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Best and worst in arcade cabinet building…

PacmanJames from RetroBlast writes “I am submitting three items all featured at RetroBlast in one way or another and all having to do with custom-built arcade cabinets. The three represent the best to the worst in arcade cabinet building.” James outlines the good, bad and ugly of making your own arcade cabinets – regardless of how these turned out, there are lot of things to learn from the approach many of the Makers took. I actually like some of the “ugly ones”…The Good:
“The Mameys,” as linked in the beginning of this
news item, The Mameys represent the best in custom arcade cabinet building. Direct Link.

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The Bad (but getting better):
A recent article by one of our readers who modified the Midway Arcade game sold at Target over the holidays. I reviewed this item here and was not very kind, but this resourceful reader has applied some modifications that really improve the unit. Direct Link.

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The Ugly:
“CrapMAME” – This site takes a look at (by one person’s opinion) the worst of the custom arcade cabinets. Opinions vary though and at least one game, the driving cabinet with six rotating panels, was also a recipient of a Mamey. Direct Link.


Hope one or more of these are of interest to you and your readers. I love the site and magazine by the way and we check your blog daily.


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