I build my computers from scratch. I fix and improve stuff around the house. Simply, I love a good project. That’s what I found so appealing about AtGames’ Legends Ultimate arcade cabinet.
That’s not to say this $600 machine is about to challenge the PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series S/X for market dominance. It’s large, for starters. At five-and-a-half feet tall and two-and-a-half feet wide (but notably less than two feet deep), it’s not exactly apartment-friendly. It’s also specifically for fans of older things, with a library of 300-plus built-in games, almost all of which were released in the ’80s and ’90s.
That gigantic games library
Don’t get too excited by that large number, either. The full list of titles has highlights, but much of what’s on offer is either relatively unknown or hasn’t aged well. Being able to thumb through and play from a selection of Atari 2600 games that spans eight pages is cool… until you actually play them and realize that games like this may be better off in a museum.
There’s still some good stuff, though. You get all three Super Star Wars releases from the SNES era, a handful of Genesis titles based on classic Disney films (Aladdin! The Lion King!), arcade faves like BurgerTime and Bad Dudes, and several different flavors of Tetris, to name a few.