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Classical Arcade Games Station (1099 games)

Published 19 August 2018

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We love playing the arcade games and were totally excited to find an all-in-one package to play our most memorable arcade games. We were thinking Bubble Bobble for starters and then proceeding onto shoot-em-ups. The 2-player setup has a lot of appeal as do the arcade joysticks and the microswitch fire buttons. The packaging sure looks the part.

Introduction

We were originally looking for a full-size arcade cabinet style machine. And then we got to thinking that we had nowhere to put such a bit piece of furniture. Besides, only one person can really play on those standing cabinets at a time. Oh, and let's not forget the price. The logical next step was to investigate cocktail style arcade machines. You know the ones that are shaped like a table and have a glass top. The major problem was that most games are not suitable for players to compete sitting opposite each other. Oh, and let's not forget the price of those either.

The Classical Arcade Games Station comes as a single-box solution ready for two players to play arcade style in front of your own television display. There were a variety of cover panels to choose from. Our hearts were set on the fighters from the moment we saw them.

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eBay listing for Pandora's Box 6S

We purchased this model on eBay for around USD$200. The marketing material in that listing claimed that the Classical Arcade Games Station was a type of Pandora's Box 6S. The packaging and manual that were delivered, however, made no mention of Pandora's Box. The price does vary significantly over time, so it may pay to wait for any discount vouchers that may apply to the sale. All in one box gives all the benefits of a full-scale machine in a tidy package.

  Physical Layout

Classical Arcade Games Station boxed
Arcade Station boxed (as delivered)
Cotton:On Typo Retro Gamer Side View
Arcade Station unboxing
Cotton:On Typo Retro Gamer Side View
Spare arcade buttons supplied
Cotton:On Typo Retro Gamer Side View
Supplied long length cables
Cotton:On Typo Retro Gamer Side View
A sneak peak into the box
Cotton:On Typo Retro Gamer Side View
Classical arcade games station

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