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A Space Invaders arcade cabinet for your home is a killer pre-Black Friday bargain

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Yeah, yeah – open world epics like Red Dead Redemption 2 are all well and good, and may look fantastic on a souped up gaming PC. But what if you want to get back to the roots of your gaming obsession? What if you want to twitch your wrist at a rate you've not managed since you were a smelly teenager?

Then we have the pre-Black Friday deal for you – over at Amazon, you can pick up the 3-quarter scale Arcade 1Up Space Invaders (opens in new tab) cabinet for just £240:

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Arcade 1Up Space Invaders Cabinet | £240 | was £349.99 (opens in new tab)
With its 17-inch LCD screen, this 3-quarter size arcade cabinet will let you relive the thrill of gaming in the 1970s from the comfort of your own home – and without the flared trousers, disco curls and questionable disc jockey choices of the era.

That's a saving of a huge £109.99 off the usual asking price, which is usually £300 for a saving of £31%.

If you're not a massive fan of Space Invaders, you'll also be pleased to hear that the Arcade1Up Space Invaders cabinet's innards are easily moddable too. Pick yourself up a Raspberry Pi, search online for a few tutorials, and you'll be able to play all manner of old-school arcade coin-ops on its vintage-styled hardware.

Gerald is Editor-in-Chief of iMore.com. Previously he was the Executive Editor for TechRadar, taking care of the site's home cinema, gaming, smart home, entertainment and audio output. He loves gaming, but don't expect him to play with you unless your console is hooked up to a 4K HDR screen and a 7.1 surround system. Before TechRadar, Gerald was Editor of Gizmodo UK. He is also the author of 'Get Technology: Upgrade Your Future', published by Aurum Press.