Pandora’s Box 4S Arcade MAME Machine Product Review
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Simple Setup, no other equipment needed
Why would one want to buy the Pandora’s Box 4S Arcade MAME Machine? That is a simple answer.
You want to play great Arcade Games without the hassle of setting up your own MAME machine.
This device does just that. Shipped with everything you need to simply plug into your modern tv and start playing.
There is no Setup, there is no programming. It works directly out of the box, they try to make it as simple as possible and they succeed.
Let’s discuss why you would and would not want to buy this device
Pandora’s Box 4S Arcade MAME Machine might be simple to set up but does it do everything you would want it too? Time to go into pros and cons of this device.
- Simple Setup
- Comes with everything you need, including a large HDMI cable so you can set it wherever you want.
- 2-Player enabled right out of the box.
- Tons of Arcade Classic Games.
- Cool interface
- You cannot add any MAME ROMs of your own
- Contains mostly fighting games
- A lot of games duplicated or just different versions
- Not comfortable Playing 2-Player because of how close it is. I could play with my son though, another adult would be even more difficult.
- Requires a Table or something to sit on
- Emulated Sound is really bad at Times.
- Cheap Buttons and Arcade Stick
What are the alternatives?
If you are a looking for a sure fire way to basically play any arcade game you would want? You are going to have to design your own MAME cabinet or have someone do it for you.
You could also buy yourself an arcade controller, or DIY arcade controller and play more on a desktop or laptop. As most Desktops and Laptops hook straight up to modern TVs now with HDMI.
Should you buy the Pandora’s Box 4S Arcade MAME Machine
If you are looking for something simple and plays most of the more popular titles. Then yes you should.
While you might not be able to add other ROMs to it, it pretty much has everything you would want to play.
Great for a night of arcade gaming without having the knowledge or the amount of time spent making your own cabinet.
This is cheap compared to making your own setup, and it comes with everything you would need.
You can watch this thing in action on a live stream I did.
Where else could I have discovered I could be a mysterious lion?
Wondering where you can purchase this?
There are several version of this thing. You could possibly get the latest version might fix some of the sound issues.
I, however, have the Pandora 4s which you can purchase off of Amazon!
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