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The Arcade1up Astroids is the real deal. My friend has one and works well. He also bought the components and made a second one with a raspberry pi and has tons of other arcade games on that one. Search around I've seen them for $250.

MicroCenter used to sell all the components to make your own for even less.

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Thought this was pretty cool (and still is) but I don't think I'd buy one unless I had the chance to see it in the flesh first to see how the controls actually feel, etc.  Seems they're also 3/4 scale.

I'd love an Asteroids cabinet (with Lunar Lander) but I'd rather have it with an old vector monitor than an LCD personally.  

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36 minutes ago, DNMNetTech said:

The Arcade1up Astroids is the real deal. My friend has one and works well. He also bought the components and made a second one with a raspberry pi and has tons of other arcade games on that one. Search around I've seen them for $250.

MicroCenter used to sell all the components to make your own for even less.

Solid stuff man... I would definitely buy the asteroids cabinet but probably would go Pac-Man first LOL I don't know there's lots of cool games it would be hard to decide.

14 minutes ago, Kean_1 said:

Thought this was pretty cool (and still is) but I don't think I'd buy one unless I had the chance to see it in the flesh first to see how the controls actually feel, etc.  Seems they're also 3/4 scale.

I'd love an Asteroids cabinet (with Lunar Lander) but I'd rather have it with an old vector monitor than an LCD personally.  

They had the Galaga cabinet at the Walmart near where I live. You're correct, it is just about three-quarters of the size of a regular arcade cabinet. They sell the riser and stool as an optional package, although I would make my own riser. I should also add that the cabinet wasn't playable, they just had a demo playing on the screen. So I as well would want to check out the durability of the joysticks and buttons before I made that kind of a purchase. Graphics look identical though so that was good.

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Yeah, it's the LCD monitor that would kill it for me personally on the Asteroids and Lunar Lander type games. The bright glow from the old vector monitors was really cool. .....basically like an oscilloscope. 

At least they had the machine on when you saw it. Should give you a good idea if you'll like it.  You can also at least play with the controllers and buttons to see how they feel even if you can't play any games on it. They say they build those components themselves. .....probably just means they source them from a factory in China but I have no idea.

Still a cool thing to have for a game room when folks are over, etc.

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