Classic gaming is back with a vengeance! All of the classic arcade games you grew up with are making a comeback. There are arcade machines for sale everywhere these days! Not only that, arcade cabinets can be customized or configured to play multiple games including all of your favorite classic arcade games. If you are looking for an arcade machine with multiple games, you have many choices
Stanger Things Shoutout!
Did you see the first episode of the second season of the Netflix show Stranger Things? They featured the classic Dig Dug game to kick off the season. Since the show is taking place in the 1980’s, it was a great reminder of all of the great times that were had at the local arcade.
Another trend that is growing is classic arcade style machines. Some folks are making their own custom arcade machines and using emulators like Mame to relive the gameplay of retro games like Galaga.
If you are not so inclined to build your own arcade cabinet, there are several Mame arcade machines for sale online.
Another option that seems to be gaining some traction is arcade game rentals. If you are hosting a fun get together and want to include some classic arcade gaming, the folks over at arcadespecialties.com can hook you up.
Bartop vs. Arcade Cabinet
There are several options available to all of us retro gamers who are looking for multi-game arcade machines. Depending on your budget, you can purchase quality home arcade machines that contain multiple gaming options.
For an affordable option, gamers can build or purchase arcade bartop units.
If money is no object you may opt for a full fledge Mame Arcade Machine.
Some folks like myself would like to experience the joy of making a retro arcade machine with multiple games for yourself. If you consider yourself in that crowd, check out the video series provided by the folks at I Like To Make Stuff.
This is probably the most detailed DIY project I have seen on this topic. This 3-part series includes all the bells and whistle you will need to provide a truly amazing custom arcade cabinet experience.
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