Quoted from Pinhead1982:
Why not just get a mame Cabinet?
I get it, that all these games lined up will look cool, but space wise!? More room for Pins.
I just ordered this.
12,500 games[quoted image]
Pros, cons, and personal preferences to both:
Ease of assembly
Easy to transport new (and get delivery)
Cost is mostly cheaper than buying MAME units from pros/resellers
Nice art package
Custom control layout to the game(s) included
Games are limited per machine
Some sound-control issues for purists
Too short without riser, sometimes even too short with it
LOAD em UP! You can have 1000's of games
Customize it to your heart's desire
Good with building? Make it yourself - for cheap!
Old PC or Pi? Use em!
ENDLESS fiddling with settings (unless you had an amazing friend set it up for you)
To put it bluntly: a lot of MAME machines look like ass (art, side art, crowded control panels)
Those roms? Not legal.
Get both! Get a MAME so someone (or yourself) who wants to come over and play that one (maybe) obscure title can do so. Also, get the Arcade1UP for the title you have nostalgic feelings for (best example: the Star Wars game coming out). If space is an issue, get a X-Arcade TankStick and hook it to your PC.