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#1321 bradbo   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1127 Posts   Joined 12.4 Years Ago  

Posted 03 January 2020 - 03:25 AM

Is $199 worth it for the Final Fight cab? I missed the Black Friday pricing on that one and I do have a $25 gc burning a hole in my pocket.

Been checking constantly the past week for one of these elusive clearanced units with no luck!

The game selection on this one is great. It’s the best 1up product to date. Don’t hesitate if you like the games. Strider arcade was so freaking great. Spent many a quarter on that.

#1322 Markew001   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   334 Posts   Joined 12.0 Years Ago  

Posted 03 January 2020 - 03:53 AM

The game selection on this one is great. It’s the best 1up product to date. Don’t hesitate if you like the games. Strider arcade was so freaking great. Spent many a quarter on that.


I do like the lineup.. however my plan is to mod whichever cab I get eventually. I don't know if I can talk the wife into getting more than one so... Cheapest wins!

I realize MK or SF would be easiest because of button placement but I'm happy working with whichever.

#1323 doctorwolf   CAG Newbie CAGiversary!   217 Posts   Joined 7.4 Years Ago  

doctorwolf

Posted 03 January 2020 - 04:15 AM

Every one of these I buy seems to have a piece of the vinyl art on the side ripped or tearing away. What is the best way to repair this (other than coloring in with a sharpe)?

#1324 Blade3D   Grandmaster Swag CAGiversary!   4331 Posts   Joined 10.5 Years Ago  

Posted 03 January 2020 - 03:01 PM

Is there a way to switch between a Pi and the built-in emulator? That would be ideal as I think I'd only get a cab or two.



#1325 DarkonJohn   Growing backlog CAGiversary!   982 Posts   Joined 12.7 Years Ago  

DarkonJohn

Posted 03 January 2020 - 03:17 PM

Is there a way to switch between a Pi and the built-in emulator? That would be ideal as I think I'd only get a cab or two.


Not easily since the Pi and the A1Up PCB both connect to the same LCD cables, so there isn’t an easy way to have them both connected to the LCD at the same time and swapping them would take several minutes at a minimum (and eventually destroy the screw holes).

#1326 pbfluff   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   826 Posts   Joined 12.0 Years Ago  

Posted 03 January 2020 - 09:33 PM

Just a heads up, Legends Ultimate is in stock at SamsClub.com in case anyone was waiting for it.

#1327 bradbo   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1127 Posts   Joined 12.4 Years Ago  

Posted 03 January 2020 - 09:38 PM

Just a heads up, Legends Ultimate is in stock at SamsClub.com in case anyone was waiting for it.


Not seeing it.

#1328 nightc1   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   3240 Posts   Joined 15.1 Years Ago  

Posted 03 January 2020 - 10:17 PM

Not seeing it.

https://www.samsclub...plp_product_1_7

 

Online order only.



#1329 Jodou   Infamous CAGiversary!   14870 Posts   Joined 11.6 Years Ago  

Posted 03 January 2020 - 10:53 PM

That thing looks sick and so many smart design decisions. I thought this was like $6-700 but I see it's only $500?! HTF does Arcade1UP get off charging $400 for two turtles games and a riser when this does it all and more for $100 more? Guessing you need to be a Sam's Club member to buy but otherwise I'd seriously consider this as my one-stop shop.

 

Oh wow, you can check out with a 24 hour guest account hmmm. . . :-k



#1330 purbeast   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   714 Posts   Joined 12.1 Years Ago  

Posted 04 January 2020 - 02:16 AM

That thing looks sick and so many smart design decisions. I thought this was like $6-700 but I see it's only $500?! HTF does Arcade1UP get off charging $400 for two turtles games and a riser when this does it all and more for $100 more? Guessing you need to be a Sam's Club member to buy but otherwise I'd seriously consider this as my one-stop shop.

 

Oh wow, you can check out with a 24 hour guest account hmmm. . . :-k

FWIW, you can find legit arcade cabinets for like $300 - $500 and you won't have a crappy LCD in it either and will have a legit CRT that these games were designed for.  



#1331 bradbo   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1127 Posts   Joined 12.4 Years Ago  

Posted 04 January 2020 - 02:02 PM

Researching the SNK fight stick- it looks like a promising arcade rom device. Some vids showing how to add titles to it out there.

