News and Updates


February 2021

Sinden Light Gun – Conclusion Fail. 

I spent the last month updating the software to work with the Sinden Light Gun. This included adding the white border around the screen for the various emulators. The end result was a failure. The gun does not work with the monitor on an angle. To get the gun to work I had to hold the gun so the monitor was on the same angle as the monitor.

When I tried the Arcade Pedestal the light gun did work but the gun would freeze in the corners, it was very jittery compared to the Ultimarc Light Gun. I believe the reflective screen on my television was causing some of these issues. When I compared the Sinden Light Gun to the Ultimarc AimTrak, the AimTrak was the clear winner.

Other issue I found, the software would drop the Light Gun and ask to be plugged back in. Even thought it was plugged in, re-inserting the USB did not resolve the problem. 

To get the Sinden Light Gun to work properly, you need a mat screen on your television (not reflective), the monitor must be perfectly vertical, you cannot have any shiny plexiglass or glass over the monitor. And in a darker room with very little lighting.

The Sinden Light Gun is a great idea but with above issues, it has some issues to resolve.  I will not be offering the Sinden Light Gun as an option at this time.

 


January 2021

Full Size Arcade 24 is now Full Size Arcade 27 – We have changed to a  27″ 16×9 LED/LCD IPS Screen. 

Stand Up 22 is now Stand Up 24 – We have changed to a 24″ 16X9 LED/LCD IPS Screen.

 


January 2021

Software update is ready – Added Sega Model 3 (Star Wars Trilogy – Light Gun or Trackball, Sega Rally, Daytona USA 2, Jurassic Park – Light Gun, Scud Racing, etc), Added more high score support for Arcade Games.

 


November 2020

SpinTrak Spinner –  Add a Ultimarc Spinner to your cabinet. SpinTrak can be use with games like Tempest, Arkanoid, Major Havoc, Mad Planets, Discs of Tron also Racing games.  This includes Spinner, large Flyweight and Black/Silver Knob.

$150.00 – each (HST included)

 


July 2020

U-Trak 3″ Trackball with Multicolour LED Light now available for Full Size Cabinets. 

 


June 2020

Custom themes can now be purchased for your Arcade Cabinet. Visit our Themes page for more details.

 


June 2020

Two Multicade Themes added to the themes page, Ultimate Arcade and Multicade theme.

 


June 2020

Delivery now available for Eastern Canada. We can no ship cabinets via Reliable Trucking Ltd from Cambridge to Ottawa, Montreal, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia.

 


March 2020

AimTrak Light Gun from Ultimarc now available for Arcade Pedestal.

 


February 2020

1. Increased game count, 256GB SSD now at 10,298 games and 1TB  SSD at 13,032 games.

2. Added 748 MS-DOS based games to 1TB version.

3. Added 28 ScummVM based games to 1TB version.

4. Mattel Intellivision system added 140 games to both 256GB and 1TB versions.

 


January 2020

1. Arcade Pedestal now available. Similar to the Arcade Stick and Stand but has a Lenovo Tiny Core i5 PC. Software is identical to the full size cabinets. Also has the option for Ultimarc 3″ Trackball.

2. All computer based arcade systems now include 256SSD hard drive

3. Canada wide shipping available on Arcade Stick and DIY Arcade Stick Flatpack Arcade Cabinets. Email us with your postal code for shipping quote.

 


December 2019

1. Raspberry Pi4 now available for Arcade Stick.

2. Arcade Stick Stand now available.

 


November 2019

Canada wide shipping available on DIY Bartop Flatpack Arcade Cabinets. Email us with your postal code for shipping quote.

 


August 2019

Software Upgrade – Added another 1,958 games. Now available Sony Playstation 1, Sega CD, Sega Model 2 Arcade*, Neo Geo CD, Panasonic 3D0, Microsoft MSX1 and MSX2, NEC PC Engine CD and NEC TurboGrafx CD. The upgrade is free but requires a larger 1TB SSD Hard Drive $150.00. HST included

* Sega Model 2 Arcade require a wired Xbox 360 controller to play (not included).

 


 

June 2019

New – Ultimarc Mag Stik Plus, Switchable from 4-way to 8-way operation. This joystick allows the player to lift up on the shaft, rotate 45 degrees and from outside the cabinet switch the joystick from 4 way to 8 way or 8 way to 4 way. So if you have a Multi game or MAME system and you want the perfect joystick that can be switch depending on what game you are playing then this is the stick to have! The Mag-Stik is not centered by a spring but using an internal magnet. A light action gives the ultimate in joystick feel and sensitivity. Also switches from 4 to 8 way mode from the top of the panel! This is the only joystick in the world which can be switched over from 4 to 8 way from the top with no lever or other unsightly intrusion. A sample of 4 Way games include Pacman, Ms. Pacman, Donkey Kong, Dig Dug, Burger Time, Frogger, Mappy and Pengo…

 


March 2019

New – Stand Up Arcade with over 9,880 Arcade and Home Console Games. 23.5″w x 29″d x 61.5″h. .

 


December 2018

New – Arcade Stick Control Panel with over 5,526 Arcade and Home Console Games. 2″w x 14″d x 8″h. Play the classics at home with your portable gaming cabinet.

 


August 2018

Software updates;

  • Added High Score and Favorites for Arcade and Save States for Console game. Also utilizes full recovery mode.

  • Upgraded to MAME .197 and HyperSpin 1.50

  • Added PC Engine, Nintendo Famicom, Super Famicom, GameBoy, GameBoy Colour, and GameBoy Advance.

  • Total game count now at 9,880

 


July 2018

Upgrade to SSD drive for $150.00. Improve performance and reliability with an SSD (Solid State Drive).

 


June 2018

Bartop Arcade 22 Premium – Complete theme package now available for the arcade cabinet and matching stand.

 


February 2018

Bartop Arcade Stand – Add the matching Arcade Bartop Stand for our Bartop 22 and Bartop 19 models. Measurement are 32 1/2″ high and 24″ wide with 2 handy built in shelves for storage. The stand can be reversed if you prefer a flat front. Bartop Arcade can easily be detached.

 


January 2018

Free software with purchase of DIY Kit. When you purchase one of the DIY kits below you can get free Retro Pi 4.3 with 5,240 games (Arcade, Nintendo, Atari, Sega, etc.). Bring your 16gb micro SD card and we will copy over the image. Software has been preconfigured to work of Xbox 360 wired controllers or Xin Mo dual player USB controller board. Simply plug in the SD card into a Raspberry Pi3. Full details, click on link below.

 


November 2017

Full Size Arcade 24 Premium – Complete theme package now available.

 


September 2017

Added Pinball FX2 – Virtual Pinball

 


 August 2017

Added  Atari Lynx, Sega SG1000, Sega Game Gear, Magnavox Odyssey 2 &  Amstrad GX4000 emulators.

 


June 2017

Update MAME emulation software to version .183 from old version .173. This includes all ROMs and CHDs.

 


April 2017

External USB Trackball and USB Mouse added to Bartop and Full Size Cabinet. You can now add an external USB trackball or USB mouse to play games like Centipede, Missile Command or Golden Tee.

Microsoft Xbox 360 wired USB controller support added. You ca n now play games with your Xbox 36o wired USB controller for 2 players on the Bartop and Full Size Cabinets.