$299 New Arcade Cabinets-Street Fighter, Centipede, Tempest

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$299 New Arcade Cabinets-Street Fighter, Centipede, Tempest


By vid1900

3 months ago



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#1 3 months ago

FILE UNDER: Crap You Don't Need

Walmart has these brand new Arcade Cabs with 2 to 4 games in each one. Build your own mini-arcade.

Note that even though it's free 2 day shipping, these don't ship until September.

Rampage $299

Includes:
Rampage
Gauntlet
Joust
Defender

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Rampage-Arcade/114274755

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Galaga $299

Includes:

Galaxian
Galaga

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Galaga-Arcade/595505982

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Centipede $299

Includes:
Centipede
Missle Command
Crystal Castle
Millipede

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Centipede-Arcade/617089098

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Asteroids $299

Includes:
Asteroids
Major Havoc
Lunar Lander
Tempest

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Asteroids-Arcade/828150107

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Street Fighter $299

Includes:
Street Fighter II Champion Edition
Street Fighter II The New Challengers
Street Fighter II Turbo

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Street-Fighter-2-Arcade-1up/994342377

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#3 3 months ago

just a heads up - these are very small. Not full size although I'm sure someone will be able to figure out how to hack them to play more than just those games!

#4 3 months ago
Quoted from delt31:

just a heads up - these are very small. Not full size although I'm sure someone will be able to figure out how to hack them to play more than just those games!

They sell a riser if you want them full height.

#5 3 months ago
Quoted from vid1900:

They sell a riser if you want them full height.

yeah - that just makes the cab higher. I think this price is really good btw, but just so people don't think it's close to or a full size...

#6 3 months ago

You could put all the horizontal games in one cab, and all the vertical monitor games in the other.

#7 3 months ago

Here it is with riser

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#8 3 months ago

Booo.... no coindoor. Not a real arcade game.

#9 3 months ago
Quoted from Zitt:

Booo.... no coindoor. Not a real arcade game.

They can't put coindoors on them because in many cities, it is illegal to have any coin-op devices in a home.

This is Walmart, remember....

#10 3 months ago

If you thought Ikea was bad....

#11 3 months ago

Question is what's the actual structure of it. Is it cheap paperboard like those prior home model games? I really like the cabaret-ish size.

#12 3 months ago
Quoted from vid1900:

They can't put coindoors on them because in many cities, it is illegal to have any coin-op devices in a home.

But.. But... MMr wasn't a real coinop game... because CCG couldn't be bothered to install coin mechs.
How soon we forget. :duck and cover:

#13 3 months ago

Looks like it will be available from Bed Bath And Beyond as well. I don’t see it on their site yet, but might be able to use a 20% coupon on it.

I am assuming these will be cheap lower quality cabinets. But I like the small size.

#14 3 months ago
Quoted from vid1900:

If you thought Ikea was bad....

I was wondering how they were so cheap, and now I know

Also, Idk if it's a pricing error or what, Walmart is selling these for $100 less than Game Stop

#15 3 months ago
Quoted from Frax:

Question is what's the actual structure of it. Is it cheap paperboard like those prior home model games? I really like the cabaret-ish size.

I'm sure it's the same particle board like everything else that assembles with those wood dowels & cams at Ikea.

#16 3 months ago
Quoted from vid1900:

If you thought Ikea was bad....

Yeah it looks super-cheap and crappy, but that's a pretty well-produced assembly video. Props to them for that!

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#17 3 months ago

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#18 3 months ago

Pretty cool for a little kid's playroom I guess, but I don't see how an adult would want to sit & play on that.

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#19 3 months ago

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#20 3 months ago

Swillie that picture was absolute perfection.

#21 3 months ago

Lol, I thought it was cool that they were small, but when seen in perspective like that it changes everything.

#22 3 months ago

Put it next to your kiddie urinal.

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#23 3 months ago
Quoted from vid1900:

Here it is with riser

I thought it looked a little tall with the riser, until I saw that last picture!!!!!

#24 3 months ago

EDIT: Nevermind. Seems like the whole video was spliced here for some dumb reason....

