Customer reviews & ratings
Cant go wrong if you can find this one.
I got this super cheap at $50 and modded it with suzo happ joysticks and buttons along with a raspberry pi 3b . Totally worth it cause now I've got over 15,000 authentic arcade roms working.
Fun and the nostalgia is what makes this worth it. Oh and dont spend $100 for a A1Up wood box to raise it to standard arcade height just buy a $15 end table.
my husiband loves it for his man cave. its pretty fun i must admit.
Just like the arcade! Absolutely perfect.
There's nothing negative to say about having a video game in your house. This is the most fun I've had in a long time. Since I used to go to the laundromat twice a week.
Nice cabinet, ease to assembly, perfect layout to mod
Just like the real Street Fighter II!
Assembly took me 90 minutes but I mixed up step one bolts B with D. Took me about 20 minutes to figure that out. Assembly went smoothely after that. Very straight forward. Shocked at how sturdy the cabinet is and how much this looks like the real thing. All the electronics are in the control board and monitor. You just plug in the ribbon cable and the power cord and that is it. Seems well made. Worried about some reviews below saying it stopped working after a few weeks. Again, seems well made. Not super heavy. Probaly weighs 50 lbs when assembled. If you don't want to lift that kind of weight, assemble it in the room where it will go. My 2 boys are 10 and love it.
Doesn't work no support
Looks good but it turned on once and the player one controller didn't work power cycled it reset it with the buttons, Trouble shot it as still no luck board was damaged or just junk it doesn't even turn on now other then an auditable tone... returning it ASAP
Button did not work on unit. Talked to customer support. They said they would send a new control panel out. This was 3 months ago. Customer Support has stopped talking to me. Will not give me a tracking number. Never received any fix. Went online and found this is a common problem with their customer support. If you buy, pray your unit is perfect. I have purchased 4 total. 2 have been defective.
Caveat: great idea, very poor/zer product support.
This is an advisory. I want to begin with the idea is great and exciting, I would be very happy with it, and truly desire to give a high rating, had it not arrived damaged AND the display showing clear faults. Arcade 1up will do nothing to remedy display issues. Upon receipt of my system, I assembled and powered it on to find dead pixels in the display screen, that have not improved, as well as a darker pixel area around the dead pixels. Arcade 1up customer care will not replace. Shame on their support and standing behind their product.
Assembled the entire cabinet. Plugged it in. And dead. Nothing. My 6th arcade 1up machine and this is the first time this has happened. I dread everything I HAVE TO DO now to make this right.
Worth the money!
Must have for any 80's/90's kid. Very affordable price. It's nice just having them on in the background to be honest. Very easy assembly. I will for sure be buying more when it fits in the budget.
The good reviews aren't “fake”
I have two of these so far and I really enjoy them. A breeze to put together and a lot of fun. I'm not sure what the one star reviews are about and I'm not sure why it would take someone two hours to put one together. It's a cabinet with a screen. All and all it took me about 55-60 minutes to put together with the riser. I'm not sure what the issue is with other reviewers products...not sure why paint is coming off the cabinets. The only thing I don't like about the street fighter 2 is that who ever programmed it before distributing, jacked up the difficulty to like an 8. I can't get past the first guy. But then again it lets you practice moves and so forth. Another thing I would change is the riser that you put the arcade on. I wish it was about 6 inches higher. Reason being is that I'm 6'4...other then that it's a great buy and I intend to get a couple more. That is why it got a 4 Rumor has it the next line of titles later in the year will be: Street fighter vs xmen Teenage mutant ninja turtles Capcom vs Marvel NBA jam NFL blitz Xmen (either the fighting game or the four player cabinet) And a few others Final fight, ghost and goblins, strider and 1944 will be out in the spring. Along with karate champ mortal combat 1-3 and couple more cabinets. The company has to get licensing rights before production.
Just like the good old days I would buy them all if I could.
