The original game marquees were made of either acrylic, tempered glass, translite, or stick-on vinyl.
For example, Atari marquees were made of tempered glass, such as for Centipede. Midway used acrylic, such as for Ms. Pac-Man. And very often, Nintendo used a vinyl stick-on, such as for Vs. Super Mario Bros. Translite marquees came along later, and are used for almost all modern arcade games.
Indeed, this is a photo of an Ace Amusements custom refurbished competition style cabinet.
Our customer's favorite game is Street Fighter II, so that is what he named his new custom multicade.
At Ace Amusements, we offer three marquee options for your custom built multicade (you can click any image for a larger view):
1. Shown in this photo, the standard Multicade marquee. This is a very popular marquee, as the cabinet and button color selections (red, green, blue and black are good ones) can easily compliment the marquee colors.
This marquee is made of translite-like material.
This marquee is standard, there is no extra charge.
2. A particular game title marquee, like the Street Fighter II marquee in the cabinet shown above.
This marquee may be made of acrylic (if an original marquee), or of the translite-like material.
There is a $50 charge for game title marquees.
3. A custom designed marquee. With this option, you can brand your new custom multicade with your family name, business name, alma mater (like this photo), favorite association, favorite sports team, favorite video game, or with just whatever strikes your fancy.
One customer named his custom multicade after his wife. Pretty smart.
The custom designed marquee will be made of the translite-like material.
There is a $75 charge for custom designed marquees.
Here are a few examples of our customers' custom designed marquees:
Our marquees are printed on a translite-like material with an adhesive backing. Thus, the marquee can be mounted translite style, behind a panel of new clear acrylic; or in stick-on style, adhered to the front of the acrylic panel.
If you do not specify a preference, we will mount the marquee in the translite style. This method provides protection for the marquee graphics.
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