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Walmart has AtGames Legends Ultimate Home Arcade (HA8801) for $499. Shipping is free.

Alternatively, Sam's Club has for Members: AtGames Legends Ultimate Home Arcade (HA8801D) for $499.98. Shipping is free for Sam's Club Plus Members.

Thanks to community member timmiser for finding this deal.

Note: The models at Walmart and Sam's Club have different model numbers (HA8801 vs HA8801D). For the HA8801D Sam's Club members also receive 3 free months of ArcadNet and Pinball controls. Refer to the forum thread for additional details and discussion.

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Walmart has the AT Games Legends Ultimate full size arcade on sale. This is the Sam's Club price but with Free Shipping and no membership required. $100 off the regular Walmart price. Only difference between this and the Sam's Club version is it does not come with the Pinball add on kit side buttons which is a $50 value.
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This is a GREAT deal and a good value for anyone who wants the old-school arcade experience.

-My kids, 3, 5, 15 beat the crap out of it regularly and it stands up to the abuse.

-The trackball and spinners add extra fun to the overall experience.

-You can expand the system with addons like pinball buttons for virtual pinball, light guns, third party racing wheels and even a sweet LED marquee (the sign at the top of the cabinet) that cycles through different game titles.

-The software is super easy to use and you can even connect to your gaming PC on your local network and play Steam games on the cabinet. You can plug in different (modern) systems and play them with the controls, which are also Bluetooth.

-If you're tech savvy, you can add in thousands of extra games with a USB drive. (Google 'ALU Sauce')

-I've built my own custom arcade cabinets from scratch, and this is entirely worth the money. The build is solid, the cabinet graphics are very nice, the controls are decent quality and the control panel is well laid out and the software is plug and play. Sure, you can build one for $500, but the sweat equity (including figuring out your arcade front end) will cost you far more than $500 IMO.

-Yes, this was ~cheaper~ at Sam's in the past, so not even counting the membership fee for Sam's, if you're going to the past, please pick me up on the way so we can swing by 2011 and pick up some Bitcoin.

Awesome deal. With the current Arcade cabinet craze this won't get any cheaper unless it's a YMMV deal. If I had room, I would buy another because these get enough traffic at my house.
Also if you have a Sam's card it's same price with extra pinball buttons on sides. It's a great machine. We love it also. Got the flash drive loaded with thousands of games.

Legends Ultimate Arcade http://www.samsclub.com/sams/a/prod23603404.ip
A million games, huh? LOL j/k I know what you meant to type...


Yes the QC could be a bit better--some of them do come with some cosmetic damage although I suspect much of it was probably incurred during transit/shipping. Post-delivery you want to look for loose connectors; if you find that some of the controls don't work then just open the control panel and make sure all of the connectors/cables are plugged in.


That would be the ArcadeNet subscription if you want to play any of their cloud-based games; there are two subscription levels--free and paid; more info about that can be found here:
ArcadeNet [atgames.net]

For those of you who are attempting to use their ALU for the very first time I highly suggest the following:

1) Perform a firmware update ASAP, especially since many of the features available or can be used on the ALU are not possible on the default firmware; also, I also highly recommend that you do the first update via Ethernet cable--if that's not possible then make sure that the wifi SSID you connect your ALU to does not contain any spaces in its name, as the default firmware has issues connecting to a wifi AP with such a SSID.

2) I highly recommend that you purchase the trackball shim kit, especially if the trackball is expected to see a lot of usage--the supports that hold the trackball in place tend to crack, thus leading to a trackball that no longer tracks correctly or not at all. Replacement trackball is $50, and that's when they even have it in stock. Link to shim kit is here:
Shim Kit [uplayarcade.com]

3) For those of you who may find the ALU still a bit too short for your liking, there is a third-party riser kit for it; eBay has them but I highly suggest buying it direct from Buy Stuff Store (they are Canada-based) since they (currently) offer free shipping to the U.S. for the riser and after currency conversion it comes out to ~$65; link for it is here:
ALU Riser [buystuffstore.ca]

4) Please do not buy the pre-loaded game ROM saUCEs from Etsy or eBay--it is not difficult at all to find these ROMs and load them onto your own USB drive/stick, plus you are doing a disservice to the folks who spent lots of time creating these saUCEs and willing offer them up for free. Even if you do elect to buy them you will soon discover that they may not work on your ALU right out of the box (especially if you elect to use the CoinOPSX app that is available on the ALU). I won't bother going into the ethical aspect of using ROMs in your ALU as I think everybody knows the deal when it comes to possession and usage of game ROMs.

