Bespoke Arcades


New Marquee Artwork for Evo Arcade Machines

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Just a quick one to show you guys some of the designs we’ve done for the Evo arcade machine. We try to help clients to customize every aspect of the actual cabinet itself and we offer tons of options. One of our artists will help you to design the arcade machine of your dreams. Options at your disposal include different colour buttons and cabinets, trim, side art and marquee art to name but a few. These designs are for the marquee of the Evo. This is your choice as standard; all of these look great on a black Evo, although if you’d prefer something else we’d be happy to accomodate… anything you want to bring you HAPPY GAMING!!

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Commission for Royal Armouries Museum – Leeds


Royal Armouries logoWe were recently commissioned by the Royal Armouries to produce a series of coin-op arcade machines for use in the museum itself. The Royal Armouries is the oldest museum in Britain, and one of the oldest museums in the world. Located in Leeds, it has one of the largest collections of arms and armour in the world. It is also the keeper of the Tower of London history.
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The Royal Armouries devotes a huge amount of effort towards helping make Britain a safer place; principally by raising awareness of the effects of gun crime, working in partnership with the police to remove guns and knives from our streets and, through education, helping young people deal with conflict.

Through educational and community work, exhibitions, gallery enhancements and partnerships; the Royal Armouries have begun to address some of the most challenging and controversial issues facing contemporary society.


street fighter 2 arcade machine at Royal Armouries museum, LeedsThe 4 coin-op arcade classics requested were: Samurai Shodown, Street Fighter II, 1942 and Ghosts & Goblins. The common thread running through these titles is conflict.

Complete with coin doors charging £1 for 2 credits, these very special one-off arcade machines are located on the 4th floor by the family picnic area. The museum itself is free to enter and is open 7 days a week – so why not go and visit and try our arcade machines in person!

As you can see in the (poor quality) pics; the museum has produced some really cool posters for each machine which explain the relevance of each game – both in the context of violence and conflict, which exhibit they link to in the museum, and where they fit in arcade history.
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We delivered these arcade cabinets last week with the original PCB / JAMMA boards installed. We used a video up-scaler to ensure the best graphics possible on our LCD displays. We also added the Royal Armouries’ logo to the marquee to deliver a more personal product.

We are able to create a dedicated machine for virtually any title; we can create any button configuration to match the original, source original PCB boards and artwork. On that note, we’d like to say a big thank you to Andy’s Arcade for supplying the PCBs!

With loads of modification options available, we have a team of dedicated artists and designers on-hand to create original designs and help you fully customise every aspect of your dream arcade machine.

As always…. HAPPY GAMING!!

Competition Winner Receives His Prize

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Hi Guys!! Hope you had a nice weekend and got to recharge the batteries…

Just a quick one today to say that we’ve finally got round to completing this very special prize for our competition winner Ben Burton, so we thought we’d upload the images for all to see….

Followers of our blog will know that Ben won his Apex arcade machine by entering our first ever competition on our Facebook page. Having won the arcade cabinet, he came up to our North London workshop to receive his prize a few weeks ago. He then requested some custom modifications such as 2 player light guns, colour buttons and a red marquee.

control panel with light gunWe offer a host of custom modifications to both the interior and exterior of the arcade cabinet and can make pretty much anything you desire. Our team of artists and designers will guide you through all the choices available with the aim of creating a truly bespoke product for you to enjoy for years to come.

The prize is being sent out today.

Last week we launched a new competition on Facebook. This time the prize is one of our cocktail arcade cabinets – The Synergy Play. This fabulous prize can be seen in the homes of the rich and famous and could soon be sitting in your house! Free to enter, the competition winner will be drawn at random from our members once we have reached our target of 5,000.

So spread the word about Ben and the new competition for a chance to win your very own Bespoke Arcades’ machine and enjoy years of HAPPY GAMING!!

Gaming Cabinets – Promotional Flyers

Hi Gamers!

We recently designed some promotional material to publicize our arcade machines at the Gadget Show Live at the NEC in Birmingham. Those of you who were lucky enough to attend will know how hectic it was. We had an amazing time but we returned exhausted – what a crazy week. At the time, we were so busy that we didn’t upload these flyers for those who didn’t make it down to the Gadget Show Live.

Over the last few weeks we’ve been re-vamping parts of our site such as the pages of each individual machine. We’re also gearing up for the Eurogamer Expo 2011 in a couple of weeks time so we thought that now would be a good time to show people these images. With a games list and features list plus heaps more information, these flyers offer a quick guide to all of our arcade machines. If you want a hard copy of the Apex, Synergy and Evo flyers, please feel free to contact us and we’ll send them out straight away. We hope to see you at Earls Court, its gonna be soooo much fun and we’d love to meet you and show off our incredible retro gaming cabinets, so come on down and say hi!

Tickets have almost run out, but we are offering a pair for free through our Facebook competition which closes this coming Monday at 6pm GMT. Simply complete the sentence below and post your reply on our Facebook page:

I want a free pair of tickets to this year’s Eurogamer Expo because…..

Whatever you do, we wish you HAPPY GAMING over the weekend!!

Evo Arcade Machine – New Photos

Hi guys!!

Here’s the final instalment of our new high-quality photos which were recently taken by a professional photographer.

Evo Arcade Machine by Bespoke Arcades - marqueeThis time it’s photos of our incredible Evo arcade machine range including a top-of-the-range Evo Elite with a custom wood finish and iPod compatibility. There is also another iPod compatible Evo Elite in white with blue back-lighting and lightgun compatibility

As we keep saying, we love making these bespoke arcade cabinets and feel that they add an extra dimension to an already exceptional product. We offer several modifications (both internal and external), and arcade peripherals to enhance your experience even further.

If you have any queries, please do not hesitate mail or call us directly on +44 (0)207 935 9005 anytime.