LIV­ING

It’s death to the coat stand as Paul Dimery shows you how to trans­form your hall­way into a palace of vin­tage gam­ing joy

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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.

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