5) I do not want to debate about the pros and cons of purchasing extended warranties; however, you do need to realize that the ALU comes with just a 30-day warranty, which makes buying the ALU from Sam's Club a wiser choice than buying it from Walmart since at least with Sam's Club you have 90 days to return it. The logic boards are around $20 each (there are two--one for the mainboard, the other for the control deck), but a bad trackball will set you back $50, bad pinball controls another $50, and who knows how much a replacement spinner will go for but given the cost of the trackball I would not be surprised that it'll cost $50 as well..and then there's the monitor. SquareTrade 3-year warranty is $80 ($50 if the coverage price doesn't include sales tax (it covers items from $400 to $499.99).

Note--the Walmart ALU does not include the pinball controls (a $50 value) as others have noted, nor does it include the free 3-month ArcadeNet Standard subscription ($60 value) that is offered only on the Sam's Club version--albeit you have until 3/15/21 to redeem it (this might be one of the reasons why the Sam's Club ALU is on clearance in some areas).

I am not a shill for AtGames or for any of the third-party products I mentioned above, just a happy ALU owner. Yes my ALU came with one minor issue--dead LEDs in the marquee, but AtGames did send me a new LED strip, and yes their support (only available via email--no online or phone support) can be hit or miss when it comes to responsiveness, but overall AtGames is not too bad a small company, given their product line.

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This is a GREAT deal and a good value for anyone who wants the old-school arcade experience.

-My kids, 3, 5, 15 beat the crap out of it regularly and it stands up to the abuse.

-The trackball and spinners add extra fun to the overall experience.

-You can expand the system with addons like pinball buttons for virtual pinball, light guns, third party racing wheels and even a sweet LED marquee (the sign at the top of the cabinet) that cycles through different game titles.

-The software is super easy to use and you can even connect to your gaming PC on your local network and play Steam games on the cabinet. You can plug in different (modern) systems and play them with the controls, which are also Bluetooth.

-If you're tech savvy, you can add in thousands of extra games with a USB drive. (Google 'ALU Sauce')

-I've built my own custom arcade cabinets from scratch, and this is entirely worth the money. The build is solid, the cabinet graphics are very nice, the controls are decent quality and the control panel is well laid out and the software is plug and play. Sure, you can build one for $500, but the sweat equity (including figuring out your arcade front end) will cost you far more than $500 IMO.

-Yes, this was ~cheaper~ at Sam's in the past, so not even counting the membership fee for Sam's, if you're going to the past, please pick me up on the way so we can swing by 2011 and pick up some Bitcoin.

Awesome deal. With the current Arcade cabinet craze this won't get any cheaper unless it's a YMMV deal. If I had room, I would buy another because these get enough traffic at my house.
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Also if you have a Sam's card it's same price with extra pinball buttons on sides. It's a great machine. We love it also. Got the flash drive loaded with thousands of games.

Legends Ultimate Arcade http://www.samsclub.com/sams/a/prod23603404.ip
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This is a GREAT deal and a good value for anyone who wants the old-school arcade experience.

-My kids, 3, 5, 15 beat the crap out of it regularly and it stands up to the abuse.

-The trackball and spinners add extra fun to the overall experience.

-You can expand the system with addons like pinball buttons for virtual pinball, light guns, third party racing wheels and even a sweet LED marquee (the sign at the top of the cabinet) that cycles through different game titles.

-The software is super easy to use and you can even connect to your gaming PC on your local network and play Steam games on the cabinet. You can plug in different (modern) systems and play them with the controls, which are also Bluetooth.

