Why is MiniBeast the King of retro Arcade gaming consoles?
Not only can it compete with large arcade cabinets and consoles, but can sit on a shelf anywhere or be moved with ease.
Think of this as a full-size multi-game upright arcade machine with an optional detachable base. Whether it's 2 adults battling side by side or the kids playing Mario Kart or 4 players on TMNT saving the world, the King of Arcade has you covered.
MiniBeast emulates the arcade classics like Galaga, Moon Patrol, Pac Man and Space Invaders along with many consoles including N64, Dreamcast, PS1, PSP, Genesis platforms and more. The King uses the latest board and chipset leading the Pandora's box market in performance and reliability at a price point that seems like it's always on sale.
MiniBeast runs Smoother, faster and quieter ensuring maximum fun. We use the newest version of the fastest Pandora box on the market along with quality arcade components and our customers love it - check out our reviews!
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We update and test each console's software in-house. As a result, games run smoother and faster than factory consoles. We also unlock and add more features including the ability to save progress on more games.
Where many claim and fail the MiniBeast is multiple arcades in one playing the arcade classics along with most newer games respectfully. This includes titles such as Mario Kart 64, Initial D, Tekken, Mortal Kombat and Metal Slug to name a few.
The console button order can be adjusted and optional gamepad controllers are set up quickly and easily as players 1,2,3 or 4 giving you total control over how you play.
The MiniBeast comes packed in a crate and can be safely and cost-effectively shipped Australia wide be it Sydney or Canberra NSW, Brisbane Queensland, Perth Western Australia, Adelaide South Australia, Melbourne Victoria, Hobart Tasmania or anywhere in between.
Premium Components and finish
Full premium vinyl wrap & easy access
All surfaces are vinyl wrapped including the rear access door. The Control panel uses scratch-resistant printed vinyl. The rear door and control panel are hinged for easy access - both have locking mechanisms. The MiniBeast design has hidden hinges for the front panel - adding to the visual appeal without impacting functionality.
The rear door includes the LED switch, main power switch, a separate detachable power plug and USB ports for connecting optional gamepad/controllers for P1-P4 without the need to open the cabinet.
Underbody LED lights don't flash, they cycle and have their own on/off switch.
The top LED bezel has powder-coated aluminium edging enabling easy future artwork updates.
The display has been upgraded from a standard 17" LED to a 19" IPS. The picture and colour quality are richer, and more accurate while remaining crisp and clearer from the top, side or lower viewing angles experienced by kids. The screen maintains its clarity and is protected by tempered glass as opposed to standard perspex/ acrylic covers that scratch and blur easily.
Audio upgrades include a smaller amp with volume, treble, and bass accessible from the front panel along with an on/off button giving you full audio control. Stereo speakers have also been upgraded to avoid crackling and deliver a deeper sound.
The joysticks and buttons are arcade quality. The buttons are full-size leaf style which feels and plays better than cheaper LED buttons.
Should the buttons ever fail the leaf switch can be replaced avoiding the need to match the same style or exact colour button. Joysticks are compatible with Sanwa components be it restrictor plate, bat tops or ball tops, and joystick shaft extensions.
Free play or Coin for extra nostalgia
Free play or your desired coin be it 20c, $1, $2 etc for that extra hit of nostalgia. MiniBeasts are set to Freeplay however you can switch to coin along with how many credits each coin gives you. Our coin mechanisms auto-adjust so by inserting say a 20c coin the mech adjusts itself and will then accept 20c coins.
Our King consoles are patched with updated software in-house. Games run smoother and faster than the same factory board.
Direct from Manufacturer
The Electro Arcade MiniBeast Bartop is made to our specifications and installed with reliable upgraded components and extras.
What if you could play all the games you love and more?
The MiniBeast bartop arcade machine goes 1up on the competition bringing the most intense multi-game arcade experiences directly into your home.
It uses the fastest board available, is packed with games, looks the part and is fitted out with quality upgraded quality components. Let's not forget it's an absolute blast to play for all ages.
While it doesn't need much space, all components are modular arcade-quality meaning they can be serviced or replaced with ease should the need arise. That includes the joysticks and the buttons which have replaceable quality leaf switches.
The MiniBeast is the perfect addition to any collection. It delivers the arcade experience in a small convenient footprint. This versatile bartop gaming machine is a heavyweight yet only comes in at 26kg. The MiniBeast can be moved and stylishly placed wherever, whenever and still look in place without taking up valuable floor space.
Matched with our MiniBeast Bartop Stand you'll have a perfect yet portable in-home arcade setup. Get the stand for less when you select our MiniBeast King Bundle.
In comparison, the Arcade1UP 8-In-1 Partycade Machine comes in at a lightweight 4.5kg housing a 17" LCD screen as opposed to our MiniBeast 26kg and 19" higher quality IPS screen.
