How to customize your arcade cabinet?

How to customize your own arcade cabinet with Flex Arcade? Do you want to create a unique and original look? In this article, we'll show you how to customize your arcade machine to get the look you want. We give you tips and tricks to help you create a unique arcade cabinet that reflects your image. Learn how to choose the right colors, find the right accessories and customize your arcade cabinet for a unique and original look.

1. Choose your arcade cabinet model

If you are looking to buy an arcade machine for your home, it is important to choose the model that best suits your needs. Fortunately, Flex Arcade offers three different models: 

The 1 player bartop is perfect for those with limited space or looking for a portable gaming solution. The 2-player bartop is ideal for playing with a friend or family member, while the full-size cabinet offers an authentic and immersive gaming experience.

2. Choose frame color

When you purchase a Flex Arcade arcade machine, you can customize your gaming experience by choosing the color of the chassis. Chassis color is an important part of customizing your arcade cabinet, as it contributes to the overall aesthetics of the device and can reflect your personal style.

Flex Arcade offers three frame colors: 

  • Black
  • White
  • Gray

Each of these colors offers a modern and elegant look, which can adapt to different styles of interior decoration. The choice of frame color will depend on your personal taste and how you want to integrate your arcade cabinet into your home.

Black is a timeless color that works well in modern, sophisticated spaces. White is a stylish option that suits a variety of home decor environments, while gray offers a more neutral and subtle alternative.

When choosing the chassis color for your Flex Arcade cabinet, consider where you plan to place the cabinet and how it will blend in with the rest of your decor. If you have any questions about the colors available or need advice on choosing the color that suits you best, please do not hesitate to contact the Flex Arcade team for assistance.

In short, by choosing the color of your Flex Arcade cabinet, you can customize your gaming experience to match your personal style. Chassis color can make a big difference when it comes to aesthetics, so choose the one that suits you best.

3. Choose the decoration

Choosing the design of your Flex Arcade arcade machine is an important step in customizing your gaming experience. With Flex Arcade's 3D configurator, you can choose from several existing designs or create your own custom design.

Design examples available:

  • pac man
  • street fighter
  • Star Wars
  • daft-punk
  • mortal kombat
  • Zelda
  • Avatar
  • tron
  • And many others…

The choice of design will depend on your personal taste and how you want to customize your arcade machine. The existing designs offered by Flex Arcade are inspired by popular culture from the 80s and 90s, and include motifs from classic video games, movies, and comic books. You can also come up with your own design to make your arcade cabinet unique and to suit your personal tastes.

To choose the best design for your Flex Arcade machine, consider your personal taste, your interior design style and the type of games you want to play. If you like classic video games, a design inspired by that period could be a great option. If you want to create a home decor piece that stands out, you can consider creating a custom design that reflects your personality.

In summary, to choose the best design for your Flex Arcade machine, it is important to take into account your personal tastes, your style of interior decoration and the type of games you want to play. With the customization options offered by Flex Arcade, you can create a unique piece that will be tailored to your needs and preferences. If you need help choosing the best design for your arcade machine, don't hesitate to contact the Flex Arcade team for advice and suggestions.

4. Choose the game system

The choice of game system for your Flex Arcade arcade cabinet is crucial to ensure an optimal gaming experience. Flex Arcade offers three game system options:

Each of these systems offers unique benefits in terms of performance and game compatibility.

The Pandora Box is a standalone gaming platform that comes with a wide variety of pre-installed games. With over 3000 classic games available, the Pandora Box is a great option for gamers who want a retro gaming experience without having to install additional games. The Pandora Box is easy to use, plug-and-play, and suitable for players of all skill levels.

THE raspberry pi4 is a single board computer that can be used to run a variety of operating systems and programs, including game emulators. The Raspberry Pi4 is a great option for gamers who want to customize their gaming experience using game emulators for classic gaming platforms such as Nintendo, Sega, or PlayStation. The Raspberry Pi4 is also easy to use and comes with a large community of developers who regularly create new emulators and software updates.

THE Windows-PC is the most flexible and powerful solution for gamers who want to play modern games as well as retro games. Using a Windows PC, gamers can access a massive library of modern PC games, as well as a wide range of game emulators for classic consoles. The Windows PC also offers maximum compatibility with modern gaming accessories such as controllers and steering wheels.

Ultimately, the choice of game system will come down to your personal preferences and the type of games you want to play. If you want an easy-to-use retro gaming experience, the Pandora Box is a great choice. If you are an experienced gamer who wants to customize your gaming experience, the Raspberry Pi4 may be the best option. If you want access to a massive library of modern and classic games, Windows PC is the most powerful solution. Whichever option you choose, Flex Arcade can help you customize your arcade cabinet to create the perfect gaming solution for you.

5. Add accessories and options

At Flex Arcade, you can customize your arcade cabinet with a wide range of options and accessories to create a unique gaming experience. You can add features to enhance your gaming experience, like illuminated buttons, protective glass, coin slot, vented door, side buttons, 4:3 or 16:9 screen, and more.

The illuminated buttons are a popular customization option that can give a retro-futuristic touch to your arcade cabinet. These buttons light up when you play, which creates an immersive and exciting gaming atmosphere. They are available in multiple colors to suit your tastes.

THE protective glass is another useful accessory to protect the screen of your arcade machine from scratches and accidental damage. The protective glass is easy to install and does not affect the image quality of your screen.

THE change machine is a customization option that gives an authentic touch to your arcade cabinet. You can choose between a coin acceptor that accepts coins or tokens, depending on your preference. It also adds a playful dimension to your gaming experience.

The ventilated door is a customization accessory that improves air circulation in your arcade cabinet, which can help prevent overheating. This is especially important if you are using your arcade machine for long periods of time.

The side buttons are a handy customization feature that allow gamers to play games that require additional buttons. These buttons can be placed on the sides of the arcade machine for more versatility.

Finally, you can also customize the screen of your arcade cabinet by choosing between a 4/3 or 16/9 screen. This can have a significant impact on the quality of your gaming experience, depending on your preferences.

In short, the customization options and accessories offered by Flex Arcade allow you to create a unique arcade cabinet that meets your preferences and needs. With these features, you can create an immersive and exciting gaming experience that will feel like you've traveled back in time to the golden age of arcade gaming.


In conclusion, Flex Arcade offers modern arcade terminals with a retro look, customizable according to everyone's desires. Customers can choose between three bollard models, three frame colors, several existing designs or even create a custom one. It is also possible to choose from three different game systems, as well as add options and accessories such as illuminated buttons, protective glass, coin mechanism, ventilated door and many more. 

With Flex Arcade, the customization possibilities are endless to create the arcade cabinet of your dreams. Feel free to use the 3D configurator on their website to view your creation in real time. Order your Flex Arcade machine now to relive your arcade gaming memories in the comfort of your own home.

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At FLEX we love video games, it is this passion that rocked our childhood (and perhaps yours!?) that drives us on this adventure, to design and manufacture superb machines to replay the best titles of the young history of video games. We produce a “ready to play” range but also make special orders for unique and characterful arcade terminals using for example the base of a 300L wine barrel or a French army ammunition box ! We are at your disposal for your projects, share your wildest dreams, we love to make them come true.

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