MiniCade Standalone "uprights"

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zetax
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MiniCade Standalone "uprights"

Postby zetax » February 2nd, 2017, 10:02 pm

Just a heads-up to folks who might be interested. Heard about this yesterday from another website, mini arcade games with arcade style cases. Pac-man and Space Invaders with old-style black/white LCD screens (think 80's tech) and ”gen2” backlit color LCD screen Q*Bert and Centipede. Walmart has them for 20 bucks each (maybe cheaper for the B/W ones). I got the Q*Bert and Centipede. Q*Bert looks like NES emulated version. Centipede looks like 7800 emulated version. Both decent versions. Screen and controls are decent, not bad for $20. Some dude on YouTube has videos for those interested...

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=XpX1dX2dFDY


https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=sQwPcwjDn-4

I think they're kind of neat.

ESauce
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Re: MiniCade Standalone "uprights"

Postby ESauce » February 2nd, 2017, 10:35 pm

Those are cool but I'd be a lot more tempted to buy them if they were the actual arcade versions. It's strange to me that they aren't. Would that really have costed them more to make or is there some strange licensing reason they have to use console versions?

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Re: MiniCade Standalone "uprights"

Postby Rookie1 » February 3rd, 2017, 9:27 am

I have been seeing these pop up in the toy aisles for a little bit now. Pretty cool. A bit overprices for a basic LCD game though. Cool for nostalgic reasons. I might pick them up if they go on clearance.


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