arcade cabinet


You won’t believe how affordable an Arcade1Up arcade cabinet is

Classic coin-op fun starting at $199.


Jaime Carrillo


Posted on Aug 2, 2018   Updated on Dec 7, 2020, 8:50 am CST

Ever wish you could tear through a rip in space-time and wake up in the middle of the Pac-Man era? Grab a surprisingly affordable Arcade1Up arcade cabinet.

Before now, owning a real-life arcade cabinet was only within reach of dudes suffering mid-life crisis with too much expendable cash. Thanks to Arcade1Up, they’re now only as expensive as a modern console. 

Each of these cabinets comes with three to four games. And no, you don’t need to be a weird half-carpenter, half-programmer to put one of these together. Assembling these machines is a snap. It’s far lighter than an old-timey cabinet (meaning you can actually pick it up and move it). Plus, it won’t be weighed down with quarters, since playing these won’t cost you a dime.  

Play classic games the way they were meant to be played: with a joystick and two mashable buttons. Or you know, a trackball. It depends on what cabinet you get. Prices start at $199.

1) Chomp all of the dots with Ms. Pac-Man


Games included: Ms. Pac-Man, Dig Dug, Galaxian, and Super Pac-Man

2) Defend the earth from insect invaders with Centipede

arcade cabinet

Games included: Centipede, Missile Command, Crystal Castle, and Millipede.

3) Defend the galaxy from evil with Star Wars


Games included: Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi

4) Conquer space, the first and final gaming frontier with Asteroids

arcade cabinet

Games included: Asteroids, Major Havoc, Lunar Lander, and Tempest.

Share this article
*First Published: Aug 2, 2018, 10:25 am CDT