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Xtension Retro Edition Control Board (With Spinner)
Xtension Retro Edition Control Board

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Xtension "Retro Edition" Control Board

PC and MAC Compatible and Pre-Configured to MAME Straight Out-Of-The-Box!

The First and Only Commercial 4 Way Retro Exclusive Controller on the Market!

Features 8 LED Menu Buttons 2 - 4 Way Joysticks and Precision Rotary Spinner!

Simply Connect to Your PC or Mac and You Are Up and Running Faster than Ever Without Breaking a Sweat!

Attaches in seconds to any 32" Xtension Arcade Cabinet OR use to create your own cabinet!
PLEASE NOTE: PC, Game Console, Monitor & Games Not Included.

32" Pro Upright Xtension Arcade Cabinet
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PLEASE NOTE: Designed as a Retro Controller Exclusively for Retro Titles

The Xtension "Retro Edition" Control Board is an arcade style control board designed for casual "retro game-play" and is ready to attack your classic 4- way gaming need, giving you the precision control you need. Although certain retro four-way games are 100% playable with an eight-way joystick, it is often difficult to control your pix-elated characters in the direction you wish, as the diagonal direction of traditional 8 way joysticks often prevent the ability for a precise movement and a distracted action, which often forces an unwanted fatal error action in game play. In other words, if you're playing the classic all-time favorite Pac-Man, and using an eight way joystick, you may be selecting the up movement, however your eight-way joystick may register up left. This will delay the movement and cause the inability to move in the direction desired, and for more frequent casual players, this could become frustrating in game play.

Again, one can certainly utilize a standard eight way joystick for retro games in casual game play and this particular controller is exclusively for the "hard-core" retro gamer looking to maximize high scores with the precise tools needed to accomplish this task. This "Retro Edition" arcade style controller was designed to make connecting to your pre-existing PC or Mac extremely easy, supporting almost any game emulator, and is pre-configured to the popular arcade software MAME. This extremely sturdy arcade board now fully completes your retro gaming experience and brings it into your home, easier than ever.

3 Different Color Options Available!

Play GREAT Retro 4 Way Classics like, Donkey Kong, Donkey Kong Junior, Frogger, Mr. Do!, Ms. Pac-Man, Pac-Man, Q*bert, Space Invaders, Dig Dug, Tapper and the list goes on... (Games Not Included)


The Xtension "Retro Edition" Control Board was designed exclusively for retro emulated game play styles with its standard 2 button game play layout (+ 1), however is not limited to only 4 way retro games as this controller also features a precision rotary spinner for great games lke Tron, Arkanoid and of course, Tempest! Immediately out-of-the-box, simply connect to your PC/Mac and download your favorite games, and for less money than you'd expect, you can be up and running in no time with perfectly ideal and comfortable retro player action! Makes no difference if you are a hard-core PC gamer looking for that perfect game room centerpiece or simply a long-time fan of the retro arcade classics. Want to experience games the way we all remember from the golden age of gaming?


Why An Exclusive "Retro Edition" Controller?

Most emulated titles have 8 way game-play functionality and therefore, 4 way joysticks are not practical on standard control boards without causing extreme CP clutter and therefore massively oversized custom control panels and cabinets. In addition, due to the modular mounting size of our cabinets and shipping and inventory fulfillment limitations, we will not be offering a combination 8 way and 4 way with spinner option as again, this controller was designed exclusively for "RETRO" emulated titles.

Due to the fact that we offer our cabinets at such a low affordable price compared to today's traditional offerings, gamers now have the option to set up an exclusive cabinet dedicated to the exact genre of game-play they desire without overcrowded control panels and lines of friends and family members eagerly awaiting their turn. With our automatic 10% discount for ordering more that one cabinet at a time, you can order two or even three of our cabinets with controllers for still less than the price of what traditional new arcade cabinets are sold!

