The Arcade Guys Retro Plus Arcade Cabinet Review -

The Arcade Guys Retro Plus Arcade Cabinet Review

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When most people think about retro gaming, they think about gaming at home. Mega Drive, GameBoy, Playstation, Atari. While many great games were released there, for those with quarters in their pocket there was magic to be found in the Arcades. Yes, while many of these games eventually got ported to home systems, it’s hard to capture that Arcade experience at home… unless you have your own Arcade cabinet. Enter The Arcade Guys and their Retro Plus custom arcade cabinet, powered by Raspberry Pi 4.

PiCade supports NES, SNES, GB, GBA, Genesis/Mega Drive, Master System, Sega CD, Neo-Geo, Neo-Geo Pocket, FBA, MAME, DosBox, PlayStation, and Wonderswan.

PocketGo S30:
Playgo V2.2:
Supbor Q400:
ODROID Go Advance:
Razer Kishi:
PocketGo V2.1:
LDK Game:

Have questions or know what we should test or try next? Let us know!


  1. Is the Simpsons arcade game on there? Ninja turtles arcade game? Crash and Spyro for PS1? Pokémon games for game boy? Mario parties for N64? All run well?

  2. Appreciate the review. I am looking at buying the 32" Ultimate Retro Plus cabinet from The Arcade Guys, and since they won't list their games due to legal concerns (they simply say "17,000+ games"), I am wondering if someone that has purchased one can confirm if these games are included:

    Space Ace
    Marvel Superheroes
    Marvel vs. Capcom
    Gauntlet (4-player arcade version)
    NBA Jams
    Spy Hunter

    Any info would be most helpful in making my decision.

  3. Can I add my own super console X or hyperspin PC to it?

  4. Have you had a log of lagging? I got one and most of the games I have tried (Arcade Classics & Sega Genesis) have lagged. They are sending me a new SD card, so I hope that fixes the issue.

  5. I tried contacting Arcade Guys via text, email, and phone call. Could not get a response. Only 5 employees in the whole company. Customer service appears to be non-existent. I'm staying away.

  6. Check out my wall mounted cabinets at Umbrella Arcades. I have full builds, kits and empty cabinet options.

  7. Can you tell me what size are the start and coin buttons as they are smaller than the game buttons…thanks!

  8. Omg!!! Where do I get it???
    So it comes with all the games and the pi?
    Lol arcade 1up cabs are 700 now plus shipping.

    Does this require wifi, internet, or anything?

  9. I find it frustrating that the manufacturer does not tell you what games come with it. Do you get Mortal Kombat on it?

  10. I would like a list of the games if possible. Is mortal kombat or street fighter on here?

  11. is the machine a tipping hazard or is it most of the weight on the bottom?

  12. My machine from them also has the speaker rattle. It is caused the the wire.

  13. very fair review, you can update the pie to work better.

  14. I see they just released a 43 inch version of the arcade cabinet…..have you seen it yet? If so what are your thoughts???

  15. Philly Catholic League Sports Network says:

    Do the Ps1 Dreamcast games actually run? Or are they just on there to fluff and false advertise?

  16. Philly Catholic League Sports Network says:

    Controls sound extremely loud and clicks

  17. What did you do to fix the buzzing speaker issue?

  18. Nice review – very informative. I just ordered a machine from them but have not received it yet. One thing I want to do is add some old school arcade game ROMs that were not included. Is it as easy as just copying the ROM's to the SD card? I reached out to the Arcade Guys but they said they cannot help me. Would you have any info and/or links on how to do this? Any guidance would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

  19. Or you can just get a atgames legends ultimate

  20. Sorry didn't hear the price. Looks cool!

  21. Build your own folks if you can. As a guy who's did it and currently is in the process of making two side by side I recommend you do it yourself so you can do much more than what's offered here.

  22. Great and honest review! Does it have NFL Blitz??

  23. Stupid question, but does this have wii games?

  24. How do classic arcade games with vertical orientation (pac-man, galaga, etc.) look? Is the aspect ratio correct or are they stretched?

  25. Does it play Naomi or CPS 1, 2 and 3 games?

  26. Amazing review. My real question is about the TV. I know you don’t like the quality, but is it to bright to sit in front of for say 3 hours at a time?

  27. Hey I ordered one about a year ago I don't play much maybe for to 5 times over the year I tried to turn it on for some guess last week and the monitor is telling me no HDMI signal the raspberry turns on an everything is connect I was wondering if anyone knows what the problem is ?

  28. Many games they include and advertise don’t run well, or not at all

  29. It's been about six months since you've posted this. Do you feel like it was worth it? Interested in your impressions now that you've been able to use it a while

  30. Do you have to pay any monthly fees for the games? Im trying to get a cabinet for my house and im trying to find one with the classic namco games like ms Pacman and also games like street fighter

  31. Is there games like Pacman Centipede space Invaders

  32. This is great for the price! But i will only like 2 players

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