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Q: Why buy from us?
We are leaders in our field specialising in retro arcades with exceptional after sales technical support.
A family run business now in its 14th year of designing and manufacturing these arcade cabinets.
We take pride in what we produce and especially our high level of after sales service
Each cabinet is designed using CAD software and cut using state of the art CNC machine for a precision finish every time and them hand built and finished to the highest standard. Just one look at these finished arcade machines and you can clearly see the love and passion that goes into these.
Nothing excites us more than when he is designing a custom arcade cabinet for a customer.


In our experience when someone decides to build an arcade cabinet at home they underestimate the cost of all the parts required to complete build and the labour. Homemade cabinets sometimes don't look that good either.
Our reputation and customer feedback over the last 14 years speaks for itself see out facebook page.


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Since we started back in 2002 many traders have sprung up with low quality arcades, usually imported.
We often get calls for help to repair these machines and hear the complaints how they have been left with problems.
Traders offer very little or no technical support afterwards, if a cabinet is cheap then there is normally a reason why,

Examples of what we sometimes see is plastic tops(acrylic aka plexiglass) used instead of glass that scratch, laminated chipboard, printed screen surrounds which obscures the game view,narrow screens so the game is stretched, cheap Chinese power supplies which are just simply dangerous. Just some things to watch out for
you generally get what you pay for at the end of the day.


Q: How long does delivery take?
We build to order unless specified, every machine is hand built to a very high standard with care and attention to detail
lead times can vary please check with us before ordering.


Q: Do you sell roms or jamma boards
Strictly NO you can obtain these easily yourself


Q: Do you ship world wide?
YES, we ship worldwide
Please email us your address for a quote
If your mains electrical supply is 110v please let us know in advance
so we can convert the cabinet for you before shipping

Q: Why are your cabinets low priced compared to others out there
You are buying direct from us (the manufacturer) we are not middle men or import traders.
You will find our cabinets will have more retro features than any other arcade at a fraction of the price because you are buying direct.
Rest assured we use the highest quality arcades and parts,
we precision cut all the cabinets using computer controlled cutters, nothing is hand cut so each machine looks perfect
because we build to order we can also add custom features for you


Q: Do your cabinets play more than just games?
Our cabinets are designed to do one job exceptionally well and that's play retro arcade games exactly as the original machines did.
The authentic arcade experience you get from our cabinets will transport you back to your youth.
We don't dilute our cabinets with modern features that can be done better on other dedicated devices like ipad's, DVD players, mobile phones, Xbox's and PC's

Q: How do I Order?
You can order an arcade machine securely on this website via the add to basket buttons
or you can email or call us on 02920 888081 to place the order over the phone.
We offer friendly one on one advice on purchasing the correct arcade for you.
All our cabinets are made to order here in the UK
we do not import arcades from China



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Q: What is the difference between a coffee table and cocktail arcade?
A coffee table is designed to be played low down either from a sofa in the lounge or sat on floor cushions.
A cocktail table is much taller, this is better for games rooms where you can sit on stools.

Q: Do you sell roms, frontends and emulators?
Strictly NO these are free to download on the internet


Q: Is online ordering secure?
Yes 100% we use Romancart with Sagepay, all the online orders are through a secure server
we also accept cards over the phone and are fully PCI compliant (security checked)
As an extra piece of mind all your online transactions are covered by your debit or credit card.

Q: Can I pay over the phone
Yes we accept most major debit cards you an also pay online or over the phone.
Please note if using a credit cards there is a 3.5% surcharge.


Q: Are your cabinet PS3 and XBOX compatible?
In short yes, is playing a modern console on an retro arcade cabinet good? In short NO
In our opinion it's just a sales gimic that some arcade makers use to make their cabinets look more desirable.
It's common sense really, a modern console(ps3,ps4 xbox) is designed to be played at home on a huge widescreen TV with a handheld controller sat on a comfortable sofa.
Here are some of the reasons why it's a bad idea, you will lose all analogue thumb stick control on an arcade making 95% of games impossible to play.
You will also need to remove your console from under the TV to get it close enough to the arcade and connect it to the screen.
A retro arcade machine is designed to play retro arcade games!


Q: Are your arcades CE approved?
Yes all our parts and power supplies are CE approved and meet EMI emissions guidelines
This ensures our power supplies are safe to use in the home.
 You would be horrified at the amount of traders out there using cheap unsafe, untested power supplies
in arcade cabinets.
 
We specialise in capturing that magic feeling you got back in the day
from playing those great classic games in an arcade.
We strive to make sure our cabinets with their lights and playability
re-produce that same atmosphere and feeling







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