Bartop Arcade Kit Deluxe

4.92 out of 5 based on 26 customer ratings
(26 customer reviews)

$249.99 $219.99

The Best on the Planet

For $219.99 you get delivered (Free Shipping)
-Black (default) or White Melamine CNC cut cabinet including tmolding cuts, magnetic swing back door
-Cam lock system for easy assembly and joystick mounting hardware
-CNC pre cut plexi glass
-Marquee holders

Add controls!

Add controls! Each selection below comes with USB encoder, required harnessing and USB cable, 20 buttons of your color and choice in trim (non led standard arcade, LED standard trim, or LED chrome trim). The joystick types are the only difference in the price.

Control Details

If you ordered controls, please tell us the joystick colors, button trim (non-led, chrome led, or standard led), button color breakdown, and any other notes. You can finalize this after you do your graphics as well.

Add Graphics

Add adhesive vinyl graphics with translite marquee for backlighting! Orajet RapidAir vinyl (no air bubbles!) by Oracal for the easiest installation possible. Includes Sides, Marquee, Control Panel, Button Panel Graphics. You design/layout via provided pdf files and we will print them for you or even pre-install! Light up your marquee with the translite print now included.


The Best Bartop Arcade on the Planet

Kit Includes

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


Marquee, Control/Button Panel, Monitor

Pre-Slotted for T-molding

Ready for applicataion

Make Yours Even Better

Check out our addon packages

High Quality Adhesive Vinyl Wrap with Translight Marquee $79.99

Pick or Design Your Own

See previous customer designs

Custom Layouts

Using Included Photoshop Files


USB encoder works with Windows, Linux, Mac, and Raspberry Pi


If you plan to use a Raspberry Pi our provided image that will work out of the box with our control kits!

Control Bundle Starting at $79.99

All kits include 2 joysticks 20 arcade buttons Choice of Non-led standard, LED, LED Chrome Trim 2 Player USB Encoder All Harnessing Your choice in colors – Red, Blue, Yellow, Green, White, Black The only difference in the control kit prices are the joysticks Sanwa = Name Brand ($109.99) LED = LED Joystick ($99.99) Zippyy = Generic Brand of Sanwa ($79.99)

Our Customers

5 STARS!!! Great Kit. Even for beginners. My 9 year old son and I were able to build it from the kit in less than a week spending only 2 hours per day. (I am a complete klutz and generally not handy!!). The final product came out amazing – looks as good as a professionally made one but knowing that you put it together yourself means so much more. It’s a great weekend or summer project to do with your kids. I would highly recommend to anyone who enjoys playing classic video games from the 70s, 80s, 90s!”e.

Super easy to assemble. Really well designed and thought out kit. Excellent instructions available online videos. Plug and play. Ryan is great to deal with.

This was a terrific product. The build I ordered with Wreck-It Ralph graphics turned out great. I had never tried a project like this before but the tutorials and videos helped me put the kit together perfectly. GameRoomSolutions was very helpful with my questions during the build. My family is impressed first, by such a cool arcade system and second, that I was able to put the kit together to come out so well.

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Additional Items to Consider


20′ of 3/4″


We suggest 4″ speakers and a small amp or use computer speakers


Fits 22″ widescreen monitor.  Up to approx 20.4″ wide and 12.5″ tall


A small format computer like mini-itx or Raspberry Pi.

More In-Depth Description Below

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Bartop Arcade Kit Deluxe

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Video Instructions


The goal of this bartop arcade kit is have everything you need to assemble.  No hidden costs $, heavy/special tools, glue, screws, painting, routing, cut plexiglass, or multiple expensive trips to Home Depot are required.  A quick craigslist arcade search in your area and you will see the pitiful game room additions you can get at that price.  And yes, those only play the one game.  There is only one way to get one of these, they have to be hand made or your have to “know a guy” and he won’t come cheap.  Create something truly unique and awesome.  Don’t worry, we have all the guides on our site on connecting everything up along with configuring the software to play games or support is a quick email away [email protected].  If you can do Ikea style, you can easily do this.

