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Advice Any Retro Arcade Game Fans Out There?

Discussion in 'General chit chat' started by no country members, May 30, 2020.

  1. no country members

    no country members Tooled up tool

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    Whilst locked down I resurrected some of my old arcade game consoles and none of them ever really got close to the 80s arcades I remember from my early teens.

    So I was thinking about buying one of those Raspberry Pi emulation stations as they seem to cover all the old classics plus the pukka arcade stuff.

    Anyone got one or have any advice on the best one to go for? So far been looking at a Pi4 running Retropie with 128Gb SD card which apparently comes with 30,000 games on. They seem to be around £125 - £150 delivered as a plug and play package.

    If it's any good I was thinking I could consider a cabinet build later.
     
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    Now we’re talking
    Got the spectrum emulator
    The Commodore 64 emulator
    The Nintendo 64 emulator
    And by far my favourite the Atari emulator
    All around £50 of fleabay
    My boy is games mad but I smash him on all old skool games
     
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    Would love to have a old space invades arcade game
     
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    I still have my amiga 500 in the loft still in box with about 30/40 genuine boxed games and probably 50/60 copied lol
    It has the extra ram, extra disk drive,and in my opinion 2 of the best joystick`s ever made yes the mighty Zipp stick, I also have the black gravis joystick with the red wheel on the side
    hours spent playing Gods,Chaos engine, pinball dreams , the first prince of Persia where if you died you started from the beginning bloody near impossible
     
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    is what called "retro pie" being sold local with like 20000 games.... but like 55quid.... im sure i could get a rom pack myself tbh if i tried
     
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    I don't have a PC anymore we have tablets and a couple of laptops so I thought summat that plugged into the telly would be best.

    I was also considering building up a bartop cabinet as a project and the pi would go into that later.
     
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    i dug out the sega master system 2 the other day finely managed to connect it to the tv, 591mhz if anybody else tries to do it
     
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    Street fighter 2 took most of my money when I was a teen.

    "SHORYUKEN"
     
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    I have a mini arcade i made on cnc at work, running a touch screen monitor with pc inside.
    I would be intrested in the info regarding this pi's.
    You cant beat the classics.
    Heres a picture

    20200530_200505.jpg

    Atb
    Mart
     
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    Who remembers the space invaders that was built into pub tables :cool: when I was younger my mum worked at a college and they had one in the dining room area ,I had loads of fun playing on them in the 80s
     
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    This has seen a bit of use lately
    Can be very addictive 60 retro games to choose from :confused:
    PackMan, Space Invaders all Classic games :)

    4809DC63-8C74-4E11-AF69-F2CA870997E2.jpeg 157478AD-103A-4CE3-8DED-9AA6E4E711C4.jpeg
     
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    Those things are worth serious money nowadays, have been for a while actually.
     
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    PAC man :cool: where did you pick that up from :)
     
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    Bought it as a family crimbo prezzie few years ago ;)
    Ultimate Arcade Cabinets UK :)
    You can have them made to suit your requirements unfortunately not cheap :(
     
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    secretagentmole Low down, dirty and quiet...

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    Mame...
     
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    Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator
     
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    secretagentmole Low down, dirty and quiet...

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    MAME uses the actual ROM sets to recreate the 10p loss making sessions endlessly
     
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    [​IMG] I love my Picade - it’s retro pie underneath

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    If you go on ebay various sellers sell original Xboxes with a upgraded HDD running something called CoinOps and CDX

    That gets you perfectly emulated versions of every single UK and US arcade game from Space Invaders up to around 2005 us every title every released for Sega Master System and Megadrive, NES and SNES, Atari 2600 and 520, TurboGrafix, NeoGeo, Intellivision and Collecovision


    The modded xbox will cost you about 90 quid

    Mine also has MAME but CoinOps runs all the exact same games better with no glitching and it also has a lot more titles


    Immortalised my childhood with mine! :)
     
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