Retro Arcade Machines
In a nondescript warehouse on an industrial estate under the flight path of a nearby aerodrome, lies a graveyard of stripped arcade machines. These are the ones that the big video game companies sell to retro bars and modern arcades, as well as private collectors.
Bring home the fun of The Simpsons and Pac-Man with this colorful cabinet that comes equipped with a 17-inch color LCD screen, lighted marquee, custom riser, moulded coin door, and adjustable volume.
There’s a whole bunch of different arcade games you can enjoy in your own home – but they all have one thing in common: the classic style. These are the machines that made the golden age of arcade video games, and they’re recognizable by their bright colors and flashing lights.
The best retro arcade machines are the ones that make you feel like you’re back in the 1970s or 1980s, spending your allowance on coins at the local video game joint. There are plenty of options to choose from here, from full-sized upright cabinets to sit-down cocktail table models that look just like the old ones. Some of them are even able to play multiple games at once!
A few of the most popular arcade games of this era include Space Invaders, Galaga, Donkey Kong, Frogger and Centipede. Another classic is Xevious, a shooter that’s known for being brutally difficult. And then there’s Dragon’s Lair, which is famous for breathing new life into the ailing arcade industry when it came out in 1983.
If you want a mix of arcade games in a single cabinet, check out the iiRcade. It has a versatile “convertible” design that lets you turn it into a bar-top or tabletop machine (you can screw off the top portion to use it in either mode). It also comes with official Sanwa joysticks and buttons for smooth controls. It features a 19-inch display, 100 watts of stereo sound and 128GB of internal storage. It even has a companion app that provides gameplay tips and leaderboards.
If you want to play a driving game that will give you the thrill of taking on challenging circuits, then a classic arcade machine is the perfect choice. These machines can be played in a man cave or even in your games room and are sure to provide hours of fun and nostalgia for years to come. Just don’t forget to wipe down the cabinet regularly and carry out software updates.
These arcade cabinets are available with a variety of different games and styles. Some feature a selection of popular titles, while others include classics from the 80s and 90s such as Galaga, Centipede, and Space Retro Arcade Machine Invaders. Each cabinet has a four-direction joystick and three buttons for the controls and a display that shows what you are playing on screen.
Other arcade machines have a more mechanical style with electro-mechanical (EM) games using a mixture of electronic technology and physical actions from the player to move items. These types of games were sometimes known as merchandiser games.
For example, one machine has a metal driving arcade cabinet with force feedback steering and two pedal configurations that includes Outrun PC game. This game is a great way to take the wheel of a Ferrari and drive across the world’s most iconic race tracks. It’s also a great way to improve your skills without any risk of being hurt.
If you’re looking for the perfect arcade machine to add to your man cave, lady attic or game room, look no further than a multi-game console from Arcade Mania. These machines come fully loaded with hundreds of games and the option to upgrade to even more! You can play with up to four people at once and with a variety of genres like sports games, shooters, racing, and much more.
Sports games are indoor or miniaturized versions of popular physical sports but with a reduced ruleset. Soccer is one of the most popular sports games in the world and there are many soccer titles available on arcade systems. Football Headz Cup is a fun simplified version of the sport that lets you play with chibi characters and cartoon graphics. Basketball is another popular sport and there are many games that focus on the NBA. One of the best is NBA Jam which allows players to perform over-the-top moves without worrying about the rules.
Dodgeball is one of the least popular sports games in video gaming and it is a shame since the game is quite good. But you can still play a great Dodgeball game with friends at home on this countertop arcade cabinet from Arcade1Up. It comes with a faux-woodgrain cabinet and a classic marquee, and it is loaded with 10 Marvel games that include The Simpsons, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Gauntlet, X-men, and Sunset Riders.
Whether you want to throw some basketballs around with friends, take on your friend in a battle of the nerds at Street Fighter, or perfect your aim with light gun games, there’s an arcade machine for that. These machines allow you to play multiple games in a variety of settings and with varying difficulties. Generally they have a number of ways to win or lose and they tend to lean towards the masochistic (or competitive) types that enjoy being challenged by other players.
This two-player counter cabinet from Arcade1Up brings the nostalgia of classic arcade gaming right to your home with a fully-assembled plug-and-play setup that requires no DIY. It comes loaded with 60 classic arcade Retro Arcade Machine games including Super Breakout, Centipede, Donkey Kong, Frogger, and more. It’s also Wi-Fi-enabled for everything from community chat to leaderboard updates.
Then there’s this side-scrolling brawler, which was a top-selling arcade game in the 1990s and helped revive the fighting genre after the Golden Age of arcade games ended almost a decade earlier. Featuring three different playable monsters, Rampage was an absolute wild ride. It was one of the few games that managed to balance out its absurdity with a fourth-wall breaking sense of humor.