Wagner’s ARCADE!

Last Update: 6/4/2021

We love working on classic Arcade Games, building cabinets, trying the latest Retro-Gaming Handheld devices and tinkering with RetroPie.  There are a number of videos below on the above topics.  Have fun at the Arcade!


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Super Console X STICK Retro Game Console: Setup, Game Play & Review

Video: Super Console X Stick

In this video we’ll check out the Super Console X Stick. The Super Console X Stick is a Retro Gaming console which includes x2 wireless controllers, an Android Remote and a microSD packed with over 50k games pre-installed.


Super Console X Retro Gaming Console: Unboxing, Game Play + Review

Video: Super Console X

In this video we’ll check out the Super Console X. This Retro Gaming console includes x2 wireless controllers, a 4 port USB hub and a microSD packed with over 41k games pre-installed. Let’s check it out!


Anbernic RG351V – Unboxing, Game Play & Review

Video: Anbernic RG351V – Unboxing, Game Play & Review

The RG351V Retro Game (RG) handheld has built-in WiFi and comes in 3 variants including gray, transparent black and wood grain! This vertically oriented Anbernic device sports the familiar RK3326 CPU but with a 640×480 display (4:3), check it out in the video below! For more RG351V coverage, please visit the RG351 page here.


Asteroids X Replicade by New Wave Toys – Unboxing, Game Play & Review

Video: Asteroids X Replicade by New Wave Toys

Today we’ll take a look at the 1:6th scale Asteroids X Replicade Arcade by New Wave Toys. This unit is currently showing “Sold Out” on the New Wave Toys website, but you might be able to find one elsewhere.


Tempest X Replicade & USB Charge Machine: New Wave Toys Mini Arcade Review

Video: Tempest X Replicade and Charge Machine by New Wave Toys

In this video, we’ll take a look at the 1:6th scale Tempest X Replicade Arcade and the USB Charge Machine by New Wave Toys (resembles a “change” machine). Both of these products are getting more difficult to find and shows as sold out on the newwavetoys.com website. However, I was able to locate a Tempest at sideshow.com for this review. More Charge Machines, are coming on New Wave Toys website and perhaps Amazon.


Dragon’s Lair X Replicade: Unboxing, Game-play, HDMI Output & Review!

Video: Dragon’s Lair Replicade Unboxing, Game Play and Review!

Replicade amusement has released the Dragon’s Lair X Replicade! This awesome 1:6th scale Dragon’s Lair Arcade machine looks and plays like the original game from 1983. Not only that, it includes some unexpected features such as a replica mini-LaserDisc & player, secondary scoreboard, Daphne Kickplate decal and illuminated Marquee/coin slots!

Dragon’s Lair X Replicade (distributed by New Wave Toys)


Arcade Game Station 3188 in 1: Unboxing, Setup, Game Play & Review

Video: Arcade Game Station 3188 in 1: Unboxing, Setup, Game Play & Review

In this video we will take a look at the Arcade Console Integrated 3188 in 1 Arcade Game Station. This unit will allow 2-Player Arcade gaming and allow connecting it to your HDMI TV very easily. I’ll demonstrate the pros and the cons of this unit to help you determine if it’s right for you.

Helpful Links


The Retroid Pocket 2: Quick and Easy Getting-Started Guide

Video: Retroid Pocket 2 Setup/install – Quick and Easy Getting-Started Guide

Today, we will take a look at the newly released Retroid Pocket 2. We’ll unbox, set it up and of course try a few games/systems! At the end, I’ll let you know my thoughts on the unit. Check out the Retroid Pocket 2 page for more.


Batocera Install on a PC – Recycle your old PC / Laptop into a Retro-Gaming Beast

Video: Setup Batocera Linux and turn your old PC / Laptop into a Retro-Gaming Beast

In this video, we’ll setup the Batocera on a laptop that is 14 years old! That’s right, it was released in 2006 and can play many emulators and some may surprise you! Time to dust-off those old laptops and put them to use with some Retro Gaming fun!

