Tabletop Arcade Games For Your Home
Everything old is new again, and the world of arcade games is no exception. Classic arcade games are making a comeback, even with all the new advancements in technology. In fact, thanks in part to this new tech, you can now relive your childhood memories with a state-of-the-art new tabletop arcade machine.
These new arcade machines are easily installed in your home and provide you with hours of nostalgic gameplay. In many cases, these models exceed the quality of machines found in actual arcades. These models also vary in games, often preinstalled with anywhere from several games to thousands all in one cabinet.
Cabinets made to look like the retro arcades of the past are some of the most popular models available, but they demand a lot of space. With the rise of these old school machines, the need for more compact and lighter models has also grown. Just because you’re short on space doesn’t mean you should sacrifice quality! With so many options, it can be easy to grow overwhelmed. How do you know which game cabinet is right for you? Our handy guide can help you find the right tabletop arcade machine for your needs.
Picking The Perfect Games
With the rise of new technology, arcade machines have been given a new lease on life. Gone are the days where the typical tabletop arcade game machine only featured one game. Now, most newer models come preloaded with hundreds to thousands of games, including classics like Pac Man, Donkey Kong, and Galaga. More recent games, like Mortal Kombat or sports-specific titles are also a popular choice for anyone wanting to recreate the arcade experience in their own home.
When choosing what types of games you want, look through what titles are available for each model. Different models come with a different variety, style, and type of game. Most manufacturers provide a list that lets you know what games are included. One of our most popular models features 516 games in one cabinet, including Street Fighter and Mortal Kombat alongside classics like Mr. Dig and Space Invaders.
Choose A Location And Find The Right Size
Traditional arcade game cabinets used to be restricted to the bulkier, upright models, but this has since changed. While upright arcade machines continue to be popular, not everyone has the room for these types of machines. More recently, tabletop arcade models have become more popular.
When choosing the right tabletop machine, consider where you want to place it. Do you have a table or other surface sturdy enough to withstand both the cabinet and intense gameplay? Will you need to add seating so that players can comfortably enjoy their games? You should also consider whether the cabinet needs electricity or the internet to operate. The plugs and internal machinery should be easily accessible so you can properly set up your game cabinet and start having fun immediately!
Consider how much space is needed around the game cabinets, too. While tabletop cabinets are useful for small spaces, that does not necessarily mean you can shove it into a corner. There should still be enough space for a player to comfortably sit and move the controls around without knocking into walls, other furniture, or even other players. This is especially the case if you have more than one arcade machine in your entertainment room.
What Is Your Budget?
Finally, you need to think about price. Arcade machines can range in cost, depending on the size, number of games, graphics cards, and other factors. If you want to save money, you might consider buying refurbished gaming cabinets, such as those sold after living out their life in a commercial arcade. They’re often cleaned up and fixed to operate just like new, so these make a great purchase if you have a smaller budget.
These are just one of many options, though. Keep in mind that cheaper does not always mean better, even with refurbished products. You often get what you paid for, making it more likely these machines fall apart more often or sooner than a brand-new model. Depending on the size of the cabinet, you can find affordable cabinets without sacrificing the quality. Many of the models we carry are highly durable and feature the best materials used to create game cabinets.
The Benefits Of Owning A Personal Tabletop Arcade Machine
If you are planning on buying a tabletop game machine, you might already be aware of the benefits owning your own personal cabinet can bring. Tabletop arcade machines are a great way to bring the arcade experience into your home. Multiplayer units allow for fun, competitive play with your friends and family, bringing you closer together. They also make for great conversation starters. You might even make new friends when they see your tabletop arcade machine!
Tabletop arcade games are also great stress relievers. Relive the simpler times of your childhood or unwind after work. These units are built to last for nonstop gameplay, so you can get the most out of them. No matter the occasion, you will enjoy hours of gameplay with a variety of games to choose from.
Find Your Newest Tabletop Arcade Machine Here!
Bonus Round Arcades has all the best tabletop arcade games in the business. From mini arcade cabinets to upright home arcades, our inventory has you covered. All our units come preloaded with a wide variety of classic games like Galaga, Space Invaders, Pac Man, and Mortal Kombat. With sturdy plywood and thick, tempered glass, you can be sure these arcade cabinets will stand up to the most intense gameplay. A high quality LCD screen gives you the best graphics, so you feel transported right back to those retro arcades of the 80s and 90s.
Look through our catalogue of high-quality cocktail arcade games or tabletop arcade machines online or come visit our showroom in San Marcos! Our expert staff can help you choose the right game machine for your needs and budget. Bring a touch of the retro arcades into your home today!