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post #1 of 250
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I finally got one of these. Very happy with it(except price). Its an extremely well built beautiful cabinet, excellent menu system and flawless game play control.
For those that dont know what it is, look here: http://www.chicago-gaming.com/alegends.php
Its basically a multi-game arcade that allows you to download game packs(sold separately of course).

**Version 3.1**
-1941
-1942
-Asteroids
-Asteroids Deluxe
-Bagman
-Battlezone
-Berzerk
-Black Widow
-Bombjack Twin
-Centipede
-Commando Crystal Castles
-Do Run Run
-Exed Eyes
-Frenzy
-Ghosts ‘N Goblins
-Ghouls n Ghosts
-Gravitar
-Gunsmoke
-Ladybug
-Legendary Wings
-Liberator
-Lunar Lander
-Major Havoc
-Mega Man
-Mercs
-Millipede
-Missile Command
-Mortal Kombat
-Mr. Do!
-Mr. Do!’s Castle
-Mr. Do!’s Wild Ride
-Penguin Wars
-Pinball Action
-Pinbo
-Red Baron
-Saboten Bomber
-Section Z
-Side Arms Hyper Dyne
-Space Duel
-Speedball
-Street Fighter II
-Strider
-Super Breakout
-Super Dodge Ball
-Tempest
-Warlords
-Vulgus
-Zero Wing

**Midway pack**
-720
-Blaster
-Bubbles
-Defender
-Gauntlet
-Joust
-Joust 2
-KLAX
-Marble Madness
-Paperboy
-Rampage
-Rampart
-Road Blasters
-Robotron: 2084
-Satan's Hollow
-Sinistar
-Splat!
-Spy Hunter
-Super Sprint
-Tapper
-Toobin'
-Vindicators

**Mega pack**
-1943
-64th Street
-Anteater
-Armored Car
-Astro Invader
-Astyanax
-Avenging Spirit
-Black Tiger
-Calipso
-Captain Commando
-Cosmic Avenger
-Cybattler
-Demon's World
-E.D.F.
-Final Fight
-Hellfire
-Jumping Jack
-Kick Rider
-King Of Dragons
-Knights Of The Round
-Magic Sword
-Mega Twins
-Moon Cresta
-Nova 2001
-Out Zone
-P-47
-Phoenix
-Pipi & Bibi's
-Pirate Ship HiGeMaru
-Quiz & Dragons
-Rod-land
-Saint Dragon
-Saturday Night Slam Masters
-Snap Jack
-Snow Bros
-Snow Bros. 2
-Son Son
-Space Panic
-Speed Coin
-Street Fighter
-Street Fighter II Turbo
-Super Bagman
-Super Pierrot
-Tazz Mania
-Thief
-Three Wonders I
-Three Wonders II
-Three Wonders III
-Trojan
-Truxton II
-Varth : Operation Thunderstorm
-Yankee Do!

**Sports pack**
-Arlington Horse Racing
-Gimme A Break
-Goal '92
-Goalie Ghost
-Golden Tee Golf
-Golden Tee Golf 2
-Gridiron Fight
-Hat Trick
-Hoccer
-Shots Tennis
-Karate Champ
-Mini Golf
-Ring King
-Side Pocket
-Speed Spin
-Spiker
-Street Football
-Street Hoop
-Super Champion Baseball
-Super Dodge Ball
-Super Doubles Tennis
-Super Strike
-Tag Team Wrestling
-Tehkan World Cup
-V'ball
-Windjammers
-WWF Superstars
-WWF Wrestlefest

**Dragon's Lair pack**
-Dragon's Lair
-Dragon's Lair II Time Warp
-Space Ace

**King pack**
-Donkey Kong
-Donkey Kong Jr
-Donkey Kong 3

**Pac Family Classics**
-PacMan
-Ms PacMan
-Galaga
-Galaxian
-Dig Dug
-Mappy
-Xevious
-Penguin Wars
-Super Dodge Ball

**Lost Treasures pack**
-Alien Syndrome
-Altered Beasts
-Bomb Jack
-Carrier Air Wing
-Congo Bongo
-Contra
-Crazy Climber
-ECO Fighters
-Extermination
-Fantasy Zone
-Mad Planets (not compatible with cocktail version)
-Omega Racing
-Puzznic
-Quantum
-Rally Bike
-Street Fighter II
-Tempest Tubes
-Time Pilot
-Tutankhan
-Zaxxon

