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Moves List and Instruction Stickers Now Available

We’ve had this product for a while now, but just thought we would spread the word. After getting quite a few requests for moves lists and instruction stickers, we have created a generic product our customers can purchase. Please check with us first to see if the art is available for the desired item, then order the item if available. Check it out under our “Other Products” section in our store HERE.

2020-09-24T19:52:17+00:00September 24th, 2020|Products|

Mystery Marquee $5 Challenge [SOLVED]

All right peoples. It’s been a while. I would put this mystery marquee at about a 2/5, not that difficult. Super awesome 90s game, president’s daughter kidnapped, yadda yadda.

First person to email us at arcademarquee….at….gmail….dot….com or through our contact page with the correct answer receives $5 cash mailed to their door.

Answer: CLICK HERE

Congrats to Perry C. for the win.

Click on the “Mystery Marquees” category to see how many you can solve!

2020-09-17T18:44:14+00:00September 15th, 2020|Mystery Marquees|

Richard’s Centipede Light Box

Super excited to share this one with everyone. Richard put together one of the cleanest light boxes we have seen thus far. The candy apple green is fantastic, and from the looks of it, an LED strip with remote allows for easy on/off action. Add a little whisky into the mix, and you’ve got yourself a good time. Our shop prefers Basil Hayden personally, but in any case, cheers to Richard’s good work!

2020-08-27T23:29:55+00:00August 27th, 2020|Light Boxes|

Keith’s Amazing 6 Slot Neo Geo

It’s pretty rare to see a 6 slot in good condition. Most of the time they’ve been beat up and in Keith’s case, it was no different. From powder coating the control panel, to replacing the LED displays, it seems he’s done an amazing job bringing this guy back from the dead. Also gotta love the nice and tidy shock box colletion. Check his story below:

First name or gamer tag: Keith
Years collecting: 1
Rarest game: I don’t think I have any truly rare games yet, but Waku Waku 7 was the toughest pick up so far.
Favorite game: Metal Slug 3
Anything about the Neo Geo world: I’ve wanted a Neo Geo system since I saw the ads for the AES in GamePro and the MVS machines in the arcades in the 90’s.  Last year I decided it was time and began to look for a 1-slot board to consolize.  It seemed like the smart, lowest barrier to entry.  During my search, a big red 6-slot cab just happened to show up on Craigslist and I couldn’t resist.  Of course, I had no idea what I was doing with an arcade cabinet…

It had a wonky monitor and only one cartridge slot was working when I got it.  There were missing parts and a really sticky control panel overlay sticker.  It took me a couple months to find all the parts and get everything working again, but I enjoyed every minute.  Now I have a fully functional and partially restored 6-slot in my living room.
The kids love it, especially my three year old.  Even though he is too young to really play, he still likes to get on a pedestal next to me while I play and try his hardest.  It’s pretty adorable when he asks to play Metal Slug with me.
I am grateful to people in the community like Tim.  His excellent mini marquee reproductions really look great lit up and I love having them actually match the games in play.
Keith
2020-08-20T18:06:18+00:00August 20th, 2020|Neo Geo World|

Terminator 2 Light Box

We always like seeing alternative uses to the marquees. This one comes in from Johnny D. A very creative use for displaying some badass Terminator 2 memorabilia. From the looks of it, a color changing LED and some classic VHS and DVD cases. Thanks for the pics Johnny.

2020-08-15T20:13:28+00:00August 15th, 2020|Arcade Marquee, Light Boxes|

The Punisher Big Blue Arcade Marquee

We’ve been searching for a good scan of The Punisher big blue for a while now. Super rare game to begin with, but the CPS2 big blue dynamo even more so. Lucky for us, the good fellas at Next Level Pinball in Oregon had one, and were nice enough to let us scan it. Check it out in our store HERE, and take a look at a play through below:

2020-08-14T18:10:23+00:00August 14th, 2020|Arcade Marquee, Product Photos|

Trevor’s Neo Geo Collection

We’ve always enjoyed collecting Neo Geo carts and marquees. In fact our first arcade was a Neo Geo 2 slot more than 10 years ago. So we’ve decided to start a little category on our website called Neo Geo World. Our first participant is Trevor, check out his story below:

First name or gamer tag: Trevor
Years collecting: 3
Rarest game: Twinkle Star Sprites
Favorite game: Metal Slug
Anything about the Neo Geo world: I always loved playing in the arcades any chance I could. When I saw metal slug in the 90s I thought the graphics and gameplay were the best they could ever get.

Now that I’m a little (lot) older I’ve got space in my home for 1 arcade machine, which has always been a dream. I immediately thought of the Neo Geo for metal slug, and then when I realized Neo Geo cabinets took cartridges that could easily be swapped, and hold up to 6 games at once. I was sold. If you can only get 1 arcade machine, why not get one that can natively play over 100 games!

I had to search for a long time, and could never find any dedicated Neo Geo cabinets where I live in Canada, so I bit the bullet and shipped one from TNT Amusements in the United States who restores arcade cabinets.

I try and fit at least one 10-15 minute arcade session in everyday, as really gives me something to look forward to at the end of the day.

I love spending time on this thing, and have ordered over 60 mini marquees from Tim to be used for my collection once I get the new led marquee lights.

-Trevor

Thanks for the write up Trevor! Keep the vibe alive!
2020-07-23T18:53:32+00:00July 23rd, 2020|Neo Geo World|