Neogeo Arcade Stick Pro - Neo Geo Pocket https://www.amazon.c...i_RQjeEbZKGJ5FJ

It’s been marked down 20$ for DotD a few times this week. It may go lower as it’s not selling so fast.

#1332 pbfluff   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   826 Posts   Joined 12.0 Years Ago  

Posted 04 January 2020 - 02:15 PM

my two cents:

my 5 yr old son and i have enjoyed the legends ultimate quite a bit. i haven’t had a ton of time, but have created a bunch of arcade uce’s (mostly mame 2003 plus and a few mame 2010) with bezels from the bezel project (golden tee 3d, 97-99, world class bowling dx, simpsons, turtles, final fight, popeye, time pilot, strider, windjammers, pulstar, baseball stars, mspacman, ghouls n ghosts, ghosts n goblins, pigskin, mk/2/3, nba jam, nba hangtime, marble madness, capcom bowling, wrestlefest, and more)

these bezels make the presentation really slick despite the monitor being widescreen by utilizing the wasted space.

i made some nintendo with generic arcade bezel (mike tyson’s punchout, tecmo super bowl 2020 rosters, smb 1/2/3, dr mario, and more)

i made some genesis with generic arcade bezel (nhl 94 with 2020 roster, mutant league football/hockey, toe jam 1/2, gunstar heroes, sonic 1/2/3/knuckles, and more)

all arcade games have flyers for boxart and nes/genesis use 2d boxart

i pulled an attract mode video from reddit that jumps between classic physical arcade machines in an “arcade” ... neato

i’ve put some time into it and will continue, but this slim profile multicade has been a blast to play at $450 from sams.

i have been eyeing the slim upright cabinets at monsterarcades.com, but the price for a cabinet finished or unfinished is exponentially more due to shipping.

real cabinets are great in my mind, but i prefer to avoid heavy and bulky items nowadays in my home so a slim profile arcade or wallcade would be ideal imo . i also have come to the conclusion that a 22” bartop/wallcade isn’t big enough for two people to comfortably play.

#1333 tropofarmer   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   25 Posts   Joined 15.1 Years Ago  

tropofarmer

Posted 04 January 2020 - 05:25 PM

BS has been helpful for many things in the past, but it's helped me realize that price changes aren't reflected immediately. The consolekits aggregator is alright but definitely not better than checking each item individually via BS. Either way, with big, low-stock items like these cabs, the best way to check is in person. Individual stores' stock online or via BS doesn't reflect what's actually available on the floor, from my experience.

If one is interested in a specific cab, I'd go make sure my store has it, take a picture of the barcode, and check it daily using the Walmart app. I have six cabs now (five unbuilt; I need a bigger place to live) despite having paid roughly 1.5x MSRP for one. Persistence is key.


Can you post your barcode pictures? Thanks!

#1334 kwick7   CAG Lurking Veteran CAGiversary!   490 Posts   Joined 15.3 Years Ago  

Posted 04 January 2020 - 06:47 PM

i made some genesis with generic arcade bezel (nhl 94 with 2020 roster, mutant league football/hockey, toe jam 1/2, gunstar heroes, sonic 1/2/3/knuckles, and more)


I dig your style, dude. If you can get it, go for the nhl 94 sega cd version. Best sports game ever made.

#1335 Saphoon   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   2003 Posts   Joined 16.6 Years Ago  

Posted 04 January 2020 - 06:50 PM

Can you post your barcode pictures? Thanks!

They can be found on brickseek under the individual titles.



#1336 TuscaloosaJohnny  

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Posted 04 January 2020 - 07:01 PM

That thing looks sick and so many smart design decisions. I thought this was like $6-700 but I see it's only $500?! HTF does Arcade1UP get off charging $400 for two turtles games and a riser when this does it all and more for $100 more? Guessing you need to be a Sam's Club member to buy but otherwise I'd seriously consider this as my one-stop shop.

Oh wow, you can check out with a 24 hour guest account hmmm. . . :-k


I see it’s sold out again. On a lark I checked eBay prices...wow.

#1337 SunbirdTurbo   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   138 Posts   Joined 11.2 Years Ago  

SunbirdTurbo

Posted 05 January 2020 - 11:46 PM

Pittsford, NY Marshalls has:

 

Pac-Man w Riser $199.99

Golden Tee w Riser $199.99

 

They were in a weird location in a shelf with jerseys hung all around it.