Bartop Arcade Kit Cabinet Features:

  • Wider cabinet to accommodate up to a 22″ wide screen monitor (Vesa ready)
  • Cabinet made out of black melamine for no painting or easier application for vinyl graphics
  • Cam lock system for quick and easy assembly (this is huge, trust me)
  • Pre-slotted for arcade t-molding (yep, you do not need a router)
  • 20 pre-cut button holes
  • Under-mounted routing for joysticks so they stand taller (great for sanwa joysticks)
  • 1 or 2 player control panel boards included
  • Includes plexiglass for control panels (1 or 2 player), marquee, and Monitor (otherwise you would have to lay plex over the boards and try to route/trace it out, ugh)
  • Black plastic L to hold the marquee
  • Photoshop template so you can layout your own graphics for printing
  • And more

Add High Quality Easy to Apply Graphics:

  • Photoshop files included for side art, marquee, control panel, and button panel
  • Send us your graphics and we will print on high quality adhesive vinyl
  • We can laminate the control panel graphics for extra protection
  • The marquee is printed on back-lit translight material if you want to add a light

Example Artworks See more

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You can also add our high quality control panel components:

The 2 player upgrade contains:

  • 2 player USB Xin-Mo Controller Board to connect all the buttons to your pc
    • 6′ USB Cable
    • Button Ground Wire Daisy Chain Connector harness
    • Button Component Connectors harness
    • USB powered
    • Supports 2 joysticks and 22 total buttons
    • Windows, Linux, Mac, PS2, and Rpi compatible
  • 2 Zippyy (solid generic brand), LED,  or Sanwa (name brand) joysticks (4 or 8 way compatible)
    • Colors: Red, Blue, Yellow, White, Black, or Green
    • You will not need to route for undermount
  • 20 Standard Arcade Non-led, LED Chrome, or LED Standard trim illuminated Buttons
    • Includes button, microswitch, and nut
    • LED buttons include above along with led lamp holder and led colored light
    • Please enter the colors you would like for the buttons upon ordering.

Bonus if you order the LED buttons you will get our:

  • custom LED Molex 12v Connector and Daisy Chain Harness
    • 30 .250 Positive and Negative connectors
    • Easily connect to your computer power supply via included standard molex connector to illuminate buttons
    • This will make you life 100% easier then trying to rig up a harness
Button Trim
Standard LED Trimled-blue-puh-button
Chrome Trimchrome-push-button-blue
 Standard non LED arcade buttons1-player-standard-button close up
Colors available for Joysticks and Buttons







What this bartop arcade kit does not include

  • Monitor
  • T-molding (will cost you $10 on ebay, this way you can pick your color)
  • Pc or Raspberry Pi (we suggest raspberry pi 3)  or there is plenty of room for a micro atx board or smaller to fit for a full HyperSpin or Windows experience.
  • 4″ Speakers/Small amp or computer speakers

Why Buy from

We are the experts in making the ultimate arcade machines.
We are passionate about your project and our bartop arcade kit
Have questions?  Let us help and drop us a line
Not what you were looking for???  Send us a note and we will customize and discount a kit specifically for your needs!
We provide links to our easy setup guides with every purchase
We love the frontend HyperSpin and/or EmulationStation with all the most popular emulators such as MAME.
Our custom molex LED harness will make setup tremendously quick with low frustration Video Demonstration setup of our LED Buttons


Our Experience Shows

We know how to build the baddest machines on the planet, let us help you


USA Seller!  Located in the central United States so priority shipping is possible to most locations.  


Thank you for the quick response. I am very happy with the service and your products. I am spreading your website to my friends on a site I belong to.

Forrest F

Awesome, arrived soo fast got exactly what I ordered!


Product came quick and now I can start on making my own personal arcade! Thanks!


