Restoring Classic Arcade Games in Mini Cabinets

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. Check out the Small Change Arcade here!

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  1. Im born in 1977, and where i’m from (Denmark, Scandinavia) we didnt have these things in my small town other than a friend with his own Pinball machine. (he was very popular)

    My dad bought the Pong console, vic 20, Atari 2600 (pacman & pitfall ftw) and just been upgrading ever since, c64, a500, a500+, a600, 386, 486, pentium 90 and so on.

    These days the only “modern” game that caught my/our attention is World of Warcraft and been playing for almost 15 years with my wife and a couple Irl friends.

    When the c64 mini was released not long ago we all just sit together and play that for hours instead of wow.

  2. What a great idea. They look so natural at half-scale, although I’m sure that’s not by coincidence, they seem expertly crafted! Great way to preserve important entertainment history.

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