Two Player Complete Do It Yourself Arcade Kit
Two Player Complete Do It Yourself Arcade Kit
Two Player Complete Do It Yourself Arcade Kit
Two Player Complete Do It Yourself Arcade Kit
Two Player Complete Do It Yourself Arcade Kit
Two Player Complete Do It Yourself Arcade Kit
Two Player Complete Do It Yourself Arcade Kit
Two Player Complete Do It Yourself Arcade Kit
Two Player Complete Do It Yourself Arcade Kit
Two Player Complete Do It Yourself Arcade Kit
Two Player Complete Do It Yourself Arcade Kit
Two Player Complete Do It Yourself Arcade Kit
Two Player Complete Do It Yourself Arcade Kit
Two Player Complete Do It Yourself Arcade Kit
Two Player Complete Do It Yourself Arcade Kit

Two Player Do It Yourself Arcade Kit

Regular price $80.00
Sale price $80.00 Regular price $100.00


Some people might think we're crazy for selling the brains to our widely popular X-Arcade, but this kit will let you recreate the classic arcade experience of an  X-Arcade™ quickly and easily. Make your own custom 2 Player X-Arcade™ Joysticks or Arcade Machine to work out of the box with any computer or major game consoles. No need to crimp or solder any wires, simply plug in each wire to pre-included switches and you're good to go. Includes unlock code for Maximus Arcade front-end, $25 Value.

Everything You Need To Build or Convert An Arcade!

The bundle provides everything you need to create your own X-Arcade Dual Joystick, while adding the Trackball upgrades the bundle to replicate an X-Arcade‚Ñ¢ Tankstick. All imaginable parts and components included and like true partners in crime: you provide the genius inspiration and design for the controller/machine shell, we provide the rest!


New Version: Updated Electronic

15 Simultaneous Button Presses

This latest-revision PCB features a new chip design which can handle 12 simultaneous inputs/key commands and 3 additional using the modifiers (CTR, ALT, SHIFT).

Change Modes Without Pressing Load Button

Due to feedback from customers, we removed the requirement to press the load button to change modes (which could be difficult if your controller or PCB is mounted in a cabinet)

Uses Arrow Keys For Player 1

No more issues with pressing the num-lock key as this new board uses the actual arrow keys (not num-lock keys)

Improved Speed

Newly designed board circuitry provides un-rivaled performance and speed.

 X-Arcade™ Build Your Own Arcade Kit Applications

  • Create A New Arcade Machine, Cabinet Or Joystick Powered By Any Computer, Mac Or Game System. (Xbox Home Arcade, Mame PC Arcade, Macmame Arcade)
  • Convert An Existing Classic Arcade Machine Into A MAME Machine. Just Add Computer
  • Design Commercial Grade Interactive Exhibits For Museums Or Amusement Parks Powered By Computer/Game Console Requiring Industrial Style Input Devices
  • Use In Any Computer-Compatible Electronic Keyboard Encoder Projects
  • Joysticks And Buttons Included
This kit includes all the cables, wiring and instructions you need to make your own arcade.

 X-Arcade™ Build Your Own Arcade Features

  • Supports 28 Inputs In Any Combination (2 Joysticks + 20 Buttons) See Default Config Here
  • Award Winning Electronics Featured In Video Game/Technology Publications Worldwide
  • Fully Programmable Input Assignments In Hardware (PC Only) For Re-Assigning Buttons/Joysticks To Any Input On Keyboard.
  • Programmed Modes Include Memory Storage To Maintain Settings When Unit Is Off
  • 4 Different Memory Mode Settings In Hardware For Saving Button/Joystick Layouts For Various Emulators Or Settings
  • Direct Plug-In For Connectors: No Screwdriver Required
  • Included LED Display Shows On/Off Test Function And Assists In Programming Modes
  • Includes PS/2 Keyboard Pass-Thru Input
  • 6 FOOT USB Cable Included
  • No Separate Power Required, No Ghosting, No Scanning, No Delays
  • External Connection Via PS/2 Port or USB Port
  • Compatible With Any Game System (Game Adapters Sold Separately)
  • No Software Or Drivers Needed
  • No Soldering Required (Easy Installation For Anyone!)
  • Can Be Used With Any Third Party USB or PS/2 Trackball/Spinner
  • Fully Compatible With Any OS, (Mac, Linux, Unix, PC, etc)
  • Fully Seamless Operation And Configuration With¬†MAME/Emulation Software
  • Default Support Provided Both By MAME and Gametap (X-Arcade PCB Support In Both Applications)

