By Andrew Liszewski
I’ve occasionally drooled over a friend’s full-size MAME cabinet but to accomodate one in my current living quarters would require me to give up my fridge or leave the thing on my balcony and share it with the neighborhood pigeons. Seeing this shrunken Galaga cabinet gives me hope that squeezing one in here is no longer just a dream.
Built by Mushmouth26 (his Flickr handle) the mini Galaga cabinet uses a vertically oriented 17-inch CRT powered by a 400Mhz Celeron PC inside. It even has a trackball to accomodate games like Centipede. You’ll need a stool in order to comfortably play the thing but standing is for suckers anyways.
There’s a few ‘behind-the-scenes’ shots of the cabinet in his Flickr pool so if you think you’re ready to tackle building your own you might want to look there first.