FAQ

Where are you based?

Manchester, England

Can I buy one of your Projects?

I'm afraid it's unlikely.

Most of the machines seen in the "Projects" section of the site are;

  • "One offs"
  • Commissioned projects that are now owned privately.     
  • "Showcase" arcades owned privately by members of the Premier Arcade staff.
  • Unable to be sold due to software/copyright restrictions.

Why can't you sell me a arcade with 1000s of games?, other companies can!

Because we wont break the LAW and "pretend" we have official licenses to distribute;

  • Games or "Game Packs". Unless it's a retail product. And original media is provided. Or the software license associated with the "Game" or "Game Pack" allows free distribution within it's license parameters. Like some Opensource projects.
  • Roms.  Unless the software license associated with the "Rom" allows free distribution within it's license parameters. Like some Opensource projects. Or if the official author has allowed free distribution. 
  • Emulators. Unless the software license associated with the "Emulator" allows free distribution within it's license parameters. Like some Opensource projects. Or if the official author has allowed free distribution. 
  • Operating systems. Unless it's licensed with a certificate of authenticity (has a COA label with Retail/OEM Windows OS's) . Or if it's an opensource OS that allows free distribution (Like some Linux distros). 
  • Front-ends. Unless a license has been purchased for the individual arcade. Or it's opensource project that allows free distribution.

These "other companies" should be able to give you a certificate of authenticity or provide original game media for each software title.

The only functional Arcade machines that are legal to sell are;

  • "Officially licensed" pay to pay Arcade machines. (Like the current ones you see in the Arcades). 
  • Originally licensed arcade machines (Think PACMAN & NEOGEO) .

I WILL NOT DISCUSS  ANY TOPICS SURROUNDING, ACQUIRING, AND OR  DISTRIBUTION OF ANY ROMS , GAMES OR ANYOTHER SOFTWARE THAT ARE DEEMED TO BE ILLEGAL.

So you can't sell me an arcade then?

Of course we can!

We build "bare bones" arcade machines also.

We're not currently offering bare bones machines at this moment in time.

Contact us for details, or see the "For sale" section on the Projects page.

Please note the "For sale" section is only visible if an item is for sale. 

Can I commission you to build me a cabinet/kiosk for a up coming exhibition?

Yep! We're not currently taking on any commissions at this moment in time.

Contact us with the details of your requirements.

Why you not answering my messages, I hate you!

Really?

That's odd. We try and answer all questions within 48 hours, but if you've simply commented on something we've posted we might of missed it. Sorry

You're best bet is to contact us, or use one of our social media pages.......... But we could be on holiday.......which i might add, is highly unlikely!