Quoted from PeterG:
I do not condem the mini arcades, only have a question.
I always thought that mini arcades have 4K+ games on them. So you should have two, one in landscape and one in portrait. Then you have 8K games to play, so why so many?
I have multiple arcade1up’s. For years I’ve just had a full sized 4-player MAME with 20000 games. Problem is when people are over the guys would play golden tee in between a 4 player game on pinball. Then everyone else just stood around. I also have furnace ducts that give us limited head room along one wall that full sized games will never fit under.
Now I have a golden tee arcade1up for the guys. A Pac-Man because of the 4-way joystick. Mortal Kombat because the 5 button layout is unique and I hate playing it on a 6 button layout. My street fighter cab I modded with a Pandora’s box so that it now has about 50 for the best fighter games.
Usually we play nba jam on my full size cabinet because I think the arcade1up 4 player cabs look cramped.
The main reason for multiple cabinets imho is for multiple people to play and different control setups appropriate for those games.