Restoring Classic Arcade Games in Mini Cabinets! -

Restoring Classic Arcade Games in Mini Cabinets!

Adam Savage’s Tested
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Matt Sengbusch builds unique arcade cabinets using components recovered and restored from classic arcade games. We visit his workshop to learn how he fixes game boards and designs these half-scale arcade cabinets to fit original parts like CRT monitors, coin slots, and full-sized controls.

Learn more about the Small Change Arcade here:

Shot by Gunther Kirsch and edited by Norman Chan

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Tested is:
Adam Savage
Norman Chan
Simone Giertz
Joey Fameli
Gunther Kirsch
Ryan Kiser
Kishore Hari
Sean Charlesworth
Jeremy Williams
Kayte Sabicer
Bill Doran
Ariel Waldman
Darrell Maloney
Kristen Lomasney

Intro bumper by Abe Dieckman
Set design by Danica Johnson
Set build by Asa Hillis

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  1. "built better then actual arcade games" then uses wood dowels and no screws…😒 but still cool cabinets!

  2. Very entertaining and fun to watch. Thanks for posting this.

  3. Finally someone made a size thats playable and not just a paper weight. Too bad its only for rental and not buy.

  4. That's amazing! I need to learn making the cabinets definitely!

  5. There are so many makers on Etsy that can make waaaaay better arcade machines then this. Cheaper too.

  6. This is up there with the coolest vids I have ever watched.

  7. I’m sorry but they are just way too small. Trying to play a 4 player game like gauntlet would be a nightmare.

  8. I’m sorry but they are just way too small. Trying to play a 4 player game like gauntlet would be a nightmare.

  9. I like that this video had less editing and was more naturalistic, keeping the conversation authentic and not eroding away the detail that a lot of us nerdgeeks enjoy. Good job, editor!

  10. Very impressive work, great act of preservation / re-invention.

  11. This is how 1up arcade should have done these but at the same time I wouldn't mind something in between the size of a original dedicated cab & the 1up…

  12. Norm waving fingers around the live end of a CRT tube …. a new kind of cringe

  13. I am huge fans of mario game even the old game and can i buy mario vs donkey kong plese

  14. Congratulations, a clever job well done, these mini cabinets are too beautiful.

  15. Well Matt, I’ve now watched this video more times than any other on YouTube. I love it. Ben

  16. Fuck this guy! 5k to 8k on these midget games. U keep ur games. Ur business isn’t gonna go far. This guy is nuts. I’ll make my own

  17. I need that DKong and Kong Jr more than I need water & oxygen.

  18. Wow. would have liked to be involved in something like this. If I'm ever on the States ill need to give you a visit

  19. To bad they are only for rent, I want to own the donkey kong, oh well

  20. This is so cool! I can’t believe it took YouTube so long to recommend this to me.

  21. If you're going to go to all that trouble, why not just restore the originals?

  22. Very cool! I see he only has these for rent now, which is probably because he is making these by hand and they take awhile!

  23. Hope this guy expands starts another small factory on the east side of USA. I love it but $5k is very steep a full size goes for less shipping included unless you want to make it very top notch. I think maybe he can go for $2k I'll buy it a Ms Pacman and Joust. I'll check his company out.

  24. The Donkey Kong Jr. Monitor is Upside-Down!

  25. So cool to hear that you can use an arcade chassis with a consumer tube!

  26. input lag on those games is pretty much total BS. especially Donkey Kong where guys play mame with a keyboard to near world record scores. i can't find a game from the golden age of arcades that make any difference. emulation yes, but even then, that's negligible. it's like a wanna be cool thing to say though.

  27. Shame lcd input has been as low as crr for years

  28. that dk junior with uncovered erase windows on the eproms
    not that big of a deal but still yike

  29. Terrible idea yea keep the crt and board both of them will break and keep breaking.

  30. This is supercool. Only issue I see is still relying on a CRT. Those parts are gonna start to get stupid pricey here

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