Check out the major glitch in Street Fighter II at the 44 second mark in the E3 video. Looks like crap emulation. No thanks:

#25 3 months ago
Quoted from vireland:

Check out the major glitch in Street Fighter II at the 44 second mark in the E3 video. Looks like crap emulation. No thanks:

That's not a glitch in the emulation, it's a splice in the video. Watch the guy playing the game - all of the footage jumps.

#26 3 months ago
Quoted from roffels:

That's not a glitch in the emulation, it's a splice in the video. Watch the guy playing the game - all of the footage jumps.

I see it now. The guy playing jumps back on screen, too. I was too focused on the screen. Why would they edit a video of gameplay WHILE HE'S PLAYING?!

#27 3 months ago
Quoted from vid1900:

They can't put coindoors on them because in many cities, it is illegal to have any coin-op devices in a home.

That’s the first I’ve ever heard of this. What’s the reasoning behind it? Are they afraid someone is going to run an underground arcade out of their basement?

#28 3 months ago

definitely crap no one needs,

wheres Peter Dinklage when you need him

#29 3 months ago

My first thought is hacking that, the price is good. This would be assuming it is a playable form factor with riser. I have been trying to figure out a way to make a full MAME setup somewhat on the cheap. Cabinets kits are expensive, such as $750 here: https://gameroomsolutions.com/shop/32-arcade-cabinet-kit/

If the controls are decent quality it would be good, you would have the control panel all done. Seems doubtful though, they probably are cheap ones which would need to be replaced. If the trackball on the one version is actually a good one that would be a bonus.

You could set this up for both vertical and horizontal games, the monitor is basically square.

It appears to me that the black box on the back of the monitor is its power supply. The ribbon cable connects to the control panel box. I am assuming the mini-PC or whatever it is is inside the control panel. Need to get that control panel ripped open and find out whats in there.

#30 3 months ago

Kind of reminds me of this...

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#31 3 months ago

Interesting concept. Curious as well on how hard it would be to add more games. Wonder if a jamma board would work in one.

#32 3 months ago
Quoted from Niterider:

That’s the first I’ve ever heard of this. What’s the reasoning behind it? Are they afraid someone is going to run an underground arcade out of their basement?

Yep.

Watch the movie "the space invaders", there is a guy that the city made him remove all coin-op from his house.

Walmart is in every city, so it could have been breaking the law by selling them without registration in some places.

#33 3 months ago
Quoted from 85vett:

Interesting concept. Curious as well on how hard it would be to add more games. Wonder if a jamma board would work in one.

As long as the board can drive a LCD monitor.

Old arcade games were 300 pounds of cabinet and CRT tube.

CRT tubes were as deep as they were wide, so that made for a deep cabinet to protect the glass neck.

Here, the game could be even thinner from front to back, because the LCD does not have much thickness.

A thin game cab could be made that would be anchored to the wall, preventing it from tipping over.

#34 3 months ago
Quoted from henrydwh:

Kind of reminds me of this...

Just judging by the video in post 24 the joysticks and buttons look more like arcade joysticks and buttons than those. I think they've probably seen those before and saw how those were panned by collectors for being cheaply made. Maybe I'm giving them too much credit, but it's hard to imagine them not doing something to improve upon those machines.

#35 3 months ago
Quoted from xsvtoys:

My first thought is hacking that, the price is good. This would be assuming it is a playable form factor with riser. I have been trying to figure out a way to make a full MAME setup somewhat on the cheap. Cabinets kits are expensive, such as $750 here: https://gameroomsolutions.com/shop/32-arcade-cabinet-kit/
If the controls are decent quality it would be good, you would have the control panel all done. Seems doubtful though, they probably are cheap ones which would need to be replaced. If the trackball on the one version is actually a good one that would be a bonus.
You could set this up for both vertical and horizontal games, the monitor is basically square.
It appears to me that the black box on the back of the monitor is its power supply. The ribbon cable connects to the control panel box. I am assuming the mini-PC or whatever it is is inside the control panel. Need to get that control panel ripped open and find out whats in there.

"A friend of mine " runs a raspberry pi with sd card full of arcade games to a tv and x-arcade tankstick. Pi, card and tankstick total was under $200. Such cards cold be found on a popular auction site so I was told. Even came with the frontend.

