Neo-Geo, Arcade, Portable, & Every Other Platform
icedout06
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Buying my first arcade machine. Suggestions?

by icedout06 Fri Feb 22, 2019 3:36 pm

I am looking for simple cab design, 2 player, small enough to fit in an apartment(Bartop or smaller full size or at least easy to transport and get through tight doors)
I havent used emulators much, so i am open to suggestions for that aswell. would like to get classic console games along with the arcade games so probably mame?
$800 is the most i want to spend.

I am just getting into emulators and multicades and not really sure where to start. or maybe things to avoid?

I dont really want to build it myself unless MAYBE it all just comes in pieces that i plug together.

I am pretty new to this so any help is appreciated. thanks !
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Re: Buying my first arcade machine. Suggestions?

by bmoc Fri Feb 22, 2019 5:55 pm

Modding an Arcade1Up Street Fighter cabinet will keep you well under budget and it doesn't take up a lot of space. I've heard of people modding them with a Pandora's Box 5/6 or RetroPi. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cl_58GQcQB4
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Re: Buying my first arcade machine. Suggestions?

by Tanooki Fri Feb 22, 2019 9:05 pm

Maybe get lucky, find a Neo-Geo mini cabinet, it's caberet style. I think they came in 1 or 2 slot style, looks much like its larger normal red cousin. You get the system, smaller, and with the cart slot so you can have an entire arcade worth of games in one system. Or if you really go budget, buy the 161in1 and get around 95 unique non-hacked games. That would keep you busy a long time with that variety and fairly light being a small cabinet.
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