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Do you own an arcade machine?

  1. Yes. The Genuine Article. (182 votes [47.03%])

    Percentage of vote: 47.03%

  2. Yes. One of those "reproduction-type" things. (16 votes [4.13%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.13%

  3. No. But I've always wanted one. (157 votes [40.57%])

    Percentage of vote: 40.57%

  4. No. But I used to. (14 votes [3.62%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.62%

  5. No. I'm not interested. (18 votes [4.65%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.65%

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#101 Austin OFFLINE  



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Posted Wed Feb 8, 2012 10:44 PM

Personally, I've always wanted a Street Fighter 2 cab. One day....

Those are great because it is really easy to swap other boards in and out in these, and the six button layout means you can swap other fighters with ease as well.

#102 Cebus Capucinis OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Feb 8, 2012 11:08 PM

Original Space Invaders upright cab and a Centipede cocktail cab. :thumbsup:

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Posted Wed Feb 15, 2012 11:08 AM

I now have a Gorf, but it needs to be repaired. :(

#104 Gecko101 OFFLINE  


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Posted Tue Dec 11, 2012 9:44 PM

I have always wanted a Gyruss machine, it is my favorite game of all time and I have not been fortunate enough to play the original. :( I also love star castle, so that would be no. 2

#105 Master Phruby OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Dec 14, 2012 4:23 PM

My Kangaroo cab is shown over at this thread:


#106 Fr0st OFFLINE  



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Posted Mon Dec 24, 2012 9:36 AM

I do as of today! My christmas present!

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#107 R.O.T.S OFFLINE  



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Posted Mon Dec 24, 2012 12:02 PM

I live in a one bedroom flat with 7 arcade cabs lol
Cosmic Alien
Cosmic Guerilla
Final Fight (Europa Kit)
Hot Race Cocktail (Rally-X clone)
Vanguard (cabaret)
Guardians Of The Hood (has been converted to MVS)
3rd Party un-named caberet
Pics of my cabs here http://www.jammajup....binet-pics.html

#108 WispFollower OFFLINE  



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Posted Mon Dec 24, 2012 12:20 PM

I saw an amazing Tapper cabinet on ebay recently. It was mint condition, with original parts and side art. Tapper is a great looking machine with brass drink holders and a foot rail.. I wish I had one.

#109 retroillucid OFFLINE  



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Posted Tue Dec 25, 2012 1:27 PM

I have those

- Paperboy
- Mortal Kombat




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Posted Sun Dec 30, 2012 11:26 AM

I am going to make my own Mame cabnit.

#111 dstone OFFLINE  


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Posted Sun Dec 30, 2012 2:44 PM

I have a few. I think they started breeding after I purchased my second machine...

Asteroids Deluxe
Mario Bros (narrow body conversion, power supply just went out)
NeoGeo MVS (4-slot with a small stack of carts and a multi-cart)
Omega Race (board died a while back, need to poke and prod it again)
Space Invaders Deluxe
Star Wars
Tempest (monitor died in it a few months ago)
X-Men (4-player)

I also have a few project machines:

Galaga (needs a monitor and control panel)
Multi-CPS2 (currently putting a cap kit on the monitor, houses Marvel Super Heroes, X-Men Children of the Atom and X-Men vs Street Fighter)
Multi fighter (needs a new monitor, houses Soul Calibur, Street Fighter II and Tekken 2)
Nintendo Sheriff cocktail (won't power on)
Omega Race (a second one with board issues)
Stern Meteor pinball

Just enough to keep me out of trouble (or in trouble, depending on who you ask :D).

#112 bomberpunk OFFLINE  


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Posted Sun Dec 30, 2012 3:10 PM

i have a fully-working dedicated Double Dragon machine, although it's not 100% dedicated as i swap out games on it.

then there's the two broken ones i took from someone's curb (Donkey Kong & Space Invaders)

and then my cousin gave me a (japanese) Taito Egret 29 machine which has a few minor issues with controls but the A/V is flawless.

oh i almost forgot i have a mini cabinet that built from scratch, although it is it's own system, it still counts. but i won't count my iCade accesory.

so that's 2 working, 1 mostly working, and 2 broken.

Edited by bomberpunk, Sun Dec 30, 2012 3:15 PM.