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Powkiddy A12 Review and How-to Quickly generate your own Game List

Video: Powkiddy A12 Review +Setup: How-to Quickly generate your own Game List

Here, we are going to check out the Powkiddy A12. Not only that, we are going to make it better! The only issue I had with this unit was that the game-list is all in Chinese. However, in this video I’ll show you how to create your own custom game list from your own games, with artwork using a PC or a Raspberry Pi 4. Best of all, game list generation is quick and easy. Check out the Powkiddy A12 Tips page here.


RK2020 Retro Portable Handheld – Play Dreamcast, PSP, N64 and more!

Video: RK2020 Retro Portable Handheld – Play Dreamcast, PSP, N64 and more!

Today, we will take a look at the RK2020 which is a portable handheld that allows you to play Nintendo 64, Play Station Portable and Dreamcast games. Let’s check it out.


RetroPie 4.6 is Out: 10 TIPs in 20 minutes for your Raspberry Pi 4 – many applicable for Pi 2/3/3b+

Video: 10 RetroPie Setup TIPs in 20 minutes for your Raspberry Pi 4 – many applicable for Pi 2/3/3b+

In this video, we’ll go through 10 RetroPie / Raspberry Pi 4 tips (+1 bonus) on how to improve your experience with RetroPie. This includes several tips from adding favorites, adding/changing themes, making an image backup, using RetroPie Web manager and so much more!


Pocket Go Version 2 Review and Game play: Demonstration of GB, FBA, Sega, NES, SNES, MAME and more!

Video: The NEW Bittboy Pocket Go Version 2 Review/Issues+Gameplay: GB, Sega, SNES, MAME & more. PocketGo 2

In this video, we’ll take a look at the all new Pocket Go Version 2! We’ll go over the specifications, un box, game play and identify a few issues so you can decide if they are important to you, or not.

Check out our Pocket Go Version 2 Tips page!


Mini Arcades: Data East Classics and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Pinball

Video: Mini Arcades – Data East Classics and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Pinball!

In this video we’ll take a look at the My Arcade Data East Classics mini Retro Arcade and the Super Impulse Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

Helpful Links


Ragebee 500-in-1: 3″ display, 2Player Controller for $15 (USD) – Unbox, Gameplay & Review (GearBest)

Video: Ragebee Game Console 500 in 1 with 3″ Display, 2-Players for $15 USD – Unbox, Gameplay & Review

In this video, we’ll take a look at the Ragebee 500-in-1 2 player Handheld Game Console which includes an external Gamepad! The video includes the unboxing, gameplay and review of the Ragebee so that you can determine if it’s a good fit for you or as a gift.

Purchase Link – ~$15 USD from GearBest (ships from China)


Arcade1UP Star Wars Cabinet: Parody, Unboxing, Assembly, GamePlay and Review!

Video: STAR WARS Arcade 1UP Unbox, Setup & Game-play

In this video, we did things a little differently and hope you truly enjoy it. We added a little Star Wars skit at the beginning before unboxing, assembling and reviewing the new Star Wars Arcade1UP Arcade!

Check out our Review Page for more details!


Retro Game 300: The FULL Guide to Firmware Upgrade, Unbox, Setup, Tips and Review of the RG300 +MAME

Video: Retro Game 300 – The FULL Guide to Firmware Upgrade, Unbox, Setup and Review of the RG 300 +MAME

We’ll take a look at the Retro Game 300, also known as the RG300. This new Retro Gaming device has a 3″ screen, firmware upgradable, 3007 games pre-installed, L/R buttons and many emulators. Check out this thorough review that will take you from Unboxing, firmware upgrade, gameplay, tips and much more! Yes, the video is a little long, but you’ll learn everything you need to know in one video!

Where to find the RG300

UPDATE (9/29/2019): The Intellivision emulator DOES WORK! Thanks to one of our viewers, Thomas, for the info. To get it to work, search for “OpenEmuBIOSPack”. Then, copy the following files to the roms/intellivision folder that contains the games: ecs.bin, exec.bin, grom.bin & voice.bin. That’s it!