Popular Features

8 Illuminated LED Menu Buttons Pre-configured to MAME
2 - 4 Way Joysticks (The Way Classic 4 Way Games Were Intended to be Played)
Scratch Resistant Plexiglass Surface with Beveled Edge
Genuine Suzo Happ Arcade Buttons and Joysticks (Non LED)
Cabinet Mounting Bolts for a Cleaner, Easier and More Secure Fixed Mount
Sleek, Up-To-Date Visual Design
Programmable Buttons Through Easy to Use Software Interface (Available for Download)
USB Rotary Control Spinner
LED On / Off Switch
Manufactured and Assembled in the US
3 Color Options Available (Black, Blue & Red)
Very Easy to Mod for Additional Customization

Arcade Controls

Includes USB driven Arcade Cabinet Controls
Suzo Happ 4-way "Bat-Top" style joystick and action buttons
8 illuminated menu push buttons.
4-way "Bat-Top" Joystick (Black)
3 Game-Play Action Buttons (Black, NON LED) Per Player
Coin 1-2 Button (White LED with 1 Player Symbol)
Menu (White LED)
Select (White LED)
Player 1-2 Start (White LED)
Game Pause (White LED)
Game Exit (White LED)

Although this is not always necessary, custom mapping of your controls is now easier than ever by downloading the button mapping software and customizing your mapped layout in seconds. This is a keyboard encoded device and is pre-configured to the popular arcade software MAME. There are on/off switches for the illuminated menu LED button lights. The control board graphic is protected by a die-cut sheet of scratch resistant plexiglass. The NON LED Game-Play Action Buttons come in black only, however they can easily be modded yourself if any customization or color is desired. The LED menu buttons are only available in white.

NOTE: We are no longer supporting LED action buttons as most LED buttons have proven to experience delayed responsiveness and can be very stiff during game-play. Although some gamers may like the visual aesthetic of LED action buttons, a large majority of our customers prefer quality responsiveness with their game-play therefore justifying this layout. You certainly can upgrade to all LED buttons yourself as there is an active VCC current you have the option connect to in a custom Mod.

Optional Custom Modding

(For Advanced Users Only)
Although it is not at all necessary, the board is designed to be very easy to access for mods and personal customizations. The buttons and sticks are actually extremely easy to mod. We do use and include official Suzo Happ Arcade joysticks and route out a 1/2" pocket for mounting to the 3/4" board. With the 1/8" plexiglass, the sticks mount with a comparable standard height off the platform as popular competition sticks.

Adding all LED action buttons is fully supported as there is an active 12v VCC current powered by USB.


Ship UPS Ground, No More Expensive Freight Fees!
NOTE: This Item Currently Only Ships Within The Continental United States and Select Territories of Canada

Purchase With Confidence

Since our products are furniture-based products and controllers, unfortunately, transit damage through any shipping carrier can occur from time to time. Although this rarely happens, it is at times unavoidable. If you unfortunately experience any form of damage upon unpacking your cabinet, we will immediately issue a return label and ship you a replacement leaving you no burden of replacing parts whatsoever. Requested transit damage always take top priority to avoid any further delays in your arcade enjoyment.

With Some Imported Components
  • Includes Pre-Wired Plug & Play 2 Player 4 Way Controls With 3 Button Layout Per Player
    8 Illuminated LED Menu Buttons Preconfigured to MAME
    1/8" Scratch Resistant Plexiglass Surface with Beveled Edge
    Genuine Suzo Happ Arcade Buttons and Joysticks (Non LED)
    Cabinet Mounting Bolts for a Cleaner, Easier and More Secure Fixed Mount
    Sleek, Up-To-Date Visual Design
    Re-Programmable Button Configuration Through Easy to Use Software Interface (Available for Download)
    LED On/Off Switch
    Manufactured and Assembled in the US
    3 Color Options Available (Black, Blue & Red)
    Very Easy to Mod for Additional Customization
    2- 4-way Bat Top Top Arcade Sticks
    Mounting Hardware Included (For Supports all 32" Xtension Arcade Cabinets)
    Extremely sturdy construction
    Easily Mapped to Vintage Arcade Emulators
    Comes Preconfigured to MAME

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