A wide number of new arcade cabinets get released every year, but none of them are quite like the Polycade.
Polycade are a new company who have revealed a wide number of awesome arcade cabinets and are looking for support on their new IndieGoGo campaign.
What Polycade has done differently compared to traditional arcade cabinets, is by mixing the typical arcade cabinet style with modern technology and a “tron-like” aesthetic.
The Polycade comes in four different variants. Starting with the eZpz controller which is a wireless controller built for arcade lovers, this allows you to download their online platform to play games throughout their marketplace library. This starts at $25.
Next up is the Arcade Controller a premium wireless arcade controller that’s also compatible with their Panel Swap system within their arcade cabinets. This controller is wireless, can be used with games consoles and feels like something professionals have built for themselves.
If that’s not up to your liking you can pick up the Polycade console which features hundreds of arcade games on your fingertips, allows you to connect to your TV and comes with two wireless eZpz controllers so you can game with you friends.
Now, we move on to the two main events. The most popular arcade cabinet that the Polycade team have invented is known as the Polycade Wallcade, a small, wall mounted arcade cabinet that looks as if it’s floating off the wall.
This is the ultimate arcade cabinet. Behind the cabinet itself shines bright LEDS as if it was designed straight out of the movie TRON.
Polycade Wallcade Specifications
- 27″ Display (1920 x 1080) @ 2ms response rate
- AMD Ryzen 3200G CPU
- 240GB SSD
- RADEON Vega 8 Graphics
- 5ghz WiFi
- Windows 10 Home OS
This is for those that want something cool in their homes, a unique way to play arcade games in a high end, modern form factor. It comes with a tiny built in PC that allows you to add games, change the UI, and set up anything you’d like in your library.
Ths PC is hidden under the controls. The controls however are also modular, allowing you to add and remove sections including the much loved track ball and joystick.
The large display helps when you are playing two player and the head height speakers allow for an immersive experience. It also comes with a “Lux” edition, which is more powerful and more expensive, but its near identical to the standard Wallcade.
If you want something bigger and better then the Squadcade might be for you.
Polycade Squadcade Specifications
- 32″ Display (1920 x 1080) @ 2ms response rate
- AMD Ryzen 3400G CPU
- 8GB RAM
- 1TB SSD
- RADEON RX Vega 11 Graphics
- 5ghz WiFi
- Windows 10 Home OS
This is the ultimate arcade cabinet for those that want to hold an awesome retro gaming party in your own home. This monster can have up to 4 players playing simultaneously and because it’s so big, you can even fit stools around it to make it even more immersive when playing your best fighting games.
The Polycade Squadcade cannot be wall mounted because it weighs the same as Blanka himself. you’ll find two large speakers around the screen and a light up “Polycade” sign above the unit to give it that authentic arcade look.
From what it looks like Polycade have created some magnificent units, and you can back these yourself on IndieGoGo to support the team and be one of the first to get their hands on a unit.
They have also launched a wide number of custom accessories for the Polycade too, for example custom buttons, and magnetic stickers that allow you to make your arcade cabinet look unique and “retro”.
This is an arcade cabinet that’s taken nostalgia to a whole new level. Want!
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A 29 year old fella that’s had a Gameboy addiction ever since he was a child. Brandon is the founder of RetroDodo and created a YouTube channel with 240,000 subscribers dedicated to retro gaming products. He now wants to create the No.1 site to showcase the latest retro products from around the globe.