The Bar Arcade (D.I.Y. Kit)

Regular price $599.99 Sale

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Product Type: Arcade Machine

Vendor: RetroGameClub

Our personal masterpiece: The Bar Arcade. 

Like all of our products, this is fully customizable to your tastes.

(Console shown in video is upgraded with custom vinyl graphics)

What You Get:

Raspberry Pi 3 Model B Hardware Board:

Raspberry Pi 3 Model B Hardware Retro Game Console

HDMI Cable for Connecting the Console to the Monitor:

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2.5 Amp Power Cable (The 2.5 Amps is very important in this case as the hardware requires more power than a typical MicroUSB charger provides.)

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Choose between a 32GB MicroSD card for Storage

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or a 16GB MicroSD card + a 500GB USB HDD.

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Flatscreen Monitor (Model May Vary)

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Cam Lock System (All Necessary hardware for quick and easy assembly with just a screwdriver.)

CNC Precision

Smooth Black or White Melamine Finish – No painting

The Bar Arcade

Plexiglass (Marquee, Control/Button Panel, Monitor)

2 Sets of Premium Arcade Controls w/ USB Encoders (Choose Between Red, Black, Pink & White)

The Bar Arcade

Surge Protector

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2 x 4" Speakers

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1 x Audio Amp

1 x 3.5mm Audio Cable

This build it yourself kit comes with all the hardware, joysticks, buttons and cabinet parts you need to make your own cabinet but is not pre-painted or assembled. (this means the shipping cost is less as well)


Choose your favorite color buttons & joystick (Red, Black, White, Pink)


Featuring a High Definition screen capable of upscaling (or adding retro shaders) to your games, stereo sound & enough room for 2 players to play cooperative or competitive gaming for hours!


The Bar Arcade is 2 player and supports more games than you might think! Even some PS1 and PSP titles can be played on this powerhouse, and the only limitation is which games require a 2nd joystick! Imagine the look on your friend's faces when they see you playing Final Fantasy 7 on this!


Supported Consoles:

  • Atari 2048
  • Atari 2600
  • Atari 7800
  • Atari Lynx
  • Cave Story
  • Dinothawr
  • Doom
  • Game Boy
  • Game Boy Advance
  • Game Gear
  • Lutro
  • Master System
  • Mega Drive
  • NES
  • Nintendo DS
  • Neo Geo Pocket
  • Nintendo 64 (70% of titles work)
  • PCEngine
  • PCEngine CD
  • Playstation
  • PSP
  • Sega 32X
  • Vectrex
  • WonderSwan Color
  • Over 20 More Supported Consoles Are Available for Download In The Console Menu!
  • See Legal Information Tab For More Info On ROMS/Games


Hardware Specifications: 

Processor: Overclocked 1.312 GHz 64-bit quad-core ARMv8 CPU
Memory: 1GB RAM

Storage: 32GB Internal Storage
Networking: 802.11n Wireless LAN & Ethernet port
Bluetooth 4.1
Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE)
4 USB ports
Full HDMI port
Combined 3.5mm audio jack and composite video
VideoCore IV 3D graphics core


EmulationStation, the software at the heart of this console, is an advanced frontend with some unique features.

  • Multiplayer - You can play games with up to five players. *(Using USB storage will limit one of these slots which is why I recommend installing only PS1 & PSP games on the USB drive since they do not typically have 4 player support anyway.)
  • Firmware Updates - Our operating system is very compact. The whole OS can be updated or downgraded with a single download, like modern game consoles.
  • Savestates - Save your progress at any moment in the game! No more desparately searching for save points.
  • Shaders - Improve the look of your old games with a vartiety of graphical filters: CRT, smoothing, scanlines and handheld borders.
  • Netplay - Enjoy your favourite multiplayer games over the network.
  • Rewind - This optional feature allows you to rewind your game at the press of a key.
  • Wireless Joypads - Some wireless joypads are supported out of the box: XBOX360, Dualshock 3, and 8bitdo for more gaming comfort.
  • Optimizations - All emulators are compiled with the best optimisation for the internal hardware in this arcade machine!


Custom-Made @Home Consoles:

Assembly Time

When ordering an @Home game console from RetroGame.Club you can expect a 1-2 week assembly time to build the console, test it thoroughly, configure any controllers and package it for shipping.

*** Disclaimer *** When ordering an Ultimate Retro Controller your console may arrive later by 6 to 8 days due to required controller configuration. If you're confident you can pair the controllers to your console yourself, let us know by sending us an email or leaving a message in the comment box during checkout and we will skip this step to get you the console faster!***


Within the United States shipping times are generally 2-4 days. International shipping can take 12-20 days depending on the country.


We work very hard on these handmade consoles and test them thoroughly before shipping them. However, to make sure you have the best possible experience we do allow returns within 1 week of product arrival.

For a return to be accepted the item must be received in identical condition to it's shipment to avoid restocking fees. Shipping costs must be paid for by the buyer.

Controllers & Accessories


To keep the costs low and pass the savings onto our customers, the shipping on controllers & other accessories can take 12-20 days depending on the country you are ordering from.


In the rare event your controller or accessory is defective or damaged during shipping, it can be returned within 14 days as long as you include the original packaging. Please contact Support@RetroGame.Club to set up any returns.


Custom-Made @Home Consoles

Our consoles are made to order and are equipped with open-source software that comes with no warranty. The Raspberry-Pi hardware inside our consoles does, however, have a limited 1 year manufacturers warranty and can be replaced in the event that it fails during normal-use. Normal-use is defined as using equipment under conditions which are not considered to be extreme, reckless or put the hardware under conditions it would not typically be subjected to. Examples of this are not limited to: Water damage, Accidental Damage, Exposing The Device To Extreme Heat, Modifying the Physical Hardware, etc.

The cases which surround the internal hardware can be replaced if manufacturer defects are found, however no physical damage or accidents are covered and this service is provided at the sole discretion of RetroGame.Club. This is not an implied Warranty but rather a gesture of good faith in the extremely rare circumstances where a portion of your case is defective.

Controllers & Other Accessories

Most of our controllers and other retro accessories come with 1 year manufacturer warranties in the event a defect shows up during normal use. See the above explanation of Normal-Use under "Custom-Made @Home Consoles" for more information on this. Please contact Support@RetroGame.Club with any warranty claims you would like to make and we will do our best to get a replacement from the manufacturer for you. In rare occasions you may be responsible for contacting the manufacturer as this is a service we can provide only when we have support staff available to process this for you.
Our consoles are built off EmulationStation which is Open Source Software licensed under the MIT License, using a custom revision of "RetroPie" as a configuration script which is under GNU License.

To respect licenses and trademarks, our systems do not include any non-commercial licensed emulators (such as, but not limited to: Genesis-plus-gx, MAME, FBA, and snes9x), EmulationStation themes, Copyrighted BIOS files or the RetroPie trademark image. All copyrighted or non-commercially licensed content has been removed from our consoles before they can be purchased.

To accomplish this we preinstall only commercially-usable emulators, homebrew BIOS files (Where Possible), a commercially usable Emulation Station Theme, our own trademarked image and a custom Splash Screen we developed ourselves.

Additionally, our consoles only include non-copyrighted games and homebrew content to get you started. No copyrighted games or currently maintained intellectual property is sold with our consoles. The number of games listed as "Supported" by our consoles is an estimate and does not imply that many games are pre-installed on this console. NO legally protected intellectual property is included with any www.RetroGame.Club purchases.

Part of your purchase goes towards a video tutorial on how to install your own games/roms, non-commercial emulators, install new themes if you want to further customize your console, and 2 months unlimited customer service in case you need any help!

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