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Should You Buy An Arcade1Up Gaming Machine In 2021

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Should You Buy A 1up Arcade Gaming Machine In 2021


Imagine for a second your friend invites you over to play a new video game that he just bought. You think it must be for the PS5, or the new Xbox, or even something like the Switch. But then when you get there you see tucked away in his living room corner is a brand new arcade game. And not some digital copy of an arcade, or like a mini version or anything like that. But a full-sized, quarter-taking arcade game. Would you be let down? Or would you perhaps be a little jealous? Or would you just be content to play Pac-Man all night long?

That’s the big question we’re going to be talking about today. Should you buy an Arcade gaming machine in 2021? Well why shouldn’t you? 2020 was a tough year for all of us and we need a bit more joy in our lives. That’s where a classic arcade game comes into play. Sure, the controls are usually much simpler than you would expect from a video game in 2021, but that doesn’t make the game any less fun! It’s a unique idea that could add that extra bit of excitement in your life that you feel like you’re missing… or it could eat up too much of your time because it’s just a relatively simple game with no real stakes. What do you think? Should you buy an arcade game?

Go ahead and check out our video below all about the big question of whether an arcade game is a good investment or not. Once you’re done, let us know in the comments if you would buy one if you could, as well as hit that big like and subscribe button for more awesome Gaming content like this. Thanks for watching TheGamer! Let’s get started.

00:00 Intro
00:45 Yes! Buy it Now!
04:45 No! What are you Thinking?
06:36 The Ultimate Choice

Written by Jacoby Bancroft
Narrated by: Joseph Delaney
Edited by: Rahul Chavda

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  1. Not sure for 2 reasons: They're expensive as hell and I kinda feel embarassed getting interested in one since I didn't exist at the golden age of arcades and only got to them recently.

    Welp as a kid I used to play those games where you win tickets whom you can redeem for prizes. Dunno if they count as arcade games.

    Mind you I always want a Namco Noir and a Taito Vewlix cab with a Sega RingEdge 2 system containing Dead or Alive 5LR's arcade version because Koei Tecmo already cut the support of that game.

  2. 906 views and 19 commments 106 likes and im not even subbed

  3. Unless you want to build an arcade lol (we need them back)

  4. I hate that this bar i used to hang out with my dad on $0.25 night. There was a Donky Kong jr. cabinet. During my time away the place
    Was caved in and i have no Idea what happed to the game . It still irrtitatatates

  5. Arcade machine's can last long than a console or a Pc idk why

  6. Sori but its just not worth it buy a wii or ps 2 if you don't want to buy expensive things

  7. I like arcades a lot and have been playing them since I was a kid but for me it's too expensive and if the thing goes down and you can't play it anymore it can be a pain in the ass to get it working again

  8. I have 7 Arcade1Up and waiting on my Pinball that we pre ordered a few months ago . I don’t play them daily but I do play them several times a week in my game room . I do own all current Gen systems and by far PAC Man gets the most love out off all of my games . 42k is the current high score held by my nephew 🤩

  9. I have the pandoras box 4+ with 815 games & the pandoras box 3D with 4018 games on. They are a great way to play all your arcade games for about £200. Me, the kids and our friends all love them, really worth it.

  10. I remember when the original xbox came out I started finding arcades with gaming cabinets and a nintendo 64 inside the cabinet and controllers coming out. That was the true changing of times.

  11. For modern games, I do not like being giving infinite lives and when you die, you appear a stone's throw away from where you died. Why not just give everyone God mode when dying has almost no risk.

  12. My grandpa made a arcade cabinet from scratch for Steel Battalion (Yes, that game with the huge controller that is a serious collector) he put a TV, Xbox, and even a seat from a scraped car and a drape to darken the inside.

    I don't think he has it anymore though but it was super cool and creative but I do know he still has the full set.

  13. Please make A video on how to fix a Nintendo switch controller which won't turn and the light is off

  14. If it's smaller, has an optional table top mode, and the emulation is decent, then a buy doesn't hurt. Like an Arcade1up or something similar.

  15. Get a raspberry pi 4 B 8GB model, 128 GB SD card, some components like buttons and joysticks, an arcade cabinet shell kit and you will find yourself spending around 900. The Shell itself will run you atleast 600. Or you can buy wood or cork or vinyl panels and construct your own arcade cabinet, get an old laptop from a thrift store, buy some controller components on Amazon or Adafruit, a chiplet from Arduino, and some handy work and you got an arcade system for between 100 to 200. This is in USD.

