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Arcade1UP Street Fighter II Arcade Machine - £225 @ Amazon
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Brace yourourself to be plunged back in time to an era of adrenaline pumping, old school fun with Arcade1UP as it brings iconic arcade gaming back to you. Whether you are a retro junkie or curious to check out the hype-this is the ideal way to enjoy arcade play within yourour home, dorm, room or office. Available in four exciting versions, the just under 4 ft tall cabinet includes multiple classic games. The machine features original artwork for all time iconic games including Street Fighter II Champion Edition, Street Fighter II The New Challengers and Street Fighter II Turbo. With immersive full-colour hi-res displays and sounds and combined with original joystick and control buttons set up, you are looking at endless hours of gaming.
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for those that are interested as the above image doesn't really help the sizing

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southsidesilver27/02/2020 17:34

hmmm do I need it ....Most likely not.Do I want it...YesWill it just be …hmmm do I need it ....Most likely not.Do I want it...YesWill it just be sitting in the living room in the corner and used only a few times a year as I play on my Xbox / PS4.....YesI am torn.


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This is probably cheaper and more functional!

Still if you have the space and spare cash go ahead upset the wife!

MM
I’m praying they release the TMNT 1UP arcade here 🙏🏻
hmmm do I need it ....Most likely not.

Do I want it...Yes

Will it just be sitting in the living room in the corner and used only a few times a year as I play on my Xbox / PS4.....Yes

I am torn.
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hmmm do I need it ....Most likely not.

Do I want it...Yes

Will it just be sitting in the living room in the corner and used only a few times a year as I play on my Xbox / PS4.....Yes

I am torn.
southsidesilver27/02/2020 17:34

hmmm do I need it ....Most likely not.Do I want it...YesWill it just be …hmmm do I need it ....Most likely not.Do I want it...YesWill it just be sitting in the living room in the corner and used only a few times a year as I play on my Xbox / PS4.....YesI am torn.


Or do what I did after this deal was originally posted. Buy a cabinet and install your own emulator and monitor etc. I got a Bitcade Minotaur cab with a Pandora’s Box from Amazon Warehouse and a cheap monitor off eBay. Tons more games and it’s a full size cabinet too. Yes, Retropie is better, but everything is plug and play when transferring a twin stick version of PB to a cab. I can just upgrade the board as and when a new PB comes out too.
southsidesilver27/02/2020 17:34

hmmm do I need it ....Most likely not.Do I want it...YesWill it just be …hmmm do I need it ....Most likely not.Do I want it...YesWill it just be sitting in the living room in the corner and used only a few times a year as I play on my Xbox / PS4.....YesI am torn.


39999790-eyjHn.jpg
This is probably cheaper and more functional!

Still if you have the space and spare cash go ahead upset the wife!

MM
for those that are interested as the above image doesn't really help the sizing

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kobrakaan27/02/2020 17:45

for those that are interested as the above image doesn't really help the …for those that are interested as the above image doesn't really help the sizing[Image]


Hey that's my picture!

MM
Edited by: "Mire.Mare" 27th Feb
I’m praying they release the TMNT 1UP arcade here 🙏🏻
kobrakaan27/02/2020 17:45

for those that are interested as the above image doesn't really help the …for those that are interested as the above image doesn't really help the sizing[Image]


What's happened to that poor dudes legs??
kobrakaan27/02/2020 17:45

for those that are interested as the above image doesn't really help the …for those that are interested as the above image doesn't really help the sizing[Image]


For size reference, the adults in the above picture are under 5ft tall.
Mire.Mare27/02/2020 17:41

[Image] This is probably cheaper and more functional!Still if you have the …[Image] This is probably cheaper and more functional!Still if you have the space and spare cash go ahead upset the wife!MM


Need this in my life... Where can I get one for a reasonable price? Thanks
I don't see the interest in these machines. Having seen the Pac-man version, it clearly looks more like an emulator running rather than the original Pac-man arcade machine so seems massively over priced for what it is.
The.Lone.Ranger27/02/2020 20:03

I don't see the interest in these machines. Having seen the Pac-man …I don't see the interest in these machines. Having seen the Pac-man version, it clearly looks more like an emulator running rather than the original Pac-man arcade machine so seems massively over priced for what it is.


Original pacman machines would not be this cheap. Or light.
Lonners28/02/2020 05:03

Original pacman machines would not be this cheap. Or light.


I know that, but for a machine that plays only one game from the early 80s for £200+, it needs to be absolutely perfect emulation as a minimum.

