Arcade machine faq's
We understand that finding the right arcade machine for you is a significant choice. To help things along, here are some answers to the most common conundrums and please remember, we’re always on hand to help you decide.
How much does an arcade machine cost?
Our arcade machines range from £995 all the way up to £5000 or more. They are all manufactured in the UK and we have a range of upgrades such as lightguns, spinners, trackballs and the entire range of quality joysticks and buttons available for you to choose from. We can also tailor make your dream machine which is perfect for you, with help on hand to guide you through the myriad of options available.
What is the best arcade machine to buy?
This is totally up to you. There are many factors to consider such as the type of games you want to play, what functions are a must for you, and factors such as space, eg. Where is the arcade machine going to go, and how much surface area do you have to accommodate it? Just give us a call and we can give you our unbiased opinion.
What do your arcade machines run on?
All Bespoke Arcades and GT arcade machines utilise Windows 10 based PC’s. There is simply no better hardware to emulate arcade and console games spanning many generations. All Bespoke Arcades cabinets come with a front-loading hard drive caddy to allow you to add any ready-made game setup you choose. Depending on what model or edition you choose, we use different specs of PCs in order to deliver exactly what our clients require.
Can I have a coin slot?
A coin slot is great for authenticity and we can certainly install one. However, if you want to make money from an arcade machine in a pub or a club, you need the original arcade board (which we own over 300 of at the time of writing). Many unscrupulous companies will say otherwise, which is why we’re the only manufacturer to provide classic arcades to pub chains and bars in the UK.
What lightguns do you use?
We use Aimtrak light guns to provide proper arcade gaming. It uses a similar IR interface to the Nintendo Wii and is definitely one of our most popular upgrades.
What are the best buttons and joysticks?
We offer a variety of arcade buttons and joysticks and will happily go through the various choices in order to provide you with exactly what you require.
How is my arcade machine delivered? What if it needs to go inside or upstairs?
Unless specifically required, delivery is kerbside via pallet delivery, unless the delivery address is within the M25. Should you require a two-man delivery or need an arcade machine going up the stairs, we can certainly accommodate. Just let us know and we’ll work it out.
My arcade machine has arrived damaged or there is a problem.
It’s quite rare that this happens but if that is the case, we will sort out any problem that arises in a friendly and efficient manner. We’ll do this either on site or simply swap your machine for a new one.
I need a replacement part for my arcade machine.
Just let us know what you need - if it’s small like a microswitch or button, we’ll send it over to you. If it’s a more significant part, we can certainly help. Don’t forget all Bespoke Arcades and GT Arcade cabinets can be accessed remotely if software needs tweaking.
Once my machine is delivered, do I need to set anything up?
All you need to do is choose your WiFi network and enter your password - simple as that. All our arcade machines are plug and play, so you’ll be gaming almost immediately.
Can you service or repair my cabinet?
I’m afraid we only service our own machines.