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#1 redknight OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Dec 26, 2009 10:51 PM

VISIT MY RECREATED HOME RETRO ARCADE GAME ROOM ON YOU TUBE. I RESTORED 44 ARCADE GAMES AND ADDED A ROOM TO MY HOUSE TO RECREATE AN RETRO ARCADE-----MUST SEE!!!!!!



#2 Corby OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Dec 26, 2009 11:08 PM

I don't know what to say.... :thumbsup:

#3 Ransom OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Dec 27, 2009 9:46 AM

Well done! 19 years of effort looks like it's paid off handsomely!

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Posted Sun Dec 27, 2009 10:01 AM

Unbelievable! :lust: :thumbsup:

#5 revolutionika OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Dec 27, 2009 12:09 PM

awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!


i didnt see gauntlet though.every arcade has to have that!!

#6 VectorGamer OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Dec 27, 2009 4:05 PM

I thought it was over with the pins but hell you go into another room yet with Monaco, Millipede, shuffle alley, Dragon's Lair and others...

The only one I would replace is Kick Man...maybe with Pong, Computer Space, Space Invaders, Galaxian, Asteroids or Galaga...

Very nice! The highlight for me is Sea Wolf - that is one of the must haves for my collection.

So, when's game night?

#7 carmel_andrews OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Dec 27, 2009 4:45 PM

whats the admin charge...and do the games come free

#8 wccw mark OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Dec 27, 2009 5:16 PM

thats amazing.

#9 Tom-Lynx OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Dec 27, 2009 5:23 PM

Do you need to have special electric installed to set up a room like that? I'm not an electrical genius, but it seems like you can't just plug in a bunch of power strips to the standard house power?

#10 VectorGamer OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Dec 27, 2009 7:27 PM

Do you need to have special electric installed to set up a room like that? I'm not an electrical genius, but it seems like you can't just plug in a bunch of power strips to the standard house power?



Shouldn't be "special" - just enough power to support it. What I did (in my minuscule game room) is calculate the total draw of what I felt would be the maximum number of arcade cabinets I could fit in the room. I then had two new 20 amp circuits installed to support it, which is more than enough.

Anyway, the OP may have more interesting details on how he had to setup the power.

Edited by rmaerz, Sun Dec 27, 2009 7:28 PM.


#11 Ransom OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Dec 27, 2009 8:03 PM

I believe in the video, a pop-up said that he had a separate 100 amp circuit installed for that room.

#12 STICH666 OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Dec 27, 2009 8:06 PM

my pants = soiled. Good job man!!!

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Posted Sun Dec 27, 2009 9:32 PM

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#14 Tom-Lynx OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Dec 28, 2009 8:22 AM

I believe in the video, a pop-up said that he had a separate 100 amp circuit installed for that room.


I don't believe that would be possible for your average home. My house has 200 amps feeding the whole house, and some older homes only have 100 amps. To install a new 100 amp circuit would likely mean that a new power feed from the electric company would need to be ordered to your house.

Maybe that's exactly what he did.

But then again, I'm no power engineer, and I could have all that information completely wrong.

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Posted Mon Dec 28, 2009 11:21 AM


I believe in the video, a pop-up said that he had a separate 100 amp circuit installed for that room.


I don't believe that would be possible for your average home. My house has 200 amps feeding the whole house, and some older homes only have 100 amps. To install a new 100 amp circuit would likely mean that a new power feed from the electric company would need to be ordered to your house.

Maybe that's exactly what he did.

But then again, I'm no power engineer, and I could have all that information completely wrong.


I believe you're right. That's what I meant to say rather than "circuit." D'oh!

#16 BenG76 OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Jan 7, 2010 5:35 PM

Wow, that gameroom is awesome.

#17 Pyromaniac605 OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Feb 25, 2010 4:10 AM

too bad i didnt have a collection that big, but if i did it'd be consoles im not a big arcade fan.

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Posted Sat Feb 27, 2010 10:35 PM

When did you say was a good day to move in????


Thats just amazing!!!!!! :thumbsup:

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Posted Sun Feb 28, 2010 11:00 AM

Every time i look at that Youtube video i get all teary eye because its not only amazing it makes be miss the good old days of the arcade.

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Posted Sun Feb 28, 2010 11:52 AM

Two words: KICK ASS!

That's easily one of the nicest retro arcade gameroom(s) I've ever seen in my life! Great selection and representation of the funnest (lol!) games too. Especially love the Williams pins: Jungle Lord, Blackout, Firepower, etc.

Edited by save2600, Sun Feb 28, 2010 12:03 PM.


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Posted Sun Feb 28, 2010 3:32 PM

I just shot a load in my pants. OMG that is awesome!

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Posted Mon Mar 1, 2010 11:01 PM

Wow. Just Wow.

Two thoughts...

The first is... Holy Electric bill Batman!

And the second is... I hope that you have guests over a lot to enjoy that awesome room.

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Posted Sat Mar 6, 2010 7:23 AM

WOW! When I see rooms like this it makes me want to burn mine to the ground and start over. You have raised the bar for all of us! :lust:

#24 ThelonelyAlien OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Apr 16, 2010 9:25 AM

Holy! So I will bring a bucket of quarters when can I come over :D . I cant imagine the money it takes the buy all those cabinets and to supply power to all those games and lights. If i had that i would unplug them all and just plug the ones I want to play into a wall but you have something completely different. Did you have to order a special thing from the electric company or what? That's just amazing, most modern arcades aren't even that good.

#25 tremoloman2006 OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Apr 16, 2010 11:51 AM

Your arcade is gorgeous! Awesome job! Now I know what heaven looks like! :)

You captured the feel just right with the neon and how you designed the layout. All the machines look in top top condition too! That video got me kind of emotional remembering the classic days of the good ol' arcade. God I miss the 80s...

Here's your video so people don't have to leave this thread to see it:

[url="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1I1p0ih0V0A"]http://www.youtube.c...h?v=1I1p0ih0V0A[/url]




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