The Ultimate Gift Idea for the Gamer that has Everything

So, it’s your friend or family member’s birthday coming up and you can’t think what to buy them. In particular, they love gaming and they seem to have all of the most modern technology going. There just seem like nothing that you can buy them that they don’t already have. We have all been there and it can be tough to find the ideal gift.

But, we have the ultimate gift idea for the gamer that has everything and that is a
retro arcade machine. All gamers have an interest in where their favourite games all started and this is usually from those created during the golden age of arcade games. The good news is that we have of some of the most popular games ever played. We have reconditioned them back to their former glory and now you can get your hands on them for a gift.

So, let’s have a look at some of the classics so that you can find the best gift ever for your friends and family.

Pac-Man Arcade Machines

If there is one game that everyone knows then it has got to be
Pac-Man! This retro arcade machine has been a hit ever since it was released in the 1980s and it has been iconic up until today. It is one of the highest grossing games of all time and now you can buy one of the original machines for your gamer friend or family member. the Original Pac-Man Arcade Machine has been all refurbished just for you and it is time to bring back memories with your own piece of history. The aim of the game is to guide the yellow Pac-Man around the maze to grab all of the dots, without being eaten by the coloured ghosts, known as Pinky, Blinky, Inky, and Clyde. It is an addictive game and you can play it for hours!

Space Invaders Arcade Machines

One of the best-selling games of all time is
Space Invaders. This was released way back in 1978 and it is a Japanese arcade game that took the world by storm. In fact, this shooting game is still a hit today and that is why we recommend it for gamers. You can take control and shoot waves of aliens with a laser, while trying to earn as many points as you can. As you progress through the levels this game gets tougher and tougher, which will create a challenge for pro gamers. The Original Space Invaders Arcade Machineis going to be the ultimate gift for someone that appreciates retro arcade games but didn’t know how to get their hands on one of the original machines. Plus, it can be a way to relive their childhood and enjoy nostalgia.

Star Wars Arcade Machines

Is the person that you are buying a gift for a big fan of movies? Then they are sure to love the
Star Wars Arcade Machines that we have! We have a range of original machines, which feature the characters and scenarios from the movies. This is going to offer amazing entertainment that they have never seen before! For example, the Star Wars Episode 1 Pinball Machinewas designed in 1999 and it is based on the Phantom Menace Star Wars movie, with the aim of the game to become a Jedi Spirit. You can also play Luke Skywalker in the Star Wars X-Wing Sit Down Arcade Machine. You become the pilot of a X-wing fighter and you have got to blast away the TIE fighters. This one never gets old! For something a little different, we also have the Star Wars Jedi Master One Arm Bandit. This is a fantastic Star Wars themed fruit machine and you can win coins if you get the right combination.

Jurassic Park Arcade Machines

Jurassic Park is one of the best movies of all time and now you can make sure your friend or family member has a way to pay tribute to it. With the classic Jurassic park arcade machines, you can step back in time and play the classic game that was released in 1994. You can jump into the Ford Explorer tour vehicle and help to save the island in this
Jurassic Park Arcade Machine and it never gets old. In fact, it is quite a challenging shooting game and even the seats move. This game was way ahead of its time and it continues to be a popular one with gamers. So, get your hands on it now as a gift!

Don’t forget that if you are planning a birthday party we have fantastic Arcade game Hire and Event Hire packages available. We can plan the whole event for you, visit for more information.

Mark Jackson

About Mark Jackson - Founder & Arcade Advisor

Mark is the founder of Arcade Direct and has over 16 years experience helping to advise customers and share his knowledge in the retro arcade market.

Nell JonesNell Jones
12:22 29 Jun 22
We used Arcade Direct for a Boxing machine at the NEC. We chose them party due to the competitive price but also for the quick quote and helpful, clear communication. The machine was fully branded and looked fantastic. It was an absolute draw at the show and remarked on by many as the best entertainment there, bringing a lot of attention to our stand. During the show there was a part broken (no-ones fault) and Mark's support was brilliant with a courier sent immediately with a replacement to our Air bnb during the evening in time for the show opening the next day. We will definitely work with them on any future shows.
Alice ChambersAlice Chambers
17:08 18 Aug 20
Highly recommend Arcade Direct. Mark was so helpful when i queried the status of an order of a Gaming Chair. As the delivery date was longer than expected i had to cancel however the customer service i received was fantastic.
Kat SmithKat Smith
08:48 17 May 20
I recently ordered a gaming chair & was really happy with the service. Mark was really helpful & the delivery was much quicker than expected!
Lee GiacopazziLee Giacopazzi
09:58 31 Oct 19
I have had the pleasure of working with Arcade Direct several times. I can personally attest to their customer service and I have seen first-hand how their arcade machines transform events and venue spaces. I often recommend them to my personal contacts and clients.
Emily TylerEmily Tyler
13:08 16 Oct 18
Would highly recommend Mark & the team not only for hiring their Arcade Machines but for their event planning and theming too which cannot be faulted!