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The following messages have been sent to us from satisfied customers. You can send us pictures by attaching them to the form below. We will add them to the site. It's always great to hear from you. So send us some words too. Your comments will appear here as well as your pictures.
Steven Anthony 9/4/18

If you're looking for one of these absolutely amazing machines Chris is who you should be looking to build it.
I done a lot of research into these cabinets and found the quality of build, workmanship and designs on the market differ massively.
I found Chris on eBay and liked the quality look of his cabinet design with screws, bolts and joints etc hidden.
I contacted him with my spec and he took a lot of time to help design my cabinet with the different artwork and layout and was very helpful during this process.
Once decided he began the build and kept me updated regularly on progress with pics and videos which was brilliant.
From initial order to completion took just on 3 weeks and the build quality is absolutely awesome. It looks like it was built by robots in a factory. Amazing attention to detail and I couldn't be more pleased with it.
To finish off the excellent service i collected it from his warehouse where he builds them and was given a full demonstration of how everything works.
Thanks Chris for an amazing job. Highly recommended.

Deadleaf Collins  29/7/18

Chris is a very talented chap who has been very helpful in designing a bar-top to my specific needs and design. He met my brief perfectly and as I had no idea about Bar-tops and helped me to choose the right components. Also Chris’s after care has also been top notch as any problems I’ve had (I’m a complete noob) has been amazing. Can’t recommend Chris enough!
This is for the tron / dragons lair machine
"Yes you can build these your self, but better to have someone who has built them before do it. Like many D.I.Y. project it's not the starting it's the finishing.
Of the options available with and without games installed. This was the best option for price, installing games on RetroPie and Emulation Station is easy (MANY guides and images online).

Seller willing to accept custom artwork for cabinet and custom changes to controls (Some may cost a little more).
Pleased with built quality which (modular) allows for easy upgrades. As have list of items I want to add myself (Made extra marquee. spinner, extra buttons and access to auto/rapid features).
As for postage/shipping costs, wondered why so high? cost justified due to size, 2 player cabinet (23"h x 20"w x 18d") delivered on wood pallet and wood box.
What I wanted was to play retro arcade games. Now I can install and upgrade at my own pace."

Les Wood 16/5/18

I've just received my retro bartop arcade unit today and im very pleased.  
From initial contact to delivery and beyond, customer service has been great.  Very approachable and helpful.  
I received photos of the build as it progressed showing the internal wiring and fixing of equipment.  The installation work is very neat and overall the unit is excellent standard.  

If you are considering getting a custom retro bartop arcade unit, this is who you need to see!
Tim Lee 3/4/18

I’m so happy with my custom built arcade ! The build quality is superb, I’ve had so many comments from friends on how professional the finish is. Not only that but Chris’s communication and attention to my needs as a customer was top notch throughout the process. I’d definately recommend using him if your thinking of having one �
Purchased a custom designed Bar Top Arcade Machine from Chris Holden.  Chris was very helpful from the outset, explaining the various artworks and designs which were available for the unit itself.  Chris then explained the various additional options which were available to further enhance the quality of the unit.  Communication has been superb from start to finish.  Kept me up to date throughout the build process.  From start to finish, the process took less than four weeks.  The quality of the unit is very impressive.  You can see the craftsmanship which has gone into producing the machine and build quality is second to none.  Got exactly what I asked for.  There are thousands of games stored on the machine.  I wanted old school 80s games which are available in abundance on this machine.   Finally the packaging of the unit was exceptional.  Do not worry about the unit being damaged in transit, it will arrive in absolute mint condition.  I would highly recommend Chris as a builder of exceptional quality arcade machines.
Yours sincerely
Purchaser of Star Wars Custom Arcade Machine
I wanted to buy a bartop arcade machine,after spending lots of time looking,I saw Chris's for sale on ebay, they looked amazing.

I got in touch with Chris as i wanted to have one made in Tron Legacy design  (great film).

Chris went above and beyond to make my machine absolutely perfect,the graphics he suggested were awesone with great attention to detail,the build quality is second to none,cant believe it was hand made looks like i walked into an arcade and purchased it.

I paid for extras ,translucent buttons, chrome rings ,remote lighting ect which i definately was pleased about as it makes it a stunning piece,

Chris was so helpful throughout the build keeping me fully informed at each stage.
He even added excerts of the film at the start up and when you pick a game which is stunning and he did it off his own back,superb.

By far my best boys toy purchase Ive ever made.

If anyone wants a bartop machine use this fella hes a legend.


Tron Legacy Machine.


07814 974628
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