Why is MiniBeast the King of retro Arcade gaming consoles?
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Not only can it compete with large arcade cabinets, but can sit on a shelf anywhere or be moved with ease.
Think of this as a full-size 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 with 10,888 titles and a game store.
MiniBeast emulates the arcade classics like Galaga, Moon Patrol, Pac Man and Space Invaders along with many consoles including N64, Dreamcast, PS1, PSP, Genesis, Gameboy platforms and more. The King uses the latest board and chipset which leads the Pandora's box market in performance and reliability.
MiniBeast runs Smoother and faster and quieter ensuring maximum fun. We use the newest version of the fastest Pandora box on the market.
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 plays 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, Hobard Tasmania or anywhere in between.
Premium Components and finish
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 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 will be richer, more accurate and remain crisp and clear 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.
Audio upgrades include a smaller amp with volume, treble, and bass accessible from the front panel. Speakers have also been upgraded to avoid crackling and deliver a deeper sound.
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.
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.
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.
Underbody LED lights don't flash, they cycle and have their own on/off switch.
Our King consoles are patched with updated software in-house. Games run smoother and faster than the same board sold by others.
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 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 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 American style adjustable joysticks and 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 chose 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-025 which is the newest version of the fastest Pandora box on the market.
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
|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) :
||56cm wide x 49cm deep x 65cm height|
|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.
This really feels like a premium product. Along with the matching base, this is so well made.
Sturdy, professional, and looks sexy too.
Buttons feel great. Independent amp / speakers. Easy to service.
Very professionally packed too. No worries with delivery at all.
Every minor issue I have, comes directly from the limitations of the Pandora's box itself. Nothing to do with the amazing shell the electroarcade team has built.
If you like the pandoras box machines, then youd be crazy to look any further.
Every alternative I've come across feels insanely cheap in comparison
You can tell there is a lot of love put into these machines.
So cool and now pride of place in my lounge room.
Reliving all the old 80's coin ops I spent so many 20c every time playing has been amazing.
Showing my kids how cool old school games like 1943, Galaga, Bubble Bobble and the list goes on has been so much fun and so much more engaging than our XBOX.
You have to buy the stand to set this off - my Space Invaders Box has been the envy of many friends so far.
I bought this for my husband’s 40th birthday. He was absolutely thrilled!! It took him back to all the games he used to play as a kid and now he plays them with our kids. The bonus is that it’s portable - he’s even had it at his friends house! I cannot fault Electroarcade - the packing was well done and delivery was quick!
Hours and hours of games to play and remember old times. What an awesome system. More games than I could possibly play over the upcoming summer. Good times ahead!!! Highly recommend this unit. :)
I had high expectations on this machine before it arrived…..and it delivered, and then some. So many great games that play equally as good as what they did 20-30 years ago. I’ve spent many hours falling in love with all the classics again, and feel like I haven’t even scratched the surface…..the hidden gems I’m finding along the way that I’ve never played before or even heard of are an absolute bonus. The unit itself is a solid build and very aesthetically pleasing, controls feel amazing and the amp at the front to control sound is another added bonus. Despite turning my machine off every night…..my save games and high scores are still on the machine when I turn it on for another session…..brilliant.
My wife will tell you the best thing I ever spent my money on was an engagement ring…..the Minibeast Bartop EX2 A9 is right up there in my opinion…..well worth the money, it truly is a beast.
If you’re reading reviews to help you decide whether to buy one of these…..short answer is hell yes. Absolutely do it. You won’t regret it.