feel that Quinton does show some good chemistry with some of his fellow cast mates when Arcade gets to have some special dialogue with a few of the heroes in the game). Quinton's performance as Arcade is a very interesting display of Quinton's talent as a VA and is a fine example of the voice work in the 1st Marvel Ultimate Alliance. Overall both of these guys did well with their somewhat different takes on the role here.

(Update: Jim Cummings voiced Arcade in the Nintendo DS version of Spider Man Edge of Time. The Arcade in this game is the 2099 version of Arcade which is why Jim is basically playing Arcade as an energetic TV show host. While Jim's work as Arcade is an above average at best example of his work in general but his voice and performance for the role does suit how this game depicted Arcade fairly well. But like I said before all of these guys did fairly well with the role in their own way.)        



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said at 2:10 PM on Fri May 6 2016
 2 Shout Outs!
Quinton Flynn By Far! He definitely plays the psychotic carnival owner perfectly, striking a great balance between being comical and menacing.

Eric Bauza is pretty good too though he lacks that maliciousness that Quinton was able to bring, though to be fair Ultimate Spider-Man is ultimately a kids show.

Gabe Khouth is good with his version just being a easily manipulated computer nerd while not the worst depiction all things considered, it is the furthest one way away from the traditional version of the character.

Jim Cummings just plays him more like a game show host, he doesn't bring much psychoticness to the role unfortunately.

Overall I like Quinton Flynn the most, so I'll go with him.

BONUS: I'd love to see Brian Drummond as a more traditional version of the character, I can so imagine his Jetstorm fitting Arcade really well.
said at 8:56 PM on Wed Apr 13 2016
 1 Shout Out!
1. Quinton Flynn
2. Eric Bauza
3. Gabe Khouth
4. Jim Cummings
said at 8:12 PM on Thu Mar 10 2016
 3 Shout Outs!
Quinton Flynn and Eric Bauza are the best IMO. They both fit the whole psychotic carnival owner gimmick and they sound like there having a lot of fun with the role. If I had to pick between them I guess Quniton Flynn because I loved Ultimate Alliance and that was my introduction to the character

Gabe Khouth portrayl is a clearly different version, but he does fine with this take on the character.

Jim Cummings sounds more like a wrestling ring announcer (which I don't mind that much cause I use to love wrestling), but I dont think he was a good fit and his dilevery sounded a little flat... at least IMO.

So my vote is going to Quinton Flynn with Eric as a really close second.