**Space Invaders pack**
-Space Invaders
-Space Invaders part II
-Space Invaders deluxe
-Super Space Invaders

**Taito pack**
-Arkanoid
-Arkanoid 2: The Revenge of Doh
-Tournament Arkanoid
-Arkanoid Returns
-Bubble Bobble
-Bubble Bobble 2
-Bubble Memories
-Cameltry
-Chack'n Pop
-Champion Wrestler
-Cleopatra's Fortune
-Don Doko Don
-Elevator Action
-Fairyland Story
-Insector X
-Kram
-Landmaker
-Legend of Kage
-Liquid Kids
-Plotting
-Plump Pop
-Puchi Carat
-Puzzle Bobble
-Puzzle Bobble 2
-Puzzle Bobble 3
-Puzzle Bobble 4
-Rainbow Islands
-Rastan
-The New Zealand Story
-Zookeeper

**Casino pack**
-Boardwalk Casino
-Lucky Poker
-Dynamic Dice
-Blackjack
-Super Casino
-Super Duper Casino
-Showdown
-UltraSlot

**NeoGeo pack** (not compatible with cocktail version)
-Art of Fighting
-Blue's Journey
-Baseballs Stars 2
-Battle Flip Shot
-Captain Tomaday
-Double Dragon
-Fatal Fury 3
-Football Frenzy
-Gururin
-Karnov's Revenge
-King of the Monsters 2
-Last Blade 2
-League Bowling
-Magical Drop 2
-Magical Drop 3
-Money Puzzle Exchanger
-Metal Slug
-Metal Slug 2
-Metal Slug X
-Neo Bomber Man
-Neo Drift Out New Technology
-Neo Mr. Do!
-Neo Turf Masters
-Panic Bomber
-Power Spikes 2
-Puzzle Bobble 2
-Puzzle de Pon!
-Puzzled
-Shock Troopers 2
-Spinmaster
-Stakes Winner 2
-Top Hunter
-Twinklestar Sprites
-Waku Waku 7
post #2 of 250
Yes,

We have one. Also purchaced and installed the Pac Man/Ms Pac Man/Dig Dug PC Cd that works with the system. Overall happy with it, especially that we got it for less than a grand.

What packs do you have?
post #3 of 250
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Originally Posted by barhoram View Post

Yes,

We have one. Also purchaced and installed the Pac Man/Ms Pac Man/Dig Dug PC Cd that works with the system. Overall happy with it, especially that we got it for less than a grand.

What packs do you have?

Less than a grand???? I was happy I got it for 2 grand!
I got the pacman pack, Donkey Kong pack, Dragons Lair pack and Sports pack. It came installed with the mega pack and a few other games.
Your Pacman came on a CD??? Mine came on a flash drive along with the others... except Dragons Lair came with a flash drive and 3 CD's.
post #4 of 250
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Originally Posted by shamus1099 View Post

Less than a grand???? I was happy I got it for 2 grand!
I got the pacman pack, Donkey Kong pack, Dragons Lair pack and Sports pack. It came installed with the mega pack and a few other games.
Your Pacman came on a CD??? Mine came on a flash drive along with the others... except Dragons Lair came with a flash drive and 3 CD's.

Where can I get one for less that a grand?

Also, where is the Donkey Kong pack? I didn't see one on the links?

I may get one if I can get that pack.
post #5 of 250
It was a floor room model that we talked them down on the price. As for the pac man pack, this was actually a old(er) microsoft cd-rom game pack for a pc that for whatever reason installs those games onto arcade legends machines. Actually, from what I have read, the games are aleady on the machine, something from the cd causes them to activate and show up in the menu....the dealer already had these on the machine (Ms Pack Man was what got my wife interesed in the machine) when we got it. You can find the cd's on ebay for around $100.00. The local dealer by me has a couple for sale for around that price as well.
post #6 of 250
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Originally Posted by tidalwdave View Post

Where can I get one for less that a grand?

Also, where is the Donkey Kong pack? I didn't see one on the links?

I may get one if I can get that pack.

