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Check out this Pac Man bartop arcade game

post #1 of 22
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http://www.thepinballcompany.com/ind...ROD&ProdID=767

Only weighs 55 pounds, I bet this thing would look real nice in the place. 2 grand is a lot though, but it has galaga and 2 versions of pac man. Yeah, I know you could make one much cheaper, but it does look cool.
post #2 of 22
Wow! At that price, I could purchase a couple of different boards, and wire them all in a box I could make myself.

Their prices are way over the top compared to what games actually go for in the real market. But I guess for people who do not know what they are doing, it is worth it. But I have seen pinball machines in extremely good shape for 1/2 of what they are charging.

And $4200 for a skee-ball lane? Give me a break.
post #3 of 22
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Originally Posted by reedl View Post

Wow! At that price, I could purchase a couple of different boards, and wire them all in a box I could make myself.

Their prices are way over the top compared to what games actually go for in the real market. But I guess for people who do not know what they are doing, it is worth it. But I have seen pinball machines in extremely good shape for 1/2 of what they are charging.

And $4200 for a skee-ball lane? Give me a break.

LOL I fully expected to hear that. It does look like a classy little unit though. I like these bartop games. I have an Arkanoid already, maybe a mame that I build would be better. I see the kits for sale for cheap too.
post #4 of 22
wheni see things like this I realize I'm glad to live on planet earth
post #5 of 22
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seriously. I feel that. On jupiter, they have to settle for Pac Man on the atari, no new systems yet. And we all know how much that sucked
post #6 of 22
would you even guess that on saturn they utilize sega saturn for the last century
post #7 of 22
I really like the cabinet on that one. My bartop MAME machine definitely weighs more than 55 lbs.
post #8 of 22
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would you even guess that on saturn they utilize sega saturn for the last century

damn! Must be some serious Rat Trap going on (I think that's the name of that game with Dana Pluto, the different strokes crackhead lady)
post #9 of 22
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I really like the cabinet on that one. My bartop MAME machine definitely weighs more than 55 lbs.

can you post a pic of your bartop mame cabinet? Intrigued
post #10 of 22
I've seen alot of arcade cabinets on craigslist for $300-$400
Or you could go for one of these for just over $1000X-Arcade

Fully working with 205 games for $2199
X-arcade

I Built my own mame machine and used their button/stick bundle
Bundle
Thier are other options also from some other sites.
post #11 of 22
do not go with xarcade....
post #12 of 22
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can you post a pic of your bartop mame cabinet? Intrigued

Let me dig some pics up. Right now it is not operational because I had to use its monitor for another machine and I am working on replacing the joystick with one I like more.
post #13 of 22
http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?topic=54840.0

Well here is my BYOAC post on it. I can't find the finished pics with some games running.

Now I have some more work to do on it. I am also adding an illuminated ball to the joystick. My current project is a full sized upright with a 25" arcade monitor. Once I get that done, I will resurrect the Green machine.
post #14 of 22
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Originally Posted by reedl View Post

Wow! At that price, I could purchase a couple of different boards, and wire them all in a box I could make myself.

Their prices are way over the top compared to what games actually go for in the real market. But I guess for people who do not know what they are doing, it is worth it. But I have seen pinball machines in extremely good shape for 1/2 of what they are charging.

And $4200 for a skee-ball lane? Give me a break.

So, how much could you build a Pac-Man arcade machine for?
Just currious...
post #15 of 22
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Originally Posted by Cameron View Post

http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?topic=54840.0

Well here is my BYOAC post on it. I can't find the finished pics with some games running.

Now I have some more work to do on it. I am also adding an illuminated ball to the joystick. My current project is a full sized upright with a 25" arcade monitor. Once I get that done, I will resurrect the Green machine.

that thing is incredible. Congrats!
post #16 of 22
Thanks. Needs some TLC now in the current state. Revision 2.0 will be cool though.
I have to finish my current upright project first and then I will focus back on the Green Machine.
post #17 of 22
That would go nicely with my standup... but i agree a little pricey...I could buy 6 to 8 stand ups for that price....got my from craigslist for $200 but it needed a few things...
post #18 of 22
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That would go nicely with my standup... but i agree a little pricey...I could buy 6 to 8 stand ups for that price....got my from craigslist for $200 but it needed a few things...

nice cab
post #19 of 22
That is a nice looking pac for $200. Not a bad deal at all!
post #20 of 22
can't see it at work, they block imageshack
post #21 of 22
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I'd buy that thing for 200 bucks, then again I'm the same guy who dives into dumpsters on his spare time for meals
post #22 of 22
I'd buy that for a dollar

especially in this economy
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