It is a bit too early to start our yearly “Geek Wishlist” for the Holidays, but if I were writing that column then classic arcade machines would definitely be on the list. How would you like to play such classics as Pac-Man, Galaga, Donkey Kong, Centipede, and Space Invaders (among many others) from the comfort of your own home in the style they were meant to be played?
Arcade Classics (can search for them on Google) is a company that has been making coin-operated gaming tables since the eighties and now sells them directly to the general public (and gaming enthusiasts like you and I). Their specialty is the table pictured above, which can usually be found in bars. The piece is made with furniture grade cabinet and a tempered glass top over a 21″ 15kz monitor, with four-way joysticks/buttons. You can get the gaming table as free play or have it so it accepts coins.
There are a bunch of different game options available, including the Namco 20 Year Reunion with Ms. Pac-Man, Galaga, and Pac-Man, the Team Play Board with Centipede and Millipede, the Team Play 2005 re-release of Donkey Kong and Donkey Kong Jr and other packages that include such games as Dig Dug, Rally X, Qix, and Space Invaders.