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Do you own an arcade machine?

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Poll: Do you own an arcade machine? (386 member(s) have cast votes)

Do you own an arcade machine?

  1. Yes. The Genuine Article. (181 votes [46.89%])

    Percentage of vote: 46.89%

  2. Yes. One of those "reproduction-type" things. (16 votes [4.15%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.15%

  3. No. But I've always wanted one. (157 votes [40.67%])

    Percentage of vote: 40.67%

  4. No. But I used to. (14 votes [3.63%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.63%

  5. No. I'm not interested. (18 votes [4.66%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.66%

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#151 AAirhart OFFLINE  


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Posted Sat Feb 22, 2014 8:29 PM

MK, MK2, MK4, Tekken 4, Capcom bowling, TMNT, Galaga 88, Pacmania, Millipede, Super Pacman, Pacman, Baby Pacman, Revolution X, Burgertime, Afterburner, Daytona USA 2, Afterburner Deluxe, Space Invaders Deluxe, Lock N Chase, VS Super Mario, VS Duckhunt, Street Fighter 2 CE, Bally Big Show

#152 Rex Dart OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Feb 22, 2014 11:45 PM

I have a cocktail cab of Nintendo's space invaders ripoff, Space Fever. Color version.

#153 slx OFFLINE  



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  • Location:Vienna, Austria

Posted Sun Feb 23, 2014 3:23 AM

Would love a Lunar Lander (oh that thrust lever....) or Asteroids but both are as rare as space in our apartment over here ;-(

#154 jmetal88 OFFLINE  



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  • Location:Derby, KS

Posted Sun Feb 23, 2014 8:48 PM

I don't own an arcade machine, but I have an empty arcade cabinet that's partially finished that I built out of plywood from my own design.  Pretty much the most complicated thing I've ever built out of wood.  It's not great-looking, but for me it's pretty good.  Just wish I could build up the enthusiasm to finish the thing, though.

#155 Tarzilla OFFLINE  



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Posted Sun Feb 23, 2014 9:22 PM

I have an original Frenzy stand up by Stern, and a cocktail of indeterminate origin with a 60-in-1 board in it with a monitor that was hooked to an Alpine Ski board in its past life. In the past I have owned Mr Do, Satan's Hollow, and a Gorf that I still kick myself for selling.

I technically owned a Rampage and a Disks of Tron Environmental for 25 minutes (in the days before ebay drove the local arcade providers to double their prices) but measuring them resulted in me having to give them up as they wouldn't fit thru the doors of my house...



    River Patroller

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Posted Mon Feb 24, 2014 6:50 PM

I'm allowed to have one when we have a house

My wife says once we get a BIGGER house I'm allowed to have a room for arcade games. I'm holding out because my sons & I like our current house, our neighbors, neighborhood, & walking distance to parks & their school- there's really no reason to move.

While most enthusiasts would welcome such an offer, I dont see myself filling a room with arcade games. I like,playing them, but likely wouldnt enjoy maintaining them.




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  • Atari Aficionado
  • Location:Canada

Posted Tue Feb 25, 2014 4:53 PM

Technically yes, I have an original generic arcade cabinet that had a one-off shooter inside it. I'm in the process of MAME'ing it. 

#158 Nebulon OFFLINE  



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Posted Tue Feb 25, 2014 7:00 PM

TRON full-size 1982 coin-op.


It's my pet.

#159 atarian63 OFFLINE  


    River Patroller

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Posted Fri Feb 28, 2014 8:44 PM

up to 36 machines now.. stop me please!   :-D

#160 Rex Dart OFFLINE  

Rex Dart


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  • Location:Austin, TX

Posted Sat Mar 1, 2014 11:20 AM

Pics of my Space Fever machine.

Game Mode B is great!  Too bad the button for selecting it is so badly worn.  I guess I have the revision where they appear as a row, rather than a column, in mode B.

The Star Wars ripoff-jingle it plays when starting a new game is pretty unique. 





Edited by Rex Dart, Sat Mar 1, 2014 11:22 AM.

#161 schuwalker OFFLINE  



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Posted Sat Mar 1, 2014 7:35 PM

You guys have great machines in your collections!

I have been collecting since '89. One of my friends owned a route which some of my machines came from.

Here's a list of the top of my head:

Atari Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (my first machine and unofficial world record holder)
Atari 720
Atari Star Wars w/ Amp monitor
Cinematronics Star Castle
Bally Sente cabs X2
Namco Pac-Land
GDI Slither
Nintendo Super Punch Out
Atari APB w/ seat

That's the oddball companies I can think off the top off my head...

Now, Taito (my favorite manufacturer!)
Front Line
Tin Star
Alpine Ski
Crazy Climber
Jungle Hunts x2
Space Dungeon (project)
The Electric Yo Yo (need marquee)

Taito boardsets
all of the above (spares)
Wild Western
Sea Fighter Poseidon
Elevator Action
Multiple Qix boardsets

I have probably around 100 various boardsets from different companies.

Arcade vids that I want:
EDOT (have a line on one)
Taito Kram
Taito Wild Western
Williams' Star Rider (sitdown)

I've been more into pins as of late so here's the ones I own:
I should preface this by saying Gottlieb is my favorite pin company.

