Arcade1up better than real cabs?

Neorebel

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Honest and serious question. Guys who made their arcades with legit cabs or arcade1up stuff. Once you get everything set up what do you do with it? Meaning do you constantly have people to use it? Is your entire family arcade rats like you. Does it just sit there?

I had a game room for 10+ years. Most of the time it sits there since I'm mainly the arcade rat in the house. Things I noticed through the years are:

Most casual gamers would rather play Mario Kart or Rock Band then old arcade games most of the time.

If you invite a hardcore fighting game player over they might try the cab for a bit, but will always prefer having their preferred stick/pad over whatever you got.

Whatever old game you want to introduce a casual gamers to is usually good for 1 play with the casual gamers. TMNT '89, Metal Slug, Donkey Kong, Puzzle Fighter, whatever. Getting them to play more then the one time is a lot harder than you would think.

In saying this I came to the realization that modding consoles or computers into cabs makes way more sense for me since I'm the one who plays 99% of the time, and having a way to play people on the internet on each cabinet is way more entertainment then having cabs that are made for in person 2 player games. I'm curious if I just never went around the concept the right way in the 1st place.

When I had an arcade cab, I was able to get all kinds of gamer and non-gamer friends into it - it definitely was the most fun mutiplayer machine I would say vs any other that I had. We could have easily played 4P Kart, Guitar Hero, Wii, the newest Playstation game I had, etc instead but how can you ignore the chance to play on an arcade cab if there is one? Personally I like in-person mutiplayer way better than online. I'm also old, so, there's that.
 

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When I had an arcade cab, I was able to get all kinds of gamer and non-gamer friends into it - it definitely was the most fun mutiplayer machine I would say vs any other that I had. We could have easily played 4P Kart, Guitar Hero, Wii, the newest Playstation game I had, etc instead but how can you ignore the chance to play on an arcade cab if there is one? Personally I like in-person mutiplayer way better than online. I'm also old, so, there's that.

I wish I had friends like that. I share your opinions

You're better off buying the upright and sitting in a lawn chair instead of that.

From the looks of the quality of the cabinet (and of their cabinets past), if people play this like the driving games in the arcade, you're in very big trouble (at least in my game room, drivers are some of the more abused games in the store). Games are good except Outrunners plays better as a dual driving game (unless there's a way to link cabinets) and though they all came out as moving driving cabinets, Power Drift is meant to be played as a moving one. The basic upright loses a lot in the translation.

Honestly I wouldn't mind it for a cheaper price, but for the $500 they are probably going to ask for nope.

All of the arcade1up stuff wouldn't hold up to real arcade abuse, but then again I don't think someone's basement gets that kind of abuse either. I play the hell out of my modded crap, but I would be worried if I took it somewhere for random people to play on.
 
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All of the arcade1up stuff wouldn't hold up to real arcade abuse, but then again I don't think someone's basement gets that kind of abuse either. I play the hell out of my modded crap, but I would be worried if I took it somewhere for random people to play on.

Thing I notice when people play drivers is in the heat of the moment or the unexpected occurs, they tend to forget about it being just a game and play aggressively during the game. Nothing really bad but they'll turn the steering wheel or hit the gas and brake pedals a little harder than normal which may be a natural reaction to a driving situation, especially when playing against another player, that competition factor kicks in. Fortunately the Arcade1up driver would hopefully avoid that situation ;)
 

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I agree...but reality is I am most likely not going to get this.

I definitely don't want the sit down version and the stand up will only be sold directly on Arcade1uos website. I am guessing it will be $400 to $500 which is more than i’m willing to spend...and because they are selling directly there will be zero chance it will be marked down.
 

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Well for $500 I would expect Daytona and online play. As I said to friends before I'd rather see a cabinet I'm interested in come with games I don't want so when they finally release the ones I do hopefully they'll work the kinks out.
 

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Thanks for posting Lastblade. I’m not a fan of the benches...they really need proper seats with backs...just looks uncomfortable to play. The upright looks better to me.
 

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That Outrun setup is maybe the closest to a passable product they've made. If you could hack it to run a Naomi, I would be into it.
 