-If you're tech savvy, you can add in thousands of extra games with a USB drive. (Google 'ALU Sauce')

-I've built my own custom arcade cabinets from scratch, and this is entirely worth the money. The build is solid, the cabinet graphics are very nice, the controls are decent quality and the control panel is well laid out and the software is plug and play. Sure, you can build one for $500, but the sweat equity (including figuring out your arcade front end) will cost you far more than $500 IMO.

-Yes, this was ~cheaper~ at Sam's in the past, so not even counting the membership fee for Sam's, if you're going to the past, please pick me up on the way so we can swing by 2011 and pick up some Bitcoin.

Awesome deal. With the current Arcade cabinet craze this won't get any cheaper unless it's a YMMV deal. If I had room, I would buy another because these get enough traffic at my house.
Solid review, Repped.
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Two words...
Golden Tee

(Old versions, buy nonetheless fun. You can hook up a computer [or android tablet ?(YMMV)] and play the newer app versions [Steam, CoinOPS] by linking the buttons to your computer/tablet via bluetooth. The spinner will serve as the mouse.)

NOTE: The cpu on this isn't going to be able to get past Dreamcast or XBOX (gen 1) games. You can hook a PC up and play some 3D/modern games by linking the buttons. However, old school arcade is where this unit shines. Golden Axe, Mortal Kombat, Street Fighter, Capcom, MetalSlug, etc.
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I was an early adopter and picked this up in Dec. 2019. I can't recommend this arcade enough! Great support from Atgames. I admit, the included games aren't great, but 100% agree about installing "ALU sauce." It's a compiled set of games specifically for this arcade. (Everything you can think of including Golden Tee! ). I have 4 kids that play it all the time and it's held up really well.

The company continues to introduce new add-ons like pinball and light guns! I'd buy it again in a heartbeat.
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How do you hook up a computer hardwired (not wifi or bluetooth)? Do you just connect a usb cable from any USB port on the computer and an HDMI cable from the video card to the arcade front connect ports? How does the arcade and the computer sync controls over that USB cable for coinops, steam, or installed games on the computer? I can't find a video on this. I've seen ones about streaming connections and coinopsX via USB stick, but nothing on hardwired connections.
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Also if you have a Sam's card it's same price with extra pinball buttons on sides. It's a great machine. We love it also. Got the flash drive loaded with thousands of games.

Legends Ultimate Arcade http://www.samsclub.com/sams/a/prod23603404.ip
How often do these come back in stock at Sams stores? They always seem to be out of stock near me and I've heard that shipping tends to damage the units.
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For those of you thinking about this for your kids, my little ones (5 & 3 years) love this cabinet and play it more than their Arcade1up cabinets, their RetroPie, and their Xbox. I got them a couple Star Wars garage stools from Home Depot to reach the controls.
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How do you hook up a computer hardwired (not wifi or bluetooth)? Do you just connect a usb cable from any USB port on the computer and an HDMI cable from the video card to the arcade front connect ports? How does the arcade and the computer sync controls over that USB cable for coinops, steam, or installed games on the computer? I can't find a video on this. I've seen ones about streaming connections and coinopsX via USB stick, but nothing on hardwired connections.
You can't connect the PC to the control panel via wire. However, you can connect the PC video/audio to the Legends Ultimate via an HDMI in on the control panel, then switch the video input on the Legends Ultimate to the PC. Then you connect the control panel to the PC via Bluetooth.

Or you just stream the games from your PC over your local network.
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I bought one a few weeks ago and it was worth every penny. I've built a few mini cabs before running RetroPie, but this was so damn much easier. So far, it's run everything I've added (gotta love saUCE!)
I do suggest not installing side art and putting the kick plate on backwards because I think the art is hideous, but still this is a phenomenal machine. My kids (3 and 6) play with me all the time and really love it. Holds up to their abuse quite well so far.
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You can't connect the PC to the control panel via wire. However, you can connect the PC video/audio to the Legends Ultimate via an HDMI in on the control panel, then switch the video input on the Legends Ultimate to the PC. Then you connect the control panel to the PC via Bluetooth.

Or you just stream the games from your PC over your local network.
You can connect the control panel via a USB A to USB A cable and then selecting OTG mode in the settings menu.
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