Found A MVC2 Arcade Cabinet For $700. Worth It?


#1

Not sure where to post this, but I’ve no idea how much cabinets are worth. The guy I’m buying it from says the screen is a little weak, but everything else works great. Can anyone drop some knowledge on me and tell me if this is a decent price or not?


#2

Depends WHICH cabinet.
You can pack MvC2 in pretty much any cabinet, so value changes accordingly.

Note that a fully working MvC2 setup = Naomi motherboard + I/O board + MvC2 cart = approximately $200-$250 in value, depending on condition and which exact I/O board is included.


#3

Thanks very much for the quick reply.

The cabinet looks like this: http://www.arcade-museum.com/game_detail.php?game_id=8636

Still haven’t met the guy and found out what kind of buttons/joysticks are in the thing.


#4

Big Blues are nice cabs if you have the space. They’re easy to clean up since they’re just a solid blue color. Here’s one that sold for $500 This one was converted to a MAME cab, so it may actually be an alright deal for $700 with the Naomi stuff. As long as the monitor is in good nick and the control panel isn’t hacked to shit.

Edit: Also If it’s the big blue that has a removable top marquee, make sure it has that too.


#5

Thanks for the advise!

I’ll remember to look and see if its got Naomi parts in it. The cab itself looks great, just a bit dusty, and the button’s are all just as great looking…from the photo’s anyway. I still haven’t seen it in person, just wanted some advise to help me haggle about the price.

Thanks again guys


#6

Oh, found a nice guide that’ll tell you which big blue it is as well. http://forums.arcade-museum.com/showthread.php?t=293609


#7

wait wtf thats mvc1

how dare you


#8

Yeah I know I just mean the cabinet looks the same; its got MVC2 in it though.

Seems like the one I’m looking at buying is a Q-Sound cabinet with an attached marquee.


#9

oh well go ahead and buy it then mail it to me pls


#10

Putting it in the break room of my lab. Should improve the moral of the tech.'s and maybe I can win some of their paychecks back haha,


#11

as someone that has purchased two big blues it really depends on the condition. These cabs get banged up with them being dedicated to a fighting game so make sure it’s physically in good shape.

Additionally, make sure the game boots, that there’s nothing wrong with the naomi in there, and that it has a stereo amp. if it has all the parts needed to run it motherboard wise, that’s half the cost of the cab (motherboard, I/O, Game, and stereo amp). If they’re running the stereo through the IO, that’s ok too.

good luck, and be sure to humblebrag about it!


#12

700 is a o.k. deal if everything is in good condition. I got mine in great condition and a naomi gd rom system with cvs2 for 500. Considering MVC2 usually costs more, I would say that its pretty average. Its screen being weak might be a problem since its annoying to replace. I think you can talk him down a bit. Good luck!


#13

and don’t forget to post it in the arcade cabinet thread when you get it.


#14

I haven’t been able to find an MVC2 for Naomi for less than $200 over the last month. If no one comes down on their price that would be pretty good price depending on the condition of the cab.


#15

Are you talking about the just the cart or the whole system ? I saw one here from paradise arcades for 125 shipped. They usually go for less than they did a couple of years ago. A naomi mother board costs about 50-70. Capcom i/o or sega i/o costs about 100-125. Great thing about the naomi system is that even if you can’t find a cart, you can buy a net dimm and boot it from your computer/ flash card/ raspberry pi.


#16

The cart no system with art sets. Cheapest on eBay right now is $200. I’m waiting for a cheaper one to show up before I pull the trigger.


#17

I think I lucked out; a few months ago, I got an MvC2 cart with instructions, movelist strips, and the game-mechanics-banner-sheet, for a little under $100.


#18

If its good condition the most i would pay for it would be $650. The average price on these would be about $400-$600 depending on location.