26 reviews for Bartop Arcade Kit Deluxe

  1. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Great product. Easily assembled! Will be buying more in the future. One tip though….. try to catch fedex before they just drop the package and damage it. Despite the package being well packed and clearly marked fragile do not drop, fedex still dropped mine over my patio fence…. watched the delivery lady do it from my window… Some small damage occurred…. Not all delivery drivers are so careless but I just wanted to warn ya. Regardless of this my bartop still turned out great.

  2. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    This was a terrific product. The build I ordered with Wreck-It Ralph graphics turned out great. I had never tried a project like this before but the tutorials and videos helped me put the kit together perfectly. GameRoomSolutions was very helpful with my questions during the build. My family is impressed first, by such a cool arcade system and second, that I was able to put the kit together to come out so well.

  3. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Super easy to assemble. Really well designed and thought out kit. Excellent instructions available online videos. Plug and play. Ryan is great to deal with.

  4. 5 out of 5

    AMAZING.. just received the 2 player deluxe with Sanwa joysticks and LED buttons.. and no kidding this is the BEST. Everything is included even the offset screwdriver.Been looking at so many different types of bartop DIY kits.. this blows every other one out of the water.Outstanding quality excellent price ease of build and no fuss customer service .

  5. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    5 STARS!!! Great Kit. Even for beginners. My 9 year old son and I were able to build it from the kit in less than a week spending only 2 hours per day. (I am a complete klutz and generally not handy!!). The final product came out amazing – looks as good as a professionally made one but knowing that you put it together yourself means so much more. It’s a great weekend or summer project to do with your kids. I would highly recommend to anyone who enjoys playing classic video games from the 70s, 80s, 90s!”

  6. 4 out of 5

    I received my Unit a few days after ordering and everything that you need is included. Ryan answered all of my questions and he was very helpful. Something’s that I had issues with were that the t molding for the controller board was cut on the wrong side and some of the colors weren’t the same on the led buttons, but I was able to exchange it easily. it was very easy to assemble even for someone with no electrical skills.

  7. 5 out of 5

    I was very impressed with what I received. Ordered my kit and received it significantly faster than I expected. Everything was included exactly as described. Setup is quick and easy – Ryan provides videos on his youtube channel which are detailed and thorough. Each step is explained so that even a novice can understand what each part does. If you’re having issues with setup, Ryan is also quick to answer emails, usually replying in under an hour. The final product looks absolutely gorgeous; the plexiglass in particular lends the kit a very professional appearance. I’ve gotta say, the overall quality of the items I received, including the buttons, joysticks, and graphics, all exceeded my expectations. Absolutely terrific purchase.

  8. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    This is the best kit around. Everything was very easy to assemble, and the cam lock system was truly the best design I have worked with for bartop kits. The graphics kit was very high quality. The only small nuance is that my LED buttons were 12V, and the LED joysticks were 5V, which was not specified. An easy thing to incorporate in to my arcade though, so no biggie. I love it!!!!

  9. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    This is an amazing kit. It went together without problem and is as solid as a rock. The controls feel amazing, and the overall layout is pretty much perfect. Playing the classics on a real cabinet takes the whole experience to a completely new level, and I couldn’t be happier with the results.

    Ryan was an absolute pleasure to work with, and the instructional videos made the whole thing a very straightforward process. I knew what to do before it showed up, and then just followed along while watching the videos again. It couldn’t be easier. It took me 2 nights to put the whole thing together – control panel (buttons, etc) one night, and then everything else the next.

    I couldn’t recommend this more. A fantastic kit and well worth the money and massive amount of time saved.

  10. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    I used to own a bunch of stand up machines. I bought and sold them, fixed them up, swapped out motherboards and monitors, all that stuff. I sold off the last full size machine around 2005. But, and you knew this was coming, the itch still remains. I still wanted another try at the chef’s nightmare that is Burger Time and the accursed highwaymen on Bump ‘n Jump.

