The Best Mini Arcade Machine In The World? -

The Best Mini Arcade Machine In The World?

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So this is NOT a guitar video, but hear me out… My Patreons and social media folks have been asking questions about this arcade machine I picked up during lockdown, so I thought I’d do a video on it to answer your questions.

It’s been a lot of fun keeping the hands busy between guitar practice, although I clearly need practice with it!

More music coming in the new year with Podcast episodes every Monday.

Happy new year and good riddance to 2020 x

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  1. Not knocking this channel in any way at all I just want to send out a warning on “Gabriel” the dude who makes these cabinets. This guy just stole £140 from my returns money. I payed £1,299 for a cabinet that didn’t work as he wired the whole thing wrong whilst the main emulators had errors throughout.. the day I opened it up and saw the cabinet I thought “wow, this looks so good”, then I turned it on and the first hyperspin option “jukebox” came up with error when clicked. I thought “hey I didn’t buy this for the music” so I went straight to the sega and Nintendo emulators, they all loaded up but all the wiring was incorrect as none of the buttons worked in certain situations and player one wasn’t recognised making two people playing an impossibility… I contacted Gabriel and we decided to go through some checks. I had to screw open the back and then do a whole load of things with wires, nothing worked and then I asked him “didn’t you do any checks before sending because this cost me a lot to buy” his reply was (his English was slightly broken as it’s not his first language) “don’t remind me  how much you pay as I can refund you anytime if you are not happy. so , do you want us to try to fix the problems and to work with me on this  or you want to return the machine for full refund”… I should of asked for a refund there and then but I enthusiastically replied “let’s work it out, I don’t want to send back as it is a gift”…. we tried a few more things out but nothing worked. I asked if I could send it back and he fix the problems he replied that it would be a waste of time and money sending it back and forth so I immediately asked for a refund, this was on a Monday, he told me “I’m at hospital and I can’t give you the returns address until Monday, by have a good day”…. he went silent for the weekend until Monday and he finally sent me the address. I packed it up instantly and sent it off…. this whole process started in may, it’s now July. He received the package last Friday and told me “I can’t give you money until Monday”.. I asked why and he raged “I almost died last Monday from vaccine, you will have to wait weekend till I speak to my accountant to find the best way to return money without occurring taxes”… I didn’t have any choice but wait till Monday, it’s now Monday, this creep just took £140 off the top of my payment… it’s not in full. This guy robbed me , I’m sick to my stomach on how this shit treated me and I warn all who wants to do business with him to steer well clear.. his is mentally unstable and a continuous liar… there is so much more I could say but it would fill pages. If anyone wants to talk, reply to me here and I will pass on an email. I have pics and I have saved all my emails from this creep. I’m going to warn as many people as I can about “Gabriel”…

  2. I have one of those and it was fun to play with old games and the soundtrack in those games are good in those days.

  3. Hi Mike, just a little tidbit on your machine that you probably don't know. I actually designed the marquee design you are using on your machine. However I actually never intended for it to be used by anyone else as it was a custom design file I created when I ordered my machine from tinyarcademachines 8 years ago. It says "ARCADE" in hiragana but if you pay attention closely near the RARE logo in slightly faded font on the marquee, I wrote a little message dedicated to my late sister who passed away, and near the Konami logo there is a small inscription in faded font to her cause of death. I actually have the original PSD file to show you the exact location. Not sure why other people are using my marquee design with this inscription still on it but nonetheless I'm happy to see other people's machines have my sister's dedication on it. Here's my video from 7 years ago where I discussed the message I wrote to my late sister who I miss dearly every day. (starts at 4 minutes in)

  4. Bought one, paid out the ass.
    The guy didn't even put the decals on, shipped them bagged.
    Paid extra for coloured lighted keys, got white ones.
    Screen froze several times, so I had to hard reset it, now the screen is sideways.
    I haven't been able to get the keyboard out mouse USB ports to work, or a 360 controller.
    Everyone loves theirs, so I'm not sure if I got a rushed job or some shit, but I'm selling this thing.

  5. Thisvis like a dream comes true.
    Can you Imagine what it costs to play or buy your favorite game?
    I think the price for this Mashine is it worth.
    So much different Systems in one device.
    I like it 🙂

  6. Looks great but very expensive.. I always play the classics so the Pandora’s box is fine for me

  7. Yooo! I've been looking at getting one of these, waiting to get a house first as well haha

  8. Doesn't look like there is enough room for two adults to play side by side.

  9. Can you play Pinball Arcade with the pinball emulators?

  10. The GameCat's out of the Gluebag-ger says:

    does it have the 2 wrestling games (wrestlemania and wrestlefest) robocop and goldenaxe? (mame)

  11. Cool little machine! I´m just wondering how the company that sells those doesn´t get the living sh*t sued out of them… especially Nintendo has been VERY unforgiving when it comes to unlicensed emulation and their IPs being sold without them getting their (mostly insanely high) cut.

    Nonetheless, cool little content piece on your side, Mike! Would like to see more of this! But don´t forget your music, that still seems to me like the better career option for you… with all due respect to your Gaming skills, of course 😉

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