Beats having only 4 games.

#36 3 months ago
Quoted from Fizz:

I am assuming these will be cheap junk just like IKEA

I got a sweet couch from IKEA. It was the best thing I could find for an upstairs living room. Nice price, comfy, and versatile.

#37 3 months ago
Quoted from Strummy:

I got a sweet couch from IKEA. It was the best thing I could find for an upstairs living room. Nice price, comfy, and versatile.

It's all Ikea. I did the whole place for $47.....

#38 3 months ago
Quoted from RonSS:

"A friend of mine " runs a raspberry pi with sd card full of arcade games to a tv and x-arcade tankstick. Pi, card and tankstick total was under $200. Such cards cold be found on a popular auction site so I was told. Even came with the frontend.
Beats having only 4 games.

I have the Pi and the SD card with MAME already. Everything works, but I have been trying to figure out the controls. Wireless Xbox 360 works pretty good for some games, horrible for others. I have thought about the tank stick for some time but never pulled the trigger. Thinking about a custom panel to connect to the TV, OR, building a cabinet.

#39 3 months ago
Quoted from Strummy:

I got a sweet couch from IKEA. It was the best thing I could find for an upstairs living room. Nice price, comfy, and versatile.

Yeah, I agree that IKEA sometimes fills the need perfectly. I guess I inadvertently slammed them when I was just trying to say these cabinets are not exactly what we are all used to with our pins. And even that is not meant as an insult, I actually think it’s a pretty good idea to hit the price point.

My apologies to IKEA and all IKEA fans everywhere.

#40 3 months ago
Quoted from vid1900:

Yep.
Watch the movie "the space invaders", there is a guy that the city made him remove all coin-op from his house.
Walmart is in every city, so it could have been breaking the law by selling them without registration in some places.

Just watched it on Youtube, is this the part you are referring to?

He didn't have to remove his games.

Its not illegal to own a machine that *could* take money. Every one of us here would be in violation of that law. Now if someone is literately running an undocumented business with a machine that charges for its use...that's what is illegal. They want those machines registered so they can get some of that revenue.

Walmart could sell these if they had coin mechs, but this isn't what these machines were designed for. They are just designed to be put in some kid's bedroom. That, and the mechanisms would just add to the costs.

#41 3 months ago

You know, we all have kind of elevated standards, being largely maniacs who own pinball machines, but for alot of normals these little mini cabs might be damn cool.

#42 3 months ago
Quoted from Niterider:

Just watched it on Youtube, is this the part you are referring to?

No.

The part where the city is removing the games from the garage, and the owner won't come out to appear on camera.

#43 3 months ago

Bank for the buck, it’s tough to beat a Pandora’s box.

$120 shipped with 1200+ games.

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#44 3 months ago
Quoted from vireland:

Put it next to your kiddie urinal.

More spinners than a Stern pro.

#45 3 months ago
Quoted from Toasterdog:

Bank for the buck, it’s tough to beat a Pandora’s box.
$120 shipped with 1200+ games.

But are they 1299 discrete games, or are many of them 20 or more each of each SNK fighting game.

#46 3 months ago

I’m waiting until there are some quality reviews of the these. They look super cool.

#47 3 months ago
Quoted from johnnyutah:

I’m waiting until there are some quality reviews of the these. They look super cool.

$99 clearance next spring, like last time.

#48 3 months ago
Quoted from henrydwh:

Kind of reminds me of this...

Had one of those, I gave it to a friend's daughter. I got it when Target was clearing them out. Due to some mirical it still works.

#49 3 months ago
Quoted from Fizz:

Looks like it will be available from Bed Bath And Beyond as well. I don’t see it on their site yet, but might be able to use a 20% coupon on it.
I am assuming these will be cheap lower quality cabinets. But I like the small size.

20% off.... mmmm if that’s the case I have some Xmas gifts to buy I love filling up other people’s houses!

#50 3 months ago
Quoted from vireland:

But are they 1299 discrete games, or are many of them 20 or more each of each SNK fighting game.

You haven't lived until you've played King of Fighters '98 with 4 alternate background colors!

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