Software and Tools Used for the Firmware Upgrade


PocketGo by BittBoy Review and Demonstration – Pocket Retro Gaming Handheld (Less than $40)

Video: BittBoy Pocket Go 2019 – Review – Cheap Handheld Emulator Play 2600/NEOGEO/SNES/MAME (10+ consoles)!

In this video, we’ll take a look at the new BittBoy Pocket Go, a less than $40 USD retro gaming device. This impressive gaming console can play the following systems:

  • NES
  • Game Boy
  • Game Boy Color
  • Game Boy Advance
  • SNES
  • Mega Drive
  • Sega Master System
  • PC Engine
  • NeoGEO
  • MAME
  • PS1

You can get yours in the links below

Our Video Review of the PocketGo


How-To Setup: Retroflag GPi CASE – RetroPie on a RPi Zero W – ARCADE in your Pocket!

Video: RetroFlag GPi CASE Setup: A RetroPie GameBoy ARCADE! RetroPie Pi Zero W with MAME, GB, NES +more!

Here we’ll unbox, assemble and configure the microSD for the newly released Retroflag GPi CASE! For the latest information, also please see the link below. As I receive feedback, with problems or improvements I will update this page.

Setup Instructions to compliment this video

Purchase Links


SETUP: RetroFlag SuperPI CASE (Deluxe) +Safe Shutdown / RETROPIE case + looks like an SNES!

Video: RetroFlag Super Pi CASE -Deluxe RetroPie/Raspberry Pi Case +Safe Shutdown -SNES Lookalike!

We’ll un-box and setup the Retroflag SUPERPi Deluxe Edition case with the shutdown script! This kit includes 2 wired controllers, cooling fan, heat sinks and more. You will need a Raspberry Pi 3/3b+ which is sold separately and a microSD card for burning the RetroPie image.

Purchase Links

Helpful Software (Download Links)


How To: Build your own AWESOME RetroPie/RPi Arcade Control Panel!

Video: How To: Build a RetroPie ARCADE Joystick + Control Panel – Play those classic RETRO GAMES!

In this video, we’ll build an Arcade Gaming panel for use with a Raspberry Pi running RetroPie. This video will take you through the complete build process from unboxing, to assembly and installation and setup in RetroPie.

Components Purchased for this Build:


How To: Install RetroPie 4.4 and Setup MAME on a Raspberry Pi 3B+ Play ARCADE GAMES!

Video: How To: Install RetroPie 4.4 and Setup MAME on a Raspberry Pi 3B+ Play ARCADE GAMES!

In this video, I’ll demonstrate the hardware needed to setup and run RetroPie on the Raspberry Pi 3B+. That is, we’ll cover where to download RetroPie, how to burn the image file, how to copy the ROM (game) files and configure the MAME games.

Helpful Links

If interested in creating a bar-top or full size arcade cabinet from your RetroPie, then you may want to consider this.  I personally have used it in x3 RPi Arcades and they work great!

I’m also building a Restrictor Plate that for the above joystick that doesn’t require opening the cabinet. You can read more about this on our Inventions page.


Base for bar-top Arcade cabinet

Video: Building a base for RetroPie Bar-Top Arcade cabinet

In 2017 I built a bar-top arcade cabinet. It turned out pretty well, but after some time playing it, I decided having it stand a little taller would be ideal. So, in this video I take you through building a base for a bar-top arcade cabinet to make it into a convertible mini-cab.


X-Arcade Coin Door Install to RetroPi in an Arcade Cabinet

Video: RetroPie X-Arcade Coin Door Install to an Arcade Cabinet

This coin door was installed into a Raspberry Pi 3 arcade cabinet.

While our custom-built coin door worked well for several months, some parts were chipping off due to heavy use. We decided to replace it with a real coin door with coin mechs from X-Arcade. This video shows how we did it.

Helpful Links


Change Log

  • 2021-06-04 – Updated this page with small thumbnails instead of embedded videos. This will allow for faster loading, clicking an image will load the YouTube video.