Data East Batman
Data East Phantom of the Opera
Bally Spectrum
Bally Elektra
Gottlieb TX-Sector
Gottlieb Genesis
Gottlieb Spirit (my baby)
Stern Indiana Jones
Gottlieb Buck Rogers
Stern Split Second
Gottlieb Bounty Hunter
Gottlieb El Dorado and the City of Gold
Atari Atarians x2
Atari Time 2000
Williams Comet

I *think * there is a couple more floating around there...

And yes I have a sickness!

#162 Wyluli Wolf OFFLINE  

Wyluli Wolf

    Chopper Commander

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Posted Tue Mar 11, 2014 3:48 PM

I did but sold them off :(  Got tired of moving them every time we moved!  

I had a MAME machine made out of a street fighter II world edition (or some oddball edition) cab.

I also had an original Double Dragon cabinet.  It was sweet!  


Now it's down to a retro gaming room with a bunch of consoles in it.


I always wanted a Demolition Derby cab!  Love that game!

Edited by Wyluli Wolf, Tue Mar 11, 2014 3:48 PM.

#163 ArcadeJunkie OFFLINE  


    Chopper Commander

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  • Respect your digital roots....
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Posted Sun Mar 23, 2014 6:56 PM

If you take an official Nintendo cabinet and use it to make a custom Nintendo mame (with a top loader system and a pair of modified advantages) does that count as both?

#164 rsa2000 OFFLINE  


    Combat Commando

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Posted Sat Mar 29, 2014 8:41 PM

2 currently. Neo geo 2 slot, and an empty rampage world tour destined for mame.. 80% complete. Sold contra and karate champ years ago... was young and moved alot.

#165 AtariBuff OFFLINE  



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Posted Mon Mar 31, 2014 6:53 AM

4 currently. Three dedicated Atari cabs: Asteroids, Lunar Lander and Tempest and a dedicated Quasar cab by italian company Zaccaria  :)

#166 tremoloman2006 OFFLINE  



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Posted Wed Apr 2, 2014 9:02 AM

I own just one thus far... Kickman stand-up in great shape.


Looking to trade/sell it soon for either a Millipede, Gorf, or Spy Hunter stand-up.

#167 Ottothemadandevil OFFLINE  


    Space Invader

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  • Location:Staffordshire, England

Posted Sun Apr 20, 2014 8:06 AM

Gyruss board thats stuck in a BAS Jamma cab and a Taito Trimline on the way thats being restored into a dedicated Phoenix.

#168 peedenmark7 OFFLINE  



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Posted Wed Jan 7, 2015 3:06 PM

Nope , but patiently waiting for the right original Space Fury as well as Zaxxon !

#169 BassGuitari OFFLINE  


    River Patroller

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Posted Fri Jan 9, 2015 5:25 PM

I've got an Atari Anti-Aircraft that the previous owner "modded" by rigging up a switch on the board to toggle between the airplanes and the "hidden" UFOs. The left player's missiles are glitched out though, so it's a 1-player game at the moment (and will be indefinitely until I can get it fixed).

I previously owned a Kee Games Tank that needed more help than I could give it.

(I have an affinity for the crusty old '70s B/W games. :-D )

#170 Papa OFFLINE  



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  • Location:On the Bridge, with Commander Kitty Buttons

Posted Sun Feb 1, 2015 5:27 PM

I have two authentic machines 'upgraded' to multicades and six that I built by hand with my own design that use real consoles and wired controllers (some with adapters for multiconsole use)!! 


Here are pics of my arcade room (Seven Golden Lampstands)..





























..The last pics are of my bedroom custom that uses an HDTV, has a Modded XBOX, Atari 1040STE (right side Atari joystick wired), and is also currently hooked up to my Jaguar until my next cabinet project houses that system!!

Edited by Papa, Sun Feb 1, 2015 5:33 PM.

#171 Geotrick OFFLINE  


    Star Raider

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  • Location:Cincinnati, OH

Posted Tue Mar 3, 2015 12:33 AM

Pac-man (some times in drag as Ms Pac-man) Mini-Cabaret.



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#172 rpgcollector OFFLINE  


    Chopper Commander

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  • Location:So. Cal.

Posted Tue Mar 3, 2015 10:55 AM

I have 26 (I think)?


Nintendo Red Tent (Ice Climber/Excitebike)

Playchoice 10 Dual Screen

Playchoice 10 Single Screen

Playchoice 10 Counter Model

Punch-out Dual Screen (also have Super Punch-out kit)

Arm Wrestling Dual Screen

Donkey Kong/Donkey Kong Jr Combo

Sinistar Cockpit

Star Wars Cockpit

Crystal Castle



Ms Pacman (project)



Omega Race

Cadash Side by Side (former Nintendo Vs)

Pong Cocktail

Mr Do's Wild Ride/Mr Do's Castle Cocktail

MVS 2-slot

Time Crisis

Ghost n Goblins

Mr Do (project)

Golden Tee

Williams Classics (cheep little one sold in stores long ago)

Magic Sword

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