If you are missing your childhood days playing basketball, keeping a lot of tickets and exchanging it for something, surely you’re looking for arcade games! If you’re planning to purchase an arcade game, here are the things you should consider:
- Cost. Varying from £100 to £22,000, arcade games offer different models from small table top models to larger ones. If you are in a tight budget right now, you may want to consider buying used arcade games. If you don’t mind a little imperfection. These arcade games may have scratches or chips to the cabinets but they still work well and it can even save you hundreds of pounds.
- Maintenance. To preserve the arcade machine, avoid placing it under the direct sunlight. You don’t need much in maintaining your arcade game but a regular wiping and dusting don’t hurt at all.
- Coins and tokens. There are two things you should consider before buying arcade games. First, if you are looking for those for commercial use, there are models that offer coin mechanism or card installer. Secondly, if you are searching for a home base arcade game, look for a game with a feature of free play for unlimited fun.
- Size and Electrical Requirements. Arcade games do not only come in big sizes, there are also plenty of games which is not too big in size. Before buying an arcade game, consider first where are you going to place it so transferring it will not be a hindrance and try to check the dimensions to make sure it fits wherever you are going to put it.
- Pac-Man. The first ever mascot of gaming and the most recognisable is no other than Pac-Man. It was launched in 1980 and became a phenomenal arcade game which sold £5,900,000,000. In an era where spaced-themed shooters are loved, Pac-Man was then the only game that is not non-violent and maze-chase gameplay. The game even attracted the female genders.
- Space Invaders. This was one of the major export arcades around the world and was played by millions of players. The first machine of Space Invaders was launched in Japan on 1978. It even sold £5,100,000,000 and now called the Golden Age of Arcades.
- Street Fighter Champion Edition. With a total of £2,800,000,000 revenue, this arcade game is the Capcom’s sequel to its 1987 arcade hit in 1990. It made a fighting benchmark which is still true today. The units sold back then was 60,000 units globally which proved it became a hit.
- Ms. Pac-Man. Since the non-violent gameplay of the original Pac-Man appealed great to every female back then, the Midway Manufacturing Corporation decided to create a female version of Pac-Man. Having a total of 256 stage, the game’s revenue was £1,900,000,000.
- NBA Jam. With 20,000 cabinet sold, NBA Jam became very popular especially for those who love basketball. The arcade game even has the license to use true team name where it gathered a total of £1,300,000,000 revenue.
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