X-Arcade Solo ReviewCompxpert - September 15, 2010
Category: Gaming, Input Devices
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When gaming the right peripheral can make all the difference. Whether you play a console or a PC there are many options to consider for a controller. Price is one point to make but so is functionality. Functionality is always needed in any situation but the type of functionality you need is always different depending on what your game is. Maybe for instance you like Arcade Fighters such as Street Fighter or Mortal Kombat or maybe several fighters. What if I told you that you could have the genuine arcade experience in the comfort of your home? Xgaming offers just such a device with their X-Arcade Solo. This product provides the genuine look and feel of a true arcade setup making it the peripheral of choice if you love arcade fighters but do not like to play them on a keyboard or game controller. The X-Arcade is quite special though in how well it works with emulators on the PC such as Mame, and it's also capable of working with consoles such as the PS3, PS2, Xbox (360), and GameCube/Wii though an adapter which can be ordered with the device or separately should you need it. So how well does the X-Arcade Solo do its job? Let's find out.
Upon first examining the X-Arcade Solo we are met with a rather stylized box featuring a window and also sporting a compatibility list for several consoles and the PC. Additionally, we can see the device carries a Lifetime warranty. Moving on to the side of the box we are met with several points the product makes including that you can relive the arcade experience at home and that this product features an authentic arcade feel with authentic arcade parts. The buttons on it are also programmable and the unit features 4 switchable programmable modes. It also mentions supporting any console. Moving on to the back of the box, we have several points also made here about the product and additionally awards the product has received over its existence which must be pretty long considering it mentions Tech TV. The biggest claim that seems to be made here is that this is the highest rated arcade controller available. Finally moving onto the front of the box we have some more of the same that was on the back of the box which also makes some mentions of the different organizations that gave the thumbs up to the product and some more quotes from them.
There isn't a whole lot to see on the bottom other than some filler. However upon opening the box there is much to see. Here we have our wonderful X-Arcade solo sandwiched between to pieces of styrofoam as well as two pieces of a cardboard packing material.
Wow just a short glimpse and already drooling but wouldn't you rather see more? I would so let's read on.