Current Video Game Lineup
Those of you who are classic video game fans are probably pretty sad to see my arcade down to two video games.
Truth be told, playing games is a lot more fun than fixing them as far as I'm concerned. I can't tell you how many times I spent two hours trying to figure out why a game had stopped working instead of 20 minutes playing. I'm bad at repairing circuit boards. I hate messing with high-voltage monitors. And most of the games that I loved back in my 80s arcade days are just as fun on a MAME or JAMMA machine as they are in their original cabinets.
So that's where I am today. One 60-in-1 JAMMA cabinet, and a super-colossal MAME machine with just about every type of control that plays thousands of games. And, even though I do miss the sight of those cabinets lined up arcade-style in my basement, I don't miss repairing them. As far as I'm concerned, it's all good.
Wow. This is a big list.
I went through a lot of games in the two decades I've been collecting. There are one or two that I regretted buying, but I loved and enjoyed most of them. I thought I had spent a lot of money collecting them over the years...but, now that the barcades are making 80s games popular again, it would cost a small fortune to buy all of them today. They were cool to have at the time...but, for the most part, I don't miss them. I can still play most of them on my JAMMA and MAME machines.