our entry level arcade machine

We have developed our Essential Arcade cabinet to bring the joy of 90s era arcade gaming into your home.

The Essential Arcade cabinet comes loaded with a massive amount of arcade and console games ranging from the early 80s all the way to the late 90s.

This cabinet is a perfect video gaming entertainment solution that is free from online bullying (doesn’t need internet) and encourages co-op collaborative play with friends and family.

In order to offer the Essential Arcade at such an affordable price we needed to reduce the amount of customisation options and limit the Essential Arcade to the cabinet material and artwork we have in stock at the time your order is placed.

The Essential Arcade uses “Happ Style Competition” joysticks. While not as high quality as the joysticks used in the Pro Arcades they are still a reliable choice.

The buttons used in the Essential Arcade are the same mechanism that was used in the original retro arcades. They have a very strong tactile “click” when pressed and can take one hell of a beating! 

The 19″inch 1280×1024 75Hz monitor is the ideal choice for making old-school arcade games look their best. This screen is the original aspect ratio of the older TV style monitors used in the original arcades so visually the games are as authentic as possible. 

The PC inside the cabinet does change its specs from time-to-time as new parts become available. Typical components for the arcade pro include:

The arcade cabinet is built with 16mm commercial grade CNC cut melamine coated MDF. It’s the same material used to build kitchens and office furniture.

The glass is 5mm thick, and the control panel is coated in carbon-fibre UV resistant auto wrap. 

The cabinet dimensions for the widescreen arcade are: 145cm high, 50cm deep from the wall, and 50cm wide.

In order to offer the Essential Arcade at such an affordable price we needed to reduce the amount of customisation options and limit the artwork options to what we have in stock at the time your order is placed.

$1,600

Essential arcade

The Essential Arcade requires a $600 deposit upfront to get your order into our production que. Final payment  is due before collection / delivery.

To place an order for this amazing arcade machine, you can email kym@arcadesystems.com.au
or call on 0414 722 014