I grew up in that era where arcade games were at the forefront of gaming technology. Armed with a pocket-full of shiny 20c coins, I spent pretty much all of my time at the local arcade, enjoying the very best in video games. And Altered Beast. I have such a reverence for arcades that when I saw a stack of them at rAge, surrounded by people playing great games from an age long past, my heart quite literally skipped a beat.
Eurasian Entertainment, suppliers of the machines are purveyors of old-time amusements like Foosballs Tables, Pool Tables, oldtimey Jukeboxes and of course, arcade cabinets. Best thing is you can buy them for your own home.
I’ve always wanted an arcade at home, and I’ve had the dream of building my own emulation arcade cabinet for years now. Unfortunately, when it comes to tasks of the handyman variety, I’m proficient only in hammering my own thumbs. My dream of having an arcade cabinet at home is still alive and kicking, but my plan now is to save up and get one from these guys.
Here’s what they have on offer right now:
- 21’ CRT tube screen with 200 games – R4500
- 21’ CRT tube screen with 446 games – R5000
- 20’ LED screen with 446 games – R5500
- 29’ CRT tube screen with 200 games – R5500
- 29’ CRT tube screen with 446 games – R6000
- 20’ LED screen Eurobox system – R8500
Games included with each system include gems like Double Dragon, Ghosts ‘n Goblins, RoboCop, Street Fighter 2, Metal Slug, Garou: Mark of the Wolves and just about every game you grew up playing. The considerably more expensive “Eurobox” system comes loaded with a few 3D games – such as the Tekken series, Rival Schools and Street Fighter EX. Bliss.
For business use, you can have the cabinets equipped with proper coin slots for the authentic arcade experience, or switch them out for virtual money dispensing coin inserting button. A neat addition is that they’re able to supply custom cabinet art and decals – so you can have a unique, personalised arcade cab.
If you’re interested in getting one – and you really should be, provided you have the expendable income, look up the folks from Eurasian Entertainment.
In the mean time…does anybody want to contribute to the “Buy Geoff an arcade cabinet” fund? Nobody? Awww, shucks.
Last Updated: October 12, 2012