I have owned multiple real arcade games and I would say these are less durable than real arcade games but if smaller size and lighter weight are desirable to you, they are pretty cool. The quality of the arcade simulation is spot on with no lag so I have no idea what some people are talking about with that complaint. I've owned and played the following cabs from them: Asteroids, Mortal Kombat, Street Fighter, 12 in 1, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Rampage, Pac-Man, Marvel Super Heroes. They get better with time (as in the newer cabs are better than the old) but you have to purchase the risers to make them close to normal size and the older cabs will need control panel protectors and upgraded joysticks. At full price, I would say they are not worth it. But if you can get a decent discount of $100 or more, go for it.