PC Engine Fan X! wrote:
Those are some really cool looking minature arcade cabs. Yeah, making some minature Japanese candy cabs would be ace including a mini Taito Egret 2 candy cab version would be ace in my book (with a back-lit E2 marquee) or perhaps an mini Sega Astro City candy cab motif would be a hot seller as well. The white colored mini Atari Inc. Xevious cab looks sweet.
For a more scaled & realistic looking minature cab, my suggestion is to have both the GBA LCD screen and player controls seperate from each other yet fitted within the space constrants of the mini cab itself. This would allow for a smaller but more accurate sized control panel for that spot-on cool retro arcade cab likeness. There's always room for improvising/improvement to get that exact minature arcade cab likeness that would appeal to early 1980s arcade gamers like myself. Also, have the option to have the GBA screen rotate in vertical screen orientation would be cool (as the Atari Anniversary GBA game does support portrait mode indeed -- i.e. both GBA Tempest & GBA Centipede support that mode quite easily).
Yeah, I'd like to see the mini Ridge Racer cab when it's done, that'd be awesome to check it out.
Btw, are the GBA units that you use in your mini custom arcade cabs the 2nd-gen models with the brighter LCD screen setup? Sure makes a huge difference compared to using the 1st-gen released GBA SP version with it's lackluster backlit LCD screen setup.
PC Engine Fan X! ^_~
Yes, I only use the backlit Model # AGS-101 GBA SP's for these. There harder to come by but the extra brightness is awesome.