One of the biggest professional manufacturers in air hockey today, the folks at Dynamo built this thing with all the features they'd want in their ideal table. This unit offers top-shelf options like aluminum rails for accurate puck deflections, heavy commercial-grade wood materials, and polystyrene legs for a durable cabinet perfect for constant use, easy to read LED scoring, and a DynaBlast dual blower air system.
The table measures a regulation-size eight feet, so it's suitable for tournament play. Of course, all this cool stuff is going to cost you, but arcade-level air hockey tables are among the most expensive tables out there. You're looking at somewhere around an easy twenty-five hundred bucks to get this baby out the door. Before you spend all that money, just make sure you're not getting more table than you really need.
The Fire Storm has been built for commercial use in arcades and gaming centers which means it's going to be able to withstand constant use and abuse while providing a flashy and fully functional game play experience. This is the pick for those who want an arcade-quality machine in their home, because this one sure delivers.
Aesthetically it's a dazzler; with a glowing UV coated playing surface, blacklight accents, and LED detailed lighting, the Fire Storm is unlike any other table on our list. But all that visual style doesn't mean a thing if it doesn't play well; fortunately, this table offers some of the best functionality around. Using the company's "Dyna-Blast" blower, the table has consistent, fast-paced puck movement without dead spots, while the impact-resistant laminate of the playing area ensures the table will hold up for years.
The table also provides side shields to keep the puck from flying off the table and rounded top rails which prevent player injury at the corners. Audio speakers are located directly in front of each player at either end for an immersive air hockey experience, the table also flashes wildly whenever a goal is scored, and puck returns are positioned for easy retrieval to keep the game going. The Fire Storm doesn’t come cheap, but it's sure to be the centerpiece of any game room.
The Viper Vancouver is designed and built for constant action with an air-flow motor that outputs at nearly 110 cubic feet per minute, the table surface is smooth and comes with a glossy finish to look like a real ice rink. Rounded edge rails keep the puck in play longer and faster so you can score quicker than your opponent. They're also deeper than previous models, so you won't worry about too many bounce-outs either.
The Vancouver also comes with a new and improved triangular LED scoreboard to remind the competition who's in charge at either side, along with an adjustable game timer, volume control, and game resets. There are puck returns at both ends of the table and 5 inch levelers on the legs to keep the surface even.
You'll get four pucks and four paddles with your table so everyone can enjoy the game, whether you want to play two on two or lose part of your gear. You're probably going to need it, as this table will last for a good long while. Assembling the table might prove to be a challenge for some though, as the directions don't specify all of the particulars very clearly.
You might be thinking to yourself that the smaller table-top models don't provide that same high octane powerful game play as the full size versions which have taken up the top spots on our list thus far. Not to worry, the blower on this game offers strong, consistent output so you won't have to compromise on smooth playability just because the unit is portable.
You get manual scoring and easy to assemble goals at either end and the size is definitely right for all ages to enjoy, measuring 40 x 20 x 3.9 inches when it's all set up and ready for action. The unit isn't all that heavy either so it can be placed on just about any table or countertop for hours of game play; simply plug it in and it's game on. When you're not smacking the puck around, simply unplug the unit and store it easily in any closet or under the bed. The set comes with a pair of pucks and a pair of pushers for two players to go head to head anywhere, any time.
This model offers the same portability to allow for the game to be played in any room of the house, brings some extra additional features and does it at a competitive price. The unit itself is made with a resilient medium-density fiberboard frame and is equipped with 100 cubic feet per minute air powered motor for smooth game play across the entire surface. The ABS puck catching to make sure the puck is deposited into the goal with confidence. That also makes it easy to retrieve to keep the game going. Measuring 40 x 20 x 8 inches, the unit can fit on almost any tabletop or, if you prefer, get the extra leg set which attaches to the unit for a table that stands 26 inches high upright. Either way, you'll find you can play on this table just about anywhere you wish.