I can't see this being more than a novelty. Can anyone with one of these machines say they play it regularly? One game is going to get boring and then you will be stuck with an unused box that just takes up space.
Edited by: "The.Lone.Ranger" 28th Feb
Wolfmoon81027/02/2020 17:40

Or do what I did after this deal was originally posted. Buy a cabinet and …Or do what I did after this deal was originally posted. Buy a cabinet and install your own emulator and monitor etc. I got a Bitcade Minotaur cab with a Pandora’s Box from Amazon Warehouse and a cheap monitor off eBay. Tons more games and it’s a full size cabinet too. Yes, Retropie is better, but everything is plug and play when transferring a twin stick version of PB to a cab. I can just upgrade the board as and when a new PB comes out too.


I did similar. I found an old empty cabinet from the 90s. Bought an old computer monitor and computer, and some arcade sticks....boom
kobrakaan27/02/2020 17:45

for those that are interested as the above image doesn't really help the …for those that are interested as the above image doesn't really help the sizing[Image]


Under the dart board? Terrible idea!
skankingpigeons28/02/2020 09:39

I did similar. I found an old empty cabinet from the 90s. Bought an old …I did similar. I found an old empty cabinet from the 90s. Bought an old computer monitor and computer, and some arcade sticks....boom


Yep, no need to buy an Arcade1up at all. They are tiny (I’m 6’ 3”) expensive for so few game(s), and the sticks and buttons are mediocre. If you’re buying one to mod it, it isn’t hard at all to go an extra step and build your own. Even going the Retropie route. If you can load an SD card then that’s most of the work done.
The.Lone.Ranger28/02/2020 08:12

I know that, but for a machine that plays only one game from the early 80s …I know that, but for a machine that plays only one game from the early 80s for £200+, it needs to be absolutely perfect emulation as a minimum.I can't see this being more than a novelty. Can anyone with one of these machines say they play it regularly? One game is going to get boring and then you will be stuck with an unused box that just takes up space.


It doesn't have to be absolutely perfect emulation as minimum. If it's good value to many it's good value.
You are assuaging to your own expectations.
Lonners28/02/2020 11:26

It doesn't have to be absolutely perfect emulation as minimum. If it's …It doesn't have to be absolutely perfect emulation as minimum. If it's good value to many it's good value.You are assuaging to your own expectations.


Is it good value though? Consider the price of this Vs a console. Yes, it has a screen and is in a wooden box but it is a one trick, underpowered pony. Anyone on here actually have one and claim to use it regularly?
Lonners28/02/2020 11:26

It doesn't have to be absolutely perfect emulation as minimum. If it's …It doesn't have to be absolutely perfect emulation as minimum. If it's good value to many it's good value.You are assuaging to your own expectations.


It isn’t good value when lots of people are buying this purely for the cabinet. They bypass the original game to connect either a Raspberry Pi or Pandora’s Box, and replace the terrible sticks and buttons with the likes of Sanwa’s. I’d hardly call a cut-down cabinet value for money, when you can buy a full size one for about the same price. Monitors are extremely cheap on eBay (and better quality) and you can source thousands of games for free on the internet. Having one of these in the corner of the room with a very limited number of games to choose from if you don’t choose to mod it isn’t great value at all considering other options.
The.Lone.Ranger28/02/2020 16:17

Is it good value though? Consider the price of this Vs a console. Yes, it …Is it good value though? Consider the price of this Vs a console. Yes, it has a screen and is in a wooden box but it is a one trick, underpowered pony. Anyone on here actually have one and claim to use it regularly?


You are failing to understand how it works.
This is value for what it is.
When Anthem gets a hot rating for being £5, it's really bad value. However it came out at £40 not so long ago so for the context of

Or if you want to go that far down the road, the time and effort and cost to make this compared to a console is a lot higher. Because it isn't all done in a factory created by robots.
A few hours of someone time putting this together = that's a lot of money + parts. They may charge £50 an hour. So this means, considering they need to make money, it's great value.
That's me literally comparing the price of this Vs a console, as you have asked, and taken it to its natural conclusion.

Finally why are you so bothered about using it regularly? This means you believe the Wii was a really bad buy, because so many people bought them and didn't use them.

Value could be that it's a nice to have, and relatively unique amongst your peers. Something to have as a decoration as well as to use.
Unlike a console.