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There’s a YouTube channel called the 1up Weekly Show and they had a guy from Arcade1up on their show recently and he basically hinted at a ton of new products including Time Crisis, a Big Blue Street Fighter cab, Terminator 2 gun game, House of the Dead, and a bunch of Konami stuff, and the Sega Star Wars trilogy.

Love em or hate em but it will be interesting to see what they release. They are on a good trajectory in that each new product they release seems to improve on the quality of the last, so could’ve an interesting year.
 

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Yeah, I've thought the same thing. It seems like they've become a bit more engaged in what they're actually doing as time has gone by too. The four player machines seemed cool. A mini big blue actually sounds pretty awesome. I would scoop if that became a real thing, I think.
 

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Yeah, I've thought the same thing. It seems like they've become a bit more engaged in what they're actually doing as time has gone by too. The four player machines seemed cool. A mini big blue actually sounds pretty awesome. I would scoop if that became a real thing, I think.

I’m excited for the Big Blue as well...pretty sure he said it will have 12 games and in addition to SF he mentioned Darkstalkers and Puzzle Fighter. I think it will be part of their “legacy” line which will retail around $299 which is nice since some of their offerings have been hitting $500+
 

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Thanks for the heads up man! I pulled up the vid and watched part of it. It sounds like they’re considering a full size Big Blue? Personally hoping for a 3/4 scale one, ‘cause the original is massive!
 

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It'd be interesting to see how they do a light gun based game like Time Crisis on a LCD type screen. Gun mounted games like Terminator, Revolution X, Jurassic Park and such not a problem. Light guns like Time Crisis 1-3, Crisis Zone, Point Blank and the Area 51 games...problem without a camera tracking system in the gun and around the monitor.
 

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There’s a YouTube channel called the 1up Weekly Show and they had a guy from Arcade1up on their show recently and he basically hinted at a ton of new products including Time Crisis, a Big Blue Street Fighter cab, Terminator 2 gun game, House of the Dead, and a bunch of Konami stuff, and the Sega Star Wars trilogy.

Love em or hate em but it will be interesting to see what they release. They are on a good trajectory in that each new product they release seems to improve on the quality of the last, so could’ve an interesting year.

The Star Wars Trilogy Arcade that never got a home console release? That would be fairly interesting as would a T2 arcade release if it had an actual mounted gun, regardless of how cheap quality it may be
 

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@Ajax - yeah I hope they don’t go full size..big part of the appeal to me is the smaller scale for size and I have 3 young kids

@Arcademan - they partnered with a company called sinden (I think) to do their gun games. Big Buck Hunter will be their first...no interest in that game but I will be interested to hear reviews on the actual guns. For Time Crisis I think he said they were exploring the idea of using a bigger monitor as well...

@neorebel - Yep that Star Wars game would be cool but I don’t think I would ever buy. T2 on the other hand would pretty much be a must buy for me (assuming they executed it well). Probably one of the games I played most in the arcade growing up.
 
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It's true what you said about zero chance of markdown for the stand-up one. However, a lot of people get tired of them. I've gotten some killer deals months later when people list their A1U cabs on Facebook Marketplace.
 

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It's true what you said about zero chance of markdown for the stand-up one. However, a lot of people get tired of them. I've gotten some killer deals months later when people list their A1U cabs on Facebook Marketplace.

I was hoping that is the case, and I saw some deals on FB until Covid. Now everyone here is asking at retail for used items.
 

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Arcade1up has a "partycade" variant which mounts on the wall. To take up even less space. Same controls. Same monitor. Same pcb.
 

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I do not think A1up will produce a big blue or any SNK product. Unico has blown it out of the water with the MVSX
 

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The Arcade1up Outrun cabinet looks like warm trash. The pedals will be breaking. The shifter knob is cheap plastic. There is no vibration in the wheel. Its the size of my daughter's Barbie jeep. Pure junk. Maybe they can redeem it with a stand up version. Any one who purchased this product and claims to be satisfied is lying or lying to their self.
 

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I just got this. I think its really good but the quality could have been better. IMG_20201221_180511.jpg
 

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You try the online play yet? If so how is it?

I played about 40 games so far, apart from 2 with bad lag the rest were really smooth. Good that you can play people in other countries and not just domestic.

Would be good though if there were options to say last game or nice fight so you dont just leave
 
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