Easy to assemble with easy instructions. Probably can be put together in about 40 minutes but I took my time not to damage anything, This still have the original spinner that everyone is complying about however 1up and Amazon have replacement spinners that are like the original spinners of the old arcade machines of the 80s. I will use mine until it give me issues. All games are just like the original arcade machines. I wish the cabinet was 6 feet high but you can buy the small cabinet extender for around $40. Just the right height for the grand kids to use. It is great size for an apartment or cabin style home like ours. The price is dropping on these arcade machines so at the $170 price range I finally gave in a purchased one.
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Relive the glory days of arcade gaming in the comfort of your own home with Arcade1UP's Asteroids at home arcade machine!
Travel into space and prevent your spaceship from being hit by asteroids. Asteroids is a space shooter that challenges your reflex and aiming skills. Take your shots carefully, and challenge your friends to see who will last the longest in space!
? Classic upright "Cabinet" design
? Dimensions: 45.8? H x 22.75? L x 19? W
? Weight: 58.5lbs
? 4 Games in 1 (Asteroids, Major Havoc, Lunar Lander and Tempest)
? Upgraded 17" Color LCD screen
? Authentic arcade controls
? Commercial-grade construction
? Coinless operation
? Owner can adjust the volume
? On Screen Game Selection Menu
? Plugs into an AC outlet
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Great Fun for the Price
I bought this game specifically for Tempest (one of my my favorites as a kid) and while the controls don't have the same feel as the original game this is a great little game and it definitely brings back feelings of nostalgia.
You will either LOVE it or HATE it.
PRO's - Awesome little replica arcade. The games play well. Buttons feel good. Sound is great. Monitor is clear. Artwork looks great. Games are true to original. Fun and challenging. CON's - The spinner has a lot left to be desired. Yes, it works. Yes the games play well with it and I have had no troubles. But, it's not weighted and you can feel the cheap plastic. Will not last if abused, but I'm a game collector and take care of my stuff. So it has worked fine for me. Original Lunar Lander had a Throttle control similar to an airplane. This does not. So using the Buttons to control thrust may be challenging to some more than others. I, myself, have adapted to it well enough. Overall - Its a great system for those who love these games. A purist arcade fan may find them horid. They are small enough for kids to play. Big enough for adults to use sitting. If you prefer to stand just get the riser which makes it the size of a Cabaret Cabinet. For the price. These are well worth the money.
Damaged.. no parts.... soon to be Wal-Mart return.
Received parts B and D damaged. Called help line and quoted 4 to 6 weeks delivery of replacement parts.... after I respond to email with photo evidence of the damage and receipt. What a waste of time waiting on hold for 15 minutes. WARNING... ask of their parts are behind..... seems like more than an isolated issue.
Love / Hate Relationship
I love the concept of affordable scaled down units, and hope Arcade1Up will succeed. Unfortunately Quality Control was sadly lacking for this unit. Holes drilled for the display panel did not align (minor issue), but more importantly the mylar display was heavily scratched in the middle, from top to bottom, and on the black bezel. The kicker is that the screen came with a protective layer facing out, but the scratches were on the *bottom* layer facing the display LCD. There was also a weird chemical spray that clouds the mylar when viewed at an angle, and lots of sawdust. I cleaned the sawdust, colored in the scratches in bezel with a black marker, but there was nothing to be done for the massive scratches and chemical clouding. I read another customer finally got in contact with customer service who promised to send a new mylar cover, but even if they were to send me another mylar cover I would then need to reopen / reassemble everything again. When something is on sale (as this was at Walmart.com) there probably is a reason why. Caveat emptor. I will try one more Arcade1Up unit, and if that also has these QC issues that will be the 2nd and final one I purchase.
I want to talk to someone.
Easy to put together and looks good but the spinner/dial does not work. Can't talk to anyone at Arcade 1 up. Recording tells you to go to web site which is a big hassle also. Create an account,password,write a report and take a pic. REALLY? The issue could be resolved in 30 seconds over the phone.
Just started playing with it for one week. Just adult playing the unit and no kids playing on the unit and the color comes off face of the board where the controls, Now it looks old
Asteroids Fan but not an Arcade1Up Fan
The sound for the 4 games that are provided have a significant lag of about 1/2 a second. This means when you fire a bullet in asteroids, the actual sound is not heard until the bullet is almost half way across the screen! Or when a asteroid explodes, the explosion sound happens after the asteroid is gone. It seems other people don't seem to be bothered by this but the sound lag is so painfully obvious to me that this is a major disappointment.
They took are money
I read all the posts and I see canât no one say anything bad about the game I think the game is garbage Iâll get the graphics when eternal is like awesome when you get to the game is stick people
Substandard controls and quality
Buy this if you want a cabinet to modify with a raspberry pi computer. Don't get it if you want to play asteroids or tempest. I have gone thru the ringer with 1up arcade to get the right parts for this machine. 1st, the spinner control is unusable. It is cheaper than something you have gotten for you Atari 2600 30 years ago. (This is not an exaggeration. It is the worst.) I contacted 1up arcade to get a replacement and they wanted to send me the exact same part. I know that this is a piece of junk because I got the same spinner I replaced in my 12 in 1 cabinet with an upgraded part because it was a junk. There were several other problems with the cabinet that I'm working out with the manufacturer directly. The bottom line is that this is a great cabinet to mod because the price of the entire cabinet with monitor here is the same as what 1up arcade charges for the monitor only on their website. Otherwise it is a hard pass. Anyone who tells you different here is not paying attention.
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