There are many packs available. From what I have learned, is that several packs (Pacman, Donkey Kong etc.) have been "pulled" due to licensing problems. Like barhoram said, a search of Ebay or other online sellers will easily get you your pack(expect to pay at least $300.00 for the hard to find ones). I even heard there is a Neo Geo pack out there, and several authorized ones on the horizon... Like I said before, I havent heard of any "CD" packs except the system restore disk(which contains games) and the Dragon Lairs pack. I must say the flash drive is pretty cool... just plug it in and your games are download automatically in minutes.

I do have a few questions if anyone can help...
-How big is the hard drive?
-In the setup menu, when looking at your game list, what exactly do the 3 different colors represent(green, yellow, red)??? The best I can tell its some kind of parental rating system(check out "Pipis and Bibis" which you can turn on nudity... kinda funny).
-Once again in the game set up menu, what do the numbers after the games mean?
post #7 of 250
I would love the sports pack...
post #8 of 250
Make your own cheaper easier and you get all games.
post #9 of 250
Cheaper, probably.
Easier, I don't think so.
post #10 of 250
My machine I made from scratch thanks to the mame forums and BYOAC site was a blast to work on. Found some plans on that site bought a couple sheets of wood and the thing came out awesome and it plays all nintendo, n64, snes, genesis, atari, arcade you could ever want. I ll throw some pics up when i get a sec.
post #11 of 250
making your own also has legal questions due to the games.
post #12 of 250
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Originally Posted by wbassett View Post

I'm getting into this myself (a home arcade)... Not really a legal issue. Sure there are bootlegged ROMS, but that doesn't mean you have to download and install them. A lot of sites, well reputable/legit sites won't even have copy-righted ROMs.

This unit is very nice looking though and a one stop shopping type setup, which is appealing.


You are quite right
post #13 of 250
Hi Guys. My first post.

I ordered an Arcade Legends cocktail cabinet from HTMarket. What they sent me was an Ultracade cocktail. I had also bought some on the addon packs, specifically the King Pack, Midway Treasures, and Dragon's Lair pack, for the Arcade Legends machine. But now that they sent me an Ultracade, I don't know if they will work with the Ultracade. Anyone know if the two are compatible?

I haven't been able to try them yet becayse I can't get the back panel off. If has some kind of crazy screws with a head that I don't have a bit for. I'm going to have to go to the hardware store to see if I can find something that will work.
post #14 of 250
I think I actually saw this for sale at Cosco once when I went in.
post #15 of 250
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Originally Posted by mbott1701 View Post

Hi Guys. My first post.

I ordered an Arcade Legends cocktail cabinet from HTMarket. What they sent me was an Ultracade cocktail. I had also bought some on the addon packs, specifically the King Pack, Midway Treasures, and Dragon's Lair pack, for the Arcade Legends machine. But now that they sent me an Ultracade, I don't know if they will work with the Ultracade. Anyone know if the two are compatible?

I haven't been able to try them yet becayse I can't get the back panel off. If has some kind of crazy screws with a head that I don't have a bit for. I'm going to have to go to the hardware store to see if I can find something that will work.

Some work with each other.... Isnt there a key for the front where you would deposit coins?
post #16 of 250
HTMarket is sending out new add on packs that they say will work for the Ultracade. They said the one they sent originally will not work.

I do have the key for the coin door, but for the Ultracades you have to take off the rear panel to get to the CD ROM drive and USB input. I just have to go pick up the right screwdiver bit after work.
post #17 of 250
Hi, I have Arcade Legends with the 3.0 upgrade. I just got the Sports Pack upgrade today. It comes with 28 games. When I installed it, 4 of the games didn't show up: Karate Champ, Street Hoops, Side Pocket, and Windjammers.

I was wondering if any of you had any trouble where some of your games didn't show up. All my other packs are fine.
post #18 of 250
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Originally Posted by humanoidx View Post

Hi, I have Arcade Legends with the 3.0 upgrade. I just got the Sports Pack upgrade today. It comes with 28 games. When I installed it, 4 of the games didn't show up: Karate Champ, Street Hoops, Side Pocket, and Windjammers.

I was wondering if any of you had any trouble where some of your games didn't show up. All my other packs are fine.

