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ok so lately, ive been playing Initial D in the arcades when i get the chance. i've spent perhaps 30 dollars on it so far in the past week. and ive been thinking, i really dont want to let my entire paycheck go to playing initial D. so then i figured...i should just buy the machine(s)! (it has to be 2 since they come in pairs).

so...where to buy arcade machines? i checked ebay, no luck. i assume that arcades would buy the machines directly from sega rosso or whoever. but, they probably have some sort of license. i doubt they let a regular person buy an arcade machine.

any suggestions?
 

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I think arcade machines are more expensive oO
Just get a plier and destroy the lock so you can get the coins back :p
 

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i too think the arcade machine is going to be expensive. if its in the thousands range, mebe just buy the ps2 game (iirc u have a ps2 ?), get a decent arcade wheel and a good sound system...plus a big tv if u dont have already. >_<
 

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Unless I'm mistaken, most arcade machines are all rented (esp. the newer ones). That's why you cannot find anyone selling them.

EDIT 1: I was able to find a site which sells some arcade machines. Check out http://www.mpamusement.com/

It doesn't have Initial D, though. But you can see that the prices for those arcades are quite high. I'll look a little more into it.

EDIT 2: I found a place where they sell it: http://www.coinopexpress.com/products/machines/driving-riding_games/?alpha=I

Be prepared for the prices, though...

INITIAL D' ARCADE STAGE: $4182.82 USD
INITIAL D' ARCADE STAGE VERSION 3: $9001.89 USD
INITIAL D' ARCADE STAGE VERSION 3 (TWIN): $15895.00 USD

BTW, I take back what I said about only renting the machines. I was mistaken after all.
 

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It'd be cool to own an arcade place. Just think about it...

It's too bad that arcades are not as popular as they were. At least that's how I see it.
 

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It is much cheaper to buy the material and PC and create for own arcade home system. Even down to the Arcade controllers. Can't really play any of the newer systems, but with Mame you can play virtually all the old (up to about mid 90's) stuff....
 

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Some day I'll try to build a MAME arcade machine for myself like the one you described. It's a cool thing to have at home.
 

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the problem with that, dpence, is that initial D uses a huge virtual cockpit. the feel of that game is extremely unique...that's the problem. oh well. ill just play the PS2 game with the controller and pretend :p
 

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the problem with that, dpence, is that initial D uses a huge virtual cockpit. the feel of that game is extremely unique...that's the problem. oh well. ill just play the PS2 game with the controller and pretend :p
Then it's no wonder that the arcades cost that much. But it would really be nice to have one of those, wouldn't it?
 

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yeah, i mean, i guess i can see why it costs so much...it has that plastic (omg plastic) chair, the huge and rather nice screen, obviously the software itself, the unique pedals and steering wheel, a shifter...and they dont exactly mass produce them so the cost is high. if only i had a real business....man i would love to own that machine...

/me pulls an Ocean's Eleven heist to steal one :evil:
 

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how much would a Metal Slug cost?
 

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I'm with cloud on this one, spending 30 notes on an arcade machine doesn't really constitute buying it - not really very economical.
 

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It's on topic, so I guess I'll ask my question as well.

I'm looking for an empty cabinet (with or without a game) with jamma connectors. I bought the hardware for SFA3 several months ago, I have been wanting to put it into a cabinet. Does anyone know where I can get one cheap?
 

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I'm with cloud on this one, spending 30 notes on an arcade machine doesn't really constitute buying it - not really very economical.
well let's see, 30 bucks this week, that's 120 dollars a month, oh not to mention my friends are spending much money on it too...i think working together we could pay off a machine just like a car :rolleyes:
 
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