    This kit, plus a few parts, made it all come true, and a LOT more. All the classics I wanted, with a perfectly aligned and balanced two player setup. Flawless arcade components. Heavy duty construction (for when you just have to smack your hand against the side). I bought one with the graphics already installed because I’m lazy like that. All told, a couple of hours screwing some stuff together, and now I expect years and years of fun.

    Recommended: buy some PCB feet. Buy a cheap pair of speakers and a small amp to drive them. Order some T-molding when you order the kit so you don’t go crazy waiting for it to arrive so you can finish the assembly. Use a Raspberry Pi 3 and the OS image that Ryan provides. Be prepared to toy around with it a bit (I installed all the Atari 2600 games I used to own, in addition to the others).

    Lay in a good supply of beer and pretzels, because your friends will never want to leave.

  11. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    This kit is absolutely fantastic. I have no experience with electronics, programming (I used a RaspberryPi3) or assembling a project of this nature, but the instructional videos made it incredibly straightforward. The end result is nothing short of impressive – I am glad that I chose to add graphics and have them applied for me so I didn’t have to mess with it, and it really does look great.

    Ryan always replied to my emails quickly – even on the weekends – to answer all of my questions. All in all it only took me 3 or 4 nights after work to assemble. It is a blast to play old games with friends and family! I highly recommend this to anyone who wants to have their own personal arcade.

  12. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Very impressed with the quality, cost and the ease of installation! There are no compromises and no shortcuts on the build quality, which is great when considering that I wanted this to be the main center of attention in my man-cave. The staff was extremely helpful and the specs fit just as GRS advertised. The decals went on easy, even-though I had to remove them a few times to center them correctly. In the end it looks great! I will note that there needs to be better instructions and videos for installation however, if you are building this… than you probably already know how to put things together and figure out the rest.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Sure, most folks can build this from scratch, but most folks like myself don’t have the tools and time to put this all together. GRS saved me the trouble and made it all happen with an inexpensive solution! I am overall pleased with my purchase!

    Although I ran into a few hiccups in the build process specifically with the USB controller board and a button not working, Ryan @ GRS was quick to rectify the problem. I highly recommend anyone that is interested in owning a personal arcade cabinet to purchase from GRS! Ryan is responsive, trustworthy, and extremely helpful (instructional videos on YouTube)!

    Thank you Ryan and GRS for making it possible for me to relive my childhood and fulfilling my dream in owning an arcade at home! I am pleased with the overall quality, ease of installation, and most of all the exceptional customer service! Keep up the good work and I look forward to seeing your future products!

  14. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Absolutely the best,kids love it.was really easy putting it together,graphics are stunning.would recommend to friends.

  15. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    I had been looking at buying my own bartop arcade for quite a while before pulling the trigger and ordering from Game Room Solutions. I had pondered ordering one built and pre-programmed but they were too expensive. I was hesitant about building my own from scratch and upon searching on YouTube for some plans on how to build my own I ran into a video of Ryan assembling the Bartop Arcade Kit Deluxe and immediately got excited. The machine has been built for about a week now and I can’t say enough good things about the product and the service you receive.
    When I received the package I was absolutely shocked at how perfect and professional the kit had been packaged. It looked like a piece of furniture you would buy from a big box store. I unpacked everything and got to work instantly. The most tedious part of the build is getting the buttons installed and wired up correctly. Ryan’s YouTube video does an amazing job of leading you step by step through the process and I am happy to report that I had everything up and running on the control panel in just under an hour or so. I had watched the video of the assembly of the cabinet a few times and everything went together seamlessly. I loved being able to build this from the ground up and honestly wish I would have taken more time to enjoy the build process. This unit is very well constructed and built to last for a long time. The hinged door on the back is a lifesaver and very well designed.
    I could not be happier with my purchase. My son and I have spent every night playing games on the arcade since it has been finished and everyone who has seen it has asked where they can get one. I highly recommend this kit and can’t say enough good things about Ryan. He is very quick to answer your e-mails and the video tutorials on YouTube answered any questions I had during the build. 5/5 stars for sure!