If I recall correctly... some of those games were removed in later versions of the packs. I think it had something to do with licenses or something like that.
post #19 of 250
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For those interested in the NEO GEO pack and are using the cocktail version... dont bother. Most dont play correctly.
post #20 of 250
games don't play correctly? This thing sounds wonky
post #21 of 250
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Originally Posted by whiskey > work View Post

games don't play correctly? This thing sounds wonky

These are "unapproved" games and can only be found on Ebay.
post #22 of 250
Since the controls in the cocktail are facing each other and not side-by-side (like in the upright), some vertically scrolling games won't do two player. The vertical games where two player has both players on the screen at once, won't work.

Other than that the cocktail version has been a blast for me and my kids so far. I should be getting my replacement add on packs tomorrow.
post #23 of 250
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Originally Posted by shamus1099 View Post

If I recall correctly... some of those games were removed in later versions of the packs. I think it had something to do with licenses or something like that.

Hmmm. It doesn't say it's the later version. Says system requirements: Arcade Legends 2.0, and lists the (misssing) games right on the package: Karate Champ, Side Pocket, Street Hoops, and Windjammers. Yesterday I tried pretty much
everything, including formatting my Arcade Legends, reinstalling version 2.0
and then putting on the Sports Pack to see if it was only compatible with
earlier versions. No dice. The games just don't show up no matter what I do.
Two more installations of different versions of Arcade Legends and I've now
exhausted everything to conclude that the games are just not on there. It may
be a defective Sports Pack with those games being corrupted or something? It would suck if they were taken off. I love Karate Champ.
post #24 of 250
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Originally Posted by humanoidx View Post

Hmmm. It doesn't say it's the later version. Says system requirements: Arcade Legends 2.0, and lists the (misssing) games right on the package: Karate Champ, Side Pocket, Street Hoops, and Windjammers. Yesterday I tried pretty much
everything, including formatting my Arcade Legends, reinstalling version 2.0
and then putting on the Sports Pack to see if it was only compatible with
earlier versions. No dice. The games just don't show up no matter what I do.
Two more installations of different versions of Arcade Legends and I've now
exhausted everything to conclude that the games are just not on there. It may
be a defective Sports Pack with those games being corrupted or something? It would suck if they were taken off. I love Karate Champ.

Im pretty sure they were removed... dont worry, Karate Champ isnt the same without 2 joysticks.
post #25 of 250
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Originally Posted by shamus1099 View Post

Im pretty sure they were removed... dont worry, Karate Champ isnt the same without 2 joysticks.

Here's the word from Chicago Gaming (makers of the Arcade Legends cab) in an e-mail to me:

Quote:


when GlobalVR took over Ultracade they did a major house cleaning where all the software licenses were reviewed and expired ones were flagged and the unlicensed games were removed. The 4 you listed in this letter are the 4 removed from the sports packs that have been shipped in the last year. If you'd purchased an earlier sports pack and the key needed to be reimaged you'd never get those 4 games back as they are removed- permemantly.

Jacked out of 4 games. Now there's an Arcade Legends 2 as well. I thought this thing was future-proof. Guess not.
post #26 of 250
Man that sucks.
I have an Ultracade, but probably should've just get a MAME. Sometimes they make it so hard to do the right thing (buy licensed games) that in the end it just isn't worth it. They don't care about you, the consumer, so why should you care about their copyrights?
post #27 of 250
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Originally Posted by mbott1701 View Post

Man that sucks.
I have an Ultracade, but probably should've just get a MAME. Sometimes they make it so hard to do the right thing (buy licensed games) that in the end it just isn't worth it. They don't care about you, the consumer, so why should you care about their copyrights?

The only good thing is you can get the packs that used to cost in the hundreds of dollars for about half that now. Bulk up on old packs and you can trick out your system with a ton of games.
post #28 of 250
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Originally Posted by humanoidx View Post

The only good thing is you can get the packs that used to cost in the hundreds of dollars for about half that now. Bulk up on old packs and you can trick out your system with a ton of games.

Return the packs and get an old one off Ebay.
post #29 of 250
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Anyone find any other packs not listed above?
post #30 of 250
I got my replacement add on packs from HTMarket. The included the trackball classics pack for my toubles, so I'm happy with the way they handled the order.

So, I have an Ultracade version 3.7 cocktail with the Midway Treasures pack, King pack, Trackball Classics pack, and Dragon's Lair pack. Total about 125 games. I was up late last night playing. My kids are loving too.

Hopefully I'll be able to finish refubishing my Sega Star Trek upright and then that will be in the basement too. My projects down there just about done, finally.
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