When it comes to consumer holidays, no one benefits from Amazon Prime deals as much as gamers do. This year’s newest Prime-exclusive sales event, Prime Big Deal Days, kicked off yesterday, Tuesday, October 10, and ends at midnight tonight, Wednesday, October 11, and offers deep discounts for Prime members on video games, accessories, and board games for low, low prices. Gaming is an expensive hobby, so being able to nab a deal on big-ticket items is a major relief on the wallets of those who love play.
While you can certainly grab a few games through Prime Day, you could also potentially cross something off your game collection bucket list: owning an arcade cabinet. Arcade machines remain one of those dream purchases some consumers have on their mind and right now, you can find them for fairly cheap from modern manufacturer Arcade1Up.
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One of our tech editor’s favorite brands, the company is known for recreating three-quarter-scale replica cabinets and accompanying barstools based on popular arcade titles. Now through October 12, you can nab an Arcade1Up cab of Mortal Kombat and Pac-Man for $400, 20 percent off their original prices.
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These machines aren’t just limited to each respective game, either. The Mortal Kombat cabinet, for example, has a total of 14 games, including Mortal Kombat, Mortal Kombat 2, Mortal Kombat 3, Toobin, Rampage, Joust, Rootbeer Tapper, Defender, and more.
Meanwhile, the Pac-Man cabinet comes loaded with classic titles like Pac-Mania, Pac-Man, Pac & Pal, Super Pac-Man, Pac-Man Plus, Pac-Land, Galaga, Galaxian, Galaga ’88, Mappy, Dig Dug, Dig Dug II, Rompers, and Rolling Thunder. Each machine is built three-quarter-scale to their big brother counterparts, so they have a much smaller footprint inside of your home.
Also on sale is the brand’s Pong countercade, down 30 percent from its original price. Unlike the aforementioned cabinets, this machine is meant for tabletops and comes at an affordable price. The cabinet is loaded with Atari’s classic game Pong and includes two turnable knobs for two players to go head to head. It also includes Pong Doubles, Pong Sports, Warlords, Super Breakout, and Tempest.
Arcade1Up also has some extra products on sale, including an arcade cabinet of the 4-player X-Men, an Attack From Mars pinball machine, and a larger cocktail-styled arcade machine of Mortal Kombat.
If you’re considering buying an arcade machine, now’s the time. Take advantage of this deal before stock runs out and kiss the days of spending stacks of quarters goodbye.
Kevin Cortez is an editor for Runner’s World, Bicycling, and Popular Mechanics covering reviews. A culture and product journalist for over ten years, he’s an expert in men’s style, technology, gaming, coffee, e-bikes, hiking, gear, and all things outdoors. He most recently worked as the Style Editor for Reviewed, a top product recommendation site owned by USA TODAY. He also helped with the launch of WSJ’s Buy Side commerce vertical, and has covered the music and podcast industries for Mass Appeal, Genius, Vulture, Leafly, Input, and The A.V. Club. Equally passionate about leisure as he is his penmanship, Kevin dedicates his spare time to graphic novels, birding, making cold brew, and taking long, meandering walks.