  16. Should you by an Arcade1up in 2021? ABSOLUTELY… that is, IF you know the appeal of an arcade game. Not surprising that most people, in this modern age, don't really know – at least not about the golden age of arcades (late 70s thru late 80s).
    Best example is the silly, SILLY argument that "There's cheaper, better ways to play most of these games". Cheaper? Sure. Free even if you're into sailing the high seas of Piracy. But better??? There's NO better way to play these games than on an arcade cabinet. NO. BETTER. WAY. It's all about the unique cabinet format, control scheme tailored specifically to the gameplay and then the themed artwork to tie it all together and draw the player in. There's an experience there that can't be had playing on your typical pc, game console or sinfully piss poor quality emulation device.
    Take Centipede and Millipede for example. There's NO better way to play than with a solid trackball and NO better way to display it than on a vertical screen. Pacman with a joystick is unmatched. Or Tempest with a proper spinner. How about Galaga with a properly gated 2-way Joystick or Mortal Kombat with a true-to-the-original 5 button control scheme!
    Sure you can buy controllers that get alot of that done, but there's NOTHING like standing shoulder-to-shoulder with your opponent, in front of the cab with all the visuals and sounds front and center. It's all about the nostalgic factor for sure but not without the EXPERIENCE.

  17. I remember when the 3ds came out and me and my family went yo target only for a birthday card and my little brother saw a 3ds demo cabinet and started playing it. We literally had to pry him off of it without breakimg it. We were there for half an hour.

  18. If I had the money and space for it I'd definitely buy a few cabinets but it's also not just the cost of having them repaired or buying them up front you would also need to take your electric bill in to consideration as well

  19. I have one in my bedroom and I absolutely love it 😍

  20. Not a very well developed narrative for this video. Sounds like you were talking about what ever came to mind, very general information here. Cant believe you posted this lol.

  21. If we ever get back to a non-covid world, businesses would be wise to have 1 or 2 of these machines in their lobby/waiting areas. Would be very cool for kids and nostalgic and fun for the adults who grew up with arcades. ( also free!)

  22. I love arcade 1up, I have game play and reviews on my channel.

  23. I have the arcade 1up cocktail ms pacman table and love it

  24. Wow ….wow it took you over six minutes to get to the point in a 8 minute video, you must love to hear yourself talk seriously dude you are not witty you are not funny just get to the damn point and have some facts… not watching anymore of your videos just so you can talk while looking in the mirror thinking, hey I am a funny charming witty guy! Thank for the eight minutes of my life I lost , ass hat

  25. I nearly bought one a few years ago to rent out or rent a space to put it Now with all this Covid stuff I'm glad I didn't.

  26. Yes. Just bought 2 arcade1ups. Good stuff.

  27. Doood this video sucks big time.

  28. god this video is annoying can you just get to it

  29. Hahaha I see what you did. You did not mention Arcade1up once . . Shame on you lol

  30. Fair Warning the first 4 minutes of the video is just random fluff.

  31. 0= The amount of times 'Arcade 1Up' was said during the 8 minute video about buying a Arcade 1Up cabinet. Makes sense.

  32. The arcade cabinets are nowhere near 3K, Arcade1Up are between 200-400 from what I saw

  33. Here's my thoughts on it:

    They're neat. But not $4-500 worth of neat. With an exception. Ok so, maybe I'd say it's worth it if you only ever plan to buy ONE, and it's like, your favorite game ever, and you plan to display it in a public part of the house. Especially if you have friends willing to play too. It could be pretty damn fun, and be worth the money. However… I don't really think it's worth it to buy multiple cabinets. For one, that's a lot of money to spend on 2-3 games at a time. Secondly, and the biggest issue for me, it's just emulation. It's good emulation, no doubt, but it's emulation.

    The fact that it's emulation, means you could get the exact same gameplay and sound quality out of just using MAME or FBA to emulate the games yourself. If it was, somehow, not emulation, then hell yeah, I'd be all for buying a few cabs. But, the fact that it's emulation, changes everything for me. What I'd do, is buy an old PC, something cheap that can run MAME, and buy a pre-owned 1up cabinet. Then just toss the PC and MAME into the cab. You'd then be able to use a frontend to make it look nice, and you'd have access to thousands of games on one cabinet. Hell, you could even toss other emulators on it like SNES, Genesis, etc.

    Just, I dunno. The fact that these 1up cabinets are just fancy emulator boxes that only emulate a few games…..just rubs me the wrong way, ya know? I can emulate every single Arcade 1up game (and thousands more) on my Xbox One, or even my Surface Pro 3. And if I really wanted an arcade controller, I can just buy one on Amazon for $50.

    The only benefit I can really see, is that you're supporting the original game by buying it. But aside from that, I'd just buy a cheap pre-owned one and turn it into a MAME Cabinet. So much better.

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