The Polycade is a wall mounted arcade cabinet that’s perfect for a man cave. It started out as a Kickstarter a few years ago but is ready for purchase by anyone today.
Available with multiple options such as custom colors, a choice of 3 computers, different controls, and even LED lighting, the Polycade is the ultimate arcade cabinet places with limited space.
It only takes up about 1/3 of the space that a traditional arcade cabinet uses. It can play both modern and retro games (via an emulator) and comes with a two or three player control setup. Hey, gaming is best done with friends, right?
The control options I like best are the spinner (I love Tempest) and the pinball flipper buttons on the side. You can save a few bucks by not getting them but, if you’re already spending $2500+, who cares about an extra $100 or so, right?
There’s even options for included control pads and a keyboard drawer for the ultimate in gaming flexibility. Hell, there’s even a USB port, a microphone, and a plug for headphones. You can’t ask for more control over your games.
Despite being much more flexible and taking up less space, the Polycade isn’t that much more expensive than a traditional arcade cabinet even though many of them don’t come with any games. You won’t have that problem with this cabinet. It comes pre-loaded with 90 games and there are thousands of games available via steam.
You just want classic arcade games? No problem, it comes pre-configured with emulator software, enabling you to add your game ROMs with ease (ROMs not included). It supports the following ROM types:
- Arcades (MAME)
- Nintendo Entertainment System
- Sega Master System
- Sega Genesis
- Atari 2600
On top of all the gaming options, it’s also Apple Airplay compatible so you can use it as a jukebox. All you got to do is stream music from your phone directly to the speakers on your Polycade. The makers claim that this feature can be very helpful in convincing your significant other that it belongs in your living room.
So, if you love retro games or just like playing them with arcade controls, you have to take a look at the Polycade.
Polycade – Wall Mounted Arcade Cabinet: Product Details
- Dimensions: 48 x 30 x 17 inches
- Screen size: 28″ LED flat-screen.
- Sound: Dual 35W high performance speakers.
- Controls: One 4-directional joystick for classic titles and two 8-directional joysticks for multiplayer.
- Ships with over 90 games, and is capable of playing thousands more!