  16. 5 out of 5

    I’ve been looking around for a bartop arcade for a long time. Nothing comes close to GRS. Once I put in my order, it arrived in record time, very fast shipping and I’m in Canada. When it arrived I was shocked to see how professionaly it was packed, nothing was loose or shaking around. The build quality is amazing. Every piece is professionally CNC machined. Ryan was great to deal with, he answered all my questions and promptly replied to all my emails, great customer service. I highly recommend them.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Your product is really well made and high quality. Fast shipping, great communication. I’m very happy thanks!

  18. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Ryan was great to work with and was quick to answer any questions I had! I have my custom 2 Player Arcade Cabinet in my cubicle at work and it is a blast to turn around and play. Thanks GRS! One more bucket list item checked off!

  19. 5 out of 5

    My son and I were going to build one ourselves and then I came across this website with the deluxe barcade kit. It was exactly what we were looking for! Upon ordering we had so many choices to make, artwork, colors for buttons, joystick. Did a lot of reading to find something we would like. Once all was decided, Ryan was super fast in sending it out. There was an issue with the shipment, however Ryan was super responsive and quick to resolve. You have nothing to worry about, this is a high quality business with a great package. I am sure our friends will want their own once they see ours. Thanks again for everything!

  20. 5 out of 5

    So I got a pi 3 and decided I wanted to build an acrcade cabinet. I searched for days trying to find the best deal where I would get EVERYTHING I needed m. I didn’t want to have to run to the store 20 times during the build. I came across Game room solutions and really liked their product. I pulled the trigger and I have to say I am very impressed. The cabinet went together in no time and the build quality is great. Everything needed was in the box and looked amazing once completed. Hope I can do business in the future (may need to add on to house first)!!!

  21. 5 out of 5

    Thank you very much Ryan for your product and all your help.
    I am been very pleased with the product. During the install it turned out that one joystick was acting weird and few pushbuttons/light bulbs were faulty. After letting Ryan know, he sent me replacement right away.
    It was very nice to use the pre made image of the Rasberry Pi3. I didn’t had the time to really setup everything and this was plug and play.
    Thanks again for everything

  22. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Great Bartop Arcade Deluxe Kit. I had Gameroomsolutions install the graphics for me as well which really made assembling the cabinet a breeze! Ryan was very helpful in answering my questions and helped get a couple of missing pieces to me very quickly. This is the second bartop arcade cabinet I have put together with the first doing all the woodwork myself. I can definitely say that this kit is a time saver and well worth the money/investment!

  23. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Grest produxt! This cabinet was easy to put together and I love the fact that you can either customize your own artwork or choose from what others have done in the past. Everything worked as expected. Note: put on your vinyl edging before putting the buttons together. I put the buttons together and did the edging last. Using a rubber mallet, I ended up loosened the button components from the vibration and had to take some of the cabinet apart again. Other than that, this cabinet has been a huge hit during 2 Retro Game Night parties. 7,000+ classic games and the ability to add more! Can’t go wrong with that.

  24. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    I ordered and could not believe how quickly it arrived. The items were packaged well and shipping was quick and easy. The graphics looked great. Ryan at was very helpful and answered all of my questions. I am so happy that I ordered from GRS and cannot wait to try building a virtual pinball machine in the future. Thanks for helping me build an impressive arcade and for being a great company to work with.

  25. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Excellent product. Great design and great service.

  26. 4 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    I’m very satisfied with my order, even though I had some minor setback with my order. Ryan is the best person you can ever buy from, very fast at responding emails and very helpful. I would definitely recommend this kit, super sturdy and beautiful too. Great project, great salesman. Amazing. Just amazing.

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