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Advice on getting an Arcade game or pinball machine in Vic


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  • [VIC] - Advice on getting an Arcade game or pinball machine in Vic

    hi Team, first time poster so sorry if this has been covered before. I have a large man cave that needs a game. I am very interested in your collective expertise on how to get started on either an arcade game (the old ones you sit down both ends on table) or pinball machine. I am happy to build anything that comes in kit form but also keen on thoughts on how and where to look for reasonably priced items in Vic. If anyone can help out, even pointing me in the right direction or provide some thoughts, i'd be very grateful. Stay safe and thanks! Rob

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    Have a look in the sponsors section plenty of options there.


    • #3
      Under normal conditions I’d say you live in the exact right place. Melbourne usually a great place to find arcade and pinball.

      The trading section here, gumtree and Facebook marketplace will provide heaps of options.


      • #4
        Don't do flat pack kits..


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          Careful if you have a large space that needs one game... My garage needed ONE cabinet back in April... it now has FIVE cabinets in varying states of being rebuilt.

          I setup a few alerts on gumtree but have also seen some great machines here and on FB. Just think about what you want to play, how you want to play it (original hardware vs emulation) and how much work you want to put into it and then go from there maybe.


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            thanks, i have narrowed it down to those cocktail arcade cabinets with two plays and the nice sheet of glass for the beer, games being the old ones like pac man, asteroids etc. thinking of a raspberry pi for the job v4 but other input would help, seen some good instructions on people building these but wondering if easier to buy vs build..i could get carried away otherwise


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              It's always easier to just buy rather than build. It not always financially viable though. It really depends on what you want and what your ability is.

              If you want an easy solution, buy one already made with a multi game board included. If you want to go the raspberry Pi route, you could buy a not working cab and go from there or if you really want to take up the challenge, build from scratch but take your time to plan it and look at what others have done. There are some wonderful creations around but there are also some horrid looking things as well.


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                Is this the type you want a Hankin 20"? Mines a CRT not a LCD, CRT looks better in my opinion.
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