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SanAndreasX said:
HoloDust said:

It's just not the same - I still fairly regularly go to a local retro arcade, but they only have these new retro cabinets - it's fun to play them, but they are all with flat screens instead of CRTs, so both visuals and input response are different (worse) than the originals.

They are practical, since they are all packed with a lot of games, but let's be honest, if money (which automatically solves the problem of space as well), there is no replacement for the original cabinets.

I can kind of agree with both sides here. I'd love to have a JAMMA multi-arcade cabinet, and I've thought about buying The Simpsons Arcade 1UP machine. But I'd be less likely to buy arcade games that are already available on Arcade Archives, the SNK 40th Anniversary Collection, or Capcom Arcade Stadium. 

That said, if Arcade 1UP announced a Donkey Kong arcade cabinet with DK, Mario Bros, and other Nintendo classics, I'd be all over that despite having the AA versions of those games, simply because I've always loved the design of the DK arcade cabinet. I even built a miniature Donkey Kong arcade machine using a kit that let me build one using a Raspberry Pi. 

Yeah, I'd love to have one of those multi-arcade cabinets, specifically for some vertical screen Golden Age games, and one for some later stuff (though I don't play much of those, except for Metal Slug, Raiden and few others).

The thing is, I have yet to see one from some of the companies specializing in making those that is built around CRT screen, and not LCD/LED. Admittedly, I don't follow extensively this area, so maybe some exist, but all I could ever find was homemade DYI, and honestly, I have neither time or expertise for such thing.