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Discussion in 'Retro & Arcade' started by melatonin, Oct 24, 2018.

  1. melatonin

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  2. RyoSaeba

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    Bear in mind they are 3/4 scale so not full size ones. There are risers available to raise them to normal height though. Or just prop it up with some milk crates. :lol:
     
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    Do they run on a Pandora box style emulator?
     
  4. power

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    they are getting reviewed all over YT, have a look around.

     
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    Teardown video showing the hardware inside. Shows a side-by-side with a Pandora's Box. Not identical, but similar.

     
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  6. Flamin Joe

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    I'd love the Rampage version but the size of it even with the stand is a bit of a put off for me.

    Perfect for the kids but it's hard to justify the price when they are already spoilt for choice when it comes to retro gear around the house. :)
     
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    MR CHILLED D'oh!

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    It looks quite cheap and best suited for kids - $499 for a 17" screen, MDF and no easy hacks for more games seems pretty steep. The < $200 arcade joysticks in a box (running Pandora with hundreds of games), would be a better bet. Or, roll your own bartop with a kit, free LCD and raspberry pi 3.

    JB
     
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    This review is (IMO) terrible, Steve clearly can barely play Street Fighter; he can't even do a three-hit combo (jump attack, crouch attack xx special). The joystick and buttons are also cheap and horrid. You should be able to replace them at $30/stick and $3/button, but most casual gamers/button mashers won't notice any difference. Two adults definitely can't play properly side-by-side.
     
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    you are forgetting everything is fully licenced.

    comparing a product that relies on pirated roms, etc is hardly fair but this is the world we live in i guess.
     
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    OK, get it now - still $499; can see a lot going back or ending up discounted at Aldi
     
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    Look like I found my xmas gift. Will bring back the days of racing to timezone Sydney CBD after school for street fighter battles.....

    We talking 1990 here guys.... :Paranoid: :lol:
     
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    Haha very true. For a lot of people it will likely end up an impulse buy, play it 7 times, then realize it's not something you need/want to do every day or even week, and it takes up plenty of space and the wife is after you
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    Not that I know from experience..
     
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    Subtle hints for the gf to get me a SF2 machine for my garage :D:D
     
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    I'm more interested to see how many each store gets than I am in buying one. Usually the special items that create a talking point online are the sort of items each store only gets a very low number of and the day of the special all the conversations go from how great the item will be to how poor Aldi is because they can't fulfil demand.
     
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    I'm not sure if there will be a great demand for it to be honest. I know retro computing/gaming, well just about everything retro is getting popular at the moment but has it gone mainstream enough that your average mum and dad will line up for it? Also sure it's a great price considering what it usually goes for but it's still pretty expensive for what it is. I think a lot of people like myself just can't justify the cost especially if you come to the realisation this will most likely just be an impulse buy which will get some use for a while but then sit in the corner taking up space.

    Would not honestly be surprised if plenty of the Aldi stores (especially in the poorer suburbs) won't have people lining up down the road for it.
     
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    I doubt their will be many lines for them anywhere but when you look back on Aldi specials where each store only got one and two of each item that people were wanting they wont need a line to have disappointed people.
     
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    Even if somebody picks it up and the kids only play it over the school holidays, it'd probably be cheaper than going to Timezone all the time. You can get through a lot of money in there.
     

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