If you are adding a recreation room to your current décor theme, the addition of nostalgic arcade machines may be just what you need to add a fun flair to your space. These arcade games were quite the rage during the 1980s, and despite the popularity of home video gaming systems, arcade machines remain popular today. You’ll find them in the lobby at your local movie house, in restaurants, in arcades of course, and in growing numbers in the family recreation or game room across the country and around the world.
For years the thought crossed my mind about having my arcade machine at home. I always dismissed it because I figured that it was either too expensive to buy or far too complicated to build. Well, as I’ve recently discovered, they are surprisingly easy to build with the proper instructions. What’s more is that the components to build one myself were all around me once I was conscious of what powers the typical in-home arcade machine. In most cases, its gathering dust in your home right now and resides in the form of your old computer.
So why build your arcade machines Adelaide?
Reason #1: It’s extremely less expensive than buying it online. PC Cabinet arcade machines, as they’re called, sell for thousands of dollars online. They come to your house, and in most cases, you put them together. Contrast that to the do-it-yourself machine which, with proper instructions, usually ends up costing a few hundred dollars or less depending on how many of the materials you already have on hand. The one you make doesn’t need to look cheap either. Following some simple steps allows for you to have a professional looking machine.
Reason #2: It is an amazing conversation piece. Regardless of your age group, there’s no doubt that having this machine in your home is going to draw attention. Now that I have one, my place has become more of a hangout spot, and people are impressed when they see the thing. Even if they don’t like video games, it still turns heads. This is especially true if you already have some gaming or billiard room at home.
Reason #3: You can bring back that nostalgic feeling. Remember all the games you played as a kid. Well, chances are you’ll be re-creating many of those memories by having those games on your arcade machine to play. You’re able to do so in a comfortable environment. This is especially good when you become emotionally charged when playing a game and don’t have to worry about looking like a weirdo as you scream and use other behavior that would suggest you are not “acting your age.” True emotions of victory and frustration can be freely expressed!
Reason #4: There’s something special about using arcade controls. Going in par with Reason #3, when using the arcade controls, we can experience gaming in a different way that can only be experienced by standing up-right at the arcade controls. While gaming with a friend (or enemy) there is heightened the feeling of competitiveness while at the arcade and especially when you don’t have to pay to play. Also, the special-ness of the arcade controls works well for one of my friends who is horrible at all video games but unleashes an unexplained skill-set when hitting all the buttons at once and delivering a Shi-Rookie Uppercut.
This information opened your eyes to all the benefits of having your arcade machine at home and how easily and affordably that can become a reality for you.