We’re big fans of Arcade1Up cabinets here – these three-quarter-scale retro arcade cabinets are very affordable and look authentic. The downside is that everyone only plays a few games. If you need to spend a little more and want more bang for your buck, check out AtGames̵
If you miss out on the arcade days, there’s plenty to discover with the Legends Ultimate Arcade Cabinet. Unlike the Arcade1Up cabinets, no riser is required here – it’s a respectable 66 inches high. The screen is a 24-inch HD panel and there are a variety of control options including joysticks, spinners, and a trackball. Don’t you like controlling the machine? They’re not difficult to replace or just use the case’s bluetooth connection to run a standalone controller.
And there is no shortage of games here. You may be used to the way Arcade1Up bundles games thematically in its closets. For example, the Asteroids cabinet also plays Lunar Lander, Major Havoc and Tempest – just four games in total. AtGames took a different approach with this cabinet and brought in over 300 licensed arcade and console games. The good news is that there are some games here that you will definitely want to try out, like Centipede, Millipede, Burger Time, Space Invaders, Tetris, and Tron.
The bad news is that the vast majority of these games are far less convincing. I’ve personally lived through the Arcade and Atari 2600 eras and can’t remember 75% of the games in this closet. Is that a show stopper? Of course not. However, before putting down any plastic, be sure to read the list and decide if this cabinet is right for you. If you find yourself on the fence, keep in mind that this closet is “connected” and the game library can be updated and expanded over time. You can also connect your PC to the case using the BYOG function and play games using the arcade controls.
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