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The Best Arcade Machines in the UK

February 25, 2022

Arcade machines and games have been around since the 70s, and they’re still going strong today! At Arcade Mania, we believe we offer the best Arcade Machines in the UK and probably… the world!

This article will explore what makes a good arcade machine and why we believe that we offer the best. There is a wide range of factors that go into this!

With that in mind; let’s take a look at the factors that make up the best arcade machine in the UK:

Table of Contents

The Screen Size

The screen size of the arcade machines is very important. The bigger the better because you can see everything in detail. The optimum size for an arcade machine is 22 inches, not so big that it takes up too much space, but not so small that you cannot see all the action on the screen. It is also very important that your screen has a clean and crisp display, a HD screen is ideal for this.

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The Joystick

A good joystick has to be precise, impact-resistant, and long-lasting. There are two main types of joystick – the Suzo Happ joystick and the Sanwa Balltop. Both joysticks offer an excellent playing experience and the choice between the two is down to personal preference.

Suzo Happ Joysticks

The U.S. manufactured, high quality, and precision-engineered- these joysticks are amongst the finest in the market. With their microswitch reliability tested to 10,000,000 cycles, you can be sure these will last you for years to come.

Sanwa Balltop

If you’re after the true retro experience, these Japanese joysticks are as good as they come. Whilst there are many replicas out there, we only import and use those which are genuine. Enjoy the precision and accuracy of Sanwa.

The Buttons

It’s no good having a great joystick controller if your buttons are not up to scratch. Arcade machines have been using colored buttons for years, and they’re quick and easy to replace when worn out or broken. At Arcade Mania we only use high-quality buttons that will last for years without missing a punch, kick, or jump.

When purchasing an arcade machine ensure you can choose the type of buttons that you like, this may be Chrome Bezel LED buttons, Eclipse LED buttons, Full Face LED buttons, or even the more classic style Concave buttons. Each type of button has its own charm and can be a fantastic visual addition to an arcade machine.


Chrome Bezel LED Buttons

The shine of LEDs meets the elegance of chrome on these buttons. With an illuminated face and chrome surround, your machine will attract all the eyes in the room.

Eclipse LED Buttons

Dark yet light, this style of LED is surely discreet. The blacked-out face and illuminated surroundings add a stealthy look to your machine.

Full Face LED Buttons

There’s no beating around the bush with these. Fully illuminated in all their glory to add that wow factor to your new addition.

Concave Buttons

These standard buttons come in various, customisable colours. In an increasingly quiet world, the satisfying clicks of the microswitches will surely take you back to simpler times!

The Trim Panel

Whilst the screen size and joystick are important, they can be enhanced with the addition of a trim panel. This is the piece of molding that goes around the edge of your arcade machine and can be made to match the style of your chosen cabinet.

The Arcade Machine Artwork

What’s an arcade machine without some eye-catching artwork? Arcade Mania offers a range of prints that can be applied to your cabinet, or you can supply your own. From our original designs to iconic video game characters to movie posters, we have something for everyone. Our prints are all high quality and laminated to ensure that they last the test of time.

When it comes to arcade machines, there’s no doubt that Arcade Mania is the place to go. With a wide range of machines to choose from, and a range of high-quality accessories to enhance your gaming experience, we are sure to have the perfect machine for you.


The UK Arcade Machines market is a crowded one, and as such, it can be difficult to find a machine that’s made with care and precision. Arcade Mania machines are all hand-crafted in the UK with the customer in mind. From the selection of wood to the final assembly, each machine is made to last.

If you’re looking for an arcade machine that is built to last, look no further than Arcade Mania. With a range of machines to choose from, and a range of high-quality accessories to enhance your gaming experience, we are sure to have the perfect machine for you.

The Games!

An arcade machine would not be an arcade machine with any games! Having a large and varied selection of games is key to having a fantastic arcade machine. At Arcade Mania we have a range of games that will appeal to everyone. From classics like Space Invaders and Pacman to newer games like Street Fighter and Marvel Vs. Capcom, we have something for everyone.

Not only do we have a wide selection of games, but we also have a high-quality selection of systems that the games can be played on. Whether you want to play on a classic Arcade machine, a mega arcade machine, a Bartop Arcade machine, or even a tabletop machine.



Arcade Mania has something for everyone when it comes to arcade machines. With a wide range of machines to choose from, and a range of high-quality accessories to enhance your gaming experience, we are sure to have the perfect machine for you. So what are you waiting for? Visit Arcade Mania and start enjoying some classic Arcade gaming!

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