Street fighter rules
Easy to assemble. A blast of fun
Great Home Arcade for Casual Gamers
This is a very practical unit for my limited space. I always wanted an arcade in my basement but with limited space and not able to easily move bulky 300lb cabinets made this a great alternative. I purchased a riser for the standing experience. The build quality of the cabinet itself is great but the paint is very cheap and rubs off easily. You can get plexiglass covers for it from customer service but expect about 8 weeks for delivery and several days between email replies. Other than that, this scratches that nostalgia and home arcade experience itch I've had. :)
Broken Out Of The Box And Poor Support
What is up with all the fake reviews on this site before the item was even released? These have not been available until October 16th, 2018. I pre-ordered all five current models. ALL have some sort of problem. Look for my review of each one here. The Street Fighter II cabinet I got was broken. The screen did not work. turning the unit on and sound could be heard but no video. Unscrewing the board enclosure from the screen and letting it hang by the cables and the screen would come on. I unplugged each cable from the board a reseated them to make sure they were connected properly. Screen worked until the board enclosure was screwed back onto the back of the screen. If you bumped the side of the cabinet, the screen would work again until you bumped one of the control sticks and it would go out indicating a bad cable. Called the number from the big stop sign on the screen 1-800-764-2760 and all you get is music and after some time a recording saying to leave a voice mail and it hangs up. Two days later and no call back from this company. I return this unit back to Walmart and got a replacement. While the replacement seems to be working for now, the controller board graphics have pitting and scratched from the factory. 1 star for having to assemble a broken cabinet, load, return, having to assemble a second cabinet with pitting and scratches.
5 Stars if You Expect a $300
I'm a modern gamer, but have an affection for certain retro games/machines. I've owned these cabinets for a month and they are fantastic machines for the price (I picked up the Galaga one for $150 and Street Fighter for $200). If you can find them for under $300, absolutely buy them. Even if you can't find them on sale, they're still great for the price because they look great, play great, can be easily modded, and the customer service is great. For people complaining about issues straight out of the box, Arcade1Up will send you replacement parts totally free if you just contact them and provide your receipt. They're even providing control panel protectors for free through March 2019 because they realized they messed up and didn't clear coat the control panel, which means the paint will peal if you use the machines enough. They've recognized they're QA/QC was not as good as it should've been, and they're owning it; can't ask for more from a company selling me a product. Just fill out the form on the website. You should get your parts within a month. If you're expecting an arcade cabinet with the same quality build and functionality as a $3,000 cabinet, you will be disappointed. Likewise, if you're expecting to play these for hours on end, they're not going to hold up forever. They're not made to be your main gaming console. The QA/QC should be better, but I'm glad the company is addressing it, and if you realize that you're buying a cabinet essentially made out of IKEA-quality materials to simulate the experience of the arcade, you'll be more than happy. You absolutely will need the risers though unless you're buying for kids.
Great Game. brought back many memories. the control board messed up ajdnthe company was quick to replace the board behind the monitor...selct game but wouldn't get past the choose game screen. very happy with the product once again. definitely email the company if you have issues!!!
My second one
I haven't opened this particular one yet, but I already have one, and love it. This one has some dents in the packaging, but Arcade1up's customer service is second to none. I modded my first one, and bought this second one to mod for my brother. I also have the Rampage, and plan to get the Mortal Kombat in March. Can't recommend these enough. They were the hit of the holidays.
Good product but could be better...
So I bought my cabinet a week or two ago now. Setup was a breeze although after first use one of the micro switches on the player 1 side got jammed first time playing and I had to open it up to fix it. Also the cabinet uses square gates on the control sticks, which make doing fireballs or hurricane kicks more difficult than I remember. Maybe the original arcade also used square gates but they must have been shaped slightly different to roll from down forward to forward easier because it's very difficult here. It might be able to be modified with a sanwa octogonal gate which I would definitely recommend. Finally, I don't claim to be the best sf2 player, but the difficulty has to be set to the max as the computer kicks the crap out of me on stage 1. I know arcade rooms could have their difficulty adjusted but there doesn't seem to be any option on the cabinet to adjust the difficulty. So the game is just set to quarter stealing levels of difficulty (if it was in the arcade) with controls that are hard to use.. it's kind of not fun..