#113 StormSurge OFFLINE  


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Posted Mon Dec 31, 2012 3:26 PM

This is still my ultimate dream. Ever since I saw my first episode of Silver Spoons, I vowed I would have an arcade cabinet in my home someday. Still waiting...

#114 AAirhart OFFLINE  


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Posted Mon Dec 31, 2012 3:47 PM

Street Fighter 2
Revolution X
Afterburner Deluxe
Daytona Usa 2
Space Invaders Deluxe
Baby Pacman
Super Pacman
Super Mario Bros/Duck Hunt VS Red Tent
Galaga 88/Pacmania
Lock N Chase cocktail
Big Show EM pinball
Megatouch Platinum

#115 pce_collector OFFLINE  



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Posted Thu Jan 3, 2013 8:17 PM

I don't own an arcade machine and I won't be getting one, either. I've sold off much of my collection and I just don't have the time, money, or space for such beasts.



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Posted Tue Jan 8, 2013 9:53 AM

So, short answer for pce_collector...


#117 Austin OFFLINE  



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Posted Tue Jan 8, 2013 8:20 PM

As of tomorrow I will have an arcade machine again! I will be picking up a nice Killer Instinct 2 in the morning. It (along with the first one) is a cabinet in particular I've always wanted to own. It has a good sized screen, a nice, open control panel, and the cabinet art is pretty nice. It's also JAMMA, so I will be able to finally make use of the couple of boards I held onto from the last time I had an arcade machine (a Street Fighter II CE).

#118 boog OFFLINE  



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Posted Thu Jan 10, 2013 7:12 PM

I have three cabs in the garage:
- 25" Capcom dynamo w/ X-men vs SF artwork. General use horizontal JAMMA cab
- Guerrilla War cab with swappable control panels... one panel with original rotary sticks and one with 2 sanwa sticks. Sanwa stick panel is for vertical JAMMA
- Millipede (needs a new power supply)

Also have a 29" multisync RGB monitor, supergun, and consolized Naomi in my gameroom. :)

I'm afraid to count how many arcade PCBs I've accumulated.

#119 SoundGammon ONLINE  



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Posted Fri Jan 11, 2013 12:47 AM

Just picked up a 1942 for $50.00. Needs work, but complete!

#120 Darrin9999 OFFLINE  


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Posted Tue Jan 15, 2013 10:22 AM


#121 SRGilbert OFFLINE  


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Posted Tue Jan 15, 2013 7:45 PM

Does my Bride of Pinbot pinball table count? I'd love to have a few video machines though. I have a Mame setup of sorts, with an X-arcade, but it's not the same. Problem for me is that all my favorites either use Vector monitors, weird control schemes or both. That makes emulation somewhat tricky. If I had my dream setup, at the very least it would have to include a Star Wars, a Tron, and a Spy Hunter.

#122 hepcat OFFLINE  



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Posted Thu Jan 17, 2013 9:42 AM

I've been thinking about getting one over the past couple years since I can actually afford one now, unfortunately we currently live in a small apartment. I've already told my wife that when we get a house, I'm going to buy a Ms. Pac-man and a Pop'n Music machine, the newest version I can get. She just rolled her eyes...



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Posted Fri Jan 18, 2013 5:53 AM

If thats your wife in your pic on the left, I'd spend more time w/ her than any arcade games. ;)

#124 Bill Lange OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Jan 18, 2013 12:04 PM

I have two classics: Gauntlet (4 player) and Ms. Pac-man (upgraded to add Pac-man, Fast Pac-man and Fast Ms Pac-man as well as high score saves).

I have a "Extreme Arcade" (with 50 games) from Chicago Gaming Company purchased at Sears circa 2007. Came in a big box and had to put it all together.

I also have a PC running Mame so I can try different games that I might want to purchase.


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#125 number six OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Jan 20, 2013 1:35 PM

Star Wars Trilogy
Dragon's Lair
Dragon's Lair II
Teamplay Centipede/Millipede/Missile Command
Street Fighter Anniversary
Mortal Kombat
Gauntlet II
Kung Fu Master (x2)
Alien 3: The Gun
Galaga / Ms Pac Reunion
Rave Racer (x2)
Rolling Thunder

+ a few pins - Black Knight 2000, Doctor Who, Starship Troopers, Flight 2000

Can't beat playing the originals!

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