From the bedroom or study desk to the deck or lounge room table or bench when guests are over, the MiniBeast comes bundled with all the classics and more. It's no slow coach either and will play more demanding titles like Ridge Racer 2 or Mario Kart 64 with ease. It's built to be used so adults and kids of all ages will have an absolute ball. It's a true multi-game arcade machine.
Whether you're playing solo, head-to-head or side-by-side combat, the MiniBeast will bring the fun!
The top marquee lights up just like you'd expect from an arcade machine. The colour-matched aluminium brackets are easily removed should you choose to change the marquee banner image in the future.
Oh did we mention the separate switch on the back? When you want that little bit more atmosphere, flick the switch and the colour strips will light up underneath the cabinet.
Like our other King of Retro consoles, it comes with everything you need, but in this case PLUS the TV! We haven't skimped with the 19" screen either and gone IPS instead of the standard LED meaning the picture and colour quality will be richer, more accurate and maintain a crisp and clear image from any angle. The 60Hz refresh rate means up to 60 frames per second which will exceed your retro gaming needs.
IPS vs LED screens
While cost-cutting arcades come with a perspex/ acrylic cover, the MiniBeast is finished with a tempered glass cover for optimal viewing, safety and maintenance.
The past and future of arcade gaming are here and you're going to love it.
The MiniBeast comes in a quality finish with new tech and a compact design. Yes, you can now add a real arcade machine to your Man Cave or frankly any space without the downside of a huge unmovable cabinet.
You'll be 1UP on the competition as the MiniBeast bartop uses proper arcade components meaning readily available parts or easy upgrades or tweaks should you choose to.
Finish-wise, we use black t-moulding to maintain the elegant look, while the whole cabinet including the back is vinyl wrapped with the printed theme.
The print on the control panel is heavy-duty matt scratch-resistant - within reason of course.
The rear has an opening door that uses proper cabinetry hardware with a premium lock and 2 keys. The front control panel is on hidden locking hinges for easy access and internally the quality continues with pristine wiring practices - making this MiniBeast just as beautiful inside as it is on the outside.
There are no screws visible over or through the vinyl as we use metal brackets to reinforce from the inside.
The rear door houses a detachable power cord, and the on/off switch for the MiniBeast. It also has an independent switch for the underbody LED light strips. Last of all no need to open the door as you can connect the keyboard, gamepads etc to the gameboard via the external dual USB port.
Similar to our other King of Retro Arcade decks, the MiniBeast bartop comes in a number of themed styles.
With the latest tech and a huge selection of your favourite games, this arcade gaming cabinet will bring back memories and deliver endless hours of fun for the whole family without the hassle of maintaining or servicing old hardware.
Customers love it! And here are a few reasons why you will too
- Solid construction
- 19" 60Hz IPS crisp screen with 4:3 arcade aspect ratio with tempered glass cover
- WiFi and Game store download access
- Sort games by category or use the search feature
- Tag/ untag your favourite games - showing them at top of the list with a ♥
- Pause and Exit
- Separate power and LED button - turn the under cabinet cycling LED lights on or off as you please
- Save and load game progress
- P1 and P2 can define and save their desired button order individually
- Attach compatible gamepad/ controllers and allocate as P1 through to P4
- Faster processor for better gameplay
- A mix of classic and newer games
- Use the internal amplifier and speakers or audio jack to your headphones or external sound system
We only sell the latest and best retro arcade models. Electro Arcade puts in the effort to make sure that our units are attractive, compact, efficient, competitively priced and work well. To ensure a hassle-free experience all units are individually tested locally before being shipped.
The King runs Smoother and faster and quieter ensuring maximum fun. We use the A9 S812-WJ-026 which is the newest version of the fastest Pandora box on the market and comes with 3 USB ports so you get 2 players on Joystick and can have an additional 2 players via USB controller. Is anyone up for some 4 player TMNT action?
For a more detailed comparison visit our pandora's box arcade console review.
What's in the box
1 x MiniBeast bartop arcade machine
1 x Power cable
|Type:||EX2 10,000 Wifi
||12-core ARM cortex A9, 4 core CPU+8 core GPU 2.0GHz; GPU Mali 450MP8 @600MHZ|
||Sort list by type, recent, favourite, search by name.