Includes One & Two Player White Start Buttons


  • Use In New Arcade Machines
  • Replacement For Existing Arcade Machines Or Arcade Joystick Projects
  • Homebrew Arcade Joystick Projects
  • Homebrew Arcade Machine/Cabinet Projects
  • Commercial Grade Control Devices
  • X-Arcade Spare Parts

With the  X-Arcade™ Sticks you'll be able to recreate the classic, nostalgic arcade experience in your home instantly and effortlessly. These sticks can be used for classic arcade games, fighting games, 4 way classics, 8 way games and virtually any game. Just connect to included pre-wired PCB and go! See how to manually set to 4/8 way here.


Redesigned  X-Arcade™ microswitches built with fully automated production process and made to withstand over 10 million cycle input, exceeding industry standard tests for arcade controls.

New Competition-Grade Button-Design!

Redesigned  X-Arcade™ buttons based on top-selling competition buttons from Happ/Suzo‚ Now achieve the highest performance amongst American, European or Japanese arcade-quality switch. Performance match to Cherry‚ Switches found in Happ‚ Buttons/Joysticks.


What's Included

  • Limited Time: Free Maximus Arcade PC Software
  • X-Arcade BYO Printed Circuit Board/Electronics
  • Wiring Harness And Diagram
  • Labeled Wires And Connection Kit
  • PS/2 Keyboard And USB Connector Interface Cable
  • Connect Via PS/2¬†or USB
  • Includes Serial Cable For Connection To Game Console Adapters (Sold Separately)
  • 6 Foot USB Cable
  • Programming Switch And Led
  • Direct-Plug In Connector Wires (No Soldering, Just Plug In!)
  • 20 Pack Arcade Buttons (18 Black, 1 White One Player, 1 White Two Player)
  • 20 Pack Microswitches
  • 2 Pack Of Arcade Joysticks (microswitches included)
  • Industry Standard Joystick And Button Connections
  • 30 Day Money Back Guarantee
  • Toll Free And Online Live Technical Support

Dimensions / Specifications


This X-Arcade™ kit includes every component to get your 2 Player Arcade wired and connected to a computer in less than 30 Min. You DO NOT any technical expertise, nor do you need to purchase any additional wiring, cables, parts or items. If you do not like the style, color or layout of our X-Arcade Joystick, this bundle provides everything to produce the same product in your own designed case or arcade machine. The connections from the buttons/joysticks to our PCB is done with included (and 2FT long) plug-in terminal cables, simply connect and disconnect, (NO SOLDERING or SCREWING IN like competitors). Also included is a 6FT long USB connection cable, so you can be up and running with any computer running any OS, no drivers needed!

Limited Time: Free Maximus Arcade Software With Purchase ($25 Value)

Purchase any X-Arcade Joystick or Parts over $30 and the guys at Maximus Arcade will send you an unlock code (there is NO CD) for their great arcade gaming software! Relive arcade legends on any computer with this special, limited-time free bundle of Maximus Arcade.

Maximus Arcade is Windows-compatible software that allows you to relive thousands of classic games and creates seamless interaction with multiple arcade and console emulators while keeping Windows hidden. Put simply: It's like Itunes or Netflix for managing all your classic games. Browse, manage and play thousands of classic games on your PC.