BONUS: gonna take a page out of Autovolts book and give my own thoughts on who should voice Arcade. I think Matthew Mercer, Eric Vale, Tom Kenny and Kirby Morrow could be a great fit. They both have a lot of charsmia with there voices under the right direction and I think they can use that same energy with Arcade.
said at 7:55 AM on Mon May 11 2015
1) Eric Bauza
2) Jim Cummings
3) Quinton Flynn
4) Gabe Khouth
said at 3:09 PM on Fri Apr 10 2015
1) Gabe Khouth
2) Eric Bauza
said at 10:35 AM on Fri Feb 27 2015
1) Eric Bauza
2) Jim Cummings
3) Gabe Khouth
4) Quinton Flynn
said at 11:26 PM on Mon Feb 16 2015
1 Gabe Khouth
2 Eric Bauza
3 Quinton Flynn
4 Jim Cummings
said at 5:49 PM on Mon Nov 4 2013
 1 Shout Out!
Quinton clearly takes it here, he does a great job sounding nothing like his Spider-Man voice, and he sounds the most insane. I also like Eric and Jim, although I do agree Jim would be much better as Mojo.
said at 12:14 PM on Wed Oct 30 2013
 1 Shout Out!
Is Eric's supposed to be Asian?
said at 12:15 PM on Thu Oct 31 2013
@pete That being said he's not bad. Needs better material though.
said at 8:10 PM on Tue Oct 29 2013
What, no Murder World?
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 8:10 PM on Tue Oct 29 2013
@VctrBnsn Pretty sure that wouldn't get past censors
CatsTuxedo (Moderator)
said at 9:14 PM on Tue Oct 29 2013
@Music Meister A little strange considering Teen Titans Go! freely and regularly gets away with similar language.
said at 10:54 PM on Tue Oct 29 2013
@CatsTuxedo I dunno. Are they allowed to call Slade "Deathstroke" yet?
CatsTuxedo (Moderator)
said at 11:07 PM on Tue Oct 29 2013
@PacoSlimee Considering everyone's used to calling him Slade by now, I doubt they'll call him that even then. Besides, Slade's just generally a cooler and better name, IMO at least.
said at 7:43 AM on Wed Oct 30 2013
@CatsTuxedo One of my friends stated that Deathstroke sounded like a swimming move, and Slade was a far more threatening name. Although i like both, I still freely admit the name Slade is just awesome.
said at 7:44 AM on Wed Oct 30 2013
@Music Meister Although that's probably what happened, its still strange since this show has said murder and kill before. At least it's not 90's Spider-Man censored.
said at 11:53 AM on Wed Oct 30 2013
@VctrBnsn Deathstroke sounds like the title of one of the million direct-to-TV shark movies where the shark just kills everyone with horrible CGI and acting. XD
said at 5:46 PM on Wed Oct 30 2013
@PacoSlimee Well, they called him Deathstroke in Young Justice, so I'd say yes.
said at 6:55 PM on Wed Oct 30 2013
@PsychicVoiceSpy …is this one of your impulsive posts again? (*hint* TTG *hint*) O_O
said at 7:29 PM on Wed Oct 30 2013
@TheVengeanceKnight No. Why? Did something about the comment sound more strange than I intended it to? I'm just referencing the goofy Jaws knock-offs. By the way on the TTG! situation, my air-conditioner isn't doing the job, you got any ice?
said at 12:18 PM on Thu Oct 31 2013
@VctrBnsn Since his version is younger it's probably supposed to appeal to children. They called it "Madland" because Arcade here is having fun not out to kill his "playmates" like his comics counterpart. That version wouldn't appeal to children which is why him and Murderworld were changed. At least IMO that'ds what happened.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 7:48 PM on Tue Oct 29 2013
Eric was pretty good, he actually reminded me of Quin but younger.
said at 2:05 PM on Tue Feb 12 2013
 3 Shout Outs!
Jim's voice make him soud more like he's playing Mojo more so than arcade.
said at 11:53 AM on Wed Feb 13 2013

In defense of EoT's Arcade, it's supposed to be a 2099 version.
said at 7:09 PM on Wed Feb 13 2013
@Anicomicgeek Still though, I'm still feeling more Mojo here, but that's just me
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 9:10 PM on Mon Feb 11 2013
I'm still sticking with Quinn, he made Arcade over the top in a fun way and was a really enjoyable villain even if he barley got screen time.

Gabe was okay, he was a more 'nerdy' depiction one episode wonder but he did leave an impact as he showed he was nerdy and liked computers but was really evil.

I hate to say it but Jim is the weakest, I get the whole game show announcer angel but it feels werid and doesn't show much range emotional wise. Also at times he has werid delivery as well
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 9:00 PM on Tue Feb 12 2013
@Music Meister I menat wasn'[t really evil
said at 5:18 PM on Fri Dec 21 2012
without a doubt Quinton Flynn his voice is more fitting for the comic book version of Arcade gabe's voice was okay for a smart teenager tho
said at 9:53 PM on Mon Nov 5 2012
I'm going with Quinton Flynn.
said at 6:23 PM on Mon Feb 11 2013
@coolgeek176 Jim is good too but i'm sticking with Quinton.
said at 1:58 AM on Thu May 10 2012
 1 Shout Out!
Gonna go with Quinton Flynn for Arcade.
said at 11:51 AM on Wed Feb 13 2013

Jim Cummings was okay, though I agree with GothamRed that he sounds more like Mojo than Arcade. Then again, he's supposed to be a 2099 version. Anyway, though, I'm sitcking with Flynn.
said at 11:16 PM on Tue Oct 29 2013

Sticknig with Quinton Flynn, but Eric Bauza was pretty good as Arcade.
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6th Annual BTVA Voice Acting Awards 2016
Who do you think has been the best from these Arcade voice actors?
Gabe Khouth
Quinton Flynn
Jim Cummings
Eric Bauza