#1338 spawn33   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   44 Posts   Joined 10.6 Years Ago  

Posted 05 January 2020 - 11:54 PM

Pittsford, NY Marshalls has:

Pac-Man w Riser $199.99
Golden Tee w Riser $199.99

They were in a weird location in a shelf with jerseys hung all around it.

Is$199 for pac man considered a good deal?

#1339 SunbirdTurbo   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   138 Posts   Joined 11.2 Years Ago  

SunbirdTurbo

Posted 05 January 2020 - 11:57 PM

Is$199 for pan man considered a good deal?

Not bad, the riser has Pac-Man graphics on it. I paid $150 for Space Invaders with no riser.



#1340 spug21   professor cheap cheap CAGiversary!   284 Posts   Joined 13.5 Years Ago  

Posted 06 January 2020 - 12:01 AM

Man if anyone spots a $199 golden tee in the South Austin area let me know please

#1341 kwick7   CAG Lurking Veteran CAGiversary!   490 Posts   Joined 15.3 Years Ago  

Posted 06 January 2020 - 04:48 AM

Man if anyone spots a $199 golden tee in the South Austin area let me know please


I’d kill for that price in NJ somewhere.

#1342 doctorwolf   CAG Newbie CAGiversary!   217 Posts   Joined 7.4 Years Ago  

doctorwolf

Posted 06 January 2020 - 05:19 AM

I’d kill for that price in NJ somewhere.


I'm pretty sure the monitized consequences of committing murder would far exceed the extra $150 you'd spend by just picking one up from Costco.

#1343 kwick7   CAG Lurking Veteran CAGiversary!   490 Posts   Joined 15.3 Years Ago  

Posted 06 January 2020 - 04:13 PM

I'm pretty sure the monitized consequences of committing murder would far exceed the extra $150 you'd spend by just picking one up from Costco.


My Costco doesn’t have them (in store). I’ve still yet to find even one in a store.

Also I didn’t specify what I’d kill. So there’s that...

#1344 darkdaze73   Serious Fisherman CAGiversary!   528 Posts   Joined 12.3 Years Ago  

Posted 06 January 2020 - 07:09 PM

There was a Walmart about 45 minutes from me that had the Golden Tee machines for $99 a couple of months ago. But they got gone before I could get there. I was able to score 2 SF2 machines for $75 each though. They also had the risers for $11, but once again I got beat to the punch on that too. 



#1345 Yonoid675  

Yonoid675

Posted 06 January 2020 - 07:50 PM

I went to a Walmart and bought the final cab at 200$. Took it to another Walmart that had it on clearance for 100$. Asked to return and rebuy it   I said I used the wrong credit card.  She returned it... gave my money back and was able to purchase it for 100$ 



#1346 BrandonJF   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   683 Posts   Joined 11.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 06 January 2020 - 09:19 PM

The BurgerTime cab is an Arcade1Up website exclusive with a run of 3,000.  While I'm sure that is going to be plenty, I am guessing we won't be seeing any clearance pricing on it.



#1347 girlracer99lude  

girlracer99lude

Posted 06 January 2020 - 10:10 PM

The BurgerTime cab is an Arcade1Up website exclusive with a run of 3,000.  While I'm sure that is going to be plenty, I am guessing we won't be seeing any clearance pricing on it.

yep i knew we wouldn't get clearance if it wasn't gonna be at walmart. sucks i like the cab artwork but too pricey since i just bought a new car



#1348 purbeast   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   714 Posts   Joined 12.1 Years Ago  

Posted 06 January 2020 - 10:12 PM

Surprised no one posted this:

 

https://www.ign.com/...dition-and-more

 

NBA Jam cabinet with online play.  Wonder what software they are using for the online stuff.



#1349 SunbirdTurbo   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   138 Posts   Joined 11.2 Years Ago  

SunbirdTurbo

Posted 06 January 2020 - 10:22 PM

TJ MAX in Geneseo, NY has a Galaga with custom riser for $199.00

 

Waiting on $150- drop on this but if anyone else wants it it's there as of today



#1350 girlracer99lude  

girlracer99lude

Posted 06 January 2020 - 10:55 PM

i will most likely want a NBA Jam cab and the pinball for sure.