Vertical Arcade Machine

Unlike modern games, a lot of early arcade games used the monitor rotated (portrait). They are referred to as vertical games, and vertical cabinets. 


A lot of those games used a 4way joystick: 


Space Invaders, Galaxian, PacMan, Mr Do, Donkey Kong, Frogger, Pengo, Qix, Eggor, Pheonix, ...


There were also some 8way joystick vertical games


1942, Scramble, Tutankham, Time Pilot, Xevious, Zaxxon




If you want the 4way games to feel more authentic (and perform better) then you will want a diamond (pacman) or cloverleaf (donkey Kong) restrictor. This can be achieved by swapping the restrictor on the joystick, or by having another control panel. 



A dedicated vertical cab like this sits nicely next to a horizontal cabinet, giving you a mini-arcade. Alternatively, our rotary screen model gives you everything in one cabinet.




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