Anything else I can help you with today sir/madam?
Wolfmoon81028/02/2020 17:39

It isn’t good value when lots of people are buying this purely for the c …It isn’t good value when lots of people are buying this purely for the cabinet. They bypass the original game to connect either a Raspberry Pi or Pandora’s Box, and replace the terrible sticks and buttons with the likes of Sanwa’s. I’d hardly call a cut-down cabinet value for money, when you can buy a full size one for about the same price. Monitors are extremely cheap on eBay (and better quality) and you can source thousands of games for free on the internet. Having one of these in the corner of the room with a very limited number of games to choose from if you don’t choose to mod it isn’t great value at all considering other options.


The man hours to build that then makes it bad value. Considering hourly rates, I would be much buying this!

You've also said that people are buying it for the cabinet.
So if this is true, and it's bad value, please can you drop some links with liveried larger cabinets.
Lonners28/02/2020 19:35

You are failing to understand how it works.This is value for what it …You are failing to understand how it works.This is value for what it is.When Anthem gets a hot rating for being £5, it's really bad value. However it came out at £40 not so long ago so for the context of Or if you want to go that far down the road, the time and effort and cost to make this compared to a console is a lot higher. Because it isn't all done in a factory created by robots.A few hours of someone time putting this together = that's a lot of money + parts. They may charge £50 an hour. So this means, considering they need to make money, it's great value.That's me literally comparing the price of this Vs a console, as you have asked, and taken it to its natural conclusion.Finally why are you so bothered about using it regularly? This means you believe the Wii was a really bad buy, because so many people bought them and didn't use them.Value could be that it's a nice to have, and relatively unique amongst your peers. Something to have as a decoration as well as to use.Unlike a console.Anything else I can help you with today sir/madam?


We are going to have to agree to disagree. Just because something is cheap doesn't mean it is good value. I'm still interested to hear from someone who has actually bought one of these and gets good use out of it.
Edited by: "The.Lone.Ranger" 28th Feb
It’s something I would like to have to mod it be a fun project and does not take much space and you can stand it on ikea coffee table if you don’t have the riser.
Lonners28/02/2020 19:38

The man hours to build that then makes it bad value. Considering hourly …The man hours to build that then makes it bad value. Considering hourly rates, I would be much buying this!You've also said that people are buying it for the cabinet.So if this is true, and it's bad value, please can you drop some links with liveried larger cabinets.


What am I? Mr. Google? There are flatpacks and decals out there. You need to use eBay to get bargains. Arcadeworld has good parts like sticks/buttons, amps etc. Also there’s no hourly rates involved as it’s straightforward enough to build yourself. The time taken to build one is no different to assembling say, a chest of drawers (without the annoying time-consuming drawer assembly) or a large tv cabinet etc. Certainly nothing you couldn’t do in a few hours. Also people sell empty cabs all the time, so a second hand one can be found for much less than a new flatpack and most likely already pre-built. The value comes from not buying an Arcade1up that has inferior parts and build quality. We don’t have to put up with the likes of an old cabinet with 1 huge pcb with 1 game on it anymore. Emulation software means we can have thousands of arcade games in a single cab. Something like a 1up is severely limited unless you mod it, by which point you may as well build your own with a larger cab. Decals can be expensive, but you can go the cheaper route by using posters glued to the cab and varnishing them, or painting it yourself, or stickerbombs etc. The whole point is that if you want quality with tons of games, you’ve got to be prepared to tinker a bit. Otherwise be content with a limited small box and boredom due to lack of choice.
I ended up buying one of these with the intention to modding it. There were reasons why I got one of these rather than going down the build from scratch route, here's my views.

In terms of build, yes it's going to be less rugged than some of the cab kits out there, but the quality isn't that bad.It's not being put out to general public so it's not hopefully going to be subjected to abuse like machines in amusement parks. Plus I like the original replica decal. Building one from scratch and then finishing would take a lot longer, which time to me is precious.
As for the size, I quite actually like it, I pull out a folding chair and it's not a bad height, plus if I'm on for a few hours it's more comfortable. Plus due to it's size and build, it's quite light, enough for me to drop it in the back of my car and take it to other locations (we have games nights around mates).
The modding side was fairly straight forward, I would put my skill level at intermediate and following an ETA Prime video on youtube its was pretty simple, and now I have over 7000+ games on there. Yes this does come in at a price, and probably all in I spent around £320, and to me it was well worth it, not everyone will agree. It's all down to what matters to you.
Edited by: "Kenny_Ken" 29th Feb
Up to £300 on Amazon now.
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