Hey folks. I'd say I was new to retro but that wouldn't really make sense.
A couple of months ago my daughter (11 yo) was trying to get me to go to the local "arcade" which to her is Chuck E Cheese or Dave's Garage, I cringed but then had the idea to do a search for retro arcade on the Internet and was really surprised to see a one of the few retro arcades was just an hour away; completely in BFE and their website showed a couple of machines and center most was a friggin' pool table. I figured I'd give it a shot anyway. "Wow", I said when I walked into the arcade and saw all of my favorite games from the 80's right there. I played for hours and my daughter absolutely loved these arcade games, with Rampage being her favorite. I loved them all. We continued to go every Sunday, and my wife goes too, she's a bad ass on Galaga.
So anyway, I ended up building a MAME cab for one player from some general dimensions of a Galaga cab. I'm kinda hoping I can get some help getting ROMS to work correctly. I'll post some questions later.
Ya know the LCD isn't as bad as I thought it would be. I added some cool filters within MAME32UIFX and dammit, it looks pretty good. There's a hidden drawer in front for the keyboard and mouse. I guess if you set this in a room full of actual arcade games it would look out of place but in my living room it works really well.