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DarkonJohn

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In Topic: The Home Arcade Tremendous Deals and Discussion Thread. Renamed by a beautifu...

21 April 2020 - 02:23 AM

Can you get the arcade Spider-Man working full speed on this?

In fact, what are the specs on ram and processing power? I would have to imagine they are more than the Pi4.


Someone on YouTube opened it up to check the CPU and was surprised it wasn’t as powerful as he expected. I don’t remember the details, but I wouldn’t get your hopes up that it will run more demanding games at full speed. However, it sounds like you could connect a higher-end PC or Pi4 to it and run the games on those systems using this systems monitor and control deck.

In Topic: The Home Arcade Tremendous Deals and Discussion Thread. Renamed by a beautifu...

21 April 2020 - 12:11 AM

Awesome, glad this was posted. In for one too. Ended up getting a Sams membership for $45 rather than spending the $50 non-member fee. Wish it still came with the blaster but sounds like those bonus games will be easy enough to add myself.

I believe it still does come with the blast dongle plus 3 months of ArcadeNet subscription (once it gets out of beta)....it even says so on the Sams Club web site, but you need to dig through the description details to find it. 

 

I ordered mine ALU last month when it came back in stock and received it a couple of weeks ago. So far I've been VERY happy with it. SOOOO much easier to use out of the box than getting a RetroPie A1Up cab working and so much more functional with a trackball and dual spinners. Build quality and finish is also much better than the A1Up cabs, and the fact that you can EASILY add additional ROMs via a USB flash drive is awesome (and works really well).

 

While I still like my A1Up cabs with their more specific artwork and plan to continue customizing/improving them, if I only had space for one cab, it would definitely be the ALU cab. It's a great deal for the price and what you get, and the supported method of adding more games is unbelievably cool compared to the time-consuming and trial-and-error process of building a RetroPie system, especially if you are looking to build a fairly bulletproof system for kids to play. 


In Topic: The Home Arcade Tremendous Deals and Discussion Thread. Renamed by a beautifu...

31 January 2020 - 03:45 PM

My favorite eBay story was I sold a vintage collectible for TurboGrafx-16 and some guy from France begged me to sell it to him for triple the auction ending price... $50+ win and he offered $150+. I toyed with him a bit and then told him I was probably going to hell for it, but if he promised not to tell anyone I would sell to him for $150. I actually had 2 of the item.


I see that as a win-win. A little bit of truth-stretching, but it only helped the French guy feel better about the sale.

In Topic: The Home Arcade Tremendous Deals and Discussion Thread. Renamed by a beautifu...

24 January 2020 - 06:33 PM

TJ MAX @ Webster, NY; I found 2 Dig Dug counter-cades. Priced @ $80. If they drop to $60 or below I will bite even though I don't have a bar or counter really. I wanted a wallcade but I can't stop my arcade addiction. Has anyone found these counter units below $80?


I think I saw a Dig Dug countercade for $59 at a TJ MAXX in the San Diego area. Thought about picking it up at that price but the screen was just too damn small.

In Topic: The Home Arcade Tremendous Deals and Discussion Thread. Renamed by a beautifu...

07 January 2020 - 06:36 PM

I've yet to pay full cash price on any of the 6 1ups I own and I never will. I think the MSRP is too high, they should be about $100 cheaper than they are. The riser prices are the most ridiculous IMO. 

 

The smile on my son's face when he walks into our game room and turns them on is pretty priceless.

 

My kids (7 and 5) have had a blast with the Final Fight cab. It has 2 simultaneous 2-player games (Final Fight and 1944) and 2 alternating 2-player games (Ghost & Goblins and Strider), all of which are pretty solid games (though G&G is a tough bastard).