It’s death to the coat stand as Paul Dimery shows you how to transform your hallway into a palace of vintage gaming joy
Is your hallway underused? We show you how to turn it into a retro games arcade
Hallways can be a criminally underused space or a dumping ground for coats, bags and shoes. Why not use that area instead to create a retro gaming arcade? If you have a few grand to spare, your foyer fun could centre around Love Hulten’s Origin X (approx. `2,15,852, lovehulten.com).
Inspired by Atari’s Pong machines of the 1970s, this wall-mounted unit enables you to build, via USB, a library of up to 10,000 emulated games. Anyone for Gauntlet? Or, if you want pre-installed games, check out the Cosmic II 412-in-1 Multi Game Arcade Machine (approx. `1,01,155 libertygames.co.uk), which offers a multitude of classic arcade games, with one- and two-player options.
While your pals are waiting for their turn, let them recline fully on a comfy Wakka Wakka Squashie Squarbie (from
`4,231, rucomfybeanbags.co.uk), a bean bag that pays homage to NAMCO’s dot-gobbling Pac-Man. They could even listen to a few throwback tunes on the 8Bitdo Cube
(`2,538, funstockretro.co.uk), a portable Game Boyinspired Bluetooth speaker that offers eight-hours playback.