Bitcade Upgrades Explained

Here at Bitcade, we want to make sure you get the best arcade machine possible. Whether that’s with all the bells and whistles or something simple to blend in at home.

As we have so many options for you to customize your machine, we know it can be a bit confusing as to what everything does and how they differ. That’s why we’ve written this handy guide to help you understand exactly what we can offer.

We’ve also made some short videos that can help you see exactly how our upgrades differ. Just click the link that says “Video”, next to the title, and Jack will explain exactly what it is. 

Game Boards - Video

This is the software inside your machine that holds your games. Some hold more than others and it’s up to you to decide how many you would like.

60 in 1 and 412 in 1 - Coffee/Cocktail Tables Only - Video

Our Coffee and Cocktail tables have access to fewer games than our bigger gaming cabinets. However, they all have the classics like Donkey Kong, Frogger and Space Invaders.

Pandora Box EX 

This is included, as standard, on all of our 2-player 24” and 27” cabinets. Enough to keep you occupied for a while.

Pandora Box DX – 2992 games in 1

Standard PC – Hyperspin 

This can be included on all cabinets which are 27” and above. If you want enough games to last you a lifetime, our bigger machines can hold up to 9000 games. Hyperspin game boards are not recommended for commercial use.

Upgraded PC (SSD) 

Want an SSD to play more demanding games? Then this upgrade is a must, it’ll mean faster loading times and more time playing! Hyperspin game boards are not recommended for commercial use.

Buttons - Video

You’ll be endlessly pressing these small circles, so making sure you pick the right ones for you is very important.

Standard American Style Buttons

Essential for any custom cabinet, these tactile buttons with their satisfying clicks fill you with nostalgia.

Official Sanwa Buttons

Sanwa is an infamous Japanese manufacturer who creates the best and most iconic arcade components, if you want the same buttons as the original Japanese arcade machines, these are the buttons for you. These buttons have less travel than the Standard American Style.

Light Up Buttons 

If you really want some attention and show off your machine, having your buttons illuminate the room will definitely allow you to do that.

Joysticks - Video

Controlling your character on-screen needs to feel as natural and as easy as possible, so picking the right joystick is essential.

Standard Joysticks

See yourself as a bit of a casual gamer? Then a standard joystick will fit you like a glove.

Official Sanwa Joysticks 

These are the joysticks of choice for all competitive and serious gamers and the most popular joysticks in Japan. With their iconic spherical shape and design, you can’t go wrong with Sanwa.

Official Sanwa Joysticks (+£125)

4/8 Way Switchable Sticks 

Want ultimate control when playing games? The 4/8 way switchable sticks can be changed by you, at home, to give you twice as much movement as standard joysticks.

Light Up Joysticks 

These clear, circular joysticks will emit a nostalgic, 80’s glow and really give your machine the attention it deserves.

RBG UnderGlow - Video

Standing for Red, Blue and Green, these LED lights can be installed underneath your cabinet, making it the centrepiece of any room it’s in.

RBG UnderGlow (+£49)

T Moulding

This is the trim that goes around your cabinet, making it look smooth and sleek.

Black/Blue

These classic and elegant colours are free and come as standard, it’s just up to you to decide which one.

Chrome

If you want a metallic looking finish that screams opulence, then the chrome finish is perfect.

Sound System - Video

Hearing the iconic and nostalgic games is what it’s all about, so picking the right type of speakers is important, whether it’s for quiet home use or needs to be heard over a large crowd, we have multiple options to pick from.

Standard 12 Watt PC Speakers

These speakers are included, as standard, with all our cabinets and will give you a fantastic, noisy gaming experience.

80 Watt System with Large Sub 

If you want room-filling sound, with booming bass, then our 80 Watt system and sub is the obvious choice.

Ultimarc Trackball - Video

The Ultimarc Trackball adds a whole other way to play games in the way they were originally designed. Games like Golden Tee and Missile Command.

Ultimarc Trackball

All Colours 

With 4 colours to pick from – Translucent Blue, Cue Ball White, Fire Ball Red and Pearl we’ll be sure to have a colour that fits exactly what you need to optimize your experience.

RGB Light Up Ball 

Having a light-up trackball will help show off this unique edition and add grandeur to your cabinet.

Light Guns - Video

This classic arcade machine addition is one of our most popular add-ons and allows you to play such iconic shooters as Time Crisis or Terminator 2: Judgement Day.

Light Guns

Aimtrak without recoil 

With their iconic arcade look and feel, the Aimtrak guns are what you will need to play all the shooting games available to you.

Aimtrak with recoil 

For the most immersive shooting experience possible where you’ll feel the kickback of every bullet, the Aimtrak guns with recoil are the ultimate add-on.

Coffee/Cocktail Table 4mm Polycarbonate Top - Video

This is the standard, sturdy plastic top that covers all of our Coffee and Cocktail tables.

Coffee/Cocktail Table 4mm Toughened Glass Top

5x Stronger than regular glass, this upgraded top is very hard to scratch and mark and gives your table a premium finish.

Coffee/Cocktail Table 4mm Toughened Glass Top

Custom Artwork

Want your own artwork on your cabinet? Then get in touch and we'll see what we can do. We charge an additional £99 for custom designs.