In-game pause, save, load, exit
|Titles and formats supported:
||Pre-Installed EX2 10,000 games including 160 games with 3D effect. Supports CP1, CP2, Dreamcast, GB, GBC, GBA, Mame, MD, NeoGeo, SFC format games|
||19" 60Hz IPS 1280*1024 4:3 ratio
21.5" 60Hz IPS 1280*1920 16:9 ratio
|Interface:||VGA/HDMI 2.0 /USB GAME-PAD SUPPORT|
|Memory:||1GB DDR3 with upgraded 128GB games card|
|USB:||2x USB ports for external games and game-pad support dependent on device type and compatibility
|Controls:||1 joystick, 6 player buttons, coin and start button per player (x2)
|Audio:||Independent 20w upgraded amplifier and stereo speakers
|Controls:||1 Seimistu joystick, 6 American style buttons, coin and start button per player (x2)
||RGB LED strip cycles and lights up the base of the Arcade machine with an independent on/off switch
|Games store:||Yes included
|Audio||Inbuilt amplifier with external controls
||Power switch on the rear of the cabinet along with detachable standard 3 PIN female power cable
||Laminated 18" MDF with vinyl printed wrap/steel brackets/elements, Tempered glass screen cover. Includes lockable rear door
|Size (cm) :
||19" - 56cm wide x 49cm deep x 65cm height
21.5" - 64cm wide x 50cm deep x 66cm height
|Control Panel height with stand :
||94cm from the ground|
|Arcade cabinet weight:
- Due to the light and screen differences, the colour of the item may be slightly different from the pictures.
The boring stuff
- Please allow up to 1cm size difference due to manual measurement.
- Buttons and controller finish may vary depending on the model and colour.
We use a combination of couriers and Australia Post to send products quickly and safely. This usually takes between 1-3 days in Australia depending on the distance from our HQ in Melbourne's South East.
The MiniBeast ships safely in a wooden box within Australia only by express courier.
International shipping is offered for select products and destinations.
Price ranges from free shipping to over $100 depending on country and location.
For example 6 days to New Zealand vs 2 weeks to America.
For an exact price please add the desired product(s) to your cart and use our "Cart & Shipping estimator" on the basket page.
Electro Arcade takes customer service seriously, we obide by consumer laws providing local warranty and support. We are committed to ensuring that you receive the best product at a good price and that it works straight out of the box.
We test every console prior to shipping it out from our Melbourne HQ in order to ensure your purchase arrives in good working order.
Should you experience any issues with our products or the service provided, please get in contact with us. We will take care of this together ensuring a happy outcome.
Having looked around at MANY different arcade cabinets for years, I finally found one that fits the bill. The Minibeast Bartop is a very well made unit that oozes quality from the arcade joysticks and buttons to the massive, beautiful display and the wonderful livery.
Having used MAME and the like for longer than I can remember, I can tell you it’s a completely different experience running it on real, arcade hardware.
Service and support have been excellent too, with Paul quick to respond to my queries, and shipping was amazingly fast. Am still working my way through adding extra games to it, with mixed success, but the ability to do so is excellent.
Cranking up some 70s/80s tunes and turning this on leads to a wonderful trip down memory lane. The feel, the sights and the sounds of a misspent youth will all come flooding back. You can even chuck down some 20c pieces to add to the realism.
So if you’re looking around for an arcade cabinet for your den, rumpus room, love dungeon, doomsday shelter or man cave, you can’t go wrong with the Minibeast Bartop. Highly recommended!
I've been looking for an arcade machine for some time now. I decided to buy from ElectroArcade because their knowledge and passion was clearly on display throughout their website. I was not disappointed, the service from Paul was exceptional and the machine is mint!
A couple of things I'd like to mention since I've had it. Firstly, the follow up service from Paul was great, I had a small issue with the screen misaligned which Paul talked me through fixing (literally, just press a button in the back of the screen).
Secondly, 10,000 games on a Pandora's Box in an arcade machine is too much, finding games, even with the search function, is cumbersome and all the handheld games aren't really suited for purpose.
To overcome this, I stumbled across a team called Pandory. They have created software ($15usd) with tutorials to help you easily back up software and add games via USB. I now have 330 arcade games from the 90's (inc. NBA Jam TE) and I can't get the kids off of it!
Awesome, very happy with it.
Works great and it’s great quality.
Loose the name: beast, not good.
Merry Christmas to you all.
Really loving my MiniBeast Bartop arcade and stand. It looks amazing, plays great, is super easy to use and comes with pretty much all the games you could ask for. If you read this, chances are you've been doing a fair bit of research and by now you are feeling somewhat overwhelmed by all the various options out there, along with a lot somewhat limited information and a lot of opinions. All you want to do is play some games already. So let me help you out by saying this is a solid arcade machine and works as intented - go ahead and get it, you won't be disapponted.
I also wanted to give a quick shout-out to the team at Electro Arcade - customer service has been exceptional. They've been excellent to answer any questions I had and went above and beyond from my start to end. Thanks guys!
Lastly also worth mentioning shipping - in short - excellent. It was very well packaged and a lot of care has been taken to ensure it gets to you safely. Delivery was super quick too and it reached me within 3 days - that's pretty decent considering I'm in WA.
Shop with confidence.
Excellent all round - very happy