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Arcades

Arcade Business Card Holder

Arcade Business Card Holder

Love Hultén creates some truly wonderful retro-inspired arcade machines, computers, and other electronics. His latest build is a business card holder – but it’s anything but ordinary, with a tiny, functional arcade machine built into it. We need this right now.

Replicade Street Fighter II Arcade

Replicade Street Fighter II Arcade
$100  Buy Link Comment

New Wave Toys’ latest Replicade sixth-scale arcade machine is a miniature replica of the original Street Fighter II: Champion Edition cabinet. It also comes with Super Street Fighter II Turbo. You also get a matching miniature USB fight stick if you pre-order.

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Picade Arcade Controller Console Kit

Picade Arcade Controller Console Kit
$75  Buy Link Comment

Pimoroni’s Picade Console Kit is the screen-less version of its Picade Desktop Arcade Kit. It comes with the same joysticks, buttons and Picade X HAT as the desktop arcade kit. All you need to add is a Raspberry Pi, a power supply, a microSD card and an HDMI cable.

Love Hulten Pixelkabinett 42 Arcade

Love Hulten Pixelkabinett 42 Arcade
$4K+  Buy Link Comment

Love Hulten’s two-player arcade machine Pixelkabinett 42 Limestone Eclipse edition has a stone-like textured finish, granite laminated panels, handmade joysticks, and a center cavity which houses a backlit, ringed planet. The light’s brightness and color can be adjusted.

Pac-Man Pixel Bash Chill

Pac-Man Pixel Bash Chill
$3K  Buy Link Comment

Namco’s Pac-Man Pixel Bash Chill is an arcade cabinet that has a mini-fridge where the coin door would normally be. It also has a bottle opener and a pair of bottle holders. It comes with 32 officially licensed games, including Galaga, Xevious and of course Pac-Man.

DIY All-in-one Arcade Machine

DIY All-in-one Arcade Machine

Instructables member pjnovas built a portable plug-and-play arcade machine where all of the electronics are housed inside the arcade controller. All you need is an HD monitor or TV. It can also be used as a normal arcade controller on other systems.

2018 Picade Desktop Arcade Kit

2018 Picade Desktop Arcade Kit
~$174  Buy Link Comment

Pimoroni’s Picade is a DIY kit that lets you build a sweet desktop arcade machine powered by a Raspberry Pi single board computer. The 2018 release has new artwork, updated electronics, a more user-friendly layout, and instructions and more.

Nintendo Switch Face-to-Face Stand

Nintendo Switch Face-to-Face Stand
$76  Buy Comment

Columbus Circle’s arcade-style stand for the Nintendo Switch has slots for two consoles, so you can play multiplayer games face-to-face with your buddies. It works just as well as a single console stand. It has a cable slot and ventilation so you can play on it for hours.

Sega Arcade: Pop-Up History Book

Sega Arcade: Pop-Up History Book
~$46+  Pledge Comment

The Sega Arcade: Pop-Up History is a pop-up book that celebrates the work of game designer Yu Suzuki. It includes pop-up models of the arcade machines for Hang-On, Space Harrier, OutRun, ThunderBlade and After Burner along with their stories.

PixelQuest Arcade Kit for the Switch

PixelQuest Arcade Kit for the Switch

Nyko’s PixelQuest is a cardboard arcade cabinet kit for the Nintendo Switch. It has slots for the unit itself and two Joy-Cons. The controller slots have mechanical buttons for the shoulder buttons. You also get a pair of joysticks. Available soon for only $20.

From Atari to Chuck E. Cheese

From Atari to Chuck E. Cheese

Great Big Story presents a short interview and documentary about Nolan Bushnell, the man who not only gave birth to the video game industry, as founder of Atari, but who also founded numerous other companies, including Pizza Time Theater, home to Chuck E. Cheese.

Mixbox Arcade Controller

Mixbox Arcade Controller
$250  Buy Link Comment

Unlike other arcade controllers, the Mixbox has mechanical keyboard directional keys instead of an analog joystick (or buttons). It uses Cherry MX key switches and Sanwa Denshi buttons. It works with the PS3, PS4 and PC.

Polycade Pro Arcade Machine

Polycade Pro Arcade Machine
$3150  Buy Link Comment

A more capable and versatile version of the Polycade. The Polycade Pro not only plays classic games. It’s also powerful enough to play modern titles, has a spinner/paddle control, and a joystick that can be switched between 4- and 8-way modes.

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Mini Centipede Arcade Machine

Mini Centipede Arcade Machine
$110+  Pledge Comment

New Wave Toys’ RepliCade is an upcoming line of fully-functional sixth scale (i.e. 12″ tall) arcade machine scale models. The series is kicking off with Centipede. It has a wood cabinet, LED backlighting, laminated overlays and coin return buttons that work as controls.

Nucleus Arcade Coffee Table

Nucleus Arcade Coffee Table
~$4360+  Buy Comment

The Nucleus is a premium wooden coffee table. But slide out its control panel and it shows its playful side. It comes with a two-player arcade setup and a wireless keyboard. You can order it with or without a PC, as well as a Sonos Connect receiver and LED underglow.

Wallcade Classic Arcade Machine

Wallcade Classic Arcade Machine
$1199  Buy Comment

Etsy store BasementArcades makes the Wallcade Classic, a wall-mounted arcade machine. It protrudes only 16″ from the wall and weighs only 45lb. It has a 2-player setup, a 22″ LCD display, over 3,300 games and customizable cabinet graphics.

Stoa Replay Arcade Cabinet

Stoa Replay Arcade Cabinet
$ On Request  Buy Comment

Handcrafted arcade machines with a minimalist retro cabinet. The Replay has a 17″ 4:3 LCD display with a scanline generator to recreate the look of CRT displays. It also has stereo speakers, 1- or 2-player setups, and customizable buttons, paint scheme, and an LED-backlit marquee.

Japanese Arcades: A Review

Japanese Arcades: A Review

YouTube gaming critic George Weidman aka Super Bunnyhop gives us an overview of Japan’s thriving arcade industry. A combination of cramped homes, pedestrian-friendly streets and abundant coins have kept Japanese arcades alive and evolving.

Polycade

Polycade
$1350++  Pledge Comment

The Polycade is an arcade machine and retro console emulator. It has a 28″ Insignia LED TV, room for two players and is wall-mounted to take up less space. It uses RetroPie to run games from classic systems. Available in different colors or with vinyl graphics.

MaiMai Arcade Game

MaiMai Arcade Game

Watch an expert take on the exact opposite of the generous arcade game. Sega’s MaiMai is a rhythm arcade game with eight buttons and a touchscreen. It’s like Dance Dance Revolution but for hands.

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Crazy Generous Arcade Game

Crazy Generous Arcade Game

(NSFW: Language) YouTuber maxmoefoetwo found the arcade equivalent of Xíng háishì bùxíng. This Japanese medal game has so many crazy mechanics and parts, and it doles out prizes so epic you’d wonder if the machine was broken.

100 Yen (Trailer)

100 Yen (Trailer)

Gamers rejoice, this project is coming closer to life: 100 Yen: The Japanese Arcade Experience, Brad Crawford’s historical documentary about the evolution and culture of Japanese arcades.

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