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Tag: Arcade Cabinet

Mountain Arcade Cabinet Sits and Just Is

Mountain Arcade Cabinet Sits and Just Is
If you’ve never heard of David OReilly’s Mountain, it’s a “mountain simulator” that requires barely any input from the player. It asks you a couple of questions when you first start the game, but afterwards it doesn’t need any input from you.

LEGO Retro Arcade Machine: Stud Operated

LEGO Retro Arcade Machine: Stud Operated
We’ve seen tiny arcade cabinets as well as a life-sized and fully functional LEGO arcade machine. But while msx80‘s idea isn’t new, he makes up for it by packing a lot of details in a small package.
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Nintendo DS Turned into Tiny Arcade Cabinet: 1DS

Nintendo DS Turned into Tiny Arcade Cabinet: 1DS
We’ve seen a full-sized arcade cabinet hacked to control a Nintendo DS. Redditor button-masher decided to cram the handheld into a tiny arcade cabinet instead. Then he went to great lengths to make it look like a real arcade cabinet, adding tiny joysticks and buttons, a marquee and even a couple of coin slots.

NES-themed Arcade Cabinet: Forward Compatibility

NES-themed Arcade Cabinet: Forward Compatibility
It may not be the best arcade cabinet ever, but Redditor mystery_smelly_feet’s arcade cabinet is no slouch either; especially since he made it with his own two hands. Unless of course he has six hands, in which case this sort of thing is to be expected.

Plush Arcade Cabinet: Arcadean Knight

Plush Arcade Cabinet: Arcadean Knight
ThinkGeek has released what may be the only arcade cabinet that the kids of tomorrow will be able to touch. He’s called Tomo, an Arcadean – an anthropomorphic arcade cabinet – that should please kids while making their elders weep for the old days.

Beercade Dispenses Beer to Winners, Turns Losers into Designated Drivers

Beercade Dispenses Beer to Winners, Turns Losers into Designated Drivers
I’m sure many of you dream of owning an Arkeg – the arcade machine that has a built-in kegerator. The Beercade gaming cabinet made by advertising agency McKinney for Big Boss Brewing is a cruel version of the Arkeg.

Raspberry Pi Micro Arcade Machine: A Sweet Slice of Classic Gaming

Raspberry Pi Micro Arcade Machine: A Sweet Slice of Classic Gaming
A couple of weeks ago we saw a Kickstarter fundraiser for a desktop arcade machine based on the Raspberry Pi. It turns out that hacker and tinkerer Jeroen Domburg has already made a tinier, yet also functional machine based on the same computer.

Picade: iCade Pro

Picade: iCade Pro
Now that arcade centers are mostly gone and their patrons have more gray hairs than time, some companies have capitalized by coming up with accessories that turn the iPad into a mini arcade cabinet. But if you’re skilled at building PCs or programming, you’ll be better off with the Picade, a mini arcade cabinet kit that’s meant to be powered by small PCs such as the Raspberry Pi.

Galaga Cake: Insert Knife, Not Quarters

Galaga Cake: Insert Knife, Not Quarters
Look at this Galaga arcade machine. Wait, that’s no arcade cabinet. That’s a delicious and realistic cake just waiting to enter the bellies of Galaga-loving gaming geeks.

Mini Star Wars Arcade Cabinet Really Works

Mini Star Wars Arcade Cabinet Really Works
Did you play the Star Wars arcade game for more hours than you can remember? Me too. It was a fun game. What if you could miniaturize it and park it on your desk? And still play it?

Taito InvaderCade iPad Arcade Cabinet, No Quarters Required (Just 200 Bucks)

Taito InvaderCade iPad Arcade Cabinet, No Quarters Required (Just 200 Bucks)
By now we all know the iCade, which was the first enclosure for the iPad that turned it into a mini arcade machine. Then came the Atari Arcade Duo Joystick, which provides a more open arcade experience.

Tiny Space Invader Arcade Cabinet: Easy to Look at, Hard to Play on

Tiny Space Invader Arcade Cabinet: Easy to Look at, Hard to Play on
I wasn’t aware that there are enthusiasts that love making miniature arcade cabinets. And they don’t just make beautiful cases, like the ones we’ve featured before, their machines are actually functional. One of the newer ones is this Space Invaders cabinet made by YouTuber vcoleiro1.

Winnitron 1000 Arcade Cabinet: A Token of Hope from Indie Developers

Winnitron 1000 Arcade Cabinet: A Token of Hope from Indie Developers
The video game arcade cabinet is fast becoming a relic of a not so distant past, what with the rise of video game consoles and increasingly powerful and versatile portable video game systems. But a group of Canadian indie developers have turned to the iconic device to bolster their fledgling community.

Arcade Cabinet Alarm Clock: Good Morning, Gamer!

Arcade Cabinet Alarm Clock: Good Morning, Gamer!
Beyond simply making a noise, today’s alarm clocks are armed with varying techniques to get us out of bed. Some of them try to scare you with the voice of the Sith Lord, some are voice-controlled, some make you exercise, and some are just really, really loud.

Nintendo DS and Sony PSP Morphed into Less Portable Arcade Cabinet

Nintendo DS and Sony PSP Morphed into Less Portable Arcade Cabinet
You know what’s awesome about portable game systems? Portability, of course! And what’s awesome about arcade cabinets? Everything. So it’s clear that arcade cabinets are, in fact, better than portables… which means it’s totally okay to hack your portables into your arcade cabinets.

Sega Arcade Cabinets for Miniature Gamers

Sega Arcade Cabinets for Miniature Gamers
For many of us, the days of arcades are long past (and if you’re lucky enough to have one nearby, cherish it!), but we remember plugging in all those quarters with a particular fondness. Well, prepare to have that fondness exploited, in the form of adorable miniature arcade cabinets.
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