Do you have an extra room in your house that you don't know what to do with? Have you always enjoyed playing all sorts of video games? For some people, turning the extra room into a personal movie theater may be a good option. For you, however, if you're looking for something special, you should consider turning that spare room into an arcade. In case you need more convincing, here are some reasons why a custom arcade can be a good option:
Real arcade experience: There are many sites online that allow you to purchase your favorite arcade games to play either on your computer or on a console. Unfortunately, these can't quite replicate the same experience as an actual arcade. With a custom arcade, you get all of the same buttons and controls that the game was originally meant to have. Instead of trying to adapt to new controls that aren't quite right, you can play the game as it is supposed to be played. Whether this will make you better at the game or worse than if you were playing it on your computer may be up for debate, but it's still quite fun.
All of your favorite games: If you like to visit your local arcade frequently, you already know that most games aren't going to stick around. If you've fallen in love with a particular racing game or fighting game, it can be both sad and frustrating when the arcade decides to replace that favorite game with something entirely new. With your own custom arcade, you don't have to worry about the "obsolete" games being taken away. Whether your favorite game is new or is 30 years old, it'll stay in your home as long as you like.
Giant piggy bank: With a custom arcade, you can choose to disable the coin slots for any games you have. But if you want to completely replicate the arcade experience, you may choose to leave them functional. Instead of going to your local arcade and dumping tons of quarters and dollar bills in their machines, you can stay at home and put money into your own machines. This can serve either as a way to put a limit on how much you play the games, only allowing yourself $10 worth of arcade gaming a week, or you can use it as a way to set aside some extra money. While an arcade machine may not be the most practical of piggy banks, it's one of the most fun ones if you were already thinking about getting arcade games in the first place.