Discussion in 'Retro & Arcade' started by melatonin, Oct 24, 2018.
As in steve austin ?
Thats a six million dollar name
curiosity got the better of me (I literally have nowhere to put this) They had one unit (Rampage) at my local - $299.
Sadly no, but I did have the same thought
I bought it from Austin Amusements last year. Mine also has larger style USB-B plug and doesn't have the "mode" switch which this one lists in the description. Pretty sure mine isn't branded XinMotek on the PCB either, USB device name is still XinMo. It was actually a clearance item so I presume they were getting rid of them to make way for this newer one with additional mode switch and actual Xinmo branding.
edit: also Austin Amusements were pretty good, fast shipping.
I'm using these to hook up the stock control panel (planning to upgrade but not sure where's best to find genuine sticks/buttons yet).
The stock connectors plug straight in, no cutting/soldering required at all. The only caveat is you need to plug in the joystick backwards, the connectors have a little clip so they only plug in one way, with a little force the connector will fit on backwards fine. The other thing is you need to add an extra coin\select button to get things working unless you want to lose one of your existing buttons to coin\select.
Someone got enterprising with their Aldi cab: https://www.reddit.com/r/Arcade1Up/comments/a0mgv8/incorporated_a_mini_fridge_into_my_arcade1up/
Next mod we'll see is a proper refrigerated keg setup in-cab with a tap on the side
I hope Aldi gets more of these and prices then at the $300-$400 range. Ideally with a table top option.
Ideally on the same day as a small ~140l windowed barfridge.
I wish i had come across the 149 ones. I paid 250 for one but would've happily got 2 for 300 :/
Id love to get the gauntlet one.
Started printing out some screw cover caps for my cab last night. Haven't used this brand or colour of filament before, looks like a lot of tweaking is needed.
Design is here: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3175972
nic55 nice, I actually bought a pile of black ones that fit into phillips heads from Bunnings when I was building a few cabs - it really tidied up my bartop build.
The 3 Capcom ones left at Strathpine Aldi have dropped another $50 to $249 each.
Two street fighter ones at Toronto 2283 for $250 currently. They've been there for ages. No room at my house sadly.
Half tempted... I'll grab em if they drop <$200 and make room lol.
Parts all received, be looking to start build in a week. Looking to add another button for each player on Rampage (future likely to swap out joys for 8 way) and Car Dual USB port on side for Keyboard/mouse or 4th controller. Bought Xin Mo 2 player controller so the 3 should take up only 2 slots. Found OzStick have cool fake 20c LED COIN/Button which I ordered as well.
As for those searching that now have bar fridge Arcade envy (hand up). The Model was a NewAir AB-850B and looks like just under 43cm Width. Looking at the trading posts in Australia looks limited what you are going to find with that perfect snug fit . Alternative is like the Ikea Lack Side table and have one of those slighlty wider mini bar fridges to be the riser. But man that cab with the NewAir so sweet looking.
None left at Strathpine aldi now. If you still see some and want one, I suppose just do it?
New ones due to be released soon ?
It's not very ALDI like to go back to back on niche products like this - they might go again in a few months if they thought it sold well enough though.
Oh i doubt aldi will do these again anytime soon.
But 1uparcade are releasing some new models that look really good. Mortal Kombat will be very popular. As will the Galaga cab.
I know a few golf fans who wouldn't mind a Golden Tee.
Saw them reduced to $250 in a semi-local aldi here in brissie.