Well after UPS left it in the mulch and didn’t ring the doorbell, my wife used a hand cart to get it in the garage while I was at work.
I put the Atari Deluxe together this morning. Pretty easy. Anyone with pin or arcade experience won’t have any trouble.
Like others have said the trackball works pretty well and the spinner (dial) is usable after adding washers and a little electrical tape for the slop. Graphics look sharp and I didn’t have any damage to my cabinet. It is packed pretty well. I did remove the plexi and used Novus 1 and a dry terry cloth to clean the screen and the cover.
My biggest complaint is the screen. I wish it had settings to adjust because, unless you’re low and dead center, there’s a glare effect that blows out the blacks. Especially noticeable on these games where the backgrounds are always black.
Nonetheless, I would rather play Tempest and Centipede on here than on my PS4. The dual shock is not a substitute for a ball and spinner (even a poopy one).
Next step. Bridge the speaker to my Polk sub.
I may get the SF2 cab and do a cheap mod with a raspberry pi with new sticks and buttons.
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