Considering it, think it worth the cash???
How much is it going for? Of course built not bought will be cheaper but its a lot of work and a labor of love. Id estimate that this particular cab is probably around higher 3 or low 4gs. If u build it yourself u would probably be looking at low 2000s’ $.
I know arcade 1up has a lot of cheep street fighter 2 player themed stand up clasic cab setups for insane cheep prices that can potentially be modded to your personal preferences you seek.
Im building a barcade setup for my daughter a.t.m. Its going have a jama harness setup with a jama 2 player usb pcb that will power pandoras box 6 and a raspberry pie for retro pie homebrew.
Im in it about 500$ at current money spent. Ive seen the same setups online selling for 1000$ Of course id never sell the cab as its for my baby daughter when she gets old enough to play and learn to love the classics! Not to mention my wifes a bigger gamer than ml myself.
I will say that lightgun and trackball looks dope as hell. Id be playing opperation wolf like no ones buisness! Im curious to see what that beautiful cab is going for. Defenantly share that info please. If it was me and i had the disposalible income, id snag that up in a flash!
Not at $4,900 it aint. Cheaper options out there. You could buy a real Vewlix for less!!
For $4,900 I could order a Vewlix from Japan, and have it freight ship it to my front door and have the guy unbox the crate for me and put the cab in my house. And have money to spare.
your looking about 5800 shipped with those toys added in that video about 7200 you can get the machine with a fully interactive marque…you get free game upgardes for life as they add more games…not cheap by any means…it might be the best mame machine out there features and build quality wise…I’m impressed with it…just not sure i wanna drop that kind of cash on it
For that kind of money, you can get an Atari Star Wars cockpit arcade game. And unlike this machine, it will probably increase in value over time.
A viewlix is nice, but it is not within the same category of product. This is a four player cabinet with a much larger screen. I could see a case for this product if money was no object, since that is the largest screen size I have ever seen advertised on any arcade cabinet, but so long as you have to even ask us for our opinion, I am going to suggest that this is not worthwhile, because you you would have to know you wanted it just for that reason.
First of all, that is rather unlikely, because contrary to popular belief, bigger is not always better. I suspect a 50" screen is too large to fully appreciate at arm’s length, and if you have to jerk your head around the screen just to see everything, then it is going to impede your ability to perceive and hence respond to the game. You are also going to have one heck of a time figuring out where to put something so large.
Just to put this in perspective, the very largest C.R.T. arcade monitors I know of were only 29 inches in size, like the ones used in the Sega Naomi Universal or San Francisco Rush 2049.
Yes, if you are going to use a 16:9 screen instead of a 4:3 screen, then you are going to want it to be larger than that to account for the height loss in the transition from 4:3 aspect ratio, but when we run the numbers through this screen size calculator we can see, using a screen size of 50 inches is over-compensation.
A 50" 16:9 Display is 24.5 inches tall.
A 40" 16:9 display is 19.9 inches tall.
A 32" 16:9 display is 15.7 inches tall.
A 32" 4:3 display is 19.2 inches tall and 25.6 inches wide.
A 29" 4:3 display is 17.4 inches tall and 23.2 inches wide.
I am including the width on the smaller sizes to account for rotation. You can simply reverse the last two numbers on each line to see the dimensions of a rotated screen, which is preferable for shoot 'em ups, and some older games.
Ideally, if you wanted the same screen area as a 29" C.R.T. in 4:3 aspect ratio, a 16:9 flat panel telvision should measure 35" diagonally, but that is not a standard 16:9 screen size, so our options are limited to 40" and 32".
However, it should also be kept in mind that many cabinets had smaller screens than that. The Ace Amusements article Arcade Video Game Cabinet Sizes, Weights, And Uses gives us a small sample of the display sizes used in arctual arcade machines, and on that page we can see a typical 4 player cabinet like X-Men would have used a 25" horizontally oriented screen, and most of the older 'tated classics used 20" screens. So let us crunch the numbers again:
A 25" 4:3 Display is 15 inches tall and 20 inches wide.
A 20" 3:4 (rotated) display is 16 inches tall and 12 inches wide.
Here we can see that a 32" monitor is close to ideal if the goal is to match sizes with typical arcade games. Recroom masters sells a cabinet of that size for just $1050 (shipping noninclusive). Granted, it requires assembly and does not seem to come with much, but it is $3850 cheaper (assuming the price the others mentioned is accurate), and the seventy-thousand games on the unit you were considering are probably either entirely unlicensed or shovelware, and hence lacking much in the way of intrinsic value beyond the time it took to load them.
If you absolutely insist on having something larger than 32" with some built in games, you might also consider purchasing a dreamcade vision 40. It would cost you $3600 with shipping, but it provides you with two inches of extra height over even the largest of arcade monitors, and it is still $1,400 cheaper than the megacade you were considering. The games that come with it are licensed too, and include some older titles from Atari, Midway and Namco, alongside Dragon’s Lair and Space Ace. You also have the option to buy more, but they are quite expensive, so I probably wouldn’t recommend it.
Now I do not mean to suggest that the Recroom Masters or the Dreamcade units are worthwhile either, since I have never seen either cabinet, but that is not what you are asking us. What you asked is if this Megacade unit is worth the money, and the point of this is post to objectively establish practicality and relative value in order to justify my response, which just to reitterate, my answer is basically no, or at least not unless you absolutely know you must have a 50" arcade cabinet. There are more efficient uses of your money otherwise.
$1400 can go a very long way, and I would demonstrate how, but aside from possibly seeming spammy I think the products I would exemplify are better waited upon until we get more options next year. O.L.E.D. displays are getting better and cheaper at a rapid pace, and the next generation of game consoles is expected to be announced by then.
First off, 70 thousand games? Duplicates! I choose you!
Secondly, $4,900? GET THE F**K OUTTA HERE with that overpriced, overinflated HORSESHIT. For a minor fraction of that price i could buy a really nice pre-fab cabinet, put a Raspberry